Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

Suppose your position has made a big move and you moved your stop to your purchase price as recommended. Then let's say your stock continues to make a big move and now we're asking again the questions we asked back in the first paragraph. The first profit taking technique you... Read More

What is a Mutual Fund?

Ever wondered what is a mutual fund? A mutual fund is a pool of money run by a professional or group of professionals called the "investment adviser."A mutual fund is a company that pools money from many investors and invests the money in stocks, bonds, short-term money-market instruments, other securities... Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds

Outlined below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds. Every investment has advantages and disadvantages. But it's important to remember that features that matter to one investor may not be important to you. Whether any particular feature is an advantage for you will depend on your unique... Read More

Different Types of Mutual Funds

This is a guide to the different types of mutual funds. When it comes to investing in mutual funds, investors have literally thousands of choices.Before you invest in any given fund, decide whether the investment strategy and risks of the fund are a good fit for you. The first step... Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

After finding the price of a particular stock, usually the next number everyone looks at is the P/E ratio.P/E is the ratio of a company's share price to its per-share earnings.A P/E ratio of 10 means that the company has 1 of annual, per-share earnings for every 10 in share... Read More

Zero Sum Game

Most people think the stock market is a zero sum game because there is a buyer for each seller and seller for each buyer so each cancels the other and everything is equal. Not quite.There are losers here, both the buyer and the seller because each one paid a commission... Read More

You Wont Like This

Why? Because I am going to shatter your conventional wisdom as I have many times in previous columns about the lies that Wall Street continues to tell you. This time we are going to go deeper into the economy to unearth the truth about lies the politicians are telling you.Let's... Read More

Why Buy and Hold?

Since I can remember, and that's a long time ago, the Wall Street brokerage companies, mavens and mutual fund managers have been exhorting the mantra of Buy and Hold for all your investments. There have been erudite studies published that this is the only way to go.Does it really work... Read More

Whitewater Stock Market

Ever done any whitewater rafting or canoeing? Long periods of tranquil river followed by short periods of terror. Suddenly the water grips your vessel and you are pushed and shoved by massive currents over which you have no control. Missing boulders you paddle as hard as you can. You almost... Read More

When Should I Sell?

People are always asking me when should I sell my stock or mutual funds?There are some relatively easy answers to this. In fact, so simple that you won't believe them, but they are things I have learned over the past 30 years as a professional trader on the floor of... Read More

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What the Hell is a Stock option?

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

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a... Read More

Eternal Sunshine

There is a current movie entitled "Eternal Sunshine of the... Read More

Exchange Traded Funds Primer

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

Market Timing?

The recent criminal fiasco in the mutual fund industry is... Read More

Big Buildings Can Mean Big Economic Disaster

AS BUILDERS BEGIN WORK ON THE FREEDOM TOWER in New... Read More

The Stock Market Doesnt Care if You are a Beginner?. Get Prepared to Succeed at Trading

Stock trading remains a very competitive field and the stock... Read More

Market Globalization

Just 30 years ago the stock market was a shadow... Read More

How to Pick Winning Stocks

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

Hold Em and Fold Em

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

Stock Options Trading Strategies - Lean

Professional stock options traders use the term lean to refer... Read More

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

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

Trading Systems

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

Why This Bear?

People are constantly asking me why is the stock market... Read More

Forces that Move Stock Prices

Among the largest forces that affect stock prices are inflation,... Read More

How To Be A Winner

Everyone who invests in the stock market wants to be... Read More

Online Investing & Online Stock & Share Trading: Difficulty in Taking Stop Losses in the Market

This is an extract of an article which was first... Read More

Market Success

Who are the successful investors?There are those who follow the... Read More

The Shadow

The Shadow knows. There used to be a radio program... Read More

Performance Funds

Mutual funds are doing more and more to discourage investors... Read More

Keep Your Profits

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

Financial Crime

Congress recently passed another new law that is supposed to... Read More

Trade Stocks for Real

I read a comment by a forum member on another... Read More

Pathways

During our travel down life's path we come to many... Read More

This Market Is Different

All of the talking heads have been telling us that... Read More

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