That depends on how many trades you want to make and how much money you want to invest. We'll give you an example. Let's say our average return on our stock picks is 5%. If you decide to invest $10,000.00 one day, equally among the several stock picks of that day you would make: $10,000 X .05 = $500. Yes, $500 profit for one trade! You would be lucky if you could make 5% in any other investment in an entire year! Make just 4 of these trades a month and you're up 20%.
You receive a list of the daily stock picks in the members area as well as email alerts (if you choose). If you decide to buy any or all of the stocks, you then place an order with your broker for the stocks. You will then wait for an alert whenever the system signals a close, although you're always free to close them out whenever you've deemed that your profits are sufficient.
We deal only with highly liquid sector stocks listed on the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange with a minimum market cap of $100 million. Unlike many stock pick sites on the internet we are not paid to promote a certain stock nor do we recommend penny stocks or stocks traded on the OTC BB over the counter markets. These stocks are highly volatile and investors often lose large sums of money investing in them. We will never feature a stock that trades on the OTC. If you're trading penny stocks, we are simply not the service for you. We make these trades ourselves. Our only motive is to make a profit.
Where do we begin? Almost everything!
- Our methodology. We provide safe, market neutral stock picks in pairs.
- Industry experience. The company was founded by a veteran trader and the methodology honed and proven in live market conditions for almost a decade in other markets and over 6 years in the stock market.
- Safety. If the market takes a dive, a la 2010, 2008, 2001, 2000, 1987... pick your crash, you will be protected from substantial loss because of the market neutral methodology.
- Profitability. We produce returns over and above most day trading picking services claim to.
- Time investment. This isn't a stock picking service where you're glued to your computer all trading day. You make the trades and go to do whatever your new found profits allow you to, get up the next day and do it again.
The average hold time for our trades is ~ 19 days. Once a member you will have access to the entire methodology and direct access to our head trader .
Alpha Stock Picks is a statistical arbitrage stock picking service. With our proprietary stock picking methodology you remain safe and hedged within a sector from overall market moves. Something NO OTHER stock picking service does!The picks are available for viewing before the market opens and the list is updated throughout the day with additional stock alerts.
We have many members who have full time jobs that trade in their spare time as well as many people who trade full time for a living. Your time commitment is entirely up to you but you can normally be successful with as little as a few minutes to an hour a day. If you choose to take our trades mechanically (without research) it will only take a few minutes a day. If you are a trader who wants to do research on the stocks, your time investment is completely dependent on your research time. While our picks require no research, we certainly wouldn't tell anyone not to. An informed trade is always better, if for nothing else, your confidence in the trade. Once you've decided to take a trade, it takes mere minutes to place buy and sell orders with your broker and you don't have to sit at a computer all day.
This will happen often as we are constantly scanning hundreds of stocks. There are many different methods our subscribers use to select from the provided picks. Since our picks are primarily triggered by a a reaction to a specific stock that isn't reflected in the overall sector and many members find success by doing some research to see what that reaction was caused by. We suggest taking the trades in the sectors that you have a knowledge of or are comfortable trading.
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In any Statistical Arbitrage trade, to maintain neutrality the position sizes must be equal in dollar value. Lets say you are going long stock A and short stock B. You decide to invest $1,000 in each. Stock A trades at $2 a share and stock B trades at $50 a share. In this scenario you'd go long 500 shares of stock A and short 20 shares of stock B. Just to repeat, the positions in each must be equal.