Evaluating A Money Manager

Scams and frauds are designed to take your money through false promises and phony claims.... Read More

Value Investing

By definition, value investing is the process of selecting stocks that trade for less than... Read More

Economic Survival in the 21st Century - the Three Key Questions to Ask

In this "special report", I want to pose a few important "philosophical questions" to my... Read More

How To Create Wealth In The Stock Market

First and foremost, an opportunistic strategy for creating wealth in the stock market is needed.... Read More

Why the Rich Keep Getting Richer

Rich people: fortunate, lucky, selfish, and arrogant? Or highly educated, caring, brilliant individuals? Becoming rich... Read More

Investors: Avoid These 5 Common Tax Mistakes

For many investors, and even some tax professionals, sorting through the complex IRS rules on... Read More

5 Ways To Protect Your Bond Portfolio From Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve recently raised its target federal funds rate for the first time since... Read More

IF - The Wonders of Investing

If it seems as if all investors are... Read More

Lobster Trapping for Investment Ideas

Recently, my family and I took a trip to Maine to visit relatives. During our... Read More

Tyranosaurus Rex

Everyone knows T Rex was the most fearsome of all dinosaurs. He could and did... Read More

Is a SEP Plan Right For Your Business

A SEP is a special type of IRA. Under a SEP plan the employer creates... Read More

How to Analyze the Veracity of Investment Newsletters

When trying to analyze whether a promotional ad for an investment newsletter or a market... Read More

Wit and Wisdom on Money, Wall Street and Success - Part #1

I love to collect quotes as they concisely promote a philosophy which is readily understandable.In... Read More

Wit and Wisdom on Money, Wall Street and Success - Part #2

Here are ten more WISDOM packed GEMS that ooffer very unqiue insights to the world... Read More

Wit and Wisdom on Money, Wall Street and Success - Part #4

Can you concisely summarize your investment philosophy in a few sentences? My experience is that... Read More

Options Education : Opinion versus Fact!

The most basic aspect of trading is learning to differentiate between what is FACTUAL and... Read More

Investing 101: Risk Terminology - BETA

About thirty years ago, statisticians armed with all of their statistical theories began to confront... Read More

Options Education: Financing the Calendar!

As a trader, one of the key things that I try to consciously do is... Read More

Understanding The Real Rate of Return!

There is one indicator more than any other which determines the health of an economy... Read More

Remembering TEOTWAWKI and Learning from It

Its only been about 5 years since we had major scares in the marketplace regarding... Read More

Asset Allocation: Critical to Your Investment Success

Asset allocation is a critical component of investing success. Both research and academic studies show... Read More

401(k) Plans

I've been in and interested in the stock market so long (one year shy of... Read More

Investing Offshore for Retirement

As an expatriate you are in a privileged savings and investing position. Make the most... Read More

Asset Location ? Increase Investing Returns & Reduce Your Taxes

Location ? Once the holy grail only for real estate investors is fast becoming the... Read More

Poll Names Coin Laundries Best Investment For 2005

According to Morton Pollack, CEO of PWS, The Laundry Company and editor of the newsletter,... Read More

How to Setup a Profitable Trading Business

In my opinion trading is the most exciting and best way to earn a living... Read More

Trading Is Not Rocket Science!

Despite what some people may lead you to believe; day trading, swing trading and trend... Read More

Landlording 101, Tricks of The Trade

Looking Inside Your Tenant's Mind Basic Mind-Reading Report 101 for LandlordsIt goes without saying but... Read More

Sitcom Investing

A fickle stock market encourages good-humored mockery.Recently, as I watched the premiere of a sitcom,... Read More

Day Traders and Swing Traders and Options? Maybe!

Typical day traders and swing traders look for stocks with quick, short term movements, and... Read More

Part II of Day Traders and Swing Traders and Options? Maybe!

Before every protective put trade it is possible to calculate your anticipated maximum loss. Use... Read More

Larry, Moe and Curley, Investment Brokers

Larry, Moe and Curley were sitting in their favorite restaurant just off Wall Street having... Read More

Trading Baskets Part I

Q. What is a basket?A basket is a group of up to 50 stocks that... Read More

What My Horse Had For Breakfast

Let's see, he had some oats, fresh alfalfa and his vitamins. I know from the... Read More

Justify Social Security ... Dont Save for Retirement

It is a common question when investors review their retirement plan-should we include social security... Read More

Super Rules, OK?

