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When the Market Crashes, Start Looking for the next Winners

Monday April 14, 2014

Technology is what drives the buying and selling in today's stock market.  This can cause what would otherwise be normal, controlled pullbacks to turn into mini-crashes.  It's during these periods when you should be using relative strength to find the next wave of market leaders.

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions about Your Stocks?

Monday March 31, 2014

Anyone who has kids knows that one of their favorite things to ask is "Why?"  Investors in the stock market ask the same question, but not only is it the wrong question to ask, but there is no answer to it.  If you want to be a more successful investor, learn to ask "what" instead.

It's Time to Turn off the Financial News Shows

Monday March 31, 2014

There was a time in this great land where if you wanted to be a savvy investor you had to stay up on the events of the stock market by watching financial new shows.  There was also a time in this great country when you had to ride a horse if you wanted go anywhere far.  Both of those times are gone.  And once you find out what goes on behind the scenes of a financial TV program, trust me, you will never want to watch one again.

An Options Book Every Stock Investor Should Read

Friday March 28, 2014

Part of the process of becoming a good stock investor is constantly learning about the markets and keeping your mind open to new and different sources of information.  A new book entitled "Trading Options: Using Technical Analysis to Design Winning Trades" may not seem like it has anything to offer an equities only investor, but it actually is a must read even for investors who never plan on trading an option.

Use Common Sense to Become a Better Investor

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Despite what most people think, you don't have to follow a complex set of rules or theories in order to be successful in the stock market. In fact, if you just use the same common sense with your investing that you do in the rest of your life, you will have a much better chance of coming out ahead.

Trading for a Living: What You Need to Know

Thursday March 20, 2014

The ultimate fantasy for most investors is to be able sit on a beach -- adult-type beverage in hand --  and coin money by trading stocks.  However, it's not just the freedom that trading for a living promises, but also the financial rewards that tempt people to try it. And if you have ever thought of doing it yourself, here is what you need to know.

Technical Analysis is a Tool Every Investor Should Use

Monday March 17, 2014

Don't be fooled by those who say that fundamentals are the only way to find winners in the stock market. Technical analysis can help you to optimize your performance and has a number of advantages over fundamental analysis when it comes to stock picking, investing, and trading.  And once you learn about it, you'll realize it is actually based on common sense and basic human behavior.

Paper Trading Stocks Can Lose You Real Money

Monday March 17, 2014

Most people think that paper trading stocks is a good way to learn about the market while building up their investing chops; all without risking any money.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  In fact, paper trading stocks may actually lose you money in the long run and should be avoided at all costs.

When Investing in Gold Make Sure To Use The Right Strategy

Monday March 17, 2014

Sometimes it is not what you invest in, but how you invest in it.  When investing in gold there are many different options available to the average person, but not all of them are created equal.  Knowing which strategy makes the most sense, and which ones should be avoided, can help make sure you get the best return on your precious metal investment.

Take Foot Off Accelerator Near Retirement

Tuesday December 3, 2013

The stock market is unforgiving, especially of the reckless. Take chances with a risky investment and you may win or, more likely, lose big time. For the young investor, this may not be devastating loss, however for the older investor a major market reversal can spell disaster in or near retirement.

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