You may never have heard of Nicolas Darvas, a professional ballroom dancer who make millions in the stock market. But his innovative strategy can be a lesson for how we should approach investing in the market.
Don't let the concept of short selling intimidate you. It is actually very easy to understand and can be a valuable tool for making money in the stock market.
Stop worrying about how many times you win in the stock market and pay more attention to how much you make. Learning to lose often will help to make you profitable over the long haul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.