A Bottom-Fishing Investor’s Heyday

stock market analysisYesterday, Jared told you about the huge price moves in MasterCard (MA:NYSE) and Visa (V:NYSE). That was a great call on his part. But he also talked about a style of investing called “bottom-fishing.”

Bottom-fishers look for severely beaten-down stocks they can pick up for cheap. Their theory is that these stocks have fallen so much that they couldn’t possibly fall any farther. That means it’s time to buy. You can make a lot of money with this style of investing.

Like Jared said, “Unrealized potential can create huge gains in a stock.” Jared also said, “But you must do your homework and know a great deal about a company and its sector.”

Bottom-fishing isn’t for everyone.

You have to do a lot of research for every stock you want to invest in. You almost have to be an expert in the sector you’re watching, and your timing has to be perfect.

But there’s one service that’s making bottom-fishing nearly an art, and it’s fast becoming one of our most popular publications.

In fact, the companies this editor picks aren’t your run-of-the-mill cheap companies. This editor runs stocks through a painstaking process of elimination. If he finds a fundamental flaw in the company’s business model, he doesn’t recommend it… If the company’s not a dominant player in its field, he doesn’t recommend it.

The analysis that goes into picking these companies is truly fierce.

I’ve introduced you to this editor before… He’s Michael Robinson, and the new service he’s founded is called 180 Trader.

At first glance, Michael’s service sounds straightforward. Find beaten-down stocks ready for a turnaround.

But as Jared showed you yesterday with his example of Nokia, picking turnaround stocks isn’t easy, and it requires a lot of expertise. That’s what Michael brings to the table. His service could be a great asset to your portfolio as the pain of market volatility takes the air out of your sails.

The hidden potential in these turnaround gems is huge… and we could all use some home runs in our retirement accounts right about now.

Why am I bringing this up now? The information we send to you is all about helping you make smarter investing decisions. We make investing less complicated, not an easy task when you look at the whirlwind of information out there.

Maybe you don’t have 20 years left to build up your retirement nest egg, and you’ve been hit hard by the Great Recession.

Bottom-fishing might be attractive to investors who need high-pressure gains in a relatively short time. But the risk of bottom-fishing might be too great for someone who’s still working to support his or her family, and doesn’t have the time to go through the rigorous analysis needed to find the right turnaround gems.

Michael does all the work for you in 180 Trader and there are plenty of opportunities out there… even with all the bumps in the road.

Don’t think everything is peaches and cream, though. The marketplace is a very challenging arena. And 180 Trader sees the obstacles. Michael says:

I also feel strongly that hundreds of corporations have come out of the recession battered but ultimately stronger. In a nutshell, that’s what 180 Trader is all about — finding those hidden gems ready to rebound with strong stock appreciation.

On the other hand, we have two major trends working against us this summer. They seem to be gathering force, at least temporarily. I think these factors explain much of the market’s recent volatility. …

As a trader I look at these dynamics as a challenge. Yes, it makes timing turnaround investments more difficult. But I do believe companies that manage their way through these obstacles will make great investments.

Actually, I continue to build my list of turnaround candidates. We may have a few more bumpy weeks ahead but in the long run the tide will turn in our favor. The market’s correction will eventually reverse and give us lots of new buying opportunities.

Recognizing these challenges, and finding a way to work with them, is not as common as you might think. We all know the economy has problems, but knowing what kind of effects these problems have on you and your personal wealth is the first step in protecting your hard-earned money.

That’s what’s important to us here at Smart Investing Daily. And it is what should be important to you.

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday Michael wrote his readers and told them to buy shares of a tiny company poised for a big rebound. He said his Triple Cross system flashed a buy signal. By the next day, shares of the stock surged by double-digit proportions. He nailed it.

There is a reason our newest service is quickly becoming one of our most popular. Michael’s advice works. There is still time for you to get in on his latest play. Follow the link to see what it is.

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    Forex & Financial Markets: The Dollar Controls The Market Again

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    Investors and traders alike were watching the action unfold across the pond earlier this week. It was seemingly a foregone conclusion that Greece would get the bailout they desired in order to prevent a potentially catastrophic default. The Greek default situation increased volatility in financial markets around the world. In addition to the Greek dilemma, the end of the 2nd quarter and the customary window dressing by institutional money managers only heightened the volatile situation.

    For the past week or so I have been sitting in cash, watching the price action and waiting for setups that have defined risk and solid rewards. With the heightened volatility I did not want to get involved because a trade in the wrong direction would wreak havoc with my portfolio. As this week evolved, the validity of those concerns was unquestionable.

    Commodity investors have faced some tough price action recently as gold, silver, and oil have traded significantly lower quickly. Now that we have witnessed some heavy selling pressure set in particularly in the silver and oil markets investors want to know where price is heading in the short term.

    U.S. Dollar Index

    For the past several months I have been monitoring the U.S. Dollar Index futures in order to gauge the price action in commodities and the S&P 500. The Dollar is currently trading at a key support level and the price action in coming days will be telling. While I do not trade solely on analysis pertaining to the Dollar, I do look for setups where an underlying is dramatically impacted by its price movements.

