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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How Covered Calls Turned a Trader Around

Sidney felt sick as she looked at her latest OptionsXpress... Read More

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

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

Alfred E. Newman

What! Me worry?Many of you remember the cover of MAD... Read More

The Club

Yesterday I received my monthly issue of MONEY magazine. This... Read More

Inverted Interest Rates

Inverted interest rates? What's that? Who cares? Even if you... Read More

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

An investor can find and research the best stock on... Read More

Shadow Bull

As one of my regular readers you know I have... Read More

Can?t Stand The Heat

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

Mutual Fund Ball and Chain

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

A Penny for Your Stocks

According to Investopedia Inc. the penny stock market has seen... Read More

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

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

The 10 Commandments

Wall Street has been preaching for years and years to... Read More

Small-Cap Stocks: The Beginning of the Journey

When an individual investor wants to roll up his sleeves... Read More

Stuff

I continually hear from economists, talking heads, other market letter... Read More

How to Pay Less and Get More: Discount Broker vs Professional

How do you invest? What do you really pay? At... Read More

Parachute Investing

Ever jumped out of an airplane? It's OK if you... Read More

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

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

Good Stock Market Tip; Good Return!

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

Roller Coaster

I love roller coasters. The steeper the better. High and... Read More

Option Spread Trading

Spread trading is a technique that can be used to... Read More

How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

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

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

To begin, you might look at playing the stock market... Read More

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5CHK is my favorite... Read More

Stocks: Understand What You Buy!

"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action!" Johann... Read More

Gold Fever

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

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