Its A Duck

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck it must be a duck.In the stock market if there are more buyers than sellers, more stocks are going up than down and the trend of the general market is higher it must be a... Read More

Its Better

Question: How does it get better when it gets worse?Last week we had a jobs report from Washington that there were fewer jobs created than they had anticipated, but the stock market took that as good news and the DOW had a strong rally. WOW! The bad news somehow turned... Read More

Market Globalization

Just 30 years ago the stock market was a shadow of what it is today. There were many fewer shareholders and the daily volume was a fraction of what it is at present. No one thought you would every be able to trade a billion or more shares in one... Read More

Market Timing

Every broker and financial planner will tell you that you cannot time the stock market. I saw John Bogle, the great seer of Vanguard, on CNBC saying it can't be done. Of course, it is easy to understand why he and every other mutual fund manager would say that as... Read More

Dont Spend Another Dollar on Business Opportunities Until You Read This

With an insecure job market, overworked employees, insufficient retirement savings and parents wanting the option to stay home with their kids, it is not surprising that many individuals are taking the leap into online business opportunities.The need to create a secondary income is a smart move for people who recognize... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part I of II

What does it mean to short a stock?This means that you borrow the stock from your broker to sell to a third party. The idea is to buy back the stock at a lower price, returning the shares to your broker while leaving the remaining cash in your account as... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part II of II

After the publication of the first part of this two part series, I had a few questions asking if shorting stocks is legal and I will quickly reply with a big YES. Some people believe that shorting shares of American companies is not patriotic or does not seem like the... Read More

Trading as a Business

What can I expect to make my first year of trading?We get questions like this one quite often. We find that most aspiring traders don't have a clue as to what to expect from the market. Yet here they are, putting up their money. Most are going to learn the... Read More

Bollinger Bands Strategies

The Bollinger Band theory is designed to depict the volatility of a stock. It is quite simple, being composed of a simple moving average, and its upper and lower "bands" that are 2 standard deviations away. Standard deviations are a statistical tool used to contain the majority of movement or... Read More

Peer Groups

Whenever I see mutual fund comparisons in the trade publications and in the financial section of the newspaper they almost always mention a specific fund and tell you how good it is in relation to its peer group. A peer group is a specialized sector of mutual funds that all... Read More

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Frog In The Pot

You remember the story about the frog that was put... Read More

Why Change Funds?

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

Political Investing

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

Red, Green, Yellow - or - Stop, Go, Go Very Fast: Which Describes Your Online Trading?

Ever notice how behavior in one area of life can... Read More

Trading For A Living - Part 1

There can't be many traders who haven't at least considered... Read More

Mousetrap

The spring-loaded rat catcher is the ultimate low-tech device invented... Read More

Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Investing on Automatic Pilot

If you're like many investors who squander those small dividend... Read More

Market Timing?

The recent criminal fiasco in the mutual fund industry is... Read More

Stock Options Trading Strategies - Lean

Professional stock options traders use the term lean to refer... Read More

Perfect Storm

Having lived aboard a sailboat for 2 years I was... Read More

Enronization

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

Hot Stock Trader: How to Pick Momentum Stocks with Ease and Simplicity

Most stock traders know that momentum trading can be a... Read More

VooDoo Training For the Stock Market

If you go to Haiti or other places in the... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

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

Trading For A Living

How many times have you said to yourself, "I'd like... Read More

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving... Read More

Diversification

Wall Street's watchword has always been diversification, but what does... Read More

Lemmings Are Gathering

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

Protectionism

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

Emotional Maturity

If you are going to be a winner in the... Read More

Dont Buy Stocks based on P/E Ratio alone

I use the P/E ratio as a secondary indicator for... Read More

Stealth Bull

If you have been watching the stock market at all... Read More

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5CHK is my favorite... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

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

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the... Read More

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