Hot Stock Trader: How to Pick Momentum Stocks with Ease and Simplicity

Most stock traders know that momentum trading can be a very profitable activity. You can make big amounts of cash in a short period of time. The problem is, that if you don't know what stocks to look for and how to approach them and leave everyting to chance, you could end up wasting money instead of making your profits grow.

That's why the most important aspect of momentum trading is the knowledge FILTER you employ to make your buy and sell decisions. There are many "fantastic" stock systems and trading strategies outhere, but you need to test them in order to discover which ones help you the most. That's part of your homework as a stocktrader. Test, test and test again.

Complicated online trading strategies that rely on a "boat load" of technical analysis indicators can make you slow, and being slow when trading hot momentum stocks can be as dangerous as not knowing what to do in the first place.

The worst thing that can happen to a beginner momentum trader is to get information overload. It's better to go step by step, and test a simple stock trading strategy that can show you how to focus on concrete ways to make money and pick better hot stock trading opportunities once at a time.

Fortunatly there are great sites on the web today that can show you how to trade in a sharp and effective way. One of those sites is Sharp Trades http://www.sharptrades.com

In the end, momentum trading is all about buying and selling stocks according to your knowledge FILTER. Once you master and follow your proven filter parameters like a clock, you can expect to start making serious amounts of cash on a consistent basis.

Find out how to do it with ease and simplicity at Sharp Trades.

Dan Sheldon is a UK based momentum day trader focusing on US markets since 1986. He helps people become confident and practical momentum traders, showing them how to choose stocks with ease and simplicity every day at http://www.SharpTrades.com

In The News:

Why you should invest in multi cap mutual funds  Economic TimesMany advisors are recommending multi cap funds in the current environment to investors.
Top 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in July; do you own any?  MoneycontrolMutual funds net bought Rs 14,846.75 crore worth of shares last month. Their inflows into equity funds also improved to Rs 8,113 crore in July, rising nearly 6 ...
What India's biggest mutual funds bought and sold in July  LivemintInvestors in Indian equity mutual funds bought more last month, unfazed by the selloff that saw the nation's $1.9 trillion market log its worst July in 17 years.
Mutual fund investors keep faith in stocks despite market rout  LivemintMumbai: Investors in Indian equity mutual funds bought more last month, unfazed by the selloff that saw the nation's $1.9 trillion market log its worst July in 17 ...
Diversify your portfolio by investing a portion in US-focused mutual funds  MoneycontrolDeveloped markets such as US have delivered significant returns over market cycles.
When equity mutual funds offer negative returns, here’s what you do  Economic TimesThe need of the hour is to stay insulated from the panic in the market.
L’Affaire CG Power a pain point for Yes Bank and mutual funds  Economic TimesSome of Indias biggest mutual funds hold substantial stakes in Gautam Thapars CG Power.
Invest in reliable outperforming mutual funds: Here are 8 of these  Economic TimesThese funds tend to score well on risk-adjusted metrics and hold dependable stocks in their portfolios.
Fund managers bet over Rs 8.5K crore on these 6 stocks in July; do you own any?  MoneycontrolFund managers added large-cap private banks, utilities, energy and select FMCG names.
Hot and Cold Stocks of Mutual Funds in July 2019  MoneylifeIn July 2019, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank were the most preferred stocks of Indian mutual funds.
Charticle: Top stocks that FPIs, MFs bought and sold during June quarter  Business StandardEquity markets witnessed some sharp upmove in the first half of the calendar year 2019 (CY19), first on the anticipation of the return of the Narendra Modi-led ...
Is it time to switch to index mutual funds?  Economic TimesBy Rishabh Parakh It is one of the hottest topics debated these days: is it time for mutual fund investors to switch to passively-managed index funds from their ...
Mutual Fund Update: Stocks that attracted fund managers in July 2019  Dalal Street Investment JournalIf we look at the June 2019 data, we find that the financial sector was the one that was on top of the buying done by the fund managers. Even in the month of July ...
Sebi wants MFs to invest only in listed securities  Economic TimesSebi said it has also decided to give flexibility to MFs to invest in unlisted NCDs up to a maximum of 10% of the debt portfolio of the scheme.
Equity mutual fund managers buy the dip amid a huge downturn in market  Business StandardDomestic money managers lapped up shares of several companies amid a huge downturn in the market last month. Equity mutual funds (MFs) bought shares ...
Step up your SIPs in these mutual funds to benefit from the market correction  LivemintAn SIP will automatically accumulate more units in corrections such as the present one.If you wish to cautiously take advantage of the market correction, stick to ...
Saurabh Mukherjea of Marcellus Investment is positive on these blue-chip stocks  Moneycontrol.comSaurabh Mukherjea, founder and chief investment officer at Marcellus Investment, spoke to CNBC-TV18 about the economic slowdown and how investors ...
MFs play safe, exposure to top 10 Nifty stocks highest in ten years  Economic TimesET Intelligence Group: It's rather lonely at the top. As vast segments of India's equity markets continue to reel under unremitting pain, mutual funds are gravitating ...
Forget stock market! Gold, silver delivering better returns in 2019  Business TodayInvestors who put their hard-earned money in traditional avenues such as gold and fixed deposits (FDs) are in a better position this year as compared to those ...
An evening walk down D-St: Massive sell-off drags Sensex, Nifty lower by almost 2%  MoneycontrolSensex and Nifty suffered losses for the third consecutive day on August 22 as across-the-board sell-off pushed them lower. Ending at the lowest level since ...
Is Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?  NasdaqLooking for a Large Cap Value fund? You may want to consider Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX) as a possible option. DODGX carries a Zacks Mutual.
3 Great Active Mutual Funds for the Current Environment  NasdaqInvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere's a lot of debate over using active mutual funds versus their passive.
Investors pull $2.9bn from funds investing in China  Financial TimesInvestors pulled $2.9bn from funds that invest in China's stock market in the month ending last Wednesday, as concerns over economic growth and tariffs ...
Mutual Fund Trend: Infosys, REC and UPL among most sold stocks by MFs in July  Zee BusinessMutual Fund Report: Domestic equity mutual fund inflows continue to show resilience despite market volatility, with July inflows touching Rs 73 billion – a 9M ...
Slowing Share Buybacks Remove a Pillar of Stock Market  The Wall Street JournalU.S. corporations are repurchasing their own shares at the slowest pace in 18 months, a potential sign of more volatility as the buyback bonanza from the ...
Nearly 100 fund managers sell entire stake in Yes Bank in last 1 yr; what should you do?  MoneycontrolIn the last one year, about 100 mutual fund managers have completely sold their stake in Yes Bank. In June 2018, 227 mutual fund schemes had Yes Bank in ...
ITI Mutual Fund mulls slew of scheme launches in next few months  MoneycontrolThe fund house which began its operations with the launch of ITI Liquid Fund and ITI Multicap Fund in April 2019 and ITI Long Term Equity Fund in July 2019 is ...
The Mutual Fund Show: Crisil's Ranking Of The Best Schemes After June Quarter  BloombergQuintBased on the performance, Crisil ranked 472 mutual fund schemes—that account for 84.86 percent of the industry's open-ended AUM—as of June. Of these, 213 ...
Largecaps top AMC's shopping list in 2019; midcap, smallcap stocks see selling  Moneycontrol.comLargecap stocks have been the preferred pick of the top 10 asset management companies in 2019 as assets under management in largecaps increased 2.9 ...
Explained: What is mutual fund NFO?  LivemintIn an NFO, you can subscribe to the units of the new fund, which is being launched, at an offer price which is usually set as ₹10.After the NFO, an open-ended ...
Growth Stocks Drive This American Century Mutual Fund To Outperform  Investor's Business DailyWant a fund that beats the broad market, and owns leading growth stocks like Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook? Check out American Century Ultra Fund.
Can This New Hawaii Venture Become The Stock Fund For Millennials?  Honolulu Civil BeatA Colorado portfolio manager has big plans for a $44 million S&P 500 index fund that he has brought to Hawaii.
We Rank the Online Brokers  Kiplinger's Personal FinanceNo broker can hit the bull's-eye for every type of client. Use our results to find the best one for you.
Stocks: Companies Slow Down Buybacks — WSJ  Morningstar.comS&P 500 firms cut share repurchases by a projected $40 billion in second quarter. By Jessica Menton. This article is being republished as part of our daily ...
