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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Stock Market Investing Odds

The greatest stock market myth is the idea that investing... Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

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

What Are You Waiting For?

Do you own any mutual funds? In an IRA or... Read More

Fake Money

Reach in your pocket and take out that big roll... Read More

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

04/28/2005NASDAQ dropped -12.5% year to date in 2005. S&P500 index... Read More

This Market Is Different

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

Two for the Money

Look back over the years and try to remember how... Read More

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund... 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

Dont Fight The Fed

One of the great truisms of Wall Street is "Don't... Read More

Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

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

What the SEC Really Thinks About Mutual Funds!

Let's go into the details of why non-indexed mutual funds... Read More

Being Wrong Buying Stock is Okay

Being wrong is OK, but let's not carry it to... Read More

Trade Stocks for Real

I read a comment by a forum member on another... Read More

Alfred E. Newman

What! Me worry?Many of you remember the cover of MAD... Read More

So, What is This Stock Market Thing Anyway?

We've all heard of the stock market and probably have... Read More

Tips to Finding Other People?s Simple Trading Plans

Did you know you can make money (and a lot... Read More

The Surgeon General

The Surgeon General of the United States says that smoking... Read More

I Love You, Warren Buffet

Sometime around 1980, can't remember exactly, there was a flight... Read More

Who Knows?

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

Seecrets on Investment: Tired of Making Huge Losses in the Stock Market ? Part 2

Fundamental analysis.Fundamentals analysis says the best way to predict the... Read More

Trapeze Artist - Swinging with the Stock Market

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

The Skinny on Mutual Fund Investing

Mutual fund investing is a lot like Thai cooking. Everyone... Read More

You Don?t HAVE To Be Trading

As a novice trader, you'll often feel the need to... Read More

How to Make Big Money Safely in Stock Market

(1) Stock Market is Tough Place to Make Any Money... Read More

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