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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Stock Trading - Daddy, Why Arent We Rich?

One Saturday morning, while he was sitting at his computer... Read More

Stock Options Trading Strategies - Lean

Professional stock options traders use the term lean to refer... Read More

When?

When will the stock market stop going down and start... Read More

Laws and Efficiencies and Theories of Diminishing Returns

The basis of diminishing return discussions surround such simple notions;... Read More

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the... Read More

Wall Street Paradigm

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

Nest Eggs and Omelets

Do you have a nest egg? You know, a place... Read More

Stuff

I continually hear from economists, talking heads, other market letter... Read More

Series 7 Exam

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

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

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

Online Investing & Online Stock & Share Trading: Difficulty in Taking Stop Losses in the Market

This is an extract of an article which was first... Read More

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

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

Moving Averages

Every day on CNBC-TV they show a 200-day moving average... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

"If you don't know where you are going, any road... Read More

Two for the Money

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

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

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

Selling

The stock market has been going up for more than... Read More

Being Wrong Buying Stock is Okay

Being wrong is OK, but let's not carry it to... Read More

Time Out

Are you paying any attention to your retirement savings? Do... Read More

It Cant Be Done

Wouldn't it be nice if you were only in the... Read More

Lifestyle Funds Provide Greater Security?

With the stock market stubbornly refusing to settle down and... Read More

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

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

The Value of Stocks of a Company

The debate rages all over Eastern and Central Europe, in... Read More

VIX

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

The Stock Market - How Just One Question Will Tell You All You Need To Know About Your Stock Broker

Last time we looked at the real performance of the... Read More

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