Inertia

One of the basic laws of physics is that a body in motion will remain in motion unless disturbed by another force. What has this to do with the stock market?For the last 2 years the long-term trend of the market has been down with a few momentary deviations. When... Read More

Its Snowing

The Winter Games for the Olympics are coming up soon and many will want to go to see the giant slalom event. That's the one where the skier starts off from the little hut at the top of a long slope, picks up speed and makes his way around poles... Read More

Outsourcing

It's about time someone spoke the truth concerning outsourcing. The politicians sure won't. They prefer to do finger-pointing saying it is "his fault". It is those greedy manufacturers who want to make bigger profits by having cheap labor in Asia perform your task for less money.Did anyone ever tell you... Read More

My Stock - Right or Wrong

We all know the expression, "My country, right or wrong", but have you ever thought about the stocks or mutual fund you own and said to yourself, "My stock - right or wrong" and held on to your position even as you saw your hard-earned money disappearing?This is the Buy... Read More

Fools Gold

The stock market has been in an up trend for more than a year. Almost everyone is feeling good and many believe we are back in the old bull market with the previous high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average just about to be broken.This could be the case, but... Read More

Fake Money

Reach in your pocket and take out that big roll of bills. Depending on how many of them you have you feel pretty good. BUT did you know they are not worth the paper they are printed on? Huh? Let me explain.Yes, those bills are legal tender because those guys... Read More

Stock Analysis

I receive emails from Morningstar. This company provides statistics and analysis of just about every publicly traded stock company you can think of as well as voluminous information on mutual funds around the world.You can ask them about a company's sales, management, marketing plan, their performance within a corporate sector,... Read More

NASDAQ 800?

In November of 2000 when the NASDAQ was trading at 3000 I wrote in this column that the NASDAQ Index would fall to 1500 and I got lots of heat for saying it. Microsoft had fallen from $129 to $60 per share. You know where they are today.The talking heads... Read More

Low Expense Ratio

One of the big advertising kicks today from mutual funds is to tell how low their expense ratio is and that you will make a great deal more money if you buy and hold with them. Partly true, but that is not the whole story.What is the expense ratio? It... Read More

Valuation

Every day I hear from the "experts" on CNBC-TV and the radio gurus that the way to buy stocks is find value. One man's Rembrandt is another man's connect-the-dots and fill in the spaces. Valuation is like beauty. It is in the mind of the beholder.If valuation is the key... Read More

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Stock and Fund Dividends

When is a dividend not a dividend?The latest thing "conservative"... Read More

Hot Stock Investing ... How to Pick Hot Stocks with Momentum Stock Trading

Profitable day traders recognize that momentum trading is among the... Read More

Stock Market Investing Odds

The greatest stock market myth is the idea that investing... Read More

How Covered Calls Turned a Trader Around

Sidney felt sick as she looked at her latest OptionsXpress... Read More

Duct Tape

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

Understanding a Stocks PEG Ratio

A PEG ratio cannot be used alone but is a... Read More

Enron Cure

Let's hope you did not have any of the Enron... Read More

How We Eluded The Bear Of 2000

The date October 13, 2000 will forever be embedded in... Read More

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

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

The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Mutual Funds

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

Stock Market Education; Day Trading for Beginnners; How to Pick Stocks

The trading method you employ to approach the stock market... Read More

Its A Duck

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... Read More

My Neighbor Got A New Car

I don't know what kind it is, but I saw... Read More

Its Better

Question: How does it get better when it gets worse?Last... Read More

Mutual Fund Commissions

You have heard about a particular mutual fund from a... 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

A Stock Market Investment Strategy

I feel that an investment strategy in the stock market... Read More

Humpty Dumpty the Stock Market Falls Down

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

Will the Stock Market be Lower in October?

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

Stock Market Investments

If there is one term over-used when talking about making... Read More

The 401(K): How The Insider Has Stolen Your Retirement!

Mutual funds were moderately successful in creating a presence in... Read More

Wal-Mart: Discount Store, Discounted Stock?

As GuruFocus updates the stock buys and sells of gurus,... Read More

Selling Strategies - Setting a Stop Loss

Sometimes the best way of lowering exposure to risk is... Read More

The Holy Grail (of Investment)

Every year I go to the Money Show in Orlando,... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Boost Your Portfolios Returns

Investors who exclusively use broadly diversified, no load mutual funds... Read More

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