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Edward Flores
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Mar 05, 2021
4 Tips for Self-Directed Investors

4 Tips for Self-Directed Investors

Investing successfully requires more than reading a few articles and following trends. Effective investment means taking the time to craft a thoughtful plan accounting for personal objectives and external factors, then tailoring a strategy to fit. These four time-honored tips can help any self-directed investor formulate that plan and reach their goals.

Tip #1: Plan for Success

Markets are dynamic – there is no way to predict their behavior with 100 percent accuracy. That makes it even more important to develop a plan that accounts for a variety of factors like personal goals, tolerance for risk, and timeline, then invest accordingly. Creating a plan with diversified assets and portfolio percentages and sticking to that plan in bull and bear markets means investors can better weather the inherent ups and downs of market behavior and maximize returns.

Tip #2: Do the Research

While market behavior is unpredictable, research gives investors the information they need to make informed decisions and increase their chances for success. Self-directed investors benefit from looking beyond surface level observations like stock market performance or mutual fund fees and digging deeper into material like a fund manager’s background and investment style, annual fund reports, and more. Investors can then analyze how a prospective investment fits in context with their goals before making final purchasing decisions.

Tip #3: Think Rationally

Stocks on strong bull runs can be intoxicating – after all, all investors want to beat the market and earn hefty returns. But following the hottest stocks of the moment and basing financial decisions on their current trajectory often leads to disadvantageous behavior, followed by weaker performance. The same applies to downturns in the market, when emotional decision-making can lead some investors to jump ship early – with harmful future ramifications. This makes it vitally important for investors to lean on their heavily-researched plans in good times and bad, trusting that they have accounted for negative and positive trends. By articulating clear goals and backing them with research, investors can avoid fearful and emotion-driven behavior.

Tip #4: Stay the Course (But Be Open to Changes)

Self-directed investors that have done the research, developed a well-considered plan, and back their decisions with data are already setting themselves up for success. The final piece of the puzzle is equally important: investors must be willing to reevaluate their goals and periodically adjust the plan to meet them. This means rebalancing the portfolio to reflect shifting markets, while also trusting the overall strength of the plan no matter how the market behaves. Thorough planning, thoughtful research, data-based decision-making, and regular reevaluation can set any self-directed investor on the path to sustained success.

Bonus Tip: Use Algorithms and A.I. to Help You Formulate Investment Ideas

Tickeron has developed user friendly Artificial Intelligence tools to help new and experienced investors generate investment ideas. Tickeron’s A.I. is capable of evaluating a portfolio and providing a “Diversification Score,” to tell the user how well-diversified their portfolio is. The A.I. can you allocation ideas based on your risk tolerance, investment objectives, and the investment options available.

But there’s more. Tickeron’s A.I. is capable of performing a multitude of functions:

  • Finding stock patterns in the market
  • Finding trends in the stock market
  • Testing portfolios to see if they are well-diversified
  • Back-testing statistics to see how different stock patterns generated trading results
  • Making Predictions for price movements in the future, with “A.I. Rank” and level of confidence in the trade.

And much more. No longer is AI just confined to the biggest hedge funds in the world. It can now be accessed by everyday investors. Learn how on Tickeron.com.

 

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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
published in Blogs
Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
published in Blogs
Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.
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