Tom Vician

Analyst Articles

It’s been said that trading is the hardest way to make easy money. And after more than two decades in the markets, I wholeheartedly agree. The vast majority of investment advisors, brokers and portfolio managers concentrate nearly all of their efforts on what to buy. They do extensive research and… Read More

It’s been said that trading is the hardest way to make easy money. And after more than two decades in the markets, I wholeheartedly agree. The vast majority of investment advisors, brokers and portfolio managers concentrate nearly all of their efforts on what to buy. They do extensive research and… Read More

Natural resource stocks were the worst-performing group in 2015, with the sector plummeting nearly 27%. But since its January lows, this group has been on a tear, more than doubling the return of the benchmark S&P 500.  That’s right, the long-dormant sector finally… Read More

Natural resource stocks were the worst-performing group in 2015, with the sector plummeting nearly 27%. But since its January lows, this group has been on a tear, more than doubling the return of the benchmark S&P 500.  That’s right, the long-dormant sector finally… Read More

It’s been a tough year for investors. The S&P 500 tanked more than 11% by the middle of February on crashing oil prices, concerns over China and Europe’s health, and a “hawkish” Federal Reserve that planned to hike short-term interest rates. Then the… Read More

It’s been a tough year for investors. The S&P 500 tanked more than 11% by the middle of February on crashing oil prices, concerns over China and Europe’s health, and a “hawkish” Federal Reserve that planned to hike short-term interest rates. Then the… Read More

We’ve all heard the trading adage, “Sell in May and go away.”  This annual warning tells investors to pull all of their money out of stocks on May 1 and keep it out until Nov. 1. “Sell in May” isn’t a cliche or an… Read More

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) was one of this decade’s hottest stocks — surging more than 700% from about $90 a share at the start of 2010 to a high above $750 in August of last year. Investors seemed as crazy about the stock as customers were about… Read More

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) was one of this decade’s hottest stocks — surging more than 700% from about $90 a share at the start of 2010 to a high above $750 in August of last year. Investors seemed as crazy about the stock as customers were about… Read More

Today, I’m going to do something I don’t usually do… For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the chief investment strategist of Profitable Trading’s premium Alpha Trader service.  I am a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with more than 20 years of trading experience and a profitable history of… Read More

Today, I’m going to do something I don’t usually do… For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the chief investment strategist of Profitable Trading’s premium Alpha Trader service.  I am a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with more than 20 years of trading experience and a profitable history of… Read More

There are countless investing rules, mantras and cliches out there ranging from extremely useful to downright dangerous.  One of the most widely accepted and potentially detrimental to your portfolio is, “Buy low, sell high.” When taken literally, of course, to make a profit you must sell a stock… Read More