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Sergey Savastiouk
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Oct 18, 2021
8 Major Mistakes Day Traders Make

8 Major Mistakes Day Traders Make

Trading effectively is a learned skill, and it takes practice. Every trader makes mistakes somewhere along the way, but that doesn’t mean these mistakes are inevitable. In fact, many are easy mistakes to avoid, as long as investors know what they are and can exercise some discipline. Here are eight mistakes to avoid.

1. Using ‘Gut Feelings’ to Time the Market

Markets are unpredictable. There are time-honored methods you can use to analyze market patterns and behavior, but no one can predict it with 100% certainty. But one of the biggest mistakes a trader can make is trying to time the market using just “gut feelings” – instead of hard data. Instead of playing the guessing game to make trades, traders should rely on fundamental and technical analysis to make smart trades. Tickeron’s Trend Prediction Engine is a good place to start – it uses A.I. to analyze historic trends and offers Prediction Confidence Levels to help you make trades based on real data and not your gut.

2. Not Knowing Your Odds of Success Before You Trade

If you’re making a trade based on a technical trading pattern or an indicator, have you back-tested it to see how often the security reaches actually reached its target price, historically? Using charts to find patterns can be thrilling, especially when you think you find a trade that fits perfectly. But if you don’t go a step further and get supporting data that can tell you the probability that the security will reach its target price, you’re leaving keying information on the table. Tickeron has algorithmically-powered day trading tools that scan thousands of stocks and ETFs for patterns, breakouts, and target prices, the A.I. goes a step further to determine confidence levels and the odds of a success of every trade.

3. A Good Story Doesn’t Mean a Good Investment

Everyone loves a great story, but good press coverage doesn’t always correlate to smart investments. Knowledge is power – successful investors look beyond media hype and gather insights from data to better determine the potential of an asset. A.I. makes it possible to analyze data at a scale and accuracy level far exceeding human ability, showing you the underlying trends (and not the fluff) that make for profitable trading.

4. Panicking in Volatile Markets

Markets are volatile – it can be tempting to make instinctive, emotional decisions when a market is performing poorly. That’s where Tickeron A.I. comes in. Pattern analysis, trend predictions, and more remove emotion from the equation and give the knowledge you need to be confident and stay the course or exit.

5. Being Afraid to Sell

No one like to take a loss, but experienced traders know sometimes it’s best to say goodbye to underperforming assets. Tools like the Pattern Search Engine comb price charts for bullish and bearish patterns and price trends that can alert you of potential swings or expected changes in price.

6. Playing the Waiting Game

‘Buy low, sell high’ is the guiding principle of any investor, but that doesn’t mean that traders should wait for a stock to dip and purchase every stock amid a downtrend. The Pattern Search Engine uses Tickeron’s A.I.dvisor to scan the market to locate patterns of your choice, then provides you with breakout prices, predicted target prices, confidence levels, and other statistics to make trades at the most advantageous times.

7. Overweighting Assets

At any given time, certain sectors will outperform others (as will individual assets within each sector). Putting all your eggs in one basket, however, means potentially overweighting asset classes and risking heavy losses. Smart investors diversify and rebalance their portfolios even if an asset class is performing well. Tickeron’s Asset Allocator and Diversification Score use A.I. to comb through data and deliver the insights you need to do build an effective portfolio.

8. Following the Pack

Novice traders can be guilty of following the pack a bit too closely. This can mean overpaying in uptrends and thinking short when an asset is on the verge of a turnaround. A.I. backed Decision Confidence Levels offer analysis and statistics to set you apart from the rest of the field – and position you to capitalize when others might be content to stick with the herd.

Looking for Fresh Investment Ideas? See How Algorithms and A.I. Can Help

Want to invest and/or diversify your portfolio but unsure where to start? Artificial Intelligence can help! 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. It can also generate investment ideas for a user’s 401(k) plan – even if you’re just getting started! The A.I. will give you ideas based on your risk tolerance, investment objectives, and the investment options available.

Tickeron’s new financial website is available to beginners, intermediate investors, and even experts and advisors. Explore tickeron.com today.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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%.