The main difference between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and stocks is that ETFs hold a collection or “basket” of various companies while stocks are simply shares of an individual company.
Basket that holds several assets
Shares for collection of companies
Avg open position = 4 weeks
Less trading = less commission fees
Less volatile than individual stocks
Less risky than individual stocks
One individual company
Shares for one individual company
Avg open position = 10 days
More trading = more commission fees
More volatile than ETFs
More risky than ETFs
The best way to decide whether to invest in stocks or ETFs is to consider your investment goals and risk tolerance. If you are looking for an investment that is less volatile and has lower fees, then an ETF may be a better choice. However, if you are looking for an investment that provides the potential for high returns, but are also willing to take on more risk, then individual stocks may be a good option for you.
Our ETF strategies trade much slower than our stock strategies so for someone just starting out, ETFs may be the best option. Our stock strategies require more frequent trading and should be used for those already familiar with order placements within their brokers.
If you are just learning to trade, have another full-time commitment, or just want to skip straight to the facts without sitting in front of the ticker feeds all day – this is precisely for you.
This service is not meant for hard-core day traders looking to ‘get rich quick’. This service was started because we saw a need for regular hard working people to have access to and understand how the markets work. Most of our members have other jobs or daytime commitments that require their attention. We provide this service for those that wish to increase their equity without the emotional stress of watching the news affect the stock markets minute-by-minute.
We take the emotional guessing game out of trading by letting our model algorithms tell us when the market has favorable entry and exit points for profit. If you are tired of analyzing charts trying to decipher what they mean, or have other commitments that don’t allow time for market watching, then this service is definitely for you.
You get one email at the end of each trading day (after 4p ET) containing position setups and order information including entry price, stop loss, and targets prices. You enter your trades and manage your own money however you choose.
We update our Trade Trackers before sending our daily updates so you may skip straight to the Trackers for all our position’s order information.
All our trades are swing trades. We enter orders once at the end of the day only. We may hold a position for a few days or a few weeks depending on how quickly the market moves. Our swing trade strategies never open and close the same position within the same day.
For most trades, yes, but not all. We run various strategies within our model baskets so some positions may include a target price while others may be seasonal and use an expiration date. We include each positions’ trade plan within our alerts and Trade Tracker available for members to view anytime.
Yes, you can use your IRA or 401k to trade stocks, ETFs, and futures. However, always check with your broker first and management of your portfolio is entirely up to you and your responsibility. Trade responsibly and know your own risk!
Absolutely not. We created this service and built our strategy models specifically with the intention to put a full trade plan in place with the initial entry order. This allows the position to ride through the normal intraday volatility and hit our remaining stop order. The point of this service is to allow you time during the day for other commitments.
Our Trade Trackers are updated after market close each day at 4p ET. Check your email and enter your trade orders anytime before the next market open, either that night or early morning before the next market open at 9:30a ET.
Yes! Try it FREE for two weeks to see if it works for you. Free trials do require a signup so we can confirm you are not a bot. No charges process until after your trial is over. If you don’t like it, cancel before the two weeks is up! No hard feelings.
1. Start by opening your own trading account with whichever broker/bank you choose. Some brokers require a minimum amount to open an account so find the one that’s right for you. Be sure to be aware of any commissions, fees, or data streams they may charge. Some have monthly fees, others charge a dollar or percent of each executed trade placed on their platform.
2. Next, familiarize yourself with order types and executions before placing any trades. Always START SMALL!! Never open a large position if you are not familiar or confident with where your money is going!! Knowledge is power. We can help you cut through the noise, but we can’t help you manage your portfolio. We will always have educational material included here but ultimately, you are in charge of your own money.
3. Finally, sign up! Find your preferred trade strategies and choose your setups to execute with your broker! Learn by watching trade setups in real-time and keep it simple.
Feel free to contact us with any additional questions or comments. We love helping those who want to learn.
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