Why Change Funds?

On November 17 I bought 7 different mutual funds and went to a 100% invested position. One of the funds I bought was Robertson Stevens Information Age (RSIFX) and it has made money as have the other six.My readers know I don't recommend buying individual issues. Instead I let the... Read More

Who Knows?

The Shadow knows. Remember him? It seems a shadow has a firm grip on this stock market. Since the terrible break in mid-April we had a rally and then a decline. Trying to choose a suitable stock or mutual fund has been like grasping at shadows.Two great Wall Street gurus,... Read More

Where Is The Beef?

Where is the beef? Or maybe it should be where is the bull? Market, that is? The chief investment strategists and analysts of the major brokerage houses have been promising us a new bull market.So far the bull hasn't come in from the distant pasture.Some of the cows have been... Read More

What To Buy?

Now that you have some money burning a hole in your pocket and the stock market is going up you have decided to buy some stock or maybe a mutual fund, but you have the momentous decisions to what to buy.At this point you have three decisions to make besides... Read More

VIX

No, this is not a symbol for some Latin number. The Wall Street mavens talk about this market timing device as if they knew how to use it to determine which way the stock market is going ? up or down. It is pretty obvious that brokers, analysts and financial... Read More

The Club

Yesterday I received my monthly issue of MONEY magazine. This issue has the special feature called "The Ultimate Investment Club" that highlights their picks for the top mutual fund managers. Let's see how their members made money for their shareholders.My readers know that the only thing that counts in my... Read More

Take The Time

You must take the time once a month to review your investment portfolio. It won't take long - less than one hour, maybe 15 minutes.I don't believe the average working person or business owner should own anything but mutual funds because these are the easiest to buy and evaluate. However,... Read More

Trading Stocks ?Never Forget About A Past Trade

We all know that emotions control every decision that an investor makes in any type of money related vehicle. Whether is be the stock market, real estate, art work or antiques, emotions ultimately set the final price on both sides of the transaction. Some investors have greater control over their... Read More

Trading Tips No 5: Stock Trading Curve Drawdown and Commitment

All stock trading and investing methods must deal with the inevitable drawdown from the most recent peak in one's stock trading curve to a bottom before reversing and making a new high. Seasoned systems traders are well familiar with the drawdown phenomenon and the importance of drawdown as a percentage... Read More

Trading Tips No 6: The High Cost of Low Cost Stock Market Information

It has been said that low cost or even free stock market information or trading advice can be the most expensive advice you can get. The meaning is clear. You get what you pay for.In order to win in the markets consistently, you must have a winning edge and you... Read More

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Investment Research - The Dalbar Study

Very few people, even professionals, have heard of the Dalbar... Read More

How To Buy And Hold

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

Why This Bear?

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

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the... Read More

Nest Eggs and Omelets

Do you have a nest egg? You know, a place... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the... Read More

What To Buy Now

I am sure that if you have a brokerage account... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

The Dow TheoryCharles H. Dow... Read More

The Bottom?

Every day I hear someone on CNBC proclaim that "this... Read More

Stock Trading Diversification

This is the continuing story of our two imaginary traders,... Read More

Stock Loans

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

Play another Day

Money management starts with protecting your capital, realizing profits and... Read More

Enron Cure

Let's hope you did not have any of the Enron... Read More

Leverage - Margin Debt

What is leverage?Here is a definition of leverage from an... Read More

The Problem With Hedge Funds

Are hedge funds a suitable investment for you? Hedge funds... Read More

The Three Little Pigs Went to the Stock Market

Three little pigs went to the market to stock up... Read More

Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys... Read More

Online Investing & Stock & Share Trading: 4 Reasons Why Most Online Investors & Traders Go Broke

Are you attracted to the idea of being in control... Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stock Market

On the 40 year journey through the turmoil of a... Read More

Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

There is a famous cliff on the ocean in Acapulco... Read More

Catnip of the Stock Market

I have watched my cat play with a bag of... Read More

Economists #2

Economists know more about how the fragments of society work... Read More

Stocks Options Trading

Let's assume that you want to make some serious money... Read More

Long Term Investing

In his wonderful book, 'Multiple Streams of Income', best selling... Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio - P/E

After finding the price of a particular stock, usually the... Read More

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