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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10 Tips For Creating Wealth From the Stock Market

1. Do not spread your money too thin.My friend has... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Investment Hype vs. Investment Help

With the internet such a huge part of our daily... Read More

Emotional Maturity

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

Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

Let me start by saying that...Most online brokers do not... Read More

Mutual Fund Ball and Chain

The broker told me not to sell because the mutual... Read More

Dont Spend Another Dollar on Business Opportunities Until You Read This

With an insecure job market, overworked employees, insufficient retirement savings... Read More

Humpty Dumpty the Stock Market Falls Down

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and all the King's... Read More

Option Trading Basics

Options trading can increase the profits you make when trading... Read More

Social Insecurity

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

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

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

Cash

How many people went to a cash position this week?... Read More

High Price/Earnings Ratios and the Stock Market: a Personal Odyssey

After some forty years of banking and investments, I retired... Read More

Hedge Funds: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alfred Winslow Jones started hedge funds in 1949. He was... Read More

Investing in Trash Company Stocks

Refuse is a serious issue in any society, about as... Read More

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

There are major differences between trading stocks and trading futures.... Read More

Investment Attorneys and Garbage Stocks

How is it possible that trash Companies are posting less... Read More

What Does it Take to be a Stock Trader?

It takes a total mental commitment to the task. It... Read More

Is Active Trading The Answer?

One of the main reasons many of us get into... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

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

Keep Your Profits

It looks like we have now entered a new bull... Read More

Advisory Service for You?

It depends on your level of understanding of the market... Read More

Stock Loans

Hedge current portfolio positions and gain access to capital resources... Read More

Stops Make Money

During the day I watch CNBC-TV, the stock market channel.... Read More

Investment Capital Gains

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

How to Maximize Your 401k Mutual Fund Returns

When it comes to 401k's there is an overabundance of... Read More

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