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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Long Term Investing

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

I Love You, Warren Buffet

Sometime around 1980, can't remember exactly, there was a flight... Read More

Overvalued & Underbought

With all the bad news that has been dumped upon... Read More

Evaluation II

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

Hold Em and Fold Em

When most analysts, financial planners, fund specialists and investors try... Read More

The Three Little Pigs Went to the Stock Market

Three little pigs went to the market to stock up... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

If you are fed up with early redemption charges and... Read More

Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline... Read More

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

Both the stock market and oil prices rallied recently, which... Read More

Gold Fever

Right now there doesn't seem to be any "gold fever".... Read More

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the... Read More

Overseas Investing: Going Against the Mainstream

TOO OFTEN, INVESTORS SIMPLY CHOOSE TO follow the crowd. This... Read More

Complacency Indicator

If you haven't heard of the technical indicator with the... Read More

Patterns

The Law of Chaos is the theory of random unpredictable... Read More

The Importance of Using Stop Loss Orders When Spread Trading the Financial Markets

A Guide to Using Stop Loss Orders Stop losses are... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

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

What the SEC Really Thinks About Mutual Funds!

Let's go into the details of why non-indexed mutual funds... Read More

It Cant Be Done

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

Emotional Trading

The single most expensive stock market trades are those made... Read More

When Should I Sell?

People are always asking me when should I sell my... Read More

Stock Trading Diversification

This is the continuing story of our two imaginary traders,... Read More

The Stock Market Investor?s Worst Enemy

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

Is The Bear In The Cage?

For the last few weeks we have seen the stock... Read More

Complacency

During the month of January the Dow Jones Industrial Average,... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

The Dow TheoryCharles H. Dow... Read More

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