Best And Worst Q3 2019: Financials ETFs And Mutual Funds  Seeking AlphaThe Financials sector ranks second in Q3 2019. Based on an aggregation of ratings of the 433 stocks in the Financials sector. KBWB is our top-rated Financials ...
Lockheed Martin Stock Joins Breakout Index As Northrop, Heico, L3 Show Strength  Investor's Business DailyTop funds invested $107 million in Lockheed Martin stock, sparking a 22% as it joined the IBD Breakout Stocks Index. Northrop and Heico also got big buy-ins.
The Services Offering Free Stock Trading  KTVATrading stocks in a brokerage account can be a great way to grow wealth alongside the money you may be investing in a 401(k) or individual retirement account.
Solar Stocks: Ways To Play And Not Get Burned  Investor's Business DailySolar stocks are on fire. But don't get burned by jumping into the hot sector without knowing the risks and having a strategy.
Why picking the right mutual fund is key in a tough market  LivemintWhy have mutual fund (MF) returns fallen? Mutual funds primarily invest in equity (stocks) or debt (bonds). On the equity side, mid and small cap MFs have given ...
Top 10 stocks that mutual fund managers bought and sold in March 2019  Moneycontrol.comData for equity flows into mutual funds for March came as a breather after a weak February. An increase in net inflows in equity and income category led to the ...
MF shopping list: Top 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in June  MoneycontrolMutual funds increased allocation to private banks, consumer, utilities, technology, NBFCs, retail, metals and PSU bank stocks in June, an ICICIdirect report said.
What India's three largest mutual funds bought and sold in June  LivemintInflows into Indian equity mutual funds jumped the most in three months in June.India's top money manager HDFC Mutual Fund held $22 billion in equities.
Consider investing in direct stocks only if you can monitor portfolio proactively  LivemintDirect stocks can be considered if you have the ability to do research to identify the stocks to be bought as well as to be sold.You should be revisiting your ...
Sensex's rise from 20K to 40K: 5 lessons for equity mutual fund investors  Economic TimesWe look at some critical lessons that equity fund investors learnt during the journey of Sensex reaching 40K.
Should you invest in international mutual funds?  LivemintIf you were to sort all equity mutual funds available for retail investment by their one-year performance, international funds would come on top. The best ...
Mutual funds’ exposure to this space at all-time high; should you buy?  Economic TimesMoney managers on Dalal Street continued to shower affection on private banks for the ninth successive month as their exposure hit 19.90 per cent in June, ...
What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in March  Economic TimesIndias largest money manager held 1.5 trillion rupees in equities.
A young investor’s guide to mutual funds  Economic TimesMany young investors, who are barely a year or two old in their career, are eager to start investing in mutual funds. ETMutualFunds.com receive many queries on ...
Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers' Top 10 High-Conviction and New-Money Purchases  Morningstar.comFor the past decade, our primary goal with the Ultimate Stock-Pickers concept has been to uncover investment ideas that not only reflect the most recent ...
All you need to know about liquid mutual funds  Economic TimesThe NBFC crisis has brought liquid funds back in favour as they carry lower risk than corporate FDs.
Here are a few mutual funds that stocked up on YES Bank in Q4FY19  Business StandardShares of YES Bank tanked 30 per cent in trade on Tuesday, after the bank reported a massive Rs 1,507 crore loss in the fourth quarter of financial year 2018-19 ...
Govt increases limit to disclose investment in stocks, mutual funds for employees  Moneycontrol.com*Service* rules say no government servant shall speculate in any stock, share or other investment.
Mutual fund SIPs don't make equity investing risk-free. Here's why  Economic TimesSIPs do reduce the risk of market timing & allow investors to buy more units when their price falls.
Index mutual funds see 60% jump in assets in a year as actively managed funds struggle  Economic TimesIndex mutual funds — a category that aims to mimic returns of benchmarks, like Nifty or Sensex — have seen their assets surge 60% over the past one year as ...
Mutual funds shooting themselves in the foot?  Economic TimesWhat if banks take a leaf out of Kotak and HDFC Mutual Funds' decision to direct investors to come another day to get their money instead of paying them on the ...
What top mutual funds bought and sold last month  LivemintMumbai: Inflows into Indian equity mutual funds in January were the smallest in two years as heightened market volatility and political uncertainty cooled ...
Actively-managed large cap mutual funds poised for a comeback  Economic TimesDefying predictions of their imminent irrelevance, some actively-managed large cap mutual fund schemes have bounced back to the top of the return chart.
Flows into mutual funds revive in May as Modi win seems to spur risk demand  LivemintFlows into Indian equity mutual funds in May rebounded from the smallest in 31 months as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comfortable electoral win spurred ...
What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in May  LivemintInflows into Indian equity mutual funds in May rebounded from the smallest in 31 months as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comfortable electoral win spurred ...
Can mutual funds give multibagger returns like stocks?  Economic TimesStocks can be multibaggers. They can offer extraordinary returns in a very short period. Can mutual funds ever do that? This was a question thrown at Rajeev ...
Stick to MFs if you lack knowledge on stocks  LivemintWhile equity is surely the way going forward considering your age and the financial goals, how you buy in equity is important.Direct stocks work very well if done ...
Mutual funds or direct equity investment – which is better?  Economic TimesOne big question that often dogs investors is which investing option should they opt for: mutual fund or direct equity? Katalyst Wealth's Ekansh Mittal ends your ...
Why do wealth managers recommend multi cap mutual funds?  Economic TimesMany wealth managers believe multi-cap funds are a good starting point for long-term investors, specially those using SIPs for wealth creation.
Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?  Economic TimesQuant funds work on a data-driven model that relies on a mix of parameters and algorithms to identify the right stocks at the right time. But can they beat actively ...
MF portfolio doctor: Babji needs to exit direct investments in stocks, take mutual funds route  Economic TimesThe Portfolio Doctor assesses the health of the fund portfolio, examines the schemes and their suitability with regard to the goals.
How income from stocks and mutual funds are taxed for an individual  Moneycontrol.comCapital gains from transfer of unlisted share are considered as STCG where period of holding is less than or equal to 24 months, and LTCG when holding period ...
Investment limits Sebi prescribes for mutual funds  LivemintIn case of unrated debt instruments, a mutual fund cannot invest more than 10% of the portfolio in a single issuer and 25% in all such securities.In case of listed ...