Do you rule your superannuation or does it rule you?It's easy to fall for some... Read More

Overbought/Oversold

Has your broker ever told you that a stock is "overbought" or "oversold"? He probably... Read More

Protecting the Tax Advantage of Your Deferred Compensation

The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 imposed strict new rules on non-qualified deferred compensation... Read More

Is Starting A Business For Me? What To Consider Before Starting A Business

Do you have the right temperament?Starting a small business is one of the most serious... Read More

Rules for Simplified Employee Pension Plans better known as a SEP Plans

A SEP is a special type of IRA. Under a SEP plan the employer creates... Read More

Are You An Investment Dummy Like Me?

I am good at a few things. I can certainly market well and I consult... Read More

Profitability And Stock Turn Rate

The inventory of the typical store represents the largest single element of its total assets.... Read More

Retirement Is A Scary Proposition If Youre Without A Plan, And Running Out Of Time

Of the 75 million baby boomers nearing retirement today, many are:* Debt Ridden* Severely unprepared... Read More

Investing Online Has Its Rewards: Find Out How To Take Advantage Of Them

Computerized investing. Online investing. Have you taken the next step yet? These days among savvy... Read More

The Realities Of Market Timing

Market timing systems are based on patterns of activity in the past. Every system that... Read More

Trading For A Living - Part 2

In part 1 of this article I started to look at the financial implications of... Read More

Types of Investment

The word 'investments' is one that most of us are familiar with hearing in financial... Read More

Building The Foundation For Wealth

You wouldn't build your home on anything less than a solid foundation. Similarly, you can't... Read More

The Perfect Mutual Fund

The Perfect Mutual Fund is the one you build yourself!The perfect Mutual Fund you build... Read More

Copy Cat or How to Use a Successful Trading System

How many books have you read about successful traders? How they did... Read More

A Secret Revealed: Why Most (Day) Traders Fail

The following perspective on (day) trading comes from my many years of experience of active... Read More

Trading Systems

A trading system consists of a set of rules for viewing markets and making trades.... Read More

Selecting Rules for Investing and Trading

There are three important differences between investing and trading. Overlooking them can lead to confusion.... Read More

High Volatility Investments

Penny stocks and options are high volatility investments that attract both the trader and the... Read More

Maniac Investment

Let's first understand what maniac means. According to Webster a maniac is "mad; raging with... Read More

Short Selling for Investors

Shorts. Let's see. If there are shorts there must be longs. Which is best? Longs... Read More

Just Say NO to Your Stock Broker

We have all heard that slogan that started back when Nancy Reagan was in Washington.... Read More

Moving Average Convergence Divergence ( MACD ) Charts

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence charts, or MACD charts for short, are a technical indicator... Read More

Do You Need A Financial Planner?

No matter how much money you make, it pays to keep on top of money... Read More

Stock Market Leaders and Laggards

Leaders are stocks that breakout immediately when the market confirms a new rally. In the... Read More

Brain Snappers and Other Wall Street Nonsense

The last time you spoke with your broker did he use any of the following... Read More

A Gadfly On A Dinosaurs Butt, Or The Hood-winking Of The American Investor

Have you ever noticed how some words in the English language are so perfectly named... Read More

Which IRA Is Best For You?

An Ira is one of the greatest ways to save on taxes currently and accumulate... Read More

College Savings Plans ? Are They The Best Choice For My Child?

College Savings Plans ? are they the best choice for my child?College Savings Plans, also... Read More

Quit and Retire Three Years Earlier!

For most people, there is a direct correlation between how worried they are about retirement... Read More

Stocks: Reduce Risk Yet Maximize Profits

It is important to note that every smart investor wants to minimize risk while maximizing... Read More

What Age Should I Start Saving For Retirement?

Ask this question to 100 people and you will receive 100 very different answers. The... Read More

Angels, Are They Real?

They're real, but few survive. High risk investing is dangerous to your bank balance. The... Read More

Why Do You Want to Become a Online Trader?

Motivational guru Tony Robbins teaches that the reason for doing something rates much higher than... Read More

The Dreaded Direct Question

(Please have a glass of water within reach before reading this article.)Your personal financial planning... Read More

Beta Factors: How They Can Be Used In The Current Situation

Ever since the turn of the century, world stock markets have been very volatile. In... Read More

Love The Thrill of Risk? Invest in an Annuity!

With the stock market in steep decline, people are looking for safe places to invest... Read More

POOF goes your RRIF !

Some time ago I attended a seminar where participants were told to burn some money;... Read More

Retirement is Never Urgent Until

If you're like many people, your retirement savings have not been growing consistently over the... Read More

Retirement or Financial Freedom?

