The Exclusive Club of Large Caps

Picture one of those clubs where only the real heavyweights need apply. In the library the old aristocrats, General Motors and JP Morgan, are dozing in their leather chairs. On the terrace, a late luncheon is underway for those who have only improved their standing through marriage. ExxonMobil and Citigroup... Read More

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

A common problem I often see when working with living trust beneficiaries and trustees is the lack of attention in rethinking income strategies in the event of the grantor's death.When the grantor of a living trust dies, the trustee (especially a family member or close friend) sometimes feels reluctant to... Read More

Dividend Reinvestment Plans: Investing on Automatic Pilot

If you're like many investors who squander those small dividend checks from your stock portfolio, a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) might be just what you need. Just as its name implies, a Dividend Reinvestment Plan allows you to reinvest some or all of those dividends into more stock of the... Read More

Is Active Trading The Answer?

One of the main reasons many of us get into investing is to become financially independent. Who isn't trying to amass a portfolio with enough income to ensure that we don't have to work when we should be playing golf or traveling the world. While there are several strategies to... Read More

A Stock Market Investment Plan that Never Lets You Down

The bulls and bears of the stock market are both tempting and scary to the investors. Speculators are enchanted by the stock market's potential to help them in making quick money with a big M. While those who tread with care and caution, often shy away for fear of losing.... 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 market orders designed to allow you to limit your losses.When you place a stop loss you are instructing the spread betting company or stock broker to cut your position when it reaches a certain loss level (or in some cases,... Read More

How to Short Stocks? How to Make Money when Your Stocks Go Down by Shorting

The stock market can present you with a lot of hot stocks every day. Many of them are new technology stocks that come from the nanotech, biotech, voip, healthcare, homeland defense or internet sectors.Most of them may seem promising, but the truth is that a good number of these trading... Read More

Parachute Investing

Ever jumped out of an airplane? It's OK if you have on a parachute. Pretty dumb if you don't.Every buy any stocks, mutual funds or Exchange Traded Funds? It's OK if you know how much you are willing to risk. Pretty dumb if you don't.Parachute investing is buying an equity... Read More

Why Technical Indicators

The fight continues to rage among traders who use technical indicators and those who prefer fundamental information to establish new positions and to exit current positions.The fundamentalist believe in knowing all the facts about a company such as price earnings ratios, sales growth, product margins, management capabilities, cost of production,... Read More

Mutual Fund Commissions

You have heard about a particular mutual fund from a friend, saw it advertised on TV or read about it in some publication thought it would be a good buy. Next you call your broker to get his advice before you buy because he is an expert and is there... Read More

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Bad News is Good News

For weeks, no, months we have been bombarded with nothing... Read More

365/7/24

What does it take to be a stock trader? It... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

Over the past few months, several investment professionals have brought... Read More

Defining a Long-Term Investment in the Stock Market

For some "long term" would mean holding a stock position... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

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

Stock Investment Advice

Stock investment advice is easy to find. Do you get... Read More

Expense Ratios

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

China Syndrome

There has been great condemnation recently because China has been... Read More

Your Job

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

Paddle Your Canoe

At some time in your life you have been on... Read More

Market Globalization

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

The Skinny on Mutual Fund Investing

Mutual fund investing is a lot like Thai cooking. Everyone... Read More

An Old Proverb for Investing

"If you don't know where you are going, any road... Read More

Mid-Cap Stocks: Asset Class with an Identity Crisis

Much like the middle child, mid-cap stocks have long struggled... Read More

Oil Stocks As A Long Term Investment

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

Why Stock Is More Risky Than Options!

You probably have been told that options are risky. Even... Read More

Hill of Hope

Just about now everyone is confused as to which way... Read More

Is The Bear In The Cage?

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

Managing Investing and Stock Market Risks

Reduce your investing and stock market risks by:Setting your sights... Read More

Rebalance And Diversify

The stock market has not been very kind to your... Read More

Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article... Read More

A Stock Market Investment Plan that Never Lets You Down

The bulls and bears of the stock market are both... Read More

Whos Calling?

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

Never Fall In Love!

Recently I watched my favorite football team lose a vital... Read More

The Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Mutual Funds

Everyone who follows the financial news has heard of mutual... Read More

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