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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You Wont Like This

Why? Because I am going to shatter your conventional wisdom... Read More

Different Ways of Buying Stocks

Let's say you are interested in this one company. You... Read More

Advisory Service for You?

It depends on your level of understanding of the market... Read More

The Surgeon General

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

Size Counts!

What the heck am I talking about?It is often said... Read More

Are You A Stockaholic?

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

Quality Investment Information: Standing Firm In the Face of Opposition

THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR standing firm in the... Read More

Moving Averages

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

Stuff

I continually hear from economists, talking heads, other market letter... Read More

Keep Your Profits

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

Advisory News Letters

Several times each month I am solicited by various market... Read More

Hedge Funds

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

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

For years investors have been taught to look into the... Read More

Outsourcing

It's about time someone spoke the truth concerning outsourcing. The... Read More

A Triple Dipper: How to Make 3 Profits on 1 Stock Trade

This is a rather simple strategy with which I am... Read More

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

How can you dispel an illusion unless you look directly... Read More

Adding Funds

Someday you may want to retire and continue to live... 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

Inertia

One of the basic laws of physics is that a... Read More

How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

If you have been dealing with mutual funds for any... Read More

Nest Eggs and Omelets

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

Trapeze Artist - Swinging with the Stock Market

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

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

Over the past few months, several investment professionals have brought... Read More

Lemmings Are Gathering

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

Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

Let me start by saying that...Most online brokers do not... Read More

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