This Market Is Different

All of the talking heads have been telling us that this market is different. You are going to have to be patient and soon (hopefully in your lifetime) the DOW and the Nasdaq will be back at their old highs. They cite all the statistics about how the economy is... Read More

Mutual Funds are Dead

You may have wondered why your mutual funds have been going down for the past 2 years. The answer is very simple, but not one you will hear from Wall Street as they want you to send money.In order for stock mutual funds to go up you must have a... Read More

I Love You, Warren Buffet

Sometime around 1980, can't remember exactly, there was a flight of money from many countries to Switzerland. The clock makers had so much money pouring in that the banks took interest rates to zero and even for a period of time were actually making you pay ?% interest to them... Read More

How to Pick Winning Stocks

There is nothing more exciting than finding an undervalued stock and seeing it explode out of nowhere rising in value 100% or more in a few weeks. Some stocks can move as much as 1000% in a year and?. Even after the stock market crashed in 2000, some stocks still... Read More

Smart Day Trading Strategies to Help You Make Money in the Stock Market

Stock trading can be a very profitable activity. You can make big amounts of cash in a short period of time. The problem is, that if you don't know what stocks to look for and how to approach them and leave everyting to chance, you could end up wasting money... Read More

Understanding Stock Market Indexes

A stock market index is a statistical measure of changes in the securities markets. An index represents a portfolio of securities traded on the market that is considered to be reasonably representative of the market as a whole. Each index has its own method of calculation. It is generally expressed... Read More

Hedge Funds: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alfred Winslow Jones started hedge funds in 1949. He was a pioneer of non-traditional investment strategies. "Non-traditional" categorizes hedge funds quite accurately. Hedge funds have the potential to make an investor quite a bit of money, but many do not understand the nature of hedge funds. Hedge funds have undergone... Read More

Two for the Money

Look back over the years and try to remember how many different stocks and mutual funds you have owned. Suppose you had owned only 2 different equities during that entire time. One when the market was going up and the other when the market was going down.And you always make... Read More

Stock Market Investing Odds

The greatest stock market myth is the idea that investing in stocks is a form of gambling!The financial markets are often compared to a casino. Put some money on X stock and you might as well be playing craps!If that's your impression, and it's keeping you out of the markets,... Read More

Stocks: Understand What You Buy!

"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action!" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)I don't really know how cars actually work. Not really! I know how to drive them, but if you asked me how they work, I would not really know how to definitely explain it.That small... Read More

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Expense Ratios

Mutual funds and brokers are always preaching not to buy... Read More

Exchange Traded Funds Primer

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a group of passive index... Read More

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part II of II

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

Low Tide

When you stand on the ocean shore and watch the... Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds

Outlined below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of... Read More

Investment Capital Gains

Have you bought any mutual funds this year or late... Read More

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

An investor can find and research the best stock on... Read More

Overseas Investing: Going Against the Mainstream

TOO OFTEN, INVESTORS SIMPLY CHOOSE TO follow the crowd. This... Read More

Leverage - Margin Debt

What is leverage?Here is a definition of leverage from an... Read More

Prosperity

It has fallen upon the consumer to make our economy... Read More

Political Investing

We have two candidates for president that have really different... Read More

Municipal Bonds

Because there are so many stocks that are NOT paying... 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

Stock Insurance

You have a lock on your house. You have a... Read More

Buying Mutual Funds

It looks like the market is ready to start up... Read More

The Surgeon General

The Surgeon General of the United States says that smoking... Read More

Who Knows?

The Shadow knows. Remember him? It seems a shadow has... Read More

Prospering with Mutual Funds: How Anyone can ?Afford? an Investment Advisor

Recently I was invited to appear on a live CNNfn... Read More

The Shadow

The Shadow knows. There used to be a radio program... Read More

High Price/Earnings Ratios and the Stock Market: a Personal Odyssey

After some forty years of banking and investments, I retired... Read More

Wal-Mart: Discount Store, Discounted Stock?

As GuruFocus updates the stock buys and sells of gurus,... Read More

Downdraft

For the year 2000 we have seen hundreds of mutual... Read More

How To Pick A Mutual Fund

Mutual funds by definition are a mixed bag of stocks,... Read More

Starbucks Stock is Up

Starbucks earnings are up again and so is their stock... Read More

Traders, Defend Against the Dreaded Death Spiral.

It has often been said that there is only two... Read More

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