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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Different Types of Mutual Funds

This is a guide to the different types of mutual... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

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

Alfred E. Newman

What! Me worry?Many of you remember the cover of MAD... Read More

Expense Ratios

Mutual funds and brokers are always preaching not to buy... Read More

Stock Market Volatility

In my opinion, due to the volatility of stock market... Read More

Series 7 Exam

What is the Series 7 Exam? If you... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

On Friday or Saturday evening my wife gets a movie... Read More

Patterns

The Law of Chaos is the theory of random unpredictable... Read More

Forces that Move Stock Prices

Among the largest forces that affect stock prices are inflation,... Read More

Stock Market System ... ONLINE STOCK TRADING ... Beyond Day Trading Basics & Tips

Day trading is all about making buy and sell decisions.... Read More

Being Wrong Buying Stock is Okay

Being wrong is OK, but let's not carry it to... Read More

Hedge Fund Advertising

Have you seen all those big full page ads for... Read More

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the... Read More

Hold Em and Fold Em

When most analysts, financial planners, fund specialists and investors try... Read More

The Elephant

Four blind men were asked to give a description of... Read More

Attitude Is [Almost] Everything

I often play a little game with myself when I... Read More

Duct Tape

Did you run out to buy that duct tape yet?... Read More

Market Success

Who are the successful investors?There are those who follow the... Read More

Trading Tips No 6: The High Cost of Low Cost Stock Market Information

It has been said that low cost or even free... Read More

Catnip of the Stock Market

I have watched my cat play with a bag of... Read More

Buy Low - Sell High

Now where have I heard that before? I know. It... Read More

It Cant Be Done

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

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

A common problem I often see when working with living... Read More

How to Short Stocks? How to Make Money when Your Stocks Go Down by Shorting

The stock market can present you with a lot of... Read More

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