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Vince Stanzione

Spread-betting sage, private trader and mentor

Spread betting veteran has been trading for over 26 years and has produced a home-trading course at fintrader.net. He stresses that before you try trading it's worth getting some training

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Apple trees don’t grow to the sky but Apple is still growing and worth a buy

By , 08 Apr 2016

This month I will look at shares of Apple (APPL) a company which hardly needs much of an introduction and many will be reading this on an Apple device of some sort.

Before we look at Apple it's worth addressing the science behind why “trees don’t grow to the sky” and what we can learn from Mother Nature in our trading and investing. 

 

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Going long or short and betting on casino stocks

By , 07 Mar 2016

After a terrible run, casino shares are looking better and the tables are turning. So this shows the benefit of being an adaptable trader and switching from going short to going long.

The old saying goes along the lines of “the only way to make money at a casino is by owning one” and of course in the long run the house always wins as all casino games have a house advantage. But over the last two years the only way to win with casino stocks has been shorting them (which I have been) but I am now out of my short trades and back long again.

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Gold mining stocks looking better but come with a wealth warning

By , 09 Feb 2016

Back in 2003 I held a seminar in London and my guest was hedge fund manager and commodities guru Jim Rogers and whilst talking about mining stocks he said: “A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it”.

13 years on I still remember these wise words and any investment in a mining stock should only be considered with risk capital and it’s important to have an exit strategy.

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Making money in 2016 - wash, rinse, repeat on Imperial Tobacco (IMT)

By , 12 Jan 2016

As I write this article I have a strong case of déjà vu as what I am about to write is almost the same as I wrote exactly 12 months ago. And with the horrible start to 2016 for financial markets thanks to the China issues, here’s a stock which I believe will hold up again whatever the weather in 2016.

The stock is Imperial Tobacco (IMT) and anyone that purchased it last year made a very respectable 26%, thrashing the FTSE100 which was down over the same period.

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Consumer discretionary sector remains strong for Q4 2015

By , 04 Nov 2015

In this article I'm going to look at stocks that can do well in the last two months of 2015, especially companies in the consumer discretionary sector, after a wider update last month.

In October I outlined my view that markets could go higher and that I was looking for the Dow to hit a new all-time high of 18,500 by April 2016.

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Why Dow Jones will reach a new high in 2016 and why you don’t believe me

By , 30 Sep 2015

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Back in September 2011 I released an update stating I was looking for the Dow Jones to make a new all-time high of 14200 in March 2013.

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US Interest rates will go up 0.25% this month – St Ledgers Day

By , 07 Sep 2015

I am one of the few that still believes the FED will raise rates 0.25% on the 16/17 of September, should they not raise I would be very worried and it would be a grave mistake but I am 95% sure they will.

Once they raise rates that will be it for the rest of the year. I then expect two rate increases in 2016 both of 0.25%. This will take the Fed funds rate to 1.00% by end of the 2016 hardly a disaster. 

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Summertime and the trading is not that easy…

By , 10 Aug 2015

Summertime, An’ the livin’ is easy; Fish are jumpin’ an’ the cotton is high; Oh yo’ daddy's rich an’ yo’ mamma's good lookin’; So hush little baby, don't you cry. Those are the lyrics by DuBose Heyward to the music of George Gershwin, but if the summer livin’ is easy, then the tradin’ ain’t.

So far August is looking weak but fortunately if you followed my articles, we have made good money on the GMCR short which I wrote about in June.

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Beginners guide to spread betting commodities - why oil still looks weak and a good short bet.

By , 10 Jul 2015

Mention trading commodities to most people and you normally get a pause and then a comment such as “oh commodities are risky”.

Alternatively, you get the story about their uncle Bert that lost his shirt trading pork bellies and even a reference to the classic film Trading Places.

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Don't smell the coffee - go short on Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR)

By , 08 Jun 2015

This month I will take a look at a share to short sell and that is GMCR, formally known as Keurig Green Mountain. I will also give a quick recap on selling a share short.

The majority of spread betting clients still prefer to go long a stock yet there are also opportunities to make money selling a stock short and profiting from a down move.

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Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Consumer self-care products company Venture Life Group on Wednesday said it widened its 2015 losses as costs rose. Loss before tax, amortisation and exceptional items came to £0.73m in the year to 31 December 2015, compared to a loss of £0.59m the previous year.

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