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All-Star Stock Investors or Traders


You’re an All-Star if you are an advanced stock investor or trader. You’ve been making several trades per week or per month for many years. All-Stars have extensive knowledge of not just of the stock market, but also inter-market dynamics – so much so that you may lean more towards contrarian views. All-Stars constantly use risk and reward to analyze trade opportunities and manage risk of existing positions. As an All-Star, you possess excellent risk management skills and don’t hesitate to adjust or exit a position when necessary. All-Stars understand upfront how all possible outcomes will affect not just portfolio holdings but also order placements. You likely track industry events assiduously and adapt as the marketplace evolves. Monitoring the relevant news of any holdings and their sectors is second nature to you. Even though you already know a great deal, an All-Star Stock Investor is always learning, always adjusting, always growing as a forever student of the market.

As an All-Star Stock Investor, here’s how you can round out your skills:

All-Star Stock Investors can improve by:

  • Continuing to use TradeKing’s Stock Screener and S&P Stock Reports tools to find potential investment opportunities
  • Refining your personal methods for finding investments
  • Anticipating and planning for all possible outcomes for your investments, not just the positive scenarios
  • Inquiring members of the Trader Network to explain their investing analysis
  • Challenging members of the Trader Network with an alternative point of view
  • Journaling your trades with Trade Notes to record your investing thought process
  • Continuing to educate yourself in how to invest with other types of securities in addition to stock, like options, bonds, etc.
  • Attending or watching TradeKing’s free educational webinars, geared to the All-Star skill level

All-Star Stock Investors should steer clear of the following:

  • Do not sell stock short without fully understanding the potentially unlimited risk involved
  • Resist the urge to buy penny stocks or other low-priced stocks on a “hot tip”
  • Limit the role your emotions play in your investing strategy





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