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How to spot the top 3% of all stocks in seconds

Dear Trader,

As you probably know, there are over 7,000 stocks to choose from on just the U.S. exchanges alone…

But what you might NOT know is that about 97% of these stocks are PURE POISON for your portfolio, meaning that the odds are stacked AGAINST you before you even place a trade.

Recently, I discovered a way to automatically FILTER OUT the ‘poison’ stocks and leave you with:

  • The Top 3% that offer the most profit potential every time you trade.

These are the safest, most predictable stocks that give you the best odds…

-and if you’re NOT trading stocks in the Top 3%, you could be unknowingly KILLING your portfolio.

I recorded a series of training videos that reveal my discovery, and show you how to filter out the poison stocks yourself.

The first video is ready to watch here…

After you watch it, please leave a comment below the video and let me know what you think.

I think we’re on to something big here…

Good Trading,
Bill Poulos

p.s. With this discovery, you have the potential to BEAT the S&P500 by 4,760% or MORE. I know, it sounds weird, but it’ll make sense after you watch the video…

Questrade IQ Mobile: smart phone apps for Apple and Android now available

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Ahoy there! Alan here. It’s been a long time since I posted about my current stock broker (Questrade), but I just found out yesterday that they’ve just released their IQ Mobile trading platform. I thought I’d also let you all know as well. This is pretty neat! Once I get my new android (or iPhone 5 perhaps) phone I definitely plan to make use of it.

So now Canada’s cheapest stock broker has the full suite of trading platforms that the other major stock brokers already have. Job well done Questrade!

That does it for this brief news post.

Happy – stock – trading everyone!

Cheers,

Alan

I just bought some stocks

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Greetings fellow investors!

My journey as a trader began with trading stocks. Actually I should not say “trading” as when I first decided that I wanted to become a trader I mainly bought stocks and held on to them. What I did is I used to buy income producing stocks with a buy and hold strategy in mind. Unfortunately roughly two or three years ago I had to liquidate my stocks as I needed the money for one of life’s “big purchases” so for some time now I haven’t owned a single stock. This has changed just the other day as I just bought several stocks that I’m looking to hold on to for as long as I can or as long as it makes sense to do so.

While I now am more preocuppied with trading on the Forex market I thought that it would make good financial sense to diversify my money and thus came the decision to get back to what I did when I first got into trading – ie buy income producing stocks. So the stocks that I just bought are all income producing – they pay dividends – stocks. Incidentally they’re all Canadian stocks. For now I think I will stick to mainly Canadian stocks. You will see why they’re all Canadian stocks once I tell you specifically which stocks I bought – I’m sure you’ll notice a pattern.

Before I go any further in case you are wondering which broker I use, wonder no more as I will tell you. It’s a Canadian broker called Questrade and as far as I know they offer the lowest stock trading commissions of all the Canadian brokers. To be 100% honest that’s the main reason I trade with them. I haven’t had to call them or test their customer service and all those other aspects. All I mainly care about at this stage is low trading costs and this broker fits that bill.  Anyways, moving on.

So now I bet you’re curious to know which stocks I bought. OK, I will tell you. Please do not take this as a “stock pick” or as a recommendation of any kind. The reason I bought these specific stocks are my own and these may NOT be right for your portfolio. OK, so here is the list of stocks that I just bought – for now. I will add more as time goes, but they will ALL be dividend paying stocks.

1: ALGONQUIN POWER – AQN.TO

This is a utility company – ie they generate electricity from mainly renewable sources such as hydro and wind energy. I see this as a recession proof and stable income source – hence why I bought it.

2: BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE – BRC.UN.TO

This company is another utility stock. They have a bunch of hydro power plants in Canada, United States, and Brazil. They also own several wind farms. As with the stock above I see this one as another recession proof stable income source.

3:  INTER PIPELINE FUND – IPL.UN.TO

This company operates oil transport pipelines that run throughout Alberta and Saskachewan. They are also involved in other key infrastructure market segments, but that is beyond the scope of this post. I chose this stock because the assets they operate are key infrastructure needs in the oil rich region of Alberta. Also their business is not heavily influenced by the global price of oil, so this stock should be relatively stable regardless of what the price of oil is doing.

4: MACQUARIE POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE – MPT.TO

This business is another utility stock. They operate a wide range of power generating assets – ie Wind, Hydro, Gas cogeneration, Biomass, Solar. Among many reasons for chosing this stock one interesting and I guess not entirely logical reason is that they own a large wind farm nearby where I live. I believe this region has a lot of wind energy potential and I hope that in the future the expand the existing wind farm, and maybe even venture into putting wind turbines in the waters of Lake Erie on whose shore their existing wind farm is located.

So there you have it, four humble dividend stocks for now. My next stock purchase will probably be a company who operates a water heater rental business in Ontario. Once again this will be a very defensive and stable income stock. After that I think I’ll also grab another oil pipeline stock. Hint: it’s called Pembina.

OK folks that does it for this post. If you’d like to discuss stocks with me and other investors/traders or if you’d like to share your portfolio I invite you to visit my Stocks Nirvana forum (just put this forum together a while back but it’s still a work in progress so bear with me while I put the finishing touches on it). The link is:

http://www.stocksnirvana.com

Happy investing everyone!

Cheers,

Alan