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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Rebalance And Diversify

The stock market has not been very kind to your... Read More

Mousetrap

The spring-loaded rat catcher is the ultimate low-tech device invented... Read More

The Right Mutual Funds For Baby Boomers

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

Stock Market Education; Day Trading for Beginnners; How to Pick Stocks

The trading method you employ to approach the stock market... Read More

The Stock Market Investor?s Worst Enemy

Every stock market investor faces one primal enemy. An enemy... Read More

What Does it Take to be a Stock Trader?

It takes a total mental commitment to the task. It... Read More

Frog In The Pot

You remember the story about the frog that was put... Read More

True Investment Road Maps

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

Moving Averages

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

Mutual Funds are Dead

You may have wondered why your mutual funds have been... Read More

Stock Market System ... ONLINE STOCK TRADING ... Beyond Day Trading Basics & Tips

Day trading is all about making buy and sell decisions.... Read More

10 Tips For Creating Wealth From the Stock Market

1. Do not spread your money too thin.My friend has... Read More

Why Investors Use Financial Planners

Do you have a financial planner? Does one of your... Read More

How To Beat The Mutual Fund Companies At Their Own Game

You'd have had to be living on a desert island... Read More

Finding A Good Stock

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

What To Buy Now

I am sure that if you have a brokerage account... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

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

The Problem With Hedge Funds

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

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

An investor can find and research the best stock on... Read More

Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Investing on Automatic Pilot

If you're like many investors who squander those small dividend... Read More

My Stock - Right or Wrong

We all know the expression, "My country, right or wrong",... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

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

Boiler Room 7/17/00

On Friday or Saturday evening my wife gets a movie... Read More

What is the Most Important Indicator of All?

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

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