Why This Bear?

People are constantly asking me why is the stock market going down. What is causing this bear market? It is relatively simple so don't ask an economist. He will give you a 200-page answer that is undecipherable. Can you understand Mr. Greenspan?Let's first realize what it is that makes a... Read More

Kick The Tires

Before you buy another car you walk around the lot, kick the tires, slam the doors and look at the mileage indicator. That's an odometer. I know. That is about all the "research" you can do other than what the car salesman tells you and I hope you know better... Read More

How To Buy And Hold

One of the most believed bits of conventional wisdom from Wall Street is to Buy and Hold. Any stock or mutual fund should be put away for eternity and never sold. This is total hogwash and is guaranteed to reduce your investment income.Brokerage companies never will advise you to sell.... Read More

Rebalance And Diversify

The stock market has not been very kind to your investments lately. Your broker knows this so you may have received a call from him suggesting it is time to 'rebalance and diversify' your portfolio.What does this really mean? He wants you to sell some of your holdings and buy... Read More

Social Insecurity

Just about everything you have been told about Social Security is an obfuscation. That is a big word for convoluted truth or lie.In a recently published obscure government document by the presidential Social Security commission there are two pages that expose the truth. Neither Democrats nor Republicans want you to... Read More

Risk Control

Everything you invest in has risk so you want to do your research before you put your money on the line.For example, when McDonald's opens a new restaurant (please, don't call it a hamburger joint) they will investigate as many of the relevant facts as possible. The demographics of the... Read More

Protect Your 401K

Checked your 401K lately? Going back to about a year ago many of these retirement accounts have shrunk by 30%, some even more. What Happened?You have been putting money in for years and your employer may have been contributing to your plan also. It is not supposed to get smaller.... Read More

One Way Street

Ever turn down a street, get half way and suddenly realize it is one way and you are going the wrong way? Is that the way you feel when you look at your stock brokerage statement?In either case don't panic. You can get out of that one way street by... Read More

Top 25 Growth Funds

On Monday, November 25, 2000 Investor's Business Daily listed on page B1 the Top 25 Growth Mutual Funds for the last 36 months along with their performance for the year 2000 to date. Only four showed a profit this year of 21% and the other three had increases of 12%,... Read More

How To Pick A Mutual Fund

Mutual funds by definition are a mixed bag of stocks, bonds and a little cash. Their price per share is the NAV, Net Asset Value of the total amount of money in the mutual fund divided by the number of shares. They seek to be fully invested at all times.The... Read More

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Online Investing & Stock & Share Trading: 4 Reasons Why Most Online Investors & Traders Go Broke

Are you attracted to the idea of being in control... Read More

Trading as a Business

What can I expect to make my first year of... Read More

The Three Little Pigs Went to the Stock Market

Three little pigs went to the market to stock up... 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

Selection Vs Direction

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

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

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

Structured Settlement; Lawyers in NY and Mutual Funds

Minority Report the movie may not be far off if... Read More

Social Insecurity

Just about everything you have been told about Social Security... Read More

Bollinger Bands Strategies

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

Duck

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

Long-Term Investment In Todays Market?

The stock market is very unstable at this time going... 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

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

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

Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys... Read More

On Line Stock Trading: Small Cap & Micro Stocks Go Up and Down - How Can You Profit?

Success in small cap & micro cap stock trading like... Read More

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

For years investors have been taught to look into the... Read More

The Surgeon General

The Surgeon General of the United States says that smoking... Read More

Good News?

As the man said, "I've got some good news and... Read More

Eternal Sunshine

There is a current movie entitled "Eternal Sunshine of the... Read More

How Much Money Can I Make With Trading? What Account Size Do I Need To Start?

What account size do I need?How much money can I... Read More

Learn to Calculate a Stock?s Pivot Point

Stocks breakout from properly formed bases everyday but many investors... Read More

Why Technical Indicators

The fight continues to rage among traders who use technical... Read More

3 Components Needed for Beating the Market

Time to look back2004 is over, now we are in... Read More

Gold Fever

Right now there doesn't seem to be any "gold fever".... Read More

How to Pay Less and Get More: Discount Broker vs Professional

How do you invest? What do you really pay? At... Read More

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