Buy and Hold Investment Strategy

"Buy and hold" is one of the most heralded investment strategies promoted today. "Buy and hold" is also one of the few investment methods where you are guaranteed to lose money 2 out of every 5 years...so why do it?Before expanding on the questionable value of "buy and hold", it's... Read More

Stock Investment Advice

Stock investment advice is easy to find. Do you get cold called by brokers with the latest investment tip? I have, as have countless others around the globe. And many of us have lost a lot of money to these people. So, how can you avoid some of these pitfalls?In... Read More

Robert Rodriguez Weathers the Stock Market

Robert Rodriguez likes to buy stocks at their lows. When there are not enough stocks hitting new lows, he closes his fund and piles up cash. This is what he has been doing lately. His moves deserve attention for good reasons, his $1.7 billion FPA Capital Fund has averaged an... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

Sometime in the third quarter of 1997, someone told me that I should play the stock market. Knowing nothing about the stock market, I turned to some colleagues to seem to know a lot about it. Following their advice, I opened an account with a stock brokerage company. Well, up... Read More

Stocks & Oil, Sat Jun 18th, 2005

Both the stock market and oil prices rallied recently, which seems to be a paradox, because high oil prices are negative for earnings (i.e. a higher production cost and a higher consumer tax). However, the stock market was worried about another "soft patch," of slower economic growth, and the sharp... Read More

Understanding a Stocks PEG Ratio

A PEG ratio cannot be used alone but is a very powerful tool when integrated with the basics (price, volume and chart reading). You must enjoy crunching numbers and have a calculator handy to estimate your own PEG ratio. Access to quality statistical information from the web such as past... Read More

Stock Market Investing: Knowing When (and when not) to Sell

One of the greatest challenges of investing in stocks is developing a "sell discipline". Some of the most adept investors struggle with the decision of when to sell.First, recognize that there are no absolute formulas to tell us to sell at precisely the right time. Instead, we'll need to consider... Read More

Stock Market Volatility

In my opinion, due to the volatility of stock market prices (the rise and fall of stock prices), an investment plan should incorporate both the traits of stick-to-itiveness and common sense, and must have an advantageous, predetermined approach for maximizing each investment in the stock market.Stick-to-itiveness and common sense ?... Read More

Learn to Calculate a Stock?s Pivot Point

Stocks breakout from properly formed bases everyday but many investors don't understand how to locate a pivot point or what patterns to study that may contain this very important buy signal. A pivot point can be described as the optimal buy point or the area at the end of a... Read More

Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

Let me start by saying that...Most online brokers do not make it easy for their clients!There are absolutely no standards for trade history reporting from one broker to the next. This presents a real challenge for any trader who wants to analyze his or her trade history.How does one get... Read More

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Size Counts!

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

Stock Loans

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

The Seven Mistakes All Novice Traders Make and How to Correct Them

We learnt the following the hard way! If any of... Read More

Roller Coaster

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

What is a Mutual Fund?

Ever wondered what is a mutual fund? A mutual fund... Read More

Long-Term Investment In Todays Market?

The stock market is very unstable at this time going... Read More

One Way Street

Ever turn down a street, get half way and suddenly... Read More

Why Change Funds?

On November 17 I bought 7 different mutual funds and... Read More

Dont Ask Your Broker

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

What is the Most Important Indicator of All?

Most stock market traders have a favorite technical indicator.The one... Read More

Are You A Stockaholic?

Today's society gives special recognition to alcoholics, sexaholics, binge-aholics, shopaholics,... Read More

Hot Stock Trader: How to Pick Momentum Stocks with Ease and Simplicity

Most stock traders know that momentum trading can be a... Read More

Hill of Hope

Just about now everyone is confused as to which way... Read More

Boiler Room 7/17/00

On Friday or Saturday evening my wife gets a movie... Read More

Will the Stock Market be Lower in October?

The stock market often closes a week in the middle... Read More

Why Stock Is More Risky Than Options!

You probably have been told that options are risky. Even... Read More

Trading Tips No 2: The Big Lie in the Stock Market

It is commonly reported that the stock market averages about... Read More

Option Spread Trading

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

Low Expense Ratio

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

Dollar Cost Averaging

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

What the Hell is a Stock option?

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

Hedge Fund Advertising

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

A Triple Dipper: How to Make 3 Profits on 1 Stock Trade

This is a rather simple strategy with which I am... Read More

My Neighbor Got A New Car

I don't know what kind it is, but I saw... Read More

Where Is The Rabbit?

We need a rabbit!This was a pretty horrible week for... Read More

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