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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How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

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

VIX

No, this is not a symbol for some Latin number.... Read More

Precision Money Management

This article describes the model of a natural relationship between... Read More

Two for the Money

Look back over the years and try to remember how... Read More

Gurgle Gurgle

Caught in a whirlpool and being sucked under. No life... Read More

Investment Capital Gains

Have you bought any mutual funds this year or late... Read More

Option Spread Trading

Spread trading is a technique that can be used to... Read More

Advisory News Letters

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

Market Psychology

Today we are inundated with tons of information about the... Read More

So, What is This Stock Market Thing Anyway?

We've all heard of the stock market and probably have... Read More

The Problem With Hedge Funds

Are hedge funds a suitable investment for you? Hedge funds... Read More

Mutual Funds are Dead

You may have wondered why your mutual funds have been... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

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

Economists

In today's volatile and confusing stock markets everyone is searching... Read More

What is a Trading Plan ? and Why You Need One?

How do you make money without picking tops and bottoms?I... Read More

Investing Basics - Stocks, Mutual Funds, Real Estate & Online Investing

Have you ever thought of investing? Do you have a... Read More

The Big Bad Bear

The big bad bear is stirring again. So far he... Read More

Inverted Interest Rates

Inverted interest rates? What's that? Who cares? Even if you... Read More

Your Trading Objective: Why is that so Important?

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

Choosing a Stock Broker

If you were to find that you had some severe... Read More

Bargain Basement - Finding Stocks That Go Up

Have you been listening to the talking heads on CNBC-TV?... Read More

The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Mutual Funds

Everyone who follows the financial news has heard of mutual... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

Suppose your position has made a big move and you... Read More

How To Make, And Keep, Money Trading Stocks

If you are serious about making and keeping money by... Read More

Invest In The Stock Market For The RIGHT Reason, Using The RIGHT Choices

Invest in the stock market for the RIGHT reason, using... Read More

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