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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A Triple Dipper: How to Make 3 Profits on 1 Stock Trade

This is a rather simple strategy with which I am... Read More

Stock Market Investing Odds

The greatest stock market myth is the idea that investing... Read More

Buying Mutual Funds

It looks like the market is ready to start up... Read More

Trading For A Living - Part 1

There can't be many traders who haven't at least considered... Read More

Red, Green, Yellow - or - Stop, Go, Go Very Fast: Which Describes Your Online Trading?

Ever notice how behavior in one area of life can... Read More

Staying Sane While Wall Street Crashes

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

Is the Stock Market for You?

Many people would like to diversify their portfolios to expand... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Investment Hype vs. Investment Help

With the internet such a huge part of our daily... Read More

How Commodity Trading Differs from Stock Trading

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

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

How can you dispel an illusion unless you look directly... Read More

Dividend Paying Stocks

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Different Ways of Buying Stocks

Let's say you are interested in this one company. You... Read More

Frog In The Pot

You remember the story about the frog that was put... Read More

Mutual Fund Expense Lies

When purchasing mutual funds we are cautioned to read the... Read More

Its A Bull, Its A Bear, Its Suptertrader!

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

Why Buy and Hold?

Since I can remember, and that's a long time ago,... Read More

Successful Trading ? Taking Profits - Part 2

Suppose your position has made a big move and you... Read More

Some Good News for A Change

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

Understanding Stock Market Indexes

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

Top 25 Growth Funds

On Monday, November 25, 2000 Investor's Business Daily listed on... Read More

A Stock Market Investment Strategy

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

Lemmings Are Gathering

Before they go over the cliff to their destruction these... Read More

True Investment Road Maps

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

Whitewater Stock Market

Ever done any whitewater rafting or canoeing? Long periods of... Read More

Pamplona, the Wild Investment Bulls

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

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