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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Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

Is really not as important as to how you invest... Read More

8 Penny Stocks to Avoid

There are many good penny stock investments available, which could... Read More

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the... Read More

Will the Stock Market be Lower in October?

The stock market often closes a week in the middle... Read More

What Does it Take to be a Stock Trader?

It takes a total mental commitment to the task. It... Read More

Complacency

During the month of January the Dow Jones Industrial Average,... Read More

Option Trading Basics

Options trading can increase the profits you make when trading... Read More

The Elephant

Four blind men were asked to give a description of... Read More

Duck

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

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a... Read More

What is a Mutual Fund?

Ever wondered what is a mutual fund? A mutual fund... Read More

Market Success

Who are the successful investors?There are those who follow the... Read More

Buying New Issues

Has your broker been calling you recently with the "great... Read More

Buying Mutual Funds

It looks like the market is ready to start up... Read More

What To Buy?

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

Online Investing & Online Stock & Share Trading: Difficulty in Taking Stop Losses in the Market

This is an extract of an article which was first... Read More

Trading vs Investing

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

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

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

The Club

Yesterday I received my monthly issue of MONEY magazine. This... Read More

12 Basic Stock Investing Rules Every Successful Investor Should Follow

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

Making a Stock Watch List

I am taking the time to help others learn the... Read More

The Inside Scoop on Mutual Fund Rip Offs

The bear market that showed up at the end of... Read More

Hill of Hope

Just about now everyone is confused as to which way... Read More

Swing Trading Strategies

Using Swing Trading Strategies and Technical Analysis when Trading Stocks... Read More

How to Maximize Your 401k Mutual Fund Returns

When it comes to 401k's there is an overabundance of... Read More

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