Performance Funds

Mutual funds are doing more and more to discourage investors from leaving them and taking their money to a better performing fund. What does better performing mean? It has nothing to do with who the manager is, what the expense ratio is or how well they performed over the past... Read More

The Big Bad Bear

The big bad bear is stirring again. So far he has stretched, yawned and peaked out of his cave. After his almost year-long nap he is hungry. A nice big steak would hit the spot.That steak comes from cattle and not too far from his den there is a fat... Read More

Which Way The Market

I am hearing predictions by brokers, financial planners, talk show hosts and the talking heads on TV that the market is going back to its old highs - DOW 11,700 and NASDAQ 5000 here we come.It seems to me that in 2000 I heard these same people saying there was... Read More

Selling

The stock market has been going up for more than 7 months and many investors who held on through the big crash of 2000 are seeing their portfolios get back some of what had disappeared. Is now the time to sell those equities that are 'even' with what you paid... Read More

VooDoo Training For the Stock Market

If you go to Haiti or other places in the Caribbean you may run into the Voodoo tradition of magic. There are long and mostly noisy rituals with the medicine man spouting words that bring great power and conjure up whatever it is the supplicant desires. Great amounts of smoke... Read More

Financial Crime

Congress recently passed another new law that is supposed to outlaw financial crime. Corporate officers will be sent to jail for "cooking the books" as it is called. Among other things it is taking the stockholders money and paying themselves huge bonuses for nonperformance. These guys are even worse than... Read More

Look Out The Window

Quick, look out the window. It's raining. No, the sun's out. No, it's cloudy. Wait a second, it is changing again, but I can't tell what it is going to do.Kinds like the stock market. Up one day, down the next, then goes sideways. That stock I bought is not... Read More

War Market

There is no question that the stock market is being affected by war jitters. When it looks like peace we have a strong rally. When it looks like shooting will begin momentarily the market takes a dump. What should you do with your stock, mutual funds or cash that is... Read More

Selection Vs Direction

As I have said many times before in this column it really doesn't make any difference what you buy ? stocks, funds or indexes - it takes smarts to know when to sell. Direction of the general market is more important than selection of any equity.Everyone from the multimillion dollar... Read More

Humpty Dumpty the Stock Market Falls Down

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and all the King's horsemen could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again.The Stock Market has had a great fall and all the brokers, CEOs, analysts and politicians have not been able to get it back up again.Oh, it will go up again, but... Read More

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Stops Make Money

During the day I watch CNBC-TV, the stock market channel.... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

Wall Street has been preaching the doctrine of Buy and... Read More

Your Job

There are so many kinds of work that needs to... Read More

What Our Investment Advisor Wont Say Off The Bat

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

Inverted Interest Rates

Inverted interest rates? What's that? Who cares? Even if you... Read More

Cash

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

Its Snowing

The Winter Games for the Olympics are coming up soon... Read More

The Club

Yesterday I received my monthly issue of MONEY magazine. This... Read More

Dont Lose All Your Money

That sounds like good advice doesn't it? Don't lose all... Read More

Evaluation II

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

Wall Street Paradigm

In 1960 an engineer working for a watch company in... Read More

Long Term Financial Vehicles

Investing in long-term financial vehicles give you the most gains... Read More

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

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

Investment Attorneys and Garbage Stocks

How is it possible that trash Companies are posting less... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

Suppose your position has made a big move and you... Read More

What is a Trading Plan ? and Why You Need One?

How do you make money without picking tops and bottoms?I... Read More

A Common Misconception about Stock Prices

I cringe every time I hear a novice investor tell... Read More

Stock and Fund Dividends

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

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

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

Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article... Read More

Prospering with Mutual Funds: How Anyone can ?Afford? an Investment Advisor

Recently I was invited to appear on a live CNNfn... Read More

The Holy Grail (of Investment)

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

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 1

So you're started trading, you bought some positions with your... Read More

Series 7 Exam

What is the Series 7 Exam? If you... Read More

Hot Stock Trader: How to Pick Momentum Stocks with Ease and Simplicity

Most stock traders know that momentum trading can be a... Read More

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