Inertia Syndrome

When it comes to buying a stock or mutual fund most people act pretty quickly. There are some who will take the time to get a report from Morningstar (it is worthless) or get reports from their broker (also worthless) or even do a search on the Internet (if you... Read More

Perfect Storm

Having lived aboard a sailboat for 2 years I was stricken when I saw the movie "PERFECT STORM". I know these are things you want to avoid at all costs. Even little storms can play havoc with your life style on a boat.From a world view it looks like we... Read More

Complacency Indicator

If you haven't heard of the technical indicator with the stock market symbol VIX it is now time to pay some attention to it. When the number is running low, as it is now, around 15 to 18 it means everyone is happy and thinks the stock market is going... Read More

Paddle Your Canoe

At some time in your life you have been on a river in a canoe and hopefully you had a paddle. You know about being up the creek without one.You quickly learned that paddling up stream is much harder than paddling down stream. The lesson of going with the flow... Read More

Trading Systems

To become a successful trader you must have some kind of method or system to follow that will keep you on track. You may be buying and selling on tips, the weather or phases of the moon (there is a system like that).The two basic methods are based either on... Read More

Expense Ratios

Mutual funds and brokers are always preaching not to buy any fund with a high expense ratio. That is the annual costs of the fund to pay for trading of stocks within their portfolio, salaries, rent, telephone, analysts, etc. Most of them tell you not to buy one that exceeds... Read More

Protectionism

First let's see what protectionism is. According to Mr. Webster it is the advocacy, system, or theory of protecting domestic producers by impeding or limiting, as by tariffs or quotas, the importation of foreign goods and services.That sounds pretty good. It is something that will protect the jobs of our... Read More

Stuff

I continually hear from economists, talking heads, other market letter writers, analysts and assorted "experts" that I need to know all kinds of "stuff" about the stocks and mutual funds I am going to buy and I should keep up with them on a regular basis.What is this important "stuff"?Let's... Read More

Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline and it doesn't make any difference whether it is manufacturing, processing, servicing or investing in the stock market.Before you can have that discipline you must have a successful plan and stick with it. If the method you use does not... Read More

What Are You Waiting For?

Do you own any mutual funds? In an IRA or 401K or wherever. Privately or at work.Have you called your fund manager to find out what is going on with your fund? Are they under investigation for late trading, improper pricing, deviation from length of sales defined in the prospectus... Read More

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Mutual Fund Expense Lies

When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the... Read More

Picking Mutual Funds to Outperform the Market

With over 6,000 mutual funds available, it may be tempting... Read More

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a... Read More

Dont Fight The Fed

One of the great truisms of Wall Street is "Don't... Read More

Hill of Hope

Just about now everyone is confused as to which way... Read More

Investment Research - The Dalbar Study

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

What is the Most Important Indicator of All?

Most stock market traders have a favorite technical indicator.The one... Read More

Starbucks Stock is Up

Starbucks earnings are up again and so is their stock... Read More

What is a Mutual Fund?

Ever wondered what is a mutual fund? A mutual fund... Read More

Bottoms Ups

If you have talked to a stock broker or financial... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

Sometime in the third quarter of 1997, someone told me... Read More

Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

There is a famous cliff on the ocean in Acapulco... Read More

What is Involved in Peak Performance Trading?

There is so much involved in developing peak performance, that... Read More

Two for the Money

Look back over the years and try to remember how... Read More

Emotional Involvement

I'll bet with almost anyone that has stocks or mutual... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

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

Quality Investment Information: Standing Firm In the Face of Opposition

THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR standing firm in the... 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

A Triple Dipper: How to Make 3 Profits on 1 Stock Trade

This is a rather simple strategy with which I am... Read More

How To Be A Winner

Everyone who invests in the stock market wants to be... Read More

Long Term Investing

In his wonderful book, 'Multiple Streams of Income', best selling... Read More

Ignore Stock Market Talking Heads

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

Finding A Good Stock

One of the things people are always asking me is... Read More

The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Mutual Funds

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

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

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

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