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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Good News?

As the man said, "I've got some good news and... Read More

Where Is The Beef?

Where is the beef? Or maybe it should be where... Read More

Complacency Indicator

If you haven't heard of the technical indicator with the... Read More

Why Investors Use Financial Planners

Do you have a financial planner? Does one of your... Read More

Commoditizing the world

Let's discuss commodities; with the latest Enron situation, it is... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

The Dow TheoryCharles H. Dow... Read More

The Secret Art of Backtesting

If you have not back tested your trading system, you... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

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

Investing in the Stock Market

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

Where Is The Rabbit?

We need a rabbit!This was a pretty horrible week for... Read More

The Stock Trading Plan - Why You Must Have One To Trade Successfully

This is the continuing story of our two imaginary traders,... Read More

How to Find Value in No Load Mutual Fund Investing

What are you thinking when it comes to your no... Read More

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

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

Wall Street Paradigm

In 1960 an engineer working for a watch company in... Read More

Pamplona, the Wild Investment Bulls

You remember (they show it on TV every year) the... Read More

What To Buy Now

I am sure that if you have a brokerage account... Read More

Dont Lose All Your Money

That sounds like good advice doesn't it? Don't lose all... Read More

Stock Trading Success

The ABC's of Stock Trading SuccessStock trading success...why is it... Read More

Robert Rodriguez Weathers the Stock Market

Robert Rodriguez likes to buy stocks at their lows. When... Read More

Why Technical Indicators

The fight continues to rage among traders who use technical... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

A common problem I often see when working with living... Read More

Bad News is Good News

For weeks, no, months we have been bombarded with nothing... Read More

Being Wrong Buying Stock is Okay

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

Who Knows?

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

Smart Day Trading Strategies to Help You Make Money in the Stock Market

Stock trading can be a very profitable activity. You can... Read More

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