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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Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

There is a famous cliff on the ocean in Acapulco... Read More

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

Both the stock market and oil prices rallied recently, which... Read More

When?

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

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

To begin, you might look at playing the stock market... Read More

Moving Averages

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

Its A Duck

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... Read More

Stock Trading Diversification

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

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If you are a baby boomer, time is not on... Read More

Keep Your Profits

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

Trading Tips No 2: The Big Lie in the Stock Market

It is commonly reported that the stock market averages about... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

Wall Street has been preaching the doctrine of Buy and... 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

Investment Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline... Read More

Paddle Your Canoe

At some time in your life you have been on... Read More

Stock Market Diversification

In one of my previous articles (Investing in the stock... Read More

Political Investing

We have two candidates for president that have really different... Read More

Never Lose Money

Never lose money in the stock market again. Yeah, I... Read More

Whos Calling?

Its dinnertime and the phone rings. It's Joe Noname with... Read More

Inertia Syndrome

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

The Golden Goose is Sick

It is finally catching up with them. The brokerage companies... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

Sometime in the third quarter of 1997, someone told me... Read More

A Common Misconception about Stock Prices

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

Stock Chart Reading

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

Protectionism

First let's see what protectionism is. According to Mr. Webster... Read More

Outsourcing

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

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