Monthly Archives: March 2013

Smart Money Stock Ideas

Smart Money Stock Ideas

What stock ideas are attracting smart money?

Smart money stock ideas are worth checking out, every once in a while. That’s because…

You aren’t the only one doing tireless research on the best equity investment ideas. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth…

While hedge funds and professional money managers have all kinds of different styles of trading, these fiduciary professionals all have on thing in common: They are looking for the smartest stock ideas money can buy.

For your convenience, and weekend reading pleasure, a great money manager has compiled the best smart money stock ideas that are out there today. So without further ado…

“Smart Money” and Their Top Stock Picks

Take a look. When you start to dig deep you’ll see contradictory and confusing stock picks, as top money managers take opposite sides of the same trade (and indeed, that’s what make a market!)

So click the link above, and let me know what you think in the comments below. Do you have any of these smart money stock picks in your own portfolio?

Easter Stock Ideas

Easter Stock IdeasEven though markets are closed this morning…

I am still overflowing with Easter Stock Ideas!

Have a happy and safe long weekend. I will probably do some research on stock and let you know of any good new picks.

 

Good Stock Picks – The Key To Success

Key To Good Stock Picks

The Key To Good Stock PickIs…

As I alluded to in my post about why you can share your stock ideas, finding great stock picks requires that you put in a little work.

Sorry if you are sick of hearing it. But this is a theme I’m going to drive home here. Good stock picking takes work. Okay?

And now that the preamble is done…

The Key To Finding Good Stock Picks Is:

Stock Research!

Plan and simple. No shenanigans. The more stock research you do, the better your stock picks are going to be. How can you argue that point?

You can’t.

But one thing we can talk about are some ways to accelerate your stock picking research so you can get the best ideas… as fast as possible! If the key to good picks is research, then better research means more opportunity… right?

So there is a strong theoretical case for better and faster research, if you’re trying to get better stock picks. But more practically speaking:

If you’re like me, you don’t have much time to do stock picking research. Your dog isn’t going to walk itself. That day job occupies you during trading hours. And your portfolio just kind of stagnates…

— So how do you do research for good stock picks faster?

Well, you know what’s NOT the fastest?

The most tedious part of stock research is looking through all the stocks in all the world to figure out which ones meet your criteria, right?

Talk about a pain. And it’s not like you are just looking for stocks at a certain price. Good stock picking is much more complicated…

Usually, when you are looking for a stock idea you will be investigating a large number of signals, indicators or metrics for each stock you’re looking at. On any given day it’s conceivable you could be considering 10 different data points for 4,000 different stocks.

So how do you take in all this data?

You don’t. It’s information overload. Instead…

Stock Screeners can speed up your research in the snap of a finger! You can use stock screeners like Finviz and ADVFN to isolate the stocks you want based on almost any criteria of your choice.

Stockcharts.com  is another great stock screener that a lot of day traders use to kick-off their daily research. You can use it for free. And alongside price you can call up almost any other  technical indicator.

Personally, I like to find good stock picks by using stock screeners that scan for fundamental criteria. Book Value per share, P/E and Debt/Equity are some of the metrics I rely on when looking for my own ROE.

There are some other tools and tricks I have up my sleeve to save research time. But if I give it all up on the first date you won’t come back for more. So check out some of the stock screeners above to isolate your own ideal investment.

And leave any thoughts on your favorite stock pick in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,

J

By the way, sometimes I write these posts for myself, as much as you. Hope you found this to be a helpful reminder about good stock picking.

Why You Can Share Stock Ideas:

Share Stock IDeas

Sharing Stock Tips is Caring

Some people never want to share their stock ideas. Crazy, right?

Well…

I think keeping your stock tips to yourself is pretty dumb, for two big reasons.

Two Reasons Why You Can Talk About Your Stock Tips:

1) The first big reason why you can talk about your stock tips with other interested people is because it will challenge you to think more seriously about your stock idea! This seems simple but it’s a powerful precept. Think about it…

Sometimes people buy common stocks for really shortsighted reasons. Their friend is excited about the new Blackberry and knows an “insider” who says they are selling like crazy. Well…

In my experience evaluating stock ideas… that… the most profitable opportunities occur when they you are not making emotional decisions. So here’s your take home point:

Talking about your stocks and sharing your investment ideas is helpful in that you don’t want to look like a moron in front of your investment banker friends, right?

The second big reason you can talk about your stock ideas with your finance friends, is because…

2) Stock Ideas get old fast! The market is always moving. Prices are constantly fluctuating. And when you share your current ideas, they become old. This means you are kind of forced to immediately start looking for something new. Get it? So…

Sharing your stock ideas gets you in the habit of always looking for more opportunity.

(At least, that’s what I’ve found over the course of my investing career).

Social Media Is Great For Talk Talking About Stock Tips:

So now that you know why you can share stock ideas, let me tell you HOW to share them. In my opinion, the best way is real time… and… nothing beats social media great for sharing investment tips in real time… so for starters…

Have you checked out Stocktwits?

Stocktwits is very similar to Twitter, but the stream is moderated a little bit more. So the commentary tends to be a bit serious and higher brow. There is also a stocktwits recommended users screen that is very helpful when you are just getting started sharing your investment ideas on Stocktwits.com

Twitter has a lot of active trader, too. Just go to the search page and look for traders. You can find people all kinds of equity types on Twitter.

Yahoo Finance Stock Message Boards: Be careful here, these people don’t often know what they’re talking about. But sometimes it’s good to hear every side of the story, right?

Okay, this list of ways you can share your stock ideas is starting to get a little long.

Last thing…

Finance blogs are a great way to share your stock and trading ideas, too. There are so many of them that I will have to make a whole other blog post about sharing your stock ideas at investment blogs (and which are my favorite).

So there you have it… Why you can share your stock ideas, and how! Just remember, a big part of sharing is listening!

Oh yeah, a third and final reason you can share stock ideas is because you might build some good investing karma. And maybe a hot stock tip will come your day sooner than you think.

So share your stock ideas with me in the comment section below! What are you trading right now?

Welcome To StockIdeas.org

Thank you for visiting www.stockideas.org! I just acquired this website and am ready to give it an overhaul with the best stock, investment and trading ideas for you.

If you visited stockideas.org before today, you would have found a site promoting penny stocks and other strange investment notions. But new ownership is in town at stockideas.org… so…

If you’re looking for the best stock ideas in 2013, you’ve come to the right place.

So what can you expect from stockideas.org? That’s a great question…

In future posts, I will discuss what I look for in the perfect stock idea, what to avoid when assessing stock ideas, as well as where to find the best stock trading and investment ideas for your portfolio.

I will also (eventually) add a portfolio page and a watchlist page, so that you can see the stock ideas I am evaluating on any given day. This will help you identify your own investment opportunities.

On this website you will also find reviews of books about stocks, as well as other investing blogs and popular resources. Since I have spent so many years investing in stocks, I hope to save you some time and money by sharing my experiences with online investment subscription services, as well as books and free blogs that can help you earn a higher rate of return in your portfolio.

So thank you for visiting stockideas.org – please check back soon as I will be updating stockideas.org with more and more stock ideas every day. My goal is to help the individual investor by sharing my stock ideas. This also helps me refine and rework my investing ideas and concepts.

At the end of the day, my hope is that we all become more intelligent investors.

Disclaimer: Stockideas.org is at no time recommending the purchase or sale of any security whatsoever.

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