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The End Of QE2-Quantitative Easing

The End Of QE2-Quantitative Easing

Today, marks the end of quantitative easing part two. Quantitative easing (QE) is an unconventional monetary policy tool used by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective. Of course that doesn’t mean the there won’t be a QE3 and QE4. The policies of the Obama Administration have damaged our economy and I’m not surprised at the Federal Reserve for having to step in to try to save it. We’re in dire straits with the current economic situation, it’s hard to believe that we can turn things around in the next few years.

Watching the stock market in this past week would have others believe that we’re out of the woods and on the road to recovery. Instead what we’ve seen in the last four trading days is the smart money getting back into buying equities since the recent healthy pull back on the DOW. I’ve spoken about this before in detail of how when the markets or even good solid stocks pull back 8% from their recent high, you must “back up the truck” and load up for a strong rally that will be happening soon. Eight percent is a benchmark that I use to make decisions on when to jump into a stock or the overall market. Time and time again it has been useful and profitable for traders to follow this method.

If you’re new to investing in the stock market or have been around awhile, this is something you need to keep in your trading playbook. something else to keep in mind is when stocks or the markets move up 8%-10% in a short period, it’s time to unload some of your shares to keep the gains you just made. So far in the last four trading days, the DOW has gain nearly 4% from it recent low. Remember, pigs get slaughtered, so don’t be a pig and try to ride out the wave a little longer. Be happy with the gains you’ve made. Since emotions are not welcomed when trading stocks, don’t be mad or angry if you miss out on some profits because you jumped out too early. Stocks will always have a pull back and with the gains you made, you’ll have capital to trade another day.

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3 Responses to “The End Of QE2-Quantitative Easing”

  1. Andy C. says:

    I would like to try investing but stock market seems too risky for me as a beginner. Perhaps I will try to invest more in banks and other funds. Then if I am confident enough, maybe I would try stock market in the future. It is nice advice to get their profit now rather than wait for the stock for uncertain profit.
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  2. Jeanette says:

    Investing has changed so much, how do you know who to trust with your money today?
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  3. billy
    Twitter: billyakerman
    says:

    Thanks Jeanette for your question. One of the main reasons I started this blog was because of the way broker and fund managers didn’t do anything that really benefited me the best. Instead they would put me in funds and other investment vehicles that would give them the highest commission. I try to inform and educate the readers of this blog so they can take charge of their financial future. I’m happy to see that I do have a steady flow of readers.
    Thanks again.

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