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 Our Investment Advisor Wont Say Off The Bat

Most advisors will tell you they can beat the market.... Read More

How To Make, And Keep, Money Trading Stocks

If you are serious about making and keeping money by... Read More

Low Expense Ratio

One of the big advertising kicks today from mutual funds... Read More

Cash

How many people went to a cash position this week?... Read More

3 Components Needed for Beating the Market

Time to look back2004 is over, now we are in... Read More

Mutual Fund Ball and Chain

The broker told me not to sell because the mutual... Read More

Dont Ask Your Broker

Unfortunately, most of you who are reading my column are... Read More

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

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

Selling

The stock market has been going up for more than... Read More

Learn to Calculate a Stock?s Pivot Point

Stocks breakout from properly formed bases everyday but many investors... Read More

Its Snowing

The Winter Games for the Olympics are coming up soon... Read More

Take The Time

You must take the time once a month to review... Read More

Box Of Chocolates

Ever have one of those sample boxes of candy? Each... Read More

Oil Stocks As A Long Term Investment

The demand for world oil is increasing while world reserves... Read More

Hedge Fund Advertising

Have you seen all those big full page ads for... Read More

Market Timing

Every broker and financial planner will tell you that you... Read More

Choosing An Investment Stock Broker

If you want one.And I don't recommend any broker with... 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

Paddle Your Canoe

At some time in your life you have been on... Read More

Rebalance And Diversify

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

Can?t Stand The Heat

It seems that every day I turn on the TV... Read More

The Right Mutual Funds For Baby Boomers

If you are a baby boomer, time is not on... Read More

Buy Low - Sell High

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

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 1

So you're started trading, you bought some positions with your... Read More

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

How can you dispel an illusion unless you look directly... Read More

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