In the past most people never retired. They died. The average life expectancy was much... Read More

The 8 Biggest Mistakes When Designing Portfolios - and How To Avoid Them

Are you as good an investor as you think? Do you consider yourself a well-informed... Read More

To Retire Rich, Save and Invest Early

If you want to retire rich, start saving investing early. The most powerful tool when... Read More

Going Against the Conventional Investment Wisdom

First of all, I want to give everyone the disclaimer that I am not a... Read More

Reasons For Joining An Investment Club

Whether you're a novice investor or an experienced stock picker an investment club may be... Read More

Stock Market Money Management Skills

Let's start by saying: You can't be afraid to take a loss. The investors that... Read More

How to Terror-Proof Your Money

"To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer." -George... Read More

25 Ways to Find Companies to Buy

When you start your program to purchase your "ideal" company, you quickly realize that your... Read More

The Cost of Green Eggs and Ham

Young readers know that March 4th is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many parents trip... Read More

It?s Not the Size of Your Bank Account

You might think that if you win the lottery or get a huge raise, all... Read More

Rolling your 401k: Contributory IRA vs. Rollover IRA

In an ideal world you would start your working career with a great company in... Read More

What is an Investor Ready Business Plan

A Business Plan, as all good entrepreneurs starting out in life should know is the... Read More

Eight Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

You may like your financial advisor, but is he really looking out for you? All... Read More

Porters Five Forces Analysis

If you've ever listened to Warren Buffett talk about investing, you've heard him mention the... Read More

Begging Your Trust in Africa

The syntax is tortured, the grammar mutilated, but the message - sent by snail mail,... Read More

Bankers in Denial

Denial is a ubiquitous psychological defense mechanism. It involves the repression of bad news, unpleasant... Read More

Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 1)

The Value of Gold in a Era of Paper Assets, Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds...The... Read More

Holy Grail Investments

Every year I go to the Money Show in Orlando, Florida. Thousands attend. It is... Read More

How To Find An Investment Advisor

Do you think you need an Investment Advisor? Hold on before you answer because this... Read More

Your Worst Enemy To Successful Investing - The Media

How do you make your investment decisions and where do you get your information? If... Read More

The Conflict of Interest Game

Disgruntled investors are going after Wall Street once again, this time accusing one of investment... Read More

The Demise of Buy & Hold

Based on consistent results I think Buy & Hold should be renamed Buy, Hold &... Read More

Find a Methodology and Minimize Investment Madness

There are many reasons to be investing these days, and too much opportunity to not... Read More

Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 2)

How to Collect Rare Coins For Fun and ProfitTime has proven that collectors tend to... Read More

The Differences Betweeen the Wealthy and Everyone Else

I recently received an e-mail from a young lady who had doubts about the principles... Read More

Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 5)

Grading coinsThe condition of a coin is commonly summarized by a grade. Because the value... Read More

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Can Your Annuity Do This?

Okay, so I can tell you I have sat in front of countless numbers of... Read More

Stock Market Leaders and Laggards

Leaders are stocks that breakout immediately when the market confirms a new rally. In the... Read More

How to Analyze the Veracity of Investment Newsletters

When trying to analyze whether a promotional ad for an investment newsletter or a market... Read More

Investing in New Zealand - Learn how to Find Unique Investment Opportunities

Investing in New Zealand might be much easier than investing in other western countries, thank... Read More

Direcway & Wildblue Set to Square Off this Fall?

There is a cat fight brewing between Direcway LLC, Starband and Wildblue Communications for the... Read More

Powerful Options Basics Lessons Improving your trading in 180 days.

An option is a traded security that is a derivative product.By derivative product we mean... Read More

Are You An Investment Dummy Like Me?

I am good at a few things. I can certainly market well and I consult... Read More

Options Made Easy and Investor Education - Simple Enough for a 10 yr Old Kid

How many of you out there think that the market is performing well?How many think... Read More

Choosing A Financial Advisor

With so many financial advisors trying to woo you with their qualifications and experience, how... Read More

Is a SEP Plan Right For Your Business

A SEP is a special type of IRA. Under a SEP plan the employer creates... Read More

Out-Of-State Investors Check List of Questions

The following lists of questions are suggested questions to ask before you plan to purchase... Read More

The 8 Biggest Mistakes When Designing Portfolios - and How To Avoid Them

Are you as good an investor as you think? Do you consider yourself a well-informed... Read More

