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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Evaluation II

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

How To Buy And Hold

One of the most believed bits of conventional wisdom from... Read More

Good Stock Market Tip; Good Return!

Forget making a profit; instead focus on the income provided... Read More

Trading Tips No 8: Picking the Best Stock Market Price

Carefully thinking through your goal as a trader is of... Read More

?Fears Only Enemy Is Action?

What a great statement!I just heard someone use it in... Read More

Online Trading Strategy: Collecting Cash when Stocks Go UP - It PAYS to Know More than Others

When it comes to stock market trading it PAYS to... Read More

Enronization

Even if you don't own any of their stock or... Read More

Trading Stocks ?Never Forget About A Past Trade

We all know that emotions control every decision that an... Read More

Lies, Damn Lies and Mutual Fund Returns

How many times has this happened to you? You're at... Read More

How to Pick Winning Stocks

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

Series 7 Exam

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

Stock Market Volatility

In my opinion, due to the volatility of stock market... Read More

Option Trading Basics

Options trading can increase the profits you make when trading... Read More

Keep Your Profits

It looks like we have now entered a new bull... Read More

Trading as a Business

What can I expect to make my first year of... Read More

How to Find Value in No Load Mutual Fund Investing

What are you thinking when it comes to your no... Read More

Perfect Storm

Having lived aboard a sailboat for 2 years I was... Read More

Long-Term Investment In Todays Market?

The stock market is very unstable at this time going... Read More

Prosperity

It has fallen upon the consumer to make our economy... Read More

Dont Buy Stocks based on P/E Ratio alone

I use the P/E ratio as a secondary indicator for... Read More

Stock Loans

Hedge current portfolio positions and gain access to capital resources... Read More

Buying New Issues

Has your broker been calling you recently with the "great... Read More

Stock Investment Advice

Stock investment advice is easy to find. Do you get... Read More

Why Stock Is More Risky Than Options!

You probably have been told that options are risky. Even... Read More

Investment Clubs

Because you don't feel too sure about which stock or... Read More

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