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Brian Lund

Updated Articles and Resources

By Brian Lund

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Fundamental Analysis: Understanding Earnings Per Share Created: Saturday, July 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Earnings Per Share or EPS is one of the foundations of fundamental analysis and understanding how it is calculated is crucial for stock investors.
    • Should You Buy a Hot IPO Stock? Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      There are a number of reasons to use caution if you are planning on buying a stock in an initial public offering, even in a hot bull market.
    • How to Legally Manipulate Stock Prices Created: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Institutional investors can manipulate stock prices with their large buying power.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Does it Work? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Understand how the stock market works and you will never question the validity of using technical analysis as a methodology for trading and investing.
    • What's Not Working so Far in 2014 Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Even in one of the biggest bull markets in history, there are still things that refuse to go up. Keep an eye on them so you know what to avoid.
    • Ode to the Stock Certificate Created: Friday, May 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Though physical stock certificates are long gone, there is an interesting history behind them and a still active market among hobbyists.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Support and Resistance Levels Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Why support and resistance matters in technical analysis of the stock market.
    • Taking a Look into the Future of Market Indexes Created: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Market index futures give you a clue about what traders think the market is going to do the next session.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Resources Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are numerous resources available for those who want to about technical analysis and add it to their investing toolbox.
    • Using Relative Strength in Stock Selection Created: Friday, May 06, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Relative strength measures a stock's performance against the rest of the market and is helpful in evaluating investments." itemprop="description">>
    • The Stock Market Indicator You Never Heard Of Created: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      You can make better investment decisions if you know (or have a strong indication) when prices will reverse direction. The TRIN Index provides this information." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Look into the Future with Stock Market Indexes Created: Monday, March 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Stock market index futures give you a clue about what traders think the market is going to do the next session." itemprop="description">> Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Investing in gold can be done in a number of different ways, however only one of them makes true financial sense.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - The Books Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      A comprehensive list of some of the best books ever published on the subject of technical analysis of stocks and options.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Risk vs. Reward Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      The power of technical analysis is unlocked when you combine it with a risk vs. reward based methodology.
    • It's the Earnings Created: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Earnings are the single most important factor in stock evaluation for many investors. Although there are other factors to consider, earnings must be near or at the top of every investor's list of i...
    • Use Insiders' Stock Trades as Guide Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Watch the trading of company insiders for clues about where they believe the stock's price is headed." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      One way to measure how well a company is doing involves comparing its financial ratios to peers and industry sector." itemprop="description">> Monday, September 20, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Earnings per share or EPS is one way to compare companies, but it does not tell you about market value." itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The balance between supply and demand sets stock prices. When demand is high and supply is low, prices rise. When supply is high and demand is low, prices fall." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • The 5 Best Online Brokers of 2014 Created: Sunday, May 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Millions of marketing dollars are thrown towards winning your investing business, but here at the top 5 online brokers of 2014.
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Indicators Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Some technical analysis indicators are best for trending markets and some for range bound ones.
    • Choosing a Broker Created: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      What type of stockbroker is right for you? Online, discount, full service or money manager - each has advantages and disadvantages. Remember, you pay for what you get." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • Intro to Technical Analysis - Volume Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Volume is the most important factor when using technical analysis in the stock market.
    • Use P/E Wisely When Considering Stock Purchase Created: Saturday, November 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A stock's P/E is one of the most important tools investors use. Use it wisely." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 17, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The New York Stock Exchange sets prices of stocks by auction with the best price to buy and best price to sell always available." itemprop="description">
    • Buying Winning Stocks Created: Thursday, April 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      It makes good sense to look at the list of stocks closing at their 52-week high for investing ideas." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 07, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Small cap stocks offer the potential for rapid growth, but come with a high degree of risk." itemprop="description"> Sunday, February 07, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Stock market volatility can make investing decisions difficult. Consider three important factors in your decision." itemprop="description">> Sunday, September 12, 2004 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Retail sales are an important part of our economy and are watched by the market as an important economic indicator." itemprop="description">> Saturday, June 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Exploring the famous Wall Street saying, "sell in May and go away," and decoding the reason that this might actually be good investment advice.
    • How to Use Zero Coupon Bonds Created: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      You can use zero coupon bonds to reach a variety of financial goals, but watch out for the tax consequences." itemprop="description">