    When the planets align, I will take a trade with a directional bias that is supported by the price action in both the underlying that I’m trading and the U.S. Dollar’s price action as well. At this point in time, the U.S. Dollar Index is trading right at a key support level marked by the 20 & 50 period moving averages as well a recent low. The daily chart of the Powershares U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund $UUP is shown below:

    UUP Daily Chart

    Gold & Silver

    The recent bounce higher in the U.S. Dollar has been a factor in pushing gold, silver, oil, & the S&P 500 lower. Silver and oil were impacted in the harshest manner, but all four asset classes were negatively impacted. Precious metals tend to weaken during the summer and then pick back up in the fall. However, the selloff in silver the past few months has been breathtaking. For precious metals bulls who entered silver late in the rally the only outcomes were dismal. Late comers to the silver bull market were either stopped out or are currently experiencing significant pain.

    While I remain a longer term bull as it relates to precious metals, in the short term I expect lower prices to continue. A major factor in my analysis stems from a longer term standpoint; the U.S. Dollar has likely put in an intermediate to long term low. There are a variety of reasons as to why, but suffice it say that from a market cycle standpoint the Dollar has likely achieved a major low and a reflex rally is likely.

    Issues in the Eurozone are far from over and as time passes I expect the impact of fiscal issues rising in countries like Ireland, Portugal, and Spain to have a major impact on U.S. Dollar prices. If the sovereign fiscal issues in Europe result in a default or even a more mild technical default, the impact will likely be bullish for the U.S. Dollar.

    The daily chart of the SPDR Gold TR ETF $GLD and the Ishares Silver Trust $SLV shown below illustrate the key areas which may be tested before the bull market in precious metals continues:

    GLD Daily Chart

    SLV Daily Chart

    I am of the opinion that if precious metals investors are patient an outstanding buying opportunity will present itself in both gold and silver in weeks ahead. Looking at the daily chart of the two shiny metals and identifying key levels that make sense to acquire positions is important in the trade planning process.

    I like to have a trading plan in place should my expectations unfold because it removes emotion from my trading. Planning a trade and trading a plan are extremely helpful when investing in volatile markets like silver and gold. In the longer term, I continue to believe that gold and silver will shine, but in the short term more price weakness may be ahead.

    Crude Oil

    I am a long term gold and silver bull, but the single asset class that I am the most bullish about is energy. Oil prices in the long term have only one direction to go – HIGHER. I realize that a slowdown in the economy will put downward pressure on oil prices, but as the world’s demand for oil increases and the supply level plateaus or decreases oil prices will be forced higher. If the Dollar does rally as I expect, oil prices would likely be negatively impacted and a buying opportunity would be forged.

    The daily chart of the United States Oil Fund ETF $USO is shown below with my future price expectations and current key price levels illustrated:

    Oil Daily Chart

    S&P 500

    The S&P 500 is in a very tricky spot for traders. Right now price action is testing the underbelly of a major descending trendline on the daily chart shown below:

    SPX Daily Chart

    However, if we take a look at a weekly chart note the massive head and shoulders formation that many traders have totally missed. A rally to the S&P 500 1,340 price level would complete the pattern. While head and shoulders patterns have failed several times in recent history, this is a major head and shoulders pattern on the weekly chart which holds more credence than shorter time frames such as the hourly or even the daily charts. The weekly chart of SPX illustrates the head and shoulders pattern.

    SPX Weekly Chart

    In the short run I think the S&P 500 can work higher, but if I’m right about higher prices for the U.S. Dollar in the future I expect to see much lower prices in the S&P 500 in the intermediate term, particularly if the weekly head and shoulders pattern plays out. If the S&P 500 struggles to breakout above key resistance levels, I will be of the opinion that the bear may have stopped hibernating and an impending recession may be thrust upon us in short order. There are signs pointing in that direction, but right now it remains too early to call.


    In closing, my analysis reveals that the U.S. Dollar is poised to push higher, particularly if current support holds. If the Dollar can push above key resistance levels overhead, I expect the resulting price action in gold, silver, oil, & the S&P 500 to be dismal for the bulls.

    I will be watching the Dollar closely looking for clues about price action. If I’m wrong and the Dollar breaks to new lows I would expect a massive rally in precious metals, energy, and domestic equities. With the recent price action that we have seen in the U.S. Dollar, I find it much more likely that the U.S. Dollar extends higher in coming weeks. As usual, time will tell.

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    With a long weekend ahead of US traders and a Greek disaster averted, albeit temporarily, this should allow for markets to calm a bit as traders will now turn their attention to the economic data in order to build on this past week’s rally. Though questions remain given the compromises that are required to bridge the German and French rollover plans as well as the opinions of the ECB and the rating agencies. The European debt crisis is also heating up in other areas given the fiscal difficulties Italy faces combined with the threat of a ratings downgrade of major Italian banks.

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