Top 25 equity mutual funds failed to deliver positive returns in June  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Top 25 mutual fund schemes, managing retail money in excess of $1 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) each, failed to deliver positive returns in June.
Mutual funds sell several blue chips stocks, buy mid-caps in March  Business StandardDomestic money managers were seen pruning their holdings in several blue-chip stocks, including Reliance Industries (RIL) and Housing Development Finance ...
Top 8 most common mutual fund investing mistakes and how to avoid them  Business StandardMutual funds garnered Rs 8,022 crore of its assets by way of SIPs in December 2018, 29 per cent higher than the previous year | Illustration: Binay Sinha ...
What to do if your mutual fund scheme earns more return than your investment  Economic TimesAre the returns shown in your mutual fund account statement same as the returns delivered by your fund? It is quite likely that you might have earned less than ...
Best mutual funds to invest for five years  Economic TimesIf you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.
First-time investors can look at these mutual funds for long term  Economic TimesInvestors, who were waiting on the sidelines for the uncertainty to recede, are now looking to deploy their cash. But, valuations remain steep.
Top 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in March; do you own any?  Moneycontrol.comData for equity flows into a mutual funds for March came as a breather after a weak February. Increase in net inflows in equity and income category led to the ...
Equity funds record highest ever exposure in banking stocks in March 2019  Business TodayAs per the latest data available from the SEBI, overall deployment of equity funds in bank stocks grew around 52 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the month ...
What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in February  LivemintStock funds took in a net ₹5130 crore, a 17% drop over January, data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India show .Here's what the top three asset ...
7 stocks most favoured by mutual funds over last one year  Economic TimesAs the markets hit a speed bump, stocks favoured by mutual funds appear to be safer bets.
The dangers of high mutual fund inflows  LivemintMutual funds have put ₹2.4 trillion into markets in the last two years.Equity mutual funds receive ₹8000 crore monthly through SIPs.
Active mutual funds fail to reflect index gains  Economic TimesThe Nifty, which has hit all-time highs for the second time in April, has advanced 12% in the last one year. But these gains are yet to reflect in many mutual funds' ...
Best mutual funds to invest in 2019  Economic TimesWhich are the best mutual funds to invest? Most investors have this query before they start investing in mutual funds. Curiously, it is the first question most ...
What top 5 money managers bought and sold in February  Economic TimesFebruary was the fourth consecutive month of decline in net investment into equity mutual funds.
I want to invest Rs 1 crore in stocks and mutual funds for 5 years. How should I invest?  Economic TimesYou may consider the following asset allocation: 40% in large-caps; 40% in large and mid-cap, or multi-caps; and remaining 20% in mid- and small-cap funds.
A look at mistakes committed by investors of equity mutual fund schemes  Moneycontrol.comBalwant Jain. The interest of investors has been shifting from direct equity investing to equity mutual funds over a few years. Though this is a welcome trend, ...
Defaults, downgrades hit debt mutual funds: What investors should know and do now  Economic TimesAs debt mutual funds land in trouble following multiple defaults and downgrades by bond issuers, ET Wealth addresses some key questions from worried ...
Here’s a better tool to judge mutual fund performance than simple 1-year, 3-year returns  Economic TimesOne invests in mutual funds to earn potentially higher returns than those in traditional investment products, and I'm sure everyone looks at the one-year, ...
Stop! Too many stocks, mutual funds are not good for you; Buying too many may not get you more  The Financial ExpressHandling the overall risk of investments is crucial, but not at the cost of not meeting your financial goals. Over-diversification can do this.
Sebi allows mutual funds in exchange traded commodity derivatives  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Tuesday allowed mutual funds to participate in exchange-traded commodity derivatives ...
Budget 2019: what can mutual fund investors expect today?  Economic TimesSome fund managers say the government can offer exclusive tax deductions for the product if it wants to increase investor participation in mutual funds.
Spending time in stock market is must for wealth creation: Chandresh K Nigam, Axis Mutual Fund  Economic TimesInvestors make the mistake of projecting recent market performance onto the future and follow the market.
ITR filing: Income tax department makes disclosing LTCG from stocks, equity mutual funds simpler  LivemintThe Finance Bill 2018 reintroduced tax on LTCG made from listed shares and equity-oriented mutual fund.You only need to disclose the total LTCG from ...
MF holdings of auto stocks at record low: Motilal Oswal study  BusinessLineMutual funds' holdings of auto sector stocks stood at a record low in April, finds a study by broking house Motilal Oswal Securities. The weightage of the auto ...
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal may foray into mutual fund business  Economic TimesSachin Bansal, former co-Founder of Flipkart, is mulling a foray into the mutual fund space, according to a report by ETNow. The business news channel said ...
Allocating to passive mutual funds in one's portfolio is increasingly making sense  Economic TimesPassive investments makes sense today as increasingly active ones are unable to beat it most times.
Investment in equity MFs drops 35% to ₹1.11 lakh crore in FY19  LivemintNEW DELHI: Investors pumped in more than ₹1.11 lakh crore in equity-oriented mutual fund (MF) schemes in 2018-19, a decline of 35 per cent compared to ...
Here are top 10 large, mid & small-cap stocks that MFs bought and sold in May  MoneycontrolAmong largecaps, Vodafone Idea, DLF, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Life Insurance and Piramal Enterprises witnessed highest buying during May 2019.
Best mutual funds to build Rs 1 crore for my son’s education  Economic TimesI want to build a corpus of Rs 1 crore for my son's education. He is now 3 years old. My investment horizon is 15-20 years. I have been investing in the following ...
How concentrated is your mutual fund portfolio?  LivemintA concentrated portfolio can backfire badly if the fund manager's strategy goes wrong.A portfolio with few stocks can fall sharply if share prices of most stocks in ...
Heres why investors should make index funds a part of their core portfolio  Business StandardWe often hear statements such as “Localisation is the key to success in India” or “What works in the rest of the world does not work in India”. These statements ...
Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?  LivemintWith the new government taking office with a massive majority, it has the elbow room to push through the reforms. No wonder markets are expecting the ...
Mutual Funds increase holding in ‘attractively valued’ oil & gas stocks  Economic TimesMUMBAI: Mutual funds have been adding shares of oil and gas companies such as GAIL, HPCL, BPCL and ONGC over the last few months, encouraged by ...

