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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Mid-Cap Stocks: Asset Class with an Identity Crisis

Much like the middle child, mid-cap stocks have long struggled... Read More

War Market

There is no question that the stock market is being... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part II of II

After the publication of the first part of this two... Read More

Invest, Be Wrong, and Make Money in the Stock Market

I have been trading for several decades and was an... Read More

Emotional Involvement

I'll bet with almost anyone that has stocks or mutual... Read More

Why Technical Indicators

The fight continues to rage among traders who use technical... Read More

Choosing A Fund

For years I have been saying you must have a... Read More

10 Tips For Creating Wealth From the Stock Market

1. Do not spread your money too thin.My friend has... Read More

Valuation

Every day I hear from the "experts" on CNBC-TV and... Read More

Online Investing & Online Stock & Share Trading: Difficulty in Taking Stop Losses in the Market

This is an extract of an article which was first... Read More

Trading Education: The Best of Both Worlds!

I made my very first investment in the stock market... Read More

Gold Fever

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

Stock Market System ... ONLINE STOCK TRADING ... Beyond Day Trading Basics & Tips

Day trading is all about making buy and sell decisions.... Read More

Intervention

Intervention. Now don't let that big word scare you. The... Read More

Why the Majority Fail at Stock Investing

The gleam and bright lights of Wall Street lure in... 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

Stock Market Diversification

In one of my previous articles (Investing in the stock... Read More

Duck

Duck! No I don't mean a quack, quack. I meant... Read More

More Window Dressing

Two weeks ago I wrote about what the Securities and... Read More

Is Active Trading The Answer?

One of the main reasons many of us get into... Read More

I Love To Lose Money

Well, not really. What I mean is I don't mind... Read More

Acapulco - The Stock Market Dives

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

Low Expense Ratio

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

The Information Age

It is wonderful to be alive in the information age.... Read More

Never Lose Money

Never lose money in the stock market again. Yeah, I... Read More

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