Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

How can you dispel an illusion unless you look directly at it? The magician distracts the eye with one hand while he does his manipulation with the other. You are looking in the wrong place and not seeing what is actually happening.Wall Street has mastered this move even beyond the... Read More

Diversification

Wall Street's watchword has always been diversification, but what does it mean and why do they say it?The standard Wall Street definition is flexible because each broker or financial planner will vary the portfolio based on your age and income. They say that the younger you are the more risk... Read More

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

Does Japan Matter?

For the last 12 years we have seen the Japanese stock market slowly sinking from a high of 38,000 to about 8,000, more than a 75% loss and very close to the price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Why should we care about their stock market?Please understand that the... Read More

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular ideas in the investment community. Everyone seems to like it and it has become a watchword among stock and mutual fund brokers. If it is properly done you will make money, if not you will lose money or at best stay... Read More

Dont Ask Your Broker

Unfortunately, most of you who are reading my column are suffering some substantial losses in the stock market. Whether it is mutual funds or individual stocks everything with mighty few exceptions is going down. Maybe you are just giving back some nice profits, but maybe it is beginning to bite... Read More

Dont Fight The Fed

One of the great truisms of Wall Street is "Don't fight the Fed". For the long term investors this has resulted in greater profits. When the Federal Reserve Board hikes interest rates look out and when the do it 3 times in a row it is called "3 jumps and... Read More

Downdraft

For the year 2000 we have seen hundreds of mutual funds lose 40%, 50% and more of their value. This does not seem right since the fund is supposed to be managed by a professional. How can this "professional" do such a bad job? More than half of the funds... Read More

Duck

Duck! No I don't mean a quack, quack. I meant get down, look out for a huge blob of brown stuff is heading your way.This one is so large it is going to make Enron and Worldcom look like Boy Scouts stealing cookies at a picnic. As a result of... Read More

Duct Tape

Did you run out to buy that duct tape yet? Don't forget the plastic sheeting, bottles of water, canned food and a couple of books to read. What are you waiting for? I know - things to get better so you can resume your normal life style.While you were waiting... Read More

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Hot Stock Investing ... How to Pick Hot Stocks with Momentum Stock Trading

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Stock and Fund Dividends

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Is The Bear In The Cage?

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The Seven Mistakes All Novice Traders Make and How to Correct Them

We learnt the following the hard way! If any of... Read More

Trading vs Investing

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Every day I see in the financial section of newspapers... Read More

Inertia Syndrome

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

When?

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

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

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

How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

If you have been dealing with mutual funds for any... Read More

Economists

In today's volatile and confusing stock markets everyone is searching... Read More

Who Knows?

The Shadow knows. Remember him? It seems a shadow has... Read More

The Importance of Using Stop Loss Orders When Spread Trading the Financial Markets

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

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Stops Make Money

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Emotional Trading

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

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

There are major differences between trading stocks and trading futures.... Read More

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There are many important things you need to know to... Read More

This Market Is Different

All of the talking heads have been telling us that... Read More

Stock Investment Advice

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

Rebalance And Diversify

The stock market has not been very kind to your... Read More

Trading Education: The Best of Both Worlds!

I made my very first investment in the stock market... Read More

Lights of the Stock Market

There are red lights, green lights, blue lights and spot... Read More

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