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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Selection Vs Direction

As I have said many times before in this column... Read More

Selling

The stock market has been going up for more than... Read More

Picking Mutual Funds to Outperform the Market

With over 6,000 mutual funds available, it may be tempting... Read More

Adding Funds

Someday you may want to retire and continue to live... Read More

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want... Read More

Oil Stocks As A Long Term Investment

The demand for world oil is increasing while world reserves... Read More

Money, Insanity and Wall Street

Money: the most charged word in the planet. It means... Read More

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

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

Emotional Trading

The single most expensive stock market trades are those made... Read More

Is The Bear In The Cage?

For the last few weeks we have seen the stock... 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

Discipline

One of the great "secrets" of successful people is discipline... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

A common problem I often see when working with living... Read More

Long Term Financial Vehicles

Investing in long-term financial vehicles give you the most gains... Read More

Market Experience of a Na?ve Stock Operator

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

The Value of Stocks of a Company

The debate rages all over Eastern and Central Europe, in... Read More

Enron Cure

Let's hope you did not have any of the Enron... Read More

3 Components Needed for Beating the Market

Time to look back2004 is over, now we are in... Read More

Emotional Involvement

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

Whos Calling?

Its dinnertime and the phone rings. It's Joe Noname with... Read More

KISS Formula

There are formulas for just about everything, but it has... Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stock Market

On the 40 year journey through the turmoil of a... Read More

Intervention

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

Investment Lawyers and Trash Stocks

The trash business in its efforts to cook their books... Read More

How To Pick A Mutual Fund

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

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