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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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

Asset Location ? Increase Investing Returns & Reduce Your Taxes

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

Time is Money and We Are Running Out of Both!

One of the fundamental principles of finance is the concept that $1 today is more... Read More

The Biggest Oil Opportunity in the World ? And How You Can Profit From It

Where is the second biggest deposit of oil reserves in the world?In the oil sands... Read More

Choosing A Financial Advisor

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

The Realities Of Market Timing

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

Shareholders Meeting Changing With Times

A significant number of corporations that settled accounts in the past year are ready to... Read More

Makin The Sauce

Let's face it, you're on a roll. After getting down to your attorney's office to... 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

Investing and Understanding What You Buy

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

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

I am sure you have probably read about the power of compound interest. And how... Read More

Investing: The Art Of Making Your Money Work For You

There is a lot to know about investing. It all depends on what type of... Read More

How to Choose the Right Share Class

You'll want to opt for the no-load or institutional share class instead. If you're 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

In a Time of Need

As I take my leisurely walk with my dog through the older section of the... Read More

Investing for Retirement - Not an All or Nothing Play

In 1519, Hernando Cortes, beached on the shores of unexplored Mexico, made a fateful decision:... Read More

Numismatics are for Collectors, Not Investors

As a precious metals investor, you may heard much about numismatic and "semi-numismatic" coins, particularly... Read More

Stock Market Horizons: Gold $3,000, Oil $70

In the last two decades, even though gold prices have dwindled from $850 to $350... Read More

Stock Market Leaders and Laggards

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

Trading Is Not Rocket Science!

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

Guru Focused: Robert Olstein?s Short Sells

While it is rather rare that value gurus sell stocks short, Robert Olstein has been... Read More

Angel Investors: Who They Are & When Are They Appropriate

Angel investors are individuals who invest in emerging business ventures. Angels typically provide both capital... Read More

Shop More, Save More for College Gimmick or Reality?

The man sat in a chair beside a dressing room at a Tampa, Fla. maternity... 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

Missleading Fund Names Wreak Havoc On Investor Returns!

Mutual fund managers use fake fund names to part you from your money such that... Read More

Risk and Reward

If you are doing your own investing in the stock market, what would be the... Read More

Stocks, Oil, and Bonds

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

Begging Your Trust in Africa

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

Trading Commodity Futures Using Support and Resistance - Paper Trading

Setting Up a Paper Trading AccountQuestion: I cannot trade with "real money" as yet; however,... Read More

The Myth of the Earnings Yield

AbstractA very slim minority of firms distribute dividends. This truism has revolutionary implications. In the... Read More

Success Trading for New Traders: What Does Bid and Ask Mean?

Do you ever wonder exactly what's going on in the trading pits after you've sent... 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

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

Preparing to Invest: How to get started

Investments can be a source of great potential earnings. The two most common reasons that... Read More

Trading Tips No 7: Developing a Casino Mentality for the Day Trader

I submit that the successful day trader would profit well to adopt a casino mentality.... 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

Investing in World Markets

There are many different ways to invest in world markets: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options,... Read More

Seecrets on Investment: Tired of Making Huge Losses in the Stock Market ? Part 1

Over 80% of all individual investors lose money in any given span of ten years.... Read More

Consolidation Period

The economic data reported Fri showed continued above trend growth with disinflation (at the core... Read More

Gold and Silver Maple Leafs Get New Packaging

Gold Maple Leafs and Silver Maple Leafs are receiving packaging makeovers, changes clearly mandated by... Read More

How to Calculate the Value of Your U.S. Savings Bonds

If you're like many Americans over the age of 55, you've probably had money taken... Read More

Help with My Annuity

The cries are heard from the distance, "I need help with my annuities." Nothing has... Read More

Holy Grail Investments

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

Franchise Investing, Franchise Opportunities and Franchising Renewals

Have you considered buying a franchise instead of trying to start a business from scratch.... Read More

Commodities - The Next Big Wave of Fortune Building

Have you often wished you could have got in on a tremendous money making opportunity... Read More

Getting Started Investing is Often the Hardest Part

There are several reasons people give for not investing their money in things like stocks,... Read More

Introduction To FOREX

The Foreign Exchange Market, better known as FOREX, is a worldwide market for buying and... 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