Have you ever gotten advice from a friend that just hits the spot, and somehow at the exact moment you needed it?
I have—that friend’s name is The Trading Analyst.
Nowadays, we’re all essentially cyborgs, attached to an infinitely powerful device that’s in just about every one of our pockets—the smartphone. That’s why The Trading Analyst sends you text alerts in real-time, revealing key factors in a security’s movement, as well as when we buy or sell a position so you can follow our lead.
We want to lend you a helping hand in becoming a successful swing trader so that you lock in consistent profits, and also save you time, energy, and money.
Full Time Jobs – The Double-Edged Sword
A full time job is kind of a double-edged sword when you apply it’s cost and benefits to the stock market. Namely, you can use your income to invest, but then you don’t have the proper amount of time to invest it to cut a profit. If you are a beginning trader, it can take at least 3 months before you can expect your trading strategy to become profitable. If you are an intermediate, or advanced trader, you still need to spend at least a couple hours a day analyzing and researching.
It can take a great deal of time to fully grasp and apply an effective, profitable trading strategy. It is a very time, and energy-consuming process. Spending a worthwhile amount of time researching and trading can be draining, as you are constantly having to adjust your strategy based on numerous factors such as the conditions in the market, a potentially fluctuating aversion to risk, and whether or not your strategy proved favorable to you.
So while having a full time job can help provide you with a meaningful amount of capital to invest, it can certainly make it difficult to spend the necessary time to be a successful trader.
This is where tools like The Trading Analyst come in: We want to help such individuals use their capital effectively by assisting them in executing a sound vision through swing trading, thus saving them time and energy that would otherwise be spent watching the markets continually. This service saves you hours every day, and costs a fraction of the returns you will make with a profitable trade.
Knowing What to Research, and When
How do you know where to begin? When to begin? These are difficult questions to answer when you’re just getting started. Blue chip stocks like Apple and Tesla might come to mind, but they’re difficult to swing trade because other seasoned, veteran traders are watching them like hawks, making it difficult to enter a position at the right time.
Maybe you pull a random stock out of a hat and decide to analyze it. This can work, but it requires significant time to gather enough data that will help make a buy or sell decision effective. The Trading Analyst, and the people that run it, have had their pulse on the market for years. Plus, as a subscriber to TTA, you have access to a plethora of stocks that can be worthwhile trading opportunities—essentially providing you with a shortcut to get your feet wet in the market.
Proper risk management is the bane of both newbies, and experienced traders. Proper risk management is about finding the sweet spot that’s only recognized after consistent practice, and making constant adjustments to perfect the strategy. But practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanence. So even the most seasoned investors fail through their strategy due to improper practice.
Risk management is a crucial aspect to The Trading Analyst’s strategy, and our portfolio has the credentials that attest to it’s success. Because of our strategy, TTA can greatly hedge the risk you assume when you’re just getting started, or if your strategy is set up in a way that doesn’t properly manage risk, leading to inconsistent gains.
It’s important to note that our strategy is not some “get rich quick” scheme. It’s just about realizing consistent wins (targeting 10-25% gains) that compound over time. We strive to make decisions in the market that are congruent with what we believe to be a favorable move, in combination with a winning risk management procedure.
The procedure is complex, fabricated with many different layers/ filters. In a nutshell, it begins with choosing securities with a larger market cap to avoid smaller cap securities that don’t have a lot of data about the underlying company, and are significantly less liquid, thus, more risky—but we still keep our eyes on them as interest in small-cap stocks can move the markets overall.
Next, technical analysis is conducted to find telltale patterns in chart movement, and promising historical movements that can help justify the patterns we see currently. Once we find a favorable price to buy or sell, we set stop losses to hedge risk further.
We can’t always win, and we accept this, so stop losses ease the burden of a large potential loss. We don’t, however, accept unnecessary losses, so we use our own target profit calculation to determine when to sell the first half (triggered by our stop loss) of a position to ease the blow of what could be a huge loss.
This is a distilled version of our risk management strategy, but it does give you a flavor of the intricacy of our processes.
The Market Will Swindle You
Traders can be so wrong without even knowing it. Even if you do have thoughtful time to research and analyze a potential position, and hedge your risk as much as you can, you still remain susceptible to an unfortunate side effect of trading: still being proved wrong by the market, which tends to be very chaotic in high-volatility periods. And there’s no worse feeling than losing a significant amount of funds on a trade that you spent hours, even days researching.
Not to mention, the time spent analyzing a losing trade could’ve been spent finding a successful trade. As you can see, trading can quickly become a downward spiral. It’s easy to be discouraged when this happens, so one important thing to remember is, when you “fail” you learn. Each “failure” in the market is essentially important data that you can imbue into your next decision. This is how you grow to be a profitable trader.
You also learn through your successes, so every move you make in the market is an opportunity to learn. However, proper mentorship can provide you with guidance to help lead you down a path of success. DIY traders that don’t have a lodestar like TTA have a much more difficult time initially because of all of the obstacles they have yet to face. At TTA, we’ve experienced those obstacles, and those experiences have permeated into our strategy.
Let’s explore one way we turn lemons into lemonade.
How to Make Gains in an Overall Downward Trending Market
Our strategy employs options to further hedge your positions. Options can sound a little scary even to a seasoned investor, but we can help bridge the gap, making the learning curve a little less steep.
We employ options in combination with swing trades to help us capitalize on sly disguises of opportunity in the market. Namely, bull and bear markets require very different trading methods—but options allow us to navigate both economic landscapes easily. For example, if there is an overall downward trend, but there are small swings within the prevailing trend, use technical analysis to give us clues on when, and where we can thread the needle, capitalizing on those short-term upward swings.
One way we use options is, for example, if we long (or own) 100 shares of a stock, we purchase a put option of the same stock to hedge the risk. Namely, a put allows you to sell stock at a set price over a set period of time. So if the stock goes up, we can sell our shares for profit, and lose very little on the put option we purchased. If the stock goes down, we can exercise the option and sell 100 shares of the stock. A win-win, in theory.
A Tool for Your Trading Belt
The tools we offer help take a huge weight off your shoulders—this is what our system was designed to do. With swing trading alerts, you can execute a reliable vision with ease, taking advantage of valuable opportunities while still maintaining your job, time obligations, and precious capital. This allows you to follow in our footsteps and start trading with confidence.
These alert notifications are sent in real-time via text message; and our alerts don’t require a platform, nor do you need to download an app. We’ve found text messages to be the best and most efficient way to share alerts among our membership in the fastest manner possible, ensuring no one misses out on a potential opportunity.
To wrap up, The Trading Analyst can take a tremendous weight off your shoulders that you would need to bear in order to be successful in the market. We shed the idea of a ‘steep learning curve’ you face as a beginning trader by helping make it more gradual; there are many obstacles you will inevitably face at the beginning, and learn the hard way otherwise.
TTA will guide you through the fog, even in downward trending, turbulent markets by greatly hedging risk combined with tried and true buy/ sell strategies. Our indispensable text alerts about the trades we make, and large movements in a security will act as your lodestar so that you can follow our lead.
With TTA, say goodbye to trading’s headache, confusion, and time requirements.