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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Understanding the Bulls and the Bears

If you've ever flipped on the television to CNN Financial... Read More

Investment Research - The Dalbar Study

Very few people, even professionals, have heard of the Dalbar... Read More

DIY Portfolio Management

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are growing. Investors are choosing low... Read More

Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

There is a famous cliff on the ocean in Acapulco... Read More

Inertia Syndrome

When it comes to buying a stock or mutual fund... Read More

Getting Even

I know there are a lot of you out there... Read More

Keep Your Profits

It looks like we have now entered a new bull... Read More

Cash

How many people went to a cash position this week?... Read More

Gurgle Gurgle

Caught in a whirlpool and being sucked under. No life... Read More

Mousetrap

The spring-loaded rat catcher is the ultimate low-tech device invented... Read More

Humpty Dumpty the Stock Market Falls Down

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and all the King's... Read More

Stealth Bull

If you have been watching the stock market at all... Read More

Frog In The Pot

You remember the story about the frog that was put... Read More

The Great Stock Market Secret

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

Eternal Sunshine

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

Low Expense Ratio

One of the big advertising kicks today from mutual funds... Read More

Evaluation I

An insane person cannot evaluate an insane evaluation system.As you... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Strategy

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

Duct Tape

Did you run out to buy that duct tape yet?... Read More

Momentum

One of the basic laws of physics states that a... Read More

The Next Bull Market

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

Some Good News for A Change

Before we get into all the good news out there,... Read More

Trapeze Artist - Swinging with the Stock Market

When we go to the circus we see a trapeze... Read More

Direction

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

Is The Bear In The Cage?

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

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