Market Timing?

The recent criminal fiasco in the mutual fund industry is being used by Wall Street to persuade investors that market timing is a bad thing. The late trading by Janus, Bank America and several other well known mutual funds is falsely being called market timing.Wall Street, better known as Maul... Read More

More Window Dressing

Two weeks ago I wrote about what the Securities and Exchange Commission was doing to regulate the mutual fund industry to help the small investor, the "poor folks". It really added up to zero.Now the SEC is going to make new regulations for hedge funds to protect the rich folks.... Read More

Market Success

Who are the successful investors?There are those who follow the advice of their brokers and financial planners or those who choose to use their own good judgment? If you care to compare the results of the past 4 years from 2000 to now I believe you will see who as... Read More

Mindset

In 1960 an engineer working for a watch company in Switzerland discovered that a small crystal would vibrate at a constant rate. He found this was so accurate that it could be used to calibrate time so he took it to company management and said it would make an entirely... Read More

Mousetrap

The spring-loaded rat catcher is the ultimate low-tech device invented more than 100 years ago and remains the best demouser in the world. It is so simple anyone can master it and best of all you can keep on using it year in and year out. It always works.Now I... Read More

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a financial question and answer format. One of the questions asked of me in the interview was:Where do you think the stock market is headed over the next five years?My Answer!Charles M. O'Melia: No one knows! There is an old Chinese... Read More

Traders, Defend Against the Dreaded Death Spiral.

It has often been said that there is only two ways to get hurt really bad on a stock trade, getting caught in a "death spiral" by not using DTM: Decisive Trade Management in the way of stop loses and having a stock halted on you. Halts you have zero... Read More

Investment Research - The Dalbar Study

Very few people, even professionals, have heard of the Dalbar Study that originated in 1995. Its purpose is to determine the profitability of trading for the small investor of mutual funds. Their results are even worse than I thought.The BuyNHolders will love the results as it "proves" that buying and... Read More

Direction

It is difficult to make money in a bull market, but what do you do when you are in a bear market? In what direction should you go not only to make money but to protect what you have from loss?Almost immediately investors think what should I buy that will... Read More

Investment Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline and it doesn't make any difference whether it is manufacturing, processing, servicing or investing in the stock market.Before you can have that discipline you must have a successful plan and stick with it. If the method you use does not... Read More

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Investment Capital Gains

Have you bought any mutual funds this year or late... Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

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

Inertia

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

Investment Lawyers and Trash Stocks

The trash business in its efforts to cook their books... Read More

The I Word is Coming to a Town Near You

Hello Inflation, it has been awhile, I see you on... Read More

Is the Stock Market for You?

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

Shadow Bull

As one of my regular readers you know I have... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part I of II

What does it mean to short a stock?This means that... Read More

Dont Buy Stocks based on P/E Ratio alone

I use the P/E ratio as a secondary indicator for... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

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

Trend Trading - Trading Stocks Using Technical Analysis and Swing Trading Strategies

Peter is a professional trader, Paul is not. Peter has... Read More

Overvalued & Underbought

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

Its A Duck

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

On Friday or Saturday evening my wife gets a movie... Read More

Low Tide

When you stand on the ocean shore and watch the... Read More

Top 25 Growth Funds

On Monday, November 25, 2000 Investor's Business Daily listed on... Read More

Why This Bear?

People are constantly asking me why is the stock market... Read More

Option Spread Trading

Spread trading is a technique that can be used to... Read More

Can?t Stand The Heat

It seems that every day I turn on the TV... Read More

Duck

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

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5CHK is my favorite... Read More

How To Buy And Hold

One of the most believed bits of conventional wisdom from... Read More

Bad News is Good News

For weeks, no, months we have been bombarded with nothing... Read More

Investment Discipline

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

The Right Mutual Funds For Baby Boomers

If you are a baby boomer, time is not on... Read More

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