Make More Money Trading the Stock Market

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Technical stock traders use technical analysis and stock charts when trading the market. Stock Predictor software goes even further, with hundreds of predefined trading strategies included with it.
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If you are a stock trader, how often do you base your buy and sell decision on technical analysis? If you use technical indicators in your trades, Ashkon Stock Predictor can help you make closer predictions of the stock market. Thanks to the dozens of simple pre-defined trading strategies and literally hundreds of combined ones, there will be no lack of strategy for any stock and any market situation. Choose the right trading strategy and increase your trading profits with Stock Predictor! Download Free Trial (16 MB)

Traditionally, analytical packages for the stock market cost thousands of dollars, and require their operators a high degree of competency in mathematical statistics. Ashkon Software innovative product provided, for the first time, an intuitive and simple to use graphical user interface to the complex process of trading, analyzing data and making predictions. Stock Predictor allows you to make weighted decisions on whether to buy, sell, hold, or avoid a particular stock or stock index by plotting stock charts and technical indicators. You can glance at the charts and make a quick trade decision, or scrutinize them with any of the built-in trading strategies.

Are you sure you are selling your stocks at the right time? Limiting your losses and protecting your gains is a rule of thumb for every investor. Making a trade decision is risky and time-consuming. You can reduce your risks and save time by using proper analytical tools. Stock Predictor saves your time by providing comprehensive analysis of technical indicators for all of your stocks.

Do you have a trading strategy? If you do, how do you know that the strategy of your choice is the most effective one for a given stock and under the circumstances? Stock Predictor helps you choose the right trading strategy for a given stock or group of stocks, supporting multiple pre-defined trading strategies. Running the strategies against a single stock, stock index or a group of stocks makes it easy to calculate and compare cumulative and summarized returns on investment. Choosing the best trading strategy for a particular stock or group of stocks can increase your bottom line dramatically.

Having access to prior performance of a given stock certainly helps developing the right trading strategy. Stock Predictor provides access to historical data at no extra fee with built-in downloader. You can import data into Stock Predictor from a different source, or export data to process it in an analytical application of your choice.

Despite having all the features of advanced analytical packages, Stock Predictor does not cost an arm and a leg. At only $295, Stock Predictor is extremely affordable for any stock trader.

Stock Predictor is available for immediate download. Get your free evaluation copy at http://www.ashkon.com/sp.html and bring your trades to the new level of competency!

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Hedge Funds 101 : Understanding Current Concepts and Lingo

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” Hedge Funds ” are both a trendy investment and an exciting play.

The problem in this raidly changing fluid market is that both the terminolgy , concepts and practices change on an ongoing basis.

Be fluent with both and you will be in a much better position to discuss your investment stategy and not be ” buffaloed. into wrong choices .
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What exactly is a “hedge fund ” ?

In essence , it is a managed pool of capital for institutions or wealthy individual investors that employes one of various trading strategies in equities, bonds or derivatives , attemting to gain from market inefficiencies and , to some extent hege underlying risks.

Hedge funds are often loosely regulated and usually are much less transparent than traditional investment funds. That helps them to trade more stealthilyt. Funds typically have minimum investments periods, and charge fees based both on funds under management and on performance.

Many experts contend it is a mistake to talk about hedge funds as an assett class : rather the industry embraces a collection of trading strategies. The appropriate choice of hedging strategy for a particular investor depends largely on its existing portfolio; if for example , it is heavily invested in equities, it might seek a hedging strategy to offsett equity risk. Because of this, discussion of relative returns between hedge-funds strategies can be misleading.

Hedge funds use investment techniques that are usually forbidden for more traditional funds , including “short selling: stock – that is borrowing shares to sell them in the hope of buying them back later at a lower price – and using big leverage rhrough borrowing.

The favoured strategies tend to change. It has been said that the hedge-fund industry was equity driven but that now in 2006 there is less long/short. It seems to be a much more diverse picture in 2006 with less of a concentrated exposure format.

Some of the most common strategies include

Convertible arbritrage : This involves going long in the convetible securities ( that is usually shares or bonds) that are exchangeable for a certain number of another form ( usually common shares) at a preset price , and simultaneously shorting the underlying equities. This strategy previously was very effective and was a standard. However this type of action seems to have lost effectiveness and seems to have lost favour in the crowd.

Emerging markets : Investing in securities of companies in the ever emerging economies through the purchase of sovereign or coporate debt and /or shares.

Fund of funds : Inveting in a “basket” of hedge funds. Some funds of funds focus on single strategies and other pursue multiple strategies These funds have an added layerof fees.

Global Macro – Investing in shifts between global economies , often using derivatives to speculate on interest-rate or currency moves.

Market neutral : Typically , equal amounts of capital are invested long and short in the market, attempting to neutralize risk by purchasing undervalued securities and taking short positions in ovevalued securities.

As you can see the terminolgy in dealing with “hedge funds ” is both everchanging and confusing.

You should be fluent in both the language and the concepts in order that you can discuss and make intelligent rather than confused choices in your investments.

Remember it is you and not your broker / adviser who will pay the ultimate costs of negligent comprehension and investment planning.

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