Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys sitting in a bar. One is saying to the other: "I did learn something from my broker...how to diversify my investment losses."While this struck me as funny, there is certainly an element of truth to it judging by the number... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

If you are fed up with early redemption charges and ever increasing mutual fund management fees on top of bad-performing fund managers, read on. There is a quiet revolution going on in the no-load mutual fund industry and you, the individual investor, may benefit from it greatly.I am referring to... Read More

How (NOT) to Buy Mutual Funds

When it comes to mutual funds, there is a lot more to success than just finding a good one. Sad investment stories like the following are all too common. I hope my sharing it with you will help you avoid making the same devastating financial mistake one of my former... Read More

How to Maximize Your 401k Mutual Fund Returns

When it comes to 401k's there is an overabundance of sad stories. Here is one that at least has a happy ending-and it's getting happier all the time.Last year (in 2002) a friend of mine-let's call him Jack-phoned and asked if I could help him with his 401k. Jack works... Read More

How to Evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds

If you have been dealing with mutual funds for any length of time, you undoubtedly have faced the question of which is better: Load Funds or No Load Funds. If you are new to investing, "load" simply refers to the commission paid to the broker selling the fund. "No load"... Read More

How to Find Value in No Load Mutual Fund Investing

What are you thinking when it comes to your no load mutual fund selections? Are you saving pennies and sacrificing dollars?Are you spending your time looking at expense ratios, analyzing Morningstar ratings and searching for funds with low fees and no 12b1 charges? If you are like most people, you... Read More

The Inside Scoop on Mutual Fund Rip Offs

The bear market that showed up at the end of 2000 has every brokerage house-as well as the entire mutual fund industry-scrambling to find creative ways to boost both their image and bottom line. Unfortunately, this is often at the investors' expense.Fund managers are ever on the lookout for ways... Read More

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

How do you invest? What do you really pay? At the end of the day, what are your real results? These are questions smart investors should be asking themselves (but usually don't). In this era of more fees, misc. charges, holding periods and back end redemptions, even at discount brokers,... Read More

How We Eluded The Bear Of 2000

The date October 13, 2000 will forever be embedded in my mind. It was the day after our mutual fund trend tracking indicator had broken its long-term trend line and I sold 100% of my clients' invested positions (and my own) and moved the proceeds to the safety of money... Read More

Lifestyle Funds Provide Greater Security?

With the stock market stubbornly refusing to settle down and smooth out, Wall Street has been scrambling to come up with "product" they can sell to gun shy investors.One such new concept is the Lifestyle fund; an extremely diversified package designed to be the single fund in an investor's portfolio.There... Read More

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Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with... Read More

What Can Model Airplanes Teach You About Trading?

I was devastated!I just couldn't believe it. I was 10... Read More

The I Word is Coming to a Town Near You

Hello Inflation, it has been awhile, I see you on... Read More

One Way Street

Ever turn down a street, get half way and suddenly... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 1

So you're started trading, you bought some positions with your... Read More

Risk Control

Everything you invest in has risk so you want to... Read More

Understanding Stock Market Indexes

A stock market index is a statistical measure of changes... Read More

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

There are major differences between trading stocks and trading futures.... Read More

Dont Fight The Fed

One of the great truisms of Wall Street is "Don't... Read More

Where Is The Beef?

Where is the beef? Or maybe it should be where... Read More

Investing in the Stock Market

From the book 'The Stockopoly Plan' by the author Charles... Read More

The Stock Market - Part 1: Believe It Or Not, Its Always Been Your Best Friend And Always Will Be

Regardless of the fact that the world's stock markets have... Read More

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving... Read More

Economists #2

Economists know more about how the fragments of society work... Read More

Buying New Issues

Has your broker been calling you recently with the "great... 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

Why Is The Macedonian Stock Exchange Unsuccessful?

The Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE) is not operating successfully. True,... Read More

Bull or Bear?

Cat or dog? Maybe Zebra. Shucks, I don't know, but... Read More

Cash Is A Position

I go to the Money Show every year to visit... Read More

Dont Buy Worldcom! A Guide to Wise Bottom Fishing

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

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a... Read More

Hill of Hope

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

Complacency

During the month of January the Dow Jones Industrial Average,... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

If you are fed up with early redemption charges and... Read More

Investing Basics - Stocks, Mutual Funds, Real Estate & Online Investing

Have you ever thought of investing? Do you have a... Read More

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