04-APRIL 05-2022

Literature April '22Good morning.
For every buyer on the market, there’s a seller.  And for every seller… there’s a buyer.  That fundamental truth can get lost amid the shuffle of a bull market.  Knowing who’s buying and who’s selling can give traders an idea of where the market is trending.
Over the past several months, institutional investors like hedge funds have been sellers on each rally higher.  However, retail investors have remained active, and with the second quarter of the year now underway, funds rotating may end up having to chase a number of winning stocks.  In short, markets should continue to be volatile.  Traders will likely see their biggest returns in individual stocks that might not make logical sense to rally… until you look at who’s buying and who’s selling.

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April 05, 2021

Corporate LadderGood morning.
Investing occurs on two levels.  The first level includes the fundamentals, like how much a company is earning, how it expects to grow, and so on.  The second level?  It’s about what the market thinks about the stock, and if the market is right or wrong.
Some of the biggest profits can be made looking for the market to be wrong, cashing out of an uptrend ahead of its end.  The first quarter of the year saw a lot of reversal, particularly in high-growth names.  For the second quarter, value stocks are likely to do a little better as investors feel burned on growth.  But look for an opportunity to buy back into growth, as any push into value may create some bargains there in the quarter ahead.

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THIS is What a Margin Call Looks Like 
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April 05, 2020

Here’s to you … and now …
Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday.  A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy.  Enjoy!

I’ll leave you with another picture from The Best Place on Earth

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April 05, 2019

I love great advances in technology and science … here are two very quick video that excite me!  The first is a device that would have made my climbing poles much easier and safer…

The next keeps our comrade in the field, maintaining the peace, safe!

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