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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You Don?t HAVE To Be Trading

As a novice trader, you'll often feel the need to... Read More

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

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

Moving Averages

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

Mutual Fund Honor Roll ? Buy High, Sell Low by Chasing Performance

Buy high and sell low -- It's not a typo.Millions... Read More

401K-itis

Are you one of those many people who dread reading... Read More

Inertia

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

Series 7 Exam

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

The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Mutual Funds

Everyone who follows the financial news has heard of mutual... 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

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want... Read More

Exchange Traded Funds Primer

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a group of passive index... Read More

Stock Analysis

I receive emails from Morningstar. This company provides statistics and... Read More

Its Better

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

Some Good News for A Change

Before we get into all the good news out there,... Read More

Gold Fever

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

Trading Tips No 2: The Big Lie in the Stock Market

It is commonly reported that the stock market averages about... Read More

Losses, not Profits, will Stop You from Trading in the Market

Should the market turn against you, it is important that... Read More

VIX

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

Understanding a Stocks PEG Ratio

A PEG ratio cannot be used alone but is a... Read More

How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

If you have been dealing with mutual funds for any... Read More

How to Pick Winning Stocks

There is nothing more exciting than finding an undervalued stock... Read More

Rebalance And Diversify

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

The Skinny on Mutual Fund Investing

Mutual fund investing is a lot like Thai cooking. Everyone... Read More

Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

Let me start by saying that...Most online brokers do not... Read More

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