cement board siding hardie plank siding siding installation installing vinyl siding mchenry county installing vinyl siding .. Chicago Drug testing

Market Success

Who are the successful investors?

There are those who follow the advice of their brokers and financial planners or those who choose to use their own good judgment? If you care to compare the results of the past 4 years from 2000 to now I believe you will see who as done the best job.

In the old days at the Chicago stock yards they used to have an old sheep who led the lambs to the slaughter when they arrived on the train. It seems there were lots of investment sheep in 2000 that followed the advice of their brokers and financial planners and were slaughtered. Let's hope you were not in that herd.

When the next train (bear market) arrives (and it will) in the station and you get off I hope you will not follow that old sheep. You have been given another chance to recoup some of your money (current bull market). Don't be slaughtered (again).

The successful investor is one who thinks for himself. Are you an independent thinker or one of the sheep about to be cut into pieces? Do you relish the idea if thinking for yourself and participating in financial success? Of course, you will be scorned by Wall Street and their minions and told you need an "expert" to help you invest your money. We have seen what the "experts" did from 2000 on.

During the last 4 years I challenge you to check out the price of any growth, stock or index mutual fund in January 2000 and compare it with the price of today. The S&P500 Index lost 50% of it value and has rallied 37% from the recent low, but is still down 29% from the high of 2000. With the bull move of the last 8 months you won't find very many, if any, stock funds that have come back to those old highs. Yes, there will be individual stocks that have made new contract highs, but very few of them have done well enough to get the poor sheep (pun intended) back to even.

For the past 100 years there have been consistent secular 16 to 18 year bull and bear markets, one after the other and within them have been shorter cyclical bear and bull markets where the thinking investor has been smart enough to be investing or be in a money market fund.

It is timing the long-term bull and bear phases and is relatively easy despite what Maul Street tries to have you believe. If your broker or planner has not learned how you need a new and smarter advisor. You, and only you, must break away from the herd to learn to think on your own to be a success in the market.

Al Thomas' book, "If It Doesn't Go Up, Don't Buy It!" has helped thousands of people make money and keep their profits with his simple 2-step method. Read the first chapter at http://www.mutualfundmagic.com and discover why he's the man that Wall Street does not want you to know.

Copyright 2005

al@mutualfundstrategy.com; 1-888-345-7870

In The News:

Trading Baskets II: The Crapolio, A Roll of the Dice in the Stock Market

In a previously written article, we expanded the use of... Read More

The Secret Method to Selecting a Winning Trading System

Every successful trader has a winning system. There are of... Read More

The Elephant

Four blind men were asked to give a description of... Read More

Can?t Stand The Heat

It seems that every day I turn on the TV... Read More

Why This Bear?

People are constantly asking me why is the stock market... Read More

Stock Trading - Daddy, Why Arent We Rich?

One Saturday morning, while he was sitting at his computer... Read More

Option Spread Trading

Spread trading is a technique that can be used to... Read More

Why Is The Macedonian Stock Exchange Unsuccessful?

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

Market Globalization

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

Lemmings Are Gathering

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

Is the Stock Market for You?

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

Dispelling Illusions of the Stock Market

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

Parachute Investing

Ever jumped out of an airplane? It's OK if you... Read More

Investing in Stocks and The Game of Monopoly

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

Bollinger Bands Strategies

The Bollinger Band theory is designed to depict the volatility... Read More

No Load Mutual Funds: Investment Hype vs. Investment Help

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

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

How do you make money without picking tops and bottoms?I... Read More

Play another Day

Money management starts with protecting your capital, realizing profits and... Read More

?Fears Only Enemy Is Action?

What a great statement!I just heard someone use it in... Read More

Direction

It is difficult to make money in a bull market,... Read More

Emotional Maturity

If you are going to be a winner in the... Read More

Trading vs Investing

I often hear from people, "I don't trade. I invest.... Read More

Dividends

When is a dividend not a dividend?The latest thing "conservative"... Read More

Discover the Biggest Trading & Investing Online Mistake

Any online investor / trader seeks an excellent off or... Read More

Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any... Read More

induction cobra head led outdoor lights Pete's produce ..
induction cobra head led outdoor lights Pete's produce ..