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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Stock Market Education; Day Trading for Beginnners; How to Pick Stocks

The trading method you employ to approach the stock market... Read More

You Don?t HAVE To Be Trading

As a novice trader, you'll often feel the need to... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

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

How Much Information Do You Need?

You have decided to buy some stock or mutual funds,... Read More

You Wont Like This

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

Losses, not Profits, will Stop You from Trading in the Market

Should the market turn against you, it is important that... Read More

Kick The Tires

Before you buy another car you walk around the lot,... Read More

Duck

Duck! No I don't mean a quack, quack. I meant... Read More

Pathways

During our travel down life's path we come to many... Read More

401K-itis

Are you one of those many people who dread reading... Read More

It Cant Be Done

Wouldn't it be nice if you were only in the... Read More

Never Fall In Love!

Recently I watched my favorite football team lose a vital... Read More

Bollinger Bands Strategies

The Bollinger Band theory is designed to depict the volatility... Read More

Trend Trading - Trading Stocks Using Technical Analysis and Swing Trading Strategies

Peter is a professional trader, Paul is not. Peter has... Read More

Emotional Trading

The single most expensive stock market trades are those made... Read More

Market Timing?

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

Value Investing: Selecting From The Bargain Bin

Picking a beaten-down stock requires a different kind of selection... Read More

Your Trading Objective: Why is that so Important?

You've decided to try your luck at trading stocks or... Read More

Selection Vs Direction

As I have said many times before in this column... Read More

Its Better

Question: How does it get better when it gets worse?Last... Read More

Stock Insurance

You have a lock on your house. You have a... Read More

Low Expense Ratio

One of the big advertising kicks today from mutual funds... Read More

True Investment Road Maps

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

E-mini Day Trading - Day Trading for Beginners - Stock Market Timing Software

I mean it when I say that. While plastic silverware... Read More

Trading For A Living

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

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