Success Trading: More Basic Terminology for New Traders

One important aspect of trading the markets is to understand how to feel it's overall... Read More

Annuity Investment Guide

While there is not a lack of information on annuities, there certainly is a lack... Read More

Moving Average Convergence Divergence ( MACD ) Charts

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence charts, or MACD charts for short, are a technical indicator... Read More

Invest To Make Money, Not To Get Rich

The technology boom of the '90s romanticized the "rags-to-riches" ideal that all of us dream... Read More

Creating a Financial Future - Putting Your Plan Into Action Part 1

This column has previously discussed "picturing the future that we desire", and outlining a plan... Read More

Buy: Hold: Sell: Jump

I'm sitting here at my computer desk with a cup of coffee at my elbow.... Read More

Straddle Strategies in Option Trading

The straddle strategy is an option strategy that's based on buying both a call and... Read More

Advice for International Investors on How to Safeguard Their Profits

What are the risks?Today, investors are increasingly turning to global markets to find opportunities for... Read More

When It Comes To Investing, Asking The Right Questions Can Help You Make The Right Decisions

Are you ready to open your pathway to financial independence?Well you should be. The sooner... Read More

The Difference Between Investing and Trading

Investing and Trading are not the same thing. The returns you seek, the length of... Read More

Which IRA Is Best For You?

An Ira is one of the greatest ways to save on taxes currently and accumulate... Read More

Investing Online Has Its Rewards: Find Out How To Take Advantage Of Them

Computerized investing. Online investing. Have you taken the next step yet? These days among savvy... Read More

Stocks, Oil, and Bonds

A barrel of oil bounced to over $60 Thu, which triggered a steep sell-off in... Read More

Forex market offers opportunity and information

The forex market is what is called an international exchange currency market, where currencies are... Read More

Keeping It Interesting

Some lines from a movie never leave your mind; I don't remember the context always,... Read More

Eight Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

You may like your financial advisor, but is he really looking out for you? All... Read More

Diversify!

The best way to avoid being hit hard by a stock market crash or another... Read More

Overbought/Oversold

Has your broker ever told you that a stock is "overbought" or "oversold"? He probably... Read More

Use this Simple Trick its to Buy $100 Bills Direct from your Bank for only $97

Most People just don't understand the power of using their home as a Wealth Creation... Read More

A Safe Port For Mutual Funds But Not You!

Soft dollars, a form of legal kickback, is a sly way you can get ripped... Read More

It?s Not the Size of Your Bank Account

You might think that if you win the lottery or get a huge raise, all... Read More

Trading Systems

A trading system consists of a set of rules for viewing markets and making trades.... Read More

Trend Following

Trend following also called momentum trading is the simplest and safest method of stock market... Read More

Remembering TEOTWAWKI and Learning from It

Its only been about 5 years since we had major scares in the marketplace regarding... Read More

Top Ten Investment Mistakes

1. Lacking an investment plan a/k/a/ "Don't take a trip without packing the map". A... Read More

Day Trading Strategy or Stock Trading Software? The Way You Pick Stocks Affects Your Results

The trading method you employ to approach the stock market can make a big difference... Read More

Critical Options Investing Tip When Trading Naked Calls and Puts

An option is a derivative trading product that is best used by investors as a... Read More

Discipline in Investing and Trading

Discipline can be simply defined as your ability to follow your investing and trading plan.Discipline... Read More

Effective Advice For A New Generation of Investors

CATCHING A FALLING KNIFEOne of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced investors is trying... Read More

The Demise of Buy & Hold

Based on consistent results I think Buy & Hold should be renamed Buy, Hold &... Read More

What Age Should I Start Saving For Retirement?

Ask this question to 100 people and you will receive 100 very different answers. The... Read More

Credit Scores = ROI Profits for Real Estate Investors

Strong credit saves real estate investors money on mortgage finance costs. A good credit score,... Read More

Bankers in Denial

Denial is a ubiquitous psychological defense mechanism. It involves the repression of bad news, unpleasant... Read More

It?s Never too Early to Start Investing!

Remember the old saying, "never too late to start"? Well, try this on for size:... Read More

Reasons For Joining An Investment Club

Whether you're a novice investor or an experienced stock picker an investment club may be... Read More

Investing and Understanding What You Buy

"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action!" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 -... Read More

Property Investment Just Got Exciting

There is an area in Brazil that has lower crime & lower property prices than... Read More

Need To Trade!

You don't HAVE to be trading.As a novice trader, you'll often feel the need to... Read More