What the Hell is a Stock option?

A 'stock option' is a contract between two parties giving the buyer (also known as the 'taker') the right, but not the obligation, to either buy or sell a specific quantity of shares at a pre-agreed price (known as the 'strike price' or 'exercise price') by a certain future 'expiry'... Read More

Are You A Stockaholic?

Today's society gives special recognition to alcoholics, sexaholics, binge-aholics, shopaholics, chocaholics and other "-aholics". What about stockaholics? Stockaholics are people who are overly obsessive about their stock market investments.As approximately 50% of U.S. households directly or indirectly invest in the stock market, it is likely that there already exists a... Read More

Is the Stock Market for You?

Many people would like to diversify their portfolios to expand their holdings. Making it big in the stock market has been a dream for many people who want to strike it rich. Many movies and books have been made portraying the ins and outs of the stock market, for some,... Read More

Trade Stocks for Real

I read a comment by a forum member on another site earlier today that suggested that every investor should back test their system for at least twenty years. I disagree and will now tell you why. Back testing and paper trading seem to be the most over emphasized techniques offered... Read More

The Problem With Hedge Funds

Are hedge funds a suitable investment for you? Hedge funds are an appropriate investment for qualified purchasers with a net worth above one million dollars and an annual income exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Purchasers are often required to sign an acknowledgement confirming their qualifications to invest in... Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stock Market

On the 40 year journey through the turmoil of a volatile stock market I've noticed "P/E Ratios," "Consensus Estimates," " Bull and Bear Markets," stock ratings of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, star ratings of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Also, stock ratings of "buy," "strong buy," "sell," "hold;" stock... Read More

Oil Stocks As A Long Term Investment

The demand for world oil is increasing while world reserves are decreasing. This is a known fact. The current price of oil can certainly confirm this statement. Consensus also agrees that we will never see $25.00 oil again. The logical conclusion to our above statement is oil stocks should be... Read More

Selling Strategies - Setting a Stop Loss

Sometimes the best way of lowering exposure to risk is not to invest at all! However, when we make the decision to jump into the muddy waters of the stock market, its always a good idea to have a life jacket ready, just in case.We all have stories of that... Read More

Small-Cap Stocks: The Beginning of the Journey

When an individual investor wants to roll up his sleeves and do some research in the pursuit of the next big winner in the stock market, the place many start is in the small cap sector.As with the other capitulation sizes (capitalization is a stock's market value), no one can... Read More

Mid-Cap Stocks: Asset Class with an Identity Crisis

Much like the middle child, mid-cap stocks have long struggled to find their identity. Carved out from the upper echelons of the small caps and the lower end of the large caps, the mid-cap sector has a rough definition of stock with a market capitalization of greater than $2 billion,... Read More

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Kick The Tires

Before you buy another car you walk around the lot,... Read More

Market Globalization

Just 30 years ago the stock market was a shadow... Read More

Discover the Biggest Trading & Investing Online Mistake

Any online investor / trader seeks an excellent off or... Read More

Mutual Fund Commissions

You have heard about a particular mutual fund from a... Read More

Forecasting the Stock Market

Every day I see in the financial section of newspapers... Read More

Why This Bear?

People are constantly asking me why is the stock market... Read More

NASDAQ 800?

In November of 2000 when the NASDAQ was trading at... Read More

Choosing A Fund

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

Wal-Mart: Discount Store, Discounted Stock?

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

Dont Ask Your Broker

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

Different Types of Mutual Funds

This is a guide to the different types of mutual... Read More

Advisory Service for You?

It depends on your level of understanding of the market... 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

Analyst Reports

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund... Read More

Size Counts!

What the heck am I talking about?It is often said... Read More

Emotional Maturity

If you are going to be a winner in the... Read More

Some Good News for A Change

Before we get into all the good news out there,... Read More

The Stock Trading Plan - Why You Must Have One To Trade Successfully

This is the continuing story of our two imaginary traders,... Read More

Direction

It is difficult to make money in a bull market,... Read More

Keep Your Profits

It looks like we have now entered a new bull... Read More

Staying Sane While Wall Street Crashes

Everybody is riding the Wall Street Roller coaster. Even if... Read More

Its A Bull, Its A Bear, Its Suptertrader!

The higher the market goes the more confusing are the... Read More

Buy Low - Sell High

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

A Stock Market Investment Strategy

I feel that an investment strategy in the stock market... Read More

Protect Your 401K

Checked your 401K lately? Going back to about a year... Read More

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