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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Buy Low - Sell High

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

DIY Portfolio Management

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are growing. Investors are choosing low... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

Sometime in the third quarter of 1997, someone told me... Read More

Big Buildings Can Mean Big Economic Disaster

AS BUILDERS BEGIN WORK ON THE FREEDOM TOWER in New... Read More

A Personal Stock Market Investment Philosophy

∙ Make every investment in the stock market a long-term... Read More

Attitude Is [Almost] Everything

I often play a little game with myself when I... Read More

Structured Settlement; Lawyers in NY and Mutual Funds

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

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving... Read More

Market Timing?

The recent criminal fiasco in the mutual fund industry is... Read More

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

One of the greatest challenges of investing in stocks is... Read More

Dont Ask Your Broker

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

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

Over the past few months, several investment professionals have brought... Read More

You Wont Like This

Why? Because I am going to shatter your conventional wisdom... Read More

Stock Trading Secrets?

How often have you come across an advertisement or e-mail... Read More

The Stock Market - Part 1: Believe It Or Not, Its Always Been Your Best Friend And Always Will Be

Regardless of the fact that the world's stock markets have... Read More

The Stock Market Investor?s Worst Enemy

Every stock market investor faces one primal enemy. An enemy... Read More

What the Hell is a Stock option?

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

Option Trading Basics

Options trading can increase the profits you make when trading... Read More

What is a Trading Plan ? and Why You Need One?

How do you make money without picking tops and bottoms?I... Read More

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the... Read More

Stock Market Insanity

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

Valuation

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

Box Of Chocolates

Ever have one of those sample boxes of candy? Each... Read More

Maximizing a Stock Market Investment

Maximizing a stock market investmentThere are several factors an investor... Read More

401K-itis

Are you one of those many people who dread reading... Read More

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