Trading vs Investing

I often hear from people, "I don't trade. I invest. I buy a mutual fund and I hold it". Mr. Investor, did you know you are trading on a regular basis? Are you aware that mutual fund managers are changing their positions by selling certain stocks and buying others?Mutual funds... Read More

Price Targets

Every day in any financial publication you will find the Wall Street mavens giving their predictions on many stocks. It was issued here and should go there. It is now undervalued and is worth that much more. Really?Has anyone gone back to check out these predictions? I haven't, but I... Read More

Lemmings Are Gathering

Before they go over the cliff to their destruction these little furry ones get together for a party and celebration. Each tells the other how smart he has been with his investments and buying and selling of stocks and real estate.Wait a minute. Did I say lemmings? I think I... Read More

Shadow Bull

As one of my regular readers you know I have been a stock market bear for the past 2 years and have encouraged everyone to put their money into a money market account or a short-term no-load bond fund and for the more adventurous what is called a bear mutual... Read More

Nest Eggs and Omelets

Do you have a nest egg? You know, a place you are stashing away money for the future - retirement, down payment on a house, the kids education. That kind of thing. How're you doing?If you have been putting it in the stock market you have been watching it get... Read More

Stock Insurance

You have a lock on your house. You have a lock on your car. You have a lock on your tool shed. Do you have a lock to protect your stock market investments?Maybe you have a safe at home for your valuables such as jewelry, rare coins, special documents and... Read More

Overvalued & Underbought

With all the bad news that has been dumped upon the economy for some reason the stock market is going up. Why?The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has just set up new guidelines for core earnings. No more proforma computations. You know what proforma means - the company CEO or... Read More

The Cub; II

We keep hearing about this bear market and that the bottom is "in" or "very close" so we should be invested in these bargain basement prices to take advantage of the next bull so we won't lose out on the expected huge profits.This is not a big bear market -... Read More

Patterns

The Law of Chaos is the theory of random unpredictable action applied to the cosmos, mathematics, mechanics, almost everything. Those who believe it will definitely think the stock market is in chaotic state at this time. Don't you believe it.When I was a floor trader people would ask me how... Read More

Municipal Bonds

Because there are so many stocks that are NOT paying dividends and also going down people are looking for a safe investment that will pay a decent return and also won't lose money. Slowly folks are beginning to think about bonds of which there are all kinds.Cities and counties have... Read More

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Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

Wall Street has been preaching the doctrine of Buy and... 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

Is the Stock Market for You?

Many people would like to diversify their portfolios to expand... Read More

The Bottom?

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

DIY Portfolio Management

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

Perfect Storm

Having lived aboard a sailboat for 2 years I was... 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... Read More

What is a Mutual Fund?

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

One Way Street

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

Your Job

There are so many kinds of work that needs to... Read More

Patterns

The Law of Chaos is the theory of random unpredictable... Read More

Value Investing: Selecting From The Bargain Bin

Picking a beaten-down stock requires a different kind of selection... Read More

Price Targets

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

Box Of Chocolates

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

Pension Plans

If you have a pension plan at work you will... Read More

Dollar Cost Averaging

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

Boiler Room 7/17/00

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

How Much Information Do You Need?

You have decided to buy some stock or mutual funds,... Read More

The Holy Grail (of Investment)

Every year I go to the Money Show in Orlando,... Read More

This Market Is Different

All of the talking heads have been telling us that... Read More

What Does it Take to be a Stock Trader?

It takes a total mental commitment to the task. It... Read More

Trade Stocks for Real

I read a comment by a forum member on another... Read More

The Elephant

Four blind men were asked to give a description of... Read More

Stock Valuation using the SMP Model

Disclaimer: Please note that I do not necessarily purchase, own,... 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

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