The Seven Mistakes All Novice Traders Make and How to Correct Them

We learnt the following the hard way! If any of these things applies to you, don't worry ? there is an easy solution!MISTAKE ONELack of Knowledge and No PlanIt amazes us that some people expect to trade the stock market successfully without any effort. Yet if they want to take... Read More

Never Fall In Love!

Recently I watched my favorite football team lose a vital game.I simply love this team.I became so emotional about it; I thought "?this isn't good for my health". Can you believe that, but that's how we get when we are passionate. I simply couldn't believe (I didn't want to believe)... Read More

Attitude Is [Almost] Everything

I often play a little game with myself when I have to go shopping; to the post office or on other errands.Sometimes I will just go about my business and make little comment or eye contact with the person serving me. Other times I will smile and talk to the... Read More

What Can Model Airplanes Teach You About Trading?

I was devastated!I just couldn't believe it. I was 10 years old and my dreams were shattered. I never wanted to look at another model airplane again!But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me start at the beginning.When I was about 8 years old my older brother got interested in... Read More

How Eating Bitumen Made Me a Better Trader

Trading is a fascinating activity.There are so many layers to it. And so many paths that you can go down.Soon after we first got interested in the stock market I became captivated by technical analysis. I finally felt that I was in control. It gave me great confidence to have... Read More

You Don?t HAVE To Be Trading

As a novice trader, you'll often feel the need to trade.You may be bored or frustrated. Or you just want to try a certain type of trade.STOP!Realize that you don't have to be trading all the time to be successful. In fact not trading is often the very best decision... Read More

Do You Know What is the Single MOST Critical Mistake in Trading the Stock Market??

Well maybe that's overstating it a little, but it's certainly one of the most important.It is?(drum roll please)? "the need to be right"!Now that probably wasn't what you were expecting. You might have thought it was going to be something like not picking the trend or putting too much money... Read More

?Fears Only Enemy Is Action?

What a great statement!I just heard someone use it in the context of personal and financial success and it struck me as a brilliant summary of an issue we raise in the SMG Tutorials.Fear is a huge issue with a lot of traders. And interestingly, not just fear of failure... Read More

Stock Trading Success

The ABC's of Stock Trading SuccessStock trading success...why is it so elusive?With all the trading information, systems, trading advice and assistance available today, the fact that most people who attempt to profit from trading Stocks lose money seems quite bizarre.Can you imagine the millions of dollars that must have been... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Boost Your Portfolios Returns

Investors who exclusively use broadly diversified, no load mutual funds for their stock investments often lose out on opportunities to increase the reward potential of their portfolios. This article looks at two methods investors may use to enhance the performance of their portfolio of diversifed, no load mutual funds.Diversify, diversify,... Read More

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Does Japan Matter?

For the last 12 years we have seen the Japanese... Read More

How to Read an Annual Report

Every publicly traded company is required by the SEC(Securities and... Read More

3 Components Needed for Beating the Market

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

Shadow Bull

As one of my regular readers you know I have... Read More

Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Investing on Automatic Pilot

If you're like many investors who squander those small dividend... Read More

Eternal Sunshine

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

Mr. Market

I constantly hear the talking heads on CNBC-TV, the radio... Read More

Evaluation II

As I said in Part I everyone in the insane... Read More

Ignore Stock Market Talking Heads

You should ignore analysts on TV, the radio, the newspaper... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Investment Hype vs. Investment Help

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

Rebalance And Diversify

The stock market has not been very kind to your... Read More

So, What is This Stock Market Thing Anyway?

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

Lemmings Are Gathering

Before they go over the cliff to their destruction these... Read More

The Next Bull Market

We are already in it, but you can't see it.... Read More

Fake Money

Reach in your pocket and take out that big roll... Read More

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5CHK is my favorite... Read More

Will the Stock Market be Lower in October?

The stock market often closes a week in the middle... Read More

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the... Read More

How to Pick Winning Stocks

There is nothing more exciting than finding an undervalued stock... Read More

Stock Market Insanity

Let's first define insanity. It is doing the same thing... Read More

Trading vs Investing

I often hear from people, "I don't trade. I invest.... Read More

Cash

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

How Eating Bitumen Made Me a Better Trader

Trading is a fascinating activity.There are so many layers to... Read More

Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline... Read More

Enronization

Even if you don't own any of their stock or... Read More

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