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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Trading vs Investing

I often hear from people, "I don't trade. I invest.... Read More

How Covered Calls Turned a Trader Around

Sidney felt sick as she looked at her latest OptionsXpress... Read More

Which Way The Market

I am hearing predictions by brokers, financial planners, talk show... Read More

Selection Vs Direction

As I have said many times before in this column... Read More

Investing Basics - Stocks, Mutual Funds, Real Estate & Online Investing

Have you ever thought of investing? Do you have a... Read More

How Eating Bitumen Made Me a Better Trader

Trading is a fascinating activity.There are so many layers to... Read More

When?

When will the stock market stop going down and start... Read More

Discover the Biggest Trading & Investing Online Mistake

Any online investor / trader seeks an excellent off or... Read More

How Much Information Do You Need?

You have decided to buy some stock or mutual funds,... Read More

The 10 Commandments

Wall Street has been preaching for years and years to... Read More

When Should I Sell?

People are always asking me when should I sell my... Read More

Exchange Traded Funds Primer

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a group of passive index... Read More

Intervention

Intervention. Now don't let that big word scare you. The... Read More

Stock Market Insanity

Let's first define insanity. It is doing the same thing... Read More

Emotional Trading

The single most expensive stock market trades are those made... Read More

Overvalued & Underbought

With all the bad news that has been dumped upon... Read More

Selling Strategies - Setting a Stop Loss

Sometimes the best way of lowering exposure to risk is... Read More

Invest In The Stock Market For The RIGHT Reason, Using The RIGHT Choices

Invest in the stock market for the RIGHT reason, using... Read More

Municipal Bonds

Because there are so many stocks that are NOT paying... Read More

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

04/28/2005NASDAQ dropped -12.5% year to date in 2005. S&P500 index... Read More

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a... Read More

Discover the Retirement Breakthrough the Federal Government Created for You - The Roth IRA!

If you don't know what a Roth IRA is then... Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

After finding the price of a particular stock, usually the... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

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

Stock Market Investing: Knowing When (and when not) to Sell

One of the greatest challenges of investing in stocks is... Read More

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