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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Lifestyle Funds Provide Greater Security?

With the stock market stubbornly refusing to settle down and... Read More

The POWER of a Proven Stock Investment Plan

When you invest in the stock market for ever-increasing cash... Read More

Enronization

Even if you don't own any of their stock or... Read More

Zero Sum Game

Most people think the stock market is a zero sum... Read More

Low Expense Ratio

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

Online Investing & Stock & Share Trading: 4 Reasons Why Most Online Investors & Traders Go Broke

Are you attracted to the idea of being in control... Read More

Stock Trading Secrets?

How often have you come across an advertisement or e-mail... Read More

Hold Em and Fold Em

When most analysts, financial planners, fund specialists and investors try... Read More

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want... Read More

The Great Stock Market Secret

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

The Three Little Pigs Went to the Stock Market

Three little pigs went to the market to stock up... Read More

Mutual Funds: The Modern Den of Thieves!

Mutual funds were created with the idea that one person... Read More

Market Globalization

Just 30 years ago the stock market was a shadow... Read More

Mousetrap

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

The Next Bull Market

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

Investing in the Stock Market

From the book 'The Stockopoly Plan' by the author Charles... Read More

Precision Money Management

This article describes the model of a natural relationship between... Read More

Your Trading Objective: Why is that so Important?

You've decided to try your luck at trading stocks or... Read More

When?

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

Stock Investment Advice

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

A Common Misconception about Stock Prices

I cringe every time I hear a novice investor tell... Read More

Peer Groups

Whenever I see mutual fund comparisons in the trade publications... Read More

Getting Even

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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stock Market

On the 40 year journey through the turmoil of a... Read More

Investment Clubs

Because you don't feel too sure about which stock or... Read More

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