12 Basic Stock Investing Rules Every Successful Investor Should Follow

There are many important things you need to know to trade and invest successfully in the stock market or any other market. 12 of the most important things that I can share with you based on many years of trading experience are enumerated below.1. Buy low-sell high. As simple as... Read More

Can?t Stand The Heat

It seems that every day I turn on the TV and find a Poker game. Texas No Limit seems to be all the rage these days. I love watching it. When I discuss this with others, their response is always the same, "You should play." Ah, but what they don't... Read More

Investing in the Stock Market

From the book 'The Stockopoly Plan' by the author Charles M. O'MeliaThere are several factors an investor in the stock market should consider:1. All stock purchases should be commission-free.2. All stocks purchased should be from a company that has a history of raising their dividends every year.3. The company should... Read More

Lights of the Stock Market

There are red lights, green lights, blue lights and spot lights. There are orange lights, pink light and flash lights. There are search lights and micro lights. And the one you must obey is the stop light.If you don't stop when the light is red you could easily have an... Read More

Pamplona, the Wild Investment Bulls

You remember (they show it on TV every year) the running of the wild bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Some of the nuttier people get out their capes and stand in their path as they come roaring down the street.Our would-be matadors wave their home made cloaks at the bulls hoping... Read More

The Secret to More Winning Trades is as Simple as Avoiding This Common Mistake

If you're a normal human being, your need to feel good about yourself probably causes you to sell your winners too soon ? and -- your need to avoid feelings of regret, causes you to hang on to your losers too long.At one time or another, we're all guilty of... Read More

Lies, Damn Lies and Mutual Fund Returns

How many times has this happened to you? You're at a social function and the conversation turns to investing. Pretty soon, people are comparing how well their investments are doing. As you might imagine, being an investment advisor this happens to me a lot. However, I recently had an experience... Read More

Psychology ? How to Reduce Negative Thoughts Relating to Trading?

The thinking process of the brain relating to the psychology of trading involves:-- Beliefs -- Feelings -- Values -- Dispositions and -- FaithThe positive or negative energy brings power to a person's actions, which ultimately determines whether a person is a winner or a... Read More

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

Every successful trader has a winning system. There are of course, as many systems out there, as there are traders. Some systems get you to buy on strength and sell on weakness others do the opposite.Some investors succeed as value investors , a la Warren Buffet ; others... Read More

How To Beat The Mutual Fund Companies At Their Own Game

You'd have had to be living on a desert island with no TV, newspaper or internet connection to have missed hearing about the great mutual fund scandal of 2003.The issue was that some mutual fund companies allowed certain hedge funds to engage in after-hours trading, sometimes incorrectly referred to as... Read More

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Buy and Hold Investment Strategy

"Buy and hold" is one of the most heralded investment... Read More

KISS Formula

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

Shorting Stocks ? The Basics, Part I of II

What does it mean to short a stock?This means that... Read More

Pamplona, the Wild Investment Bulls

You remember (they show it on TV every year) the... Read More

How to Pay Less and Get More: Discount Broker vs Professional

How do you invest? What do you really pay? At... Read More

Trading Tips No 5: Stock Trading Curve Drawdown and Commitment

All stock trading and investing methods must deal with the... Read More

Attitude Is [Almost] Everything

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

401K-itis

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

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a... Read More

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

To begin, you might look at playing the stock market... Read More

Take The Time

You must take the time once a month to review... Read More

Your Job

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

A Common Misconception about Stock Prices

I cringe every time I hear a novice investor tell... Read More

Gurgle Gurgle

Caught in a whirlpool and being sucked under. No life... Read More

Wal-Mart: Discount Store, Discounted Stock?

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

Perfect Storm

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

Starbucks Stock is Up

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

Downdraft

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

Staying Sane While Wall Street Crashes

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

Mutual Funds: The Modern Den of Thieves!

Mutual funds were created with the idea that one person... Read More

How Covered Calls Turned a Trader Around

Sidney felt sick as she looked at her latest OptionsXpress... Read More

Enron Cure

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

The Cub; II

We keep hearing about this bear market and that the... Read More

Investment Clubs

Because you don't feel too sure about which stock or... Read More

Price Targets

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

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