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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Emotional Maturity

If you are going to be a winner in the... Read More

Hill of Hope

Just about now everyone is confused as to which way... Read More

Swing Trading Strategies

Using Swing Trading Strategies and Technical Analysis when Trading Stocks... Read More

The Next Bull Market

We are already in it, but you can't see it.... Read More

VIX

No, this is not a symbol for some Latin number.... Read More

I Love You, Warren Buffet

Sometime around 1980, can't remember exactly, there was a flight... Read More

Direction

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

The Great Stock Market Secret

When the stock market is going up and all your... Read More

Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

Over the past few months, several investment professionals have brought... Read More

Gold Fever

Right now there doesn't seem to be any "gold fever".... Read More

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

To begin, you might look at playing the stock market... Read More

Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline... Read More

Parachute Investing

Ever jumped out of an airplane? It's OK if you... Read More

Trading Tips No 6: The High Cost of Low Cost Stock Market Information

It has been said that low cost or even free... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part II of II

After the publication of the first part of this two... Read More

Pathways

During our travel down life's path we come to many... Read More

Is the Stock Market for You?

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

Its Snowing

The Winter Games for the Olympics are coming up soon... Read More

Duck

Duck! No I don't mean a quack, quack. I meant... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

"If you don't know where you are going, any road... Read More

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

Both the stock market and oil prices rallied recently, which... Read More

Being Wrong Buying Stock is Okay

Being wrong is OK, but let's not carry it to... Read More

How We Eluded The Bear Of 2000

The date October 13, 2000 will forever be embedded in... Read More

The POWER of a Proven Stock Investment Plan

When you invest in the stock market for ever-increasing cash... Read More

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