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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Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

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

Stock Market Insanity

Let's first define insanity. It is doing the same thing... Read More

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is one of the most popular ideas... Read More

Dont Spend Another Dollar on Business Opportunities Until You Read This

With an insecure job market, overworked employees, insufficient retirement savings... Read More

Evaluation II

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

The Great Stock Market Secret

When the stock market is going up and all your... Read More

The Club

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

Investment Lawyers and Trash Stocks

The trash business in its efforts to cook their books... Read More

Market Globalization

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

China Syndrome

There has been great condemnation recently because China has been... Read More

How to Read an Annual Report

Every publicly traded company is required by the SEC(Securities and... Read More

Paddle Your Canoe

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

Buy Low - Sell High

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

Dont Fight The Fed

One of the great truisms of Wall Street is "Don't... Read More

Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

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

Stock Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any... Read More

Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

Let me start by saying that...Most online brokers do not... Read More

Advisory Service for You?

It depends on your level of understanding of the market... Read More

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a... Read More

Size Counts!

What the heck am I talking about?It is often said... 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

Structured Settlement; Lawyers in NY and Mutual Funds

Minority Report the movie may not be far off if... Read More

Stock Investment Advice

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

Selection Vs Direction

As I have said many times before in this column... Read More

Your Trading Objective: Why is that so Important?

You've decided to try your luck at trading stocks or... Read More

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