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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Top 25 Growth Funds

On Monday, November 25, 2000 Investor's Business Daily listed on... Read More

When Should I Sell?

People are always asking me when should I sell my... Read More

?Fears Only Enemy Is Action?

What a great statement!I just heard someone use it in... Read More

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

We learnt the following the hard way! If any of... Read More

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

Every successful trader has a winning system. There are of... Read More

Never Fall In Love!

Recently I watched my favorite football team lose a vital... 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

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular ideas... Read More

Choosing An Investment Stock Broker

If you want one.And I don't recommend any broker with... Read More

A Stock Market Investment Plan that Never Lets You Down

The bulls and bears of the stock market are both... Read More

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

04/28/2005NASDAQ dropped -12.5% year to date in 2005. S&P500 index... Read More

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

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

The Problem With Hedge Funds

Are hedge funds a suitable investment for you? Hedge funds... Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stock Market

On the 40 year journey through the turmoil of a... Read More

What Are You Waiting For?

Do you own any mutual funds? In an IRA or... Read More

The Right Mutual Funds For Baby Boomers

If you are a baby boomer, time is not on... Read More

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

How can you dispel an illusion unless you look directly... Read More

Risk Control

Everything you invest in has risk so you want to... Read More

Attitude Is [Almost] Everything

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

Stock Market Investing: Knowing When (and when not) to Sell

One of the greatest challenges of investing in stocks is... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Boost Your Portfolios Returns

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

Stock Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any... Read More

The Elephant

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

The 10 Commandments

Wall Street has been preaching for years and years to... Read More

A Good Fund Manager

Every Wall Street analyst, financial planner and broker will tell... Read More

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