Boiler Room 7/17/00

On Friday or Saturday evening my wife gets a movie from Block Buster and after dinner we sit, hold hands and watch. This week she brought back one that I think every investor or anyone contemplating investing in the market should see. It is called "Boiler Room".How many times have... Read More

The Bottom?

Every day I hear someone on CNBC proclaim that "this is the bottom" and you should get in there and buy all those "bargains". "The valuations of the DOW stocks are a steal."The low of DOW 8,000 immediately after September 11 was "the low" and the market did rally to... Read More

Bottoms Ups

If you have talked to a stock broker or financial planner in the last few days I will bet they all agree that there are some great bargains out there and now is the time to start buying in anticipation that the market will go back up. You will also... Read More

Dont Buy Stocks based on P/E Ratio alone

I use the P/E ratio as a secondary indicator for buying and selling stocks but I don't use the ratio in the same a manner as many value investors teach. I will explain the difference in my methodology for using the P/E ratio to your advantage.Many value investors will pass... Read More

Box Of Chocolates

Ever have one of those sample boxes of candy? Each little piece is beautifully wrapped in colorful foil or decorated with an interesting design. Taste just one. So good! One more. And another. Before you know it the box is empty. Nothing left.This upmove in the stock market is very... Read More

Bull or Bear?

Cat or dog? Maybe Zebra. Shucks, I don't know, but my broker keeps telling me it is a bull and to buy this and that. It looks like he is right - for a change. I remember he said the same thing in 1999 and 2000 and I ended up... Read More

Buy and Hold Investment Philosophy

Wall Street has been preaching the doctrine of Buy and Hold forever. The worst part about it is the small investor (and some big ones) actually believe it. Brokers and financial planners believe it, but when you show them they can get a better return by timing the market they... Read More

Buy Low - Sell High

Now where have I heard that before? I know. It was my broker.So I took his advice and bought some of the stocks he recommended. I am still waiting for the 'sell high' part of the equation. Everything he touted went up for a while and now it is lower... Read More

Buying Mutual Funds

It looks like the market is ready to start up again so it is time to buy mutual funds, but you only want to invest your money in funds that go up. First, you don't want to start with a loss so be sure to purchase no-load mutual funds. There... Read More

Buying New Issues

Has your broker been calling you recently with the "great opportunity" to get in on a new Initial Public Offering? With friends like that you don't need any enemies.I don't care how good this new stock offering sounds. The chances it will stay even or go up are about 1... Read More

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Risk Control

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Emotional Maturity

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Precision Money Management

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Online Broker Trade History Not Doing the Job

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The Value of Stocks of a Company

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

Mindset

In 1960 an engineer working for a watch company in... Read More

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What is a Trading Plan ? and Why You Need One?

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Trade Stocks for Real

I read a comment by a forum member on another... Read More

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If you were to find that you had some severe... Read More

Perfect Storm

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

Market Timing

Every broker and financial planner will tell you that you... Read More

Lifestyle Funds Provide Greater Security?

With the stock market stubbornly refusing to settle down and... Read More

Online Trading Strategy: Collecting Cash when Stocks Go UP - It PAYS to Know More than Others

When it comes to stock market trading it PAYS to... Read More

China Syndrome

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

Stocks: Understand What You Buy!

"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action!" Johann... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 1

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

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