Dividends

When is a dividend not a dividend?The latest thing "conservative"... Read More

Stocks Options Trading

Let's assume that you want to make some serious money... Read More

Eternal Sunshine

There is a current movie entitled "Eternal Sunshine of the... Read More

Why Technical Indicators

The fight continues to rage among traders who use technical... Read More

Selling Strategies - Setting a Stop Loss

Sometimes the best way of lowering exposure to risk is... Read More

Diversification

Wall Street's watchword has always been diversification, but what does... Read More

Economists #2

Economists know more about how the fragments of society work... Read More

Its A Bull, Its A Bear, Its Suptertrader!

The higher the market goes the more confusing are the... Read More

Discover the Biggest Trading & Investing Online Mistake

Any online investor / trader seeks an excellent off or... Read More

Political Investing

We have two candidates for president that have really different... Read More

Choosing a Stock Broker

If you were to find that you had some severe... Read More

Inertia

One of the basic laws of physics is that a... Read More

The Great Stock Market Secret

When the stock market is going up and all your... Read More

10 Tips For Creating Wealth From the Stock Market

1. Do not spread your money too thin.My friend has... Read More

Municipal Bonds

Because there are so many stocks that are NOT paying... Read More

The Surgeon General

The Surgeon General of the United States says that smoking... Read More

Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys... Read More

Choosing A Fund

For years I have been saying you must have a... Read More

Protectionism

First let's see what protectionism is. According to Mr. Webster... Read More

Again With the Bubbles?

A few years back ? it seems like an eternity... Read More

Duck

Duck! No I don't mean a quack, quack. I meant... Read More

Stocks: Understand What You Buy!

"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action!" Johann... Read More

Swing Trading Strategies

Using Swing Trading Strategies and Technical Analysis when Trading Stocks... Read More

Top 25 Growth Funds

On Monday, November 25, 2000 Investor's Business Daily listed on... Read More

401K-itis

Are you one of those many people who dread reading... Read More