Investment Capital Gains

Have you bought any mutual funds this year or late last year while the market was doing its skyrocket thing? Last year it was hard to lose money. This year it has been easy.You should be calling your mutual fund (they all have 800 numbers) to find out if and... Read More

Cash

How many people went to a cash position this week? There is no question that this market has scared the bajebers out of many investors, me included. Fortunately, I started going to cash some time ago, but I did give back a substantial amount of my profit.Your broker never wants... Read More

Catnip of the Stock Market

I have watched my cat play with a bag of catnip. At first he is having fun and slowly he becomes drunk with pleasure and then finally he becomes so tipsy he falls over to sleep it off. The pleasure part is great, but I am not sure if he... Read More

Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any equity before you buy it. Many investors go to Morningstar that 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

China Syndrome

There has been great condemnation recently because China has been selling its goods on the world market at prices below what other countries, especially the U.S., can produce. It has been called exporting deflation.The major reason for these extremely low prices has been their labor costs which I am told... Read More

Choosing An Investment Stock Broker

If you want one.And I don't recommend any broker with whom to trade who will be giving you advice on what to buy and sell. When a broker speaks it is a eulogy for your money. My definition of a broker is one who makes you broker.The reason I say... Read More

How Much Money Can I Make With Trading? What Account Size Do I Need To Start?

What account size do I need?How much money can I make with trading?First of all, let's clarify a common misunderstanding: You never risk your full account size. You always have a "catastrophic stop", and it is important to define the "ruin" before you start trading. Let's say you start with... Read More

Momentum

One of the basic laws of physics states that a body in motion will continue in motion in the direction it is going until interrupted by another force.That basic physics law also applies to stocks and mutual funds. To see this trend it will be very apparent in a weekly... Read More

Moving Averages

Every day on CNBC-TV they show a 200-day moving average line superimposed on the stock price history. It seems they give great credence to this manufactured line as it represents 10 months of price action. What is it? Does it really mean anything?The line represents the addition of the closing... Read More

Market Psychology

Today we are inundated with tons of information about the economy, stocks, government agencies and foreign governments. They show us charts and graphs of the increase/decrease in oil production over the last 5 years, the amount of maple syrup produced in Vermont for the past century, the time it takes... Read More

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Hedge Funds

You read and hear a lot about hedge funds. Unfortunately,... Read More

Stock Trading Diversification

This is the continuing story of our two imaginary traders,... Read More

Stock Investment Advice

Stock investment advice is easy to find. Do you get... Read More

Does Japan Matter?

For the last 12 years we have seen the Japanese... Read More

Adding Funds

Someday you may want to retire and continue to live... Read More

A Stock Market Investment Strategy

I feel that an investment strategy in the stock market... Read More

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

For years investors have been taught to look into the... Read More

What To Buy?

Now that you have some money burning a hole in... Read More

Market Psychology

Today we are inundated with tons of information about the... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

Suppose your position has made a big move and you... Read More

Leverage - Margin Debt

What is leverage?Here is a definition of leverage from an... Read More

Trading as a Business

What can I expect to make my first year of... Read More

Why the Majority Fail at Stock Investing

The gleam and bright lights of Wall Street lure in... Read More

Losses, not Profits, will Stop You from Trading in the Market

Should the market turn against you, it is important that... Read More

Evaluation II

As I said in Part I everyone in the insane... Read More

My Stock - Right or Wrong

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

Good News?

As the man said, "I've got some good news and... Read More

Financial Crime

Congress recently passed another new law that is supposed to... Read More

Managing Investing and Stock Market Risks

Reduce your investing and stock market risks by:Setting your sights... Read More

Stock Market Education; Day Trading for Beginnners; How to Pick Stocks

The trading method you employ to approach the stock market... Read More

What Our Investment Advisor Wont Say Off The Bat

Most advisors will tell you they can beat the market.... Read More

Traders, Defend Against the Dreaded Death Spiral.

It has often been said that there is only two... Read More

Analyzing Growth Stocks: An Important Focus For Any Investor

Analyzing growth stocks is an important focus for any investor.... Read More

The Cub; II

We keep hearing about this bear market and that the... Read More

Roller Coaster

I love roller coasters. The steeper the better. High and... Read More

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