How Much Information Do You Need?

You have decided to buy some stock or mutual funds, but wonder which one to buy. You need more information so you call your broker for advice. A so-called "full service" broker will bury you with all kinds of reports, analysis sheets and other pretty pieces of paper, but will... Read More

Economists

In today's volatile and confusing stock markets everyone is searching for a guru who knows which way the market is going and when. Ask any economist and he will have an answer. Ask 2 economists and you will have 2 answers. Ask 3 economists - ad infinitum.At the Federal Reserve... Read More

Emotional Involvement

I'll bet with almost anyone that has stocks or mutual funds in his portfolio that he has losers, but he won't sell them because he "likes them" or some similar excuse. This is the philosophy of a loser.You cannot become emotionally involved with anything you have bought whether it is... Read More

Enron Cure

Let's hope you did not have any of the Enron stock. Maybe you know someone who did and lost everything, but you certainly might know several people who owned stock that lost almost everything. They probably aren't talking about it.According to Investor's Business Daily newspaper there are 1,387 companies that... Read More

Evaluation I

An insane person cannot evaluate an insane evaluation system.As you know I have been trying to restore sanity to the insane premises Wall Street has been teaching its brokers and you for all these years. Their insanity has become so pervasive that it has become conventional wisdom. The brokerage houses... Read More

Economists #2

Economists know more about how the fragments of society work than anyone. In school they are taught to break down the economy into its tiniest parts and to quantify each minutiae so it can become part of a formula. Once done those econometric formulas should become a viable equation to... Read More

Emotional Maturity

If you are going to be a winner in the stock market you must have emotional maturity. I did not say you had to be smart or know how to pick stocks and mutual funds.Once someone buys a stock or mutual fund he immediately seems to have a love affair... Read More

Enronization

Even if you don't own any of their stock or any stock at all you will want to read this.What Enron corporate officers did with their accounting firm is nothing new. It has been going on for years, but recently has become more egregious. Hiding facts from stockholders by showing... Read More

Evaluation II

As I said in Part I everyone in the insane asylum looks normal, but at least the doctors are sane. Unfortunately, in the insane asylum known as the stock market all the doctors (brokers) are also insane.The doctors in the insane asylum went to medical school to learn how to... Read More

The Elephant

Four blind men were asked to give a description of an elephant. They had not seen one or ever encountered such a beast.One grabbed hold of its tail. Another put his arms around a leg. The third gripped its trunk and the fourth walked into the side. The description given... Read More

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Index Fund Trading Using Technical Analysis and Swing Trading Strategies

Index Fund Trading can be one of the most profitable...or... Read More

Investment Clubs

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

Why Change Funds?

On November 17 I bought 7 different mutual funds and... Read More

Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any... Read More

Its Snowing

The Winter Games for the Olympics are coming up soon... Read More

How To Beat The Mutual Fund Companies At Their Own Game

You'd have had to be living on a desert island... Read More

What To Buy?

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

Enron Cure

Let's hope you did not have any of the Enron... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

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

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

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

Nest Eggs and Omelets

Do you have a nest egg? You know, a place... Read More

Rebalance And Diversify

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

Whitewater Stock Market

Ever done any whitewater rafting or canoeing? Long periods of... Read More

Investing Basics - Stocks, Mutual Funds, Real Estate & Online Investing

Have you ever thought of investing? Do you have a... Read More

Hedge Funds

You read and hear a lot about hedge funds. Unfortunately,... Read More

Valuation

Every day I hear from the "experts" on CNBC-TV and... Read More

Big Buildings Can Mean Big Economic Disaster

AS BUILDERS BEGIN WORK ON THE FREEDOM TOWER in New... Read More

Ignore Stock Market Talking Heads

You should ignore analysts on TV, the radio, the newspaper... Read More

How To Buy And Hold

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

How Eating Bitumen Made Me a Better Trader

Trading is a fascinating activity.There are so many layers to... Read More

Lemmings Are Gathering

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

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the... Read More

Trading Tips No 5: Stock Trading Curve Drawdown and Commitment

All stock trading and investing methods must deal with the... 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

Trading Tips No 6: The High Cost of Low Cost Stock Market Information

It has been said that low cost or even free... Read More

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