Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5CHK is my favorite oil or natural gas stock. Here is updated Net Asset Value (NAV) table from CHK July 2004 earning release:Table CHK PV-10 per share NAV vs Natural gas priceN Gas price NAV per share$4.50 $16.11 $5.00 $19.60$5.50 $23.11 $6.00 $26.61 $6.50... Read More

Defining a Long-Term Investment in the Stock Market

For some "long term" would mean holding a stock position over the weekend. For others, it may mean holding a security for at least 1 year for the purpose of declaring a long-term capital gain, thus saving on taxes.The rigid definition of a long-term investment in the stock market would... Read More

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund you can call your broker and he will send you reports on how the company is doing, what their management is like and what might be the projected earnings for the company and how the industry is doing. Great information.You... Read More

Stock Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any equity before you buy it. Many investors go to Morningstar which is one of the largest providers of mutual fund information in the world. It is assumed that their information is correct. After all that is what you are paying... Read More

Forecasting the Stock Market

Every day I see in the financial section of newspapers how to forecast what the market will do in 6 months, 12 months, several years. "Ten stocks that will double in the next 6 months." Right! I have trouble trying to forecast what it will do tomorrow. Do not trust... Read More

How to Make Big Money Safely in Stock Market

(1) Stock Market is Tough Place to Make Any Money ConsistentlyNASDAQ or SP&500 averaged about -6% per year for 5 years between 1999 and 2003. Many individual investors who made killing in the internet bubble period got wiped out during those 5 years. Many who trusted Wall Street experts by... Read More

Mutual Fund Honor Roll ? Buy High, Sell Low by Chasing Performance

Buy high and sell low -- It's not a typo.Millions of investors guarantee their failure by selecting mutual funds and stocks based on quarterly or annual performance records. Do you chase performance? You might be buying high and selling low!As the year draws to a close, millions of mutual fund... Read More

Stock and Fund Dividends

When is a dividend not a dividend?The latest thing "conservative" brokers are preaching these days is to buy stocks that pay dividends. Everyone likes dividends. I know I do, but when Wall Street tells me something I am automatically suspicious because they lie to me every day. Is this a... Read More

Size Counts!

What the heck am I talking about?It is often said that to grow mentally, spiritually, emotionally and personally that you have to stretch and move out of your comfort zone. I definitely believe in this concept, however... When it comes to day trading, swing trading or position trading stocks, futures,... Read More

Picking Mutual Funds to Outperform the Market

With over 6,000 mutual funds available, it may be tempting to pick funds from a popular star or index rating system. Savvy investors, however, balance multiple factors in their selection process. Ratings represent only the historical performance of funds and cannot predict the future. Performance consistency, management skill, and expense... Read More

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The Right Mutual Funds For Baby Boomers

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?Fears Only Enemy Is Action?

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Oil Stocks As A Long Term Investment

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VooDoo Training For the Stock Market

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Many people would like to diversify their portfolios to expand... Read More

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There is a current movie entitled "Eternal Sunshine of the... Read More

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When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the... Read More

Direction

It is difficult to make money in a bull market,... Read More

Economists #2

Economists know more about how the fragments of society work... Read More

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

An investor can find and research the best stock on... Read More

How to Maximize Your 401k Mutual Fund Returns

When it comes to 401k's there is an overabundance of... Read More

My Stock - Right or Wrong

We all know the expression, "My country, right or wrong",... Read More

Why Investors Use Financial Planners

Do you have a financial planner? Does one of your... Read More

Is The Bear In The Cage?

For the last few weeks we have seen the stock... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Strategy

"Buy and hold" is one of the most heralded investment... Read More

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