How Covered Calls Turned a Trader Around

Sidney felt sick as she looked at her latest OptionsXpress trading statement. In just 8 months, she had managed to turn her $120,000 account balance into less than $70,000.Tears welled up in her eyes as she realized that the financial freedom she so desperately sought was slipping uncontrollably out of... Read More

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

04/28/2005NASDAQ dropped -12.5% year to date in 2005. S&P500 index suffered -5.7% this year. US stock market has been terrible over past few months.Not only general market is down, oil stocks recently had a significant correction as well. It is easy to be nervous because of the short term setback.... Read More

Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with Fidelity Select Technology in 12 months!' 'Avoid sector funds.' If all of this sounds confusing, you are not alone. Sector funds are among the more misused and misunderstood investments. So, how should you use sector funds?Before looking at one of... Read More

Why Is The Macedonian Stock Exchange Unsuccessful?

The Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE) is not operating successfully. True, some of the parameters which we use to measure the success of a stock exchange have lately improved in the MSE. For instance, the monthly money volume has increased together with the number of transactions. But this is a far... Read More

Again With the Bubbles?

A few years back ? it seems like an eternity today ? the U.S. stock market experienced a severe bubble burst. Legitimate stocks rose beyond reasonable valuations and ideas merely in the germination stage sold for prices far beyond those of real proven companies. When the bubble burst, billions of... Read More

A Personal Stock Market Investment Philosophy

∙ Make every investment in the stock market a long-term investment.My Mother worked as a teller in a small bank in Dover, New Jersey. The name of the bank was called The Dover Community Bank. While working at the bank (she eventually became a branch manager) she enrolled in the... Read More

Commoditizing the world

Let's discuss commodities; with the latest Enron situation, it is important to understand the way things work. A commodity is anything useful, especially a transportable agricultural product or mining product. This comes from the Latin word "commoditas" meaning roughly advantage, convenience. So then what is a commodity? Well we consider... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the prospectus, look at past performance, check out the fund manager's record and see what their expense ratios have been.We are also told that we should not buy funds with expenses exceeding 1% to 1.5%. When you ask the fund salesman... Read More

Successful Trading ? Establish Your Risk Level

Before you embark upon a journey of trading stocks or futures, and before you make any trades, you MUST determine and establish your risk level. Traders that fail to do this are usually doomed from the start. The fact is that most trading accounts that go bust are because of... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 1

So you're started trading, you bought some positions with your online broker, you've set some reasonable stop-losses to protect your account and all of a sudden one of your positions move strongly in your favor ? so what do you do now? This my friend, is probably the hardest situation... Read More

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Invest, Be Wrong, and Make Money in the Stock Market

I have been trading for several decades and was an... 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

The Seven Mistakes All Novice Traders Make and How to Correct Them

We learnt the following the hard way! If any of... Read More

Pamplona, the Wild Investment Bulls

You remember (they show it on TV every year) the... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

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

What the Hell is a Stock option?

A 'stock option' is a contract between two parties giving... Read More

How Eating Bitumen Made Me a Better Trader

Trading is a fascinating activity.There are so many layers to... Read More

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund... Read More

How We Eluded The Bear Of 2000

The date October 13, 2000 will forever be embedded in... Read More

Political Investing

We have two candidates for president that have really different... Read More

Trading Tips No 6: The High Cost of Low Cost Stock Market Information

It has been said that low cost or even free... Read More

Emotional Involvement

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

Tips to Finding Other People?s Simple Trading Plans

Did you know you can make money (and a lot... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

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

Its Better

Question: How does it get better when it gets worse?Last... 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

What is the Most Important Indicator of All?

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

Risk Control

Everything you invest in has risk so you want to... Read More

Buy Low - Sell High

Now where have I heard that before? I know. It... Read More

Analyzing Growth Stocks: An Important Focus For Any Investor

Analyzing growth stocks is an important focus for any investor.... Read More

E-mini Day Trading - Day Trading for Beginners - Stock Market Timing Software

I mean it when I say that. While plastic silverware... Read More

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

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

Momentum

One of the basic laws of physics states that a... Read More

Trading Systems

To become a successful trader you must have some kind... Read More

KISS Formula

There are formulas for just about everything, but it has... Read More

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