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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Trading For A Living

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Discipline

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

Structured Settlement; Lawyers in NY and Mutual Funds

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Zero Sum Game

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Stock Chart Reading

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

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

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Well maybe that's overstating it a little, but it's certainly... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

Over the past few months, several investment professionals have brought... Read More

Choosing A Fund

For years I have been saying you must have a... Read More

Protectionism

First let's see what protectionism is. According to Mr. Webster... Read More

The Great Stock Market Secret

When the stock market is going up and all your... Read More

The 1% Solution

You probably know the story of Sherlock Holmes and the... Read More

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a... 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

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

After finding the price of a particular stock, usually the... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

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Exchange Traded Funds Primer

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a group of passive index... Read More

What Our Investment Advisor Wont Say Off The Bat

Most advisors will tell you they can beat the market.... Read More

How to Short Stocks? How to Make Money when Your Stocks Go Down by Shorting

The stock market can present you with a lot of... Read More

Investment Research - The Dalbar Study

Very few people, even professionals, have heard of the Dalbar... Read More

Inertia Syndrome

When it comes to buying a stock or mutual fund... 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

VIX

No, this is not a symbol for some Latin number.... Read More

Trading Tips No 5: Stock Trading Curve Drawdown and Commitment

All stock trading and investing methods must deal with the... Read More

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