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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Lemmings Are Gathering

Before they go over the cliff to their destruction these... Read More

NASDAQ 800?

In November of 2000 when the NASDAQ was trading at... Read More

Selling

The stock market has been going up for more than... Read More

It Cant Be Done

Wouldn't it be nice if you were only in the... Read More

A Penny for Your Stocks

According to Investopedia Inc. the penny stock market has seen... Read More

Keep Your Profits

It looks like we have now entered a new bull... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

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

Lies, Damn Lies and Mutual Fund Returns

How many times has this happened to you? You're at... Read More

Enronization

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

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular ideas... Read More

Long Term Financial Vehicles

Investing in long-term financial vehicles give you the most gains... Read More

Inertia Syndrome

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

Laws and Efficiencies and Theories of Diminishing Returns

The basis of diminishing return discussions surround such simple notions;... Read More

Prosperity

It has fallen upon the consumer to make our economy... Read More

You Don?t HAVE To Be Trading

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

Stock Market System ... ONLINE STOCK TRADING ... Beyond Day Trading Basics & Tips

Day trading is all about making buy and sell decisions.... Read More

Are You A Stockaholic?

Today's society gives special recognition to alcoholics, sexaholics, binge-aholics, shopaholics,... Read More

Trading Systems

To become a successful trader you must have some kind... Read More

The Value of Stocks of a Company

The debate rages all over Eastern and Central Europe, in... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

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

Invest, Be Wrong, and Make Money in the Stock Market

I have been trading for several decades and was an... Read More

Moving Averages

Every day on CNBC-TV they show a 200-day moving average... Read More

A Good Fund Manager

Every Wall Street analyst, financial planner and broker will tell... Read More

How to Short Stocks? How to Make Money when Your Stocks Go Down by Shorting

The stock market can present you with a lot of... Read More

How To Buy And Hold

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

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