Even though there are hundreds of courses available to teach the technical aspects of trading, today, Yael Warman of Leverate outlines five lessons that have been learned by traders the hard way, with experience with winnings and losses.
Trading forex or any other financial instrument for that matter, requires learning. A lot. You need to acquire new skills, continually research market conditions, learn how to analyze trends, evaluate your trades, etc. There are hundreds of courses available to teach you the technical aspects of trading, but the following five lessons are those learned by traders the hard way, with experience with winnings and losses. These are the things you won’t find in a text book.
Trading forex can be one of the most exhilarating and emotionally consuming things you can do while keeping both feet on the ground. The rush you’ll get every time you open a trade and win or the low you’ll experience when having a loss can be energy draining and trying to control your frustration, fear, and greed can be difficult. Be prepared for the emotional rollercoaster. You cannot control the market. The forex market sees over US$5.3 trillion traded each day and it is impossible for one person to cause an impact. Trading forex, however, is not about changing the current, it’s about riding the wave. Greed can break you. Greed can be a great motivator, but when a trade is going in the right direction and you refuse to cash in thinking the trend will continue to benefit you so greatly that you will be set for life, greed can turn against you.
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Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.
- [By Shane Hupp]
ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) – Analysts at US Capital Advisors raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for ONEOK in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now anticipates that the utilities provider will post earnings of $2.74 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $2.56. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for ONEOK’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.95 EPS.
- [By Lee Jackson]
The volatile price of natural gas over the past year has weighed some on this top energy stock. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners.
Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.
Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Great Lakes Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 38.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 166,531 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 45,860 shares during the quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC owned 0.57% of Virtusa worth $8,070,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).
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Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Several research firms have issued reports on CCO. Zacks Investment Research cut Clear Channel Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.33.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r