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Understanding Vicious Stock Cycles

When investing in stocks it is important to monitor the stocks to determine whether it is performing as anticipated. Remember that the stock market is as unpredictable as a storm. Analysing the market is an art, not a science. That is why analysts tell investors, ‘When in doubt, get out.”


It is hard to get out when in a bull market. The bull trap is where a stock lifts, falls back, continue to decline and then hits to new lows. This action, leaves the stock holders with losses.

When the market climbs, investors are encouraged. They watch it drop, expecting it to climb again. In many cases, if the stock dropped, excited investors will buy up. In many cases they are laughing at the losers who sold out before the big boom. This new ‘artificial’ boost drives the prices up a bit, encouraging the investor. This creates a situation where any small profit the aggressive investors hoped to harvest are eaten up in their anticipation of big gains.

These investors usually do not have an ‘exit scheme’. They have no pre determined, written in stone, strategy for when they will sell a stock. They flounder for too long before they realize their mistake. By then, it is too late.


The bear trap is the opposite of the bull trap. The stock breaks down through the support level. It looks like it will never hit bottom. The stock suddenly shoots up. It is almost a miracle that the stock is flying.

Investors who were hoping to profit from by selling short are ‘trapped’ and suffer losses as the stock shoots up.

The bear trap can leads to an upward move. This is an artificial surge fed by the number of buyers competing to buy the ‘hot stock.’ The buyers become aggressive feeding the market, and bringing in the novice ‘get rich quick’ crowd.

They see the surge and are attracted to the quick profits, which deplete the supply. Once the supply runs out, the entire house of cards comes toppling down.

Real investors do not touch the stocks. Everyone wants to sell, but no one wants to buy.

Vicious Cycles

These vicious traps play out painfully for investors on the wrong side of the market. Aggressive traders are pulled in easily. They need to watch for the ‘setups’ selling on the right day makes the difference between large profits or devastating losses.

These traps can change within hour. They are common, which is why many investors are warned to stay away from ‘hot stocks.’ Unfortunately, it is fairly easy for market specialists to manipulate stocks on a short-term basis. The patterns, or false patterns, are easy to pick out if investors listen to the market.

And, the victims of these traps are usually emotional and excitable investors who do not watch for the red flags and do not have a solid exit plan. Experienced stock traders get out as soon as they realize they were caught in a trap. This is the only way to minimise losses.

About the Author

Mark Walters is a third generation investor who guides others to financial independence through the Creating Wealth Club

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Acapulco – Purchases of folk arts, crafts and souvenirs – General Tips

As a center for cruise ships and that Mexico is "great lady" Tourism, Acapulco is a great center to buy quality folk art from Mexico. Also, surely it will be easy to find plenty of small inexpensive gifts and souvenirs. This article provides general information and advice on the purchase of folk arts, crafts and souvenirs in Acapulco. A related article business in the city where these things. The third addresses the specific issue of Mexican silver.

Plan your shopping trips. Specialists travel in general, we recommend that you make a list of people you need to buy, prepare a budget and shop in two steps. Take a tour just for navigation, and another to make your purchase. It is better to do this on top of your vacation, then you can relax and not worry about later. Results of the last purchase minutes out of the city, often inspired by less commercial, more stress, more cost to do it carefully. Everyone know that the airport departure lounge no is the best place to buy anything.

His first trip – to see – so you know all the options and choices before settling down to negotiate. You can also get good ideas about how variable they are asking prices and, therefore, if the discussions resulted in a good business. You can also assess whether it is necessary to perform money, or if a credit card work well for you. After the first trip, check your shopping list with more specific ideas (and cost information) which met during the survey.

Bargain Prices. In general, the negotiation with your dealer may produce a lower price for you especially if you are in an outdoor market or beach. Products in retail store (with air conditioning and windows) are not usually discuss with the expectation the price. You may be able to receive a discount for cash or by quantity, but generally the price quoted is the price. If you're lucky to be talking to the owner or manager, you can apply a discount of more generous than you can imagine a reason that you deserve. In most other places you must make counter-offers. Imagine the opening price is twice what the seller is waiting. If you can not get the price to where you want to go. Acapulco has many other suppliers competing for their choice. If you arrive at a price that works for you, say: "OK." Unless you particularly enjoy haggling over prices, vacation time is more valuable than a few dollars can save time and effort invested.

Authentic Folk Art. Several shops and galleries selling art popular, some signed by famous artists. This includes molded clay figures and Black Huichol Oaxaca. Several places offer a reasonable quality for not much money. Sellers Indians on the beaches of Acapulco and sidewalks selling their own work, including textiles, jewelry, seeds, shells and semi-precious minerals, masks, wood carvings, decorative pieces, chairs, bowls, baskets, hats, bags and figures. In general, the inventory is both a place that is difficult to evaluate a single item. Choose it and keep away from everything to see if it calls if analyzed in isolation. Examine the job. Necklaces and bracelets of shells or stones that are held together by a cable fiber (instead of a string) should be firm but flexible.

Mexican Silver involves several additional considerations. See the related article, that addresses this issue.

Souvenirs. The open-air markets should be your starting point for the memories. Just make sure that what interests him is the Site of the article, and not something imported Asia. This is particularly true with everything from plastic. You can buy a shirt or towel that says almost nothing about real hot. Disposable Cups, piñatas, hats, pottery – everything will be around you. You can negotiate the price, and you can work with package deals and discounts if you buy more of an article. sales of credit cards – whenever possible – usually result in higher prices because the seller pays a processing fee. Moreover, the amount of the sale is subject to a value 17% tax, the state received from its suppliers. (Cash sales are subject to the same tax, but the audit trail is much weaker).

Two caveats. If you're new to mind Mexico's tourist scene, we know some items are only and tourist traps to avoid:

  • "Tortuga creams." This is a fake couple. If the product is original, which is prepared with eggs sea turtle, who know the species is endangered. The product is contraband, and if caught at customs, will be confiscated. In any case, science rejects The arguments of this product. Moreover, since it is a crime to collect the eggs, most unscrupulous sellers can not find the genuine article again so just cheap and greasy lotion repackage and pass.
  • Tequila remember. It's okay to buy a bottle of tequila decorated – especially small businesses for sale in many places. But do not think that its contents are the highest achievements of tequila. Tequila may not be in it! It is best not to drink. If you buy a souvenir bottle of tequila, which was empty before boarding a plane, to avoid problems with the regulations.

About the Author

Bernal Castillo writes for RealAcapulco.com, the most complete and reliable source of information about Acapulco, in English and in Spanish. To reach him, go to Acapulco and navigate to the contact page.

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