beginners corner
Archive by Author

RECESSION- A NORMAL Part of the Business Cycle

Generally speaking, the main focus of this column is for Blue Collar Investors to share information that will be useful in generating substantial  income into our investment portfolios. In normal market conditions we locate the greatest performing stocks in the greatest performing industries and use these stocks as vehicles to generate great returns under the […]

15 Comments Continue Reading →

MACROECONOMICS-The Government’s Influence Over our Investment Success

You’ve screened your stocks both fundamentally and technically. You been diligent to only select equities in the greatest performing industries. Even subtle decisions like factoring in earnings reports and companies that report same store monthly retail sales cannot guarantee that an equity will appreciate in value. The reality is that there are a litany of […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

BLUE COLLAR INVESTOR Q&A- Your Questions Answered

This past Thursday and Saturday I conducted a webinar series attended by investors throughout the United States and Canada. I am humbled by the response and supportive emails that you sent during and after the presentations. Thank you. Investors had the opportunity to send questions during the course of the webinars and I felt that […]

6 Comments Continue Reading →

MUTUAL FUNDS – The Answer in these Volatile Times?

Since I posted the fact that I stopped selling options in this turbulent market but remained invested in stocks, I have received several emails asking about the efficacy of getting into mutual funds until things normalize. The rationale behind these inquiries were based on the broader diversification that these funds provide and the ability to […]

6 Comments Continue Reading →

A RIDICULOUS SUBPRIME FAIRYTALE plus Tony C. Checks Out Cramer

Once upon a time, there was a great and powerful country called Freemerica. Its people were decent and hardworking and dreamed of one day owning their own home in this leader of all other nations. The people of Freemerica depended on its leaders, President Bungler and members of the House of Ineptitude to protect them […]

6 Comments Continue Reading →

Commingling of Asset Classes plus History Tells Us Not To Worry

Knowledge is Power. This article demonstrates how I accumulated 1.2 million dollars worth of  real estate without taking one penny from my savings account. I call this Commingling of  Asset Classes whereby I used my knowledge of the Stock Market and Real Estate Market to accumulate this wealth. My story begins in 1999 when my […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

THE MYSTERY OF CORPORATE BONDS

How many of our fellow Blue Collar Investors understand the concept of corporate bonds?  Probably, not many. I didn’t for many years despite self-educating myself in stocks, options, and real estate. I am always angered when media experts start throwing around terms like indentures, par value, defeasance, yield curve among many others and don’t bother […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

HEDGE FUNDS AND THEIR EFFECT ON OUR INVESTMENTS Plus CSH, a Gem in Hiding

Jim Cramer  brought out a great point last week during his TV Program, Mad Money,  when he attributed much of the market volatility to “hedge funds gone wild”. He knows an awful lot about hedge funds since he managed one himself in the 1990s. For my readers unfamiliar with the term “hedge fund”, let me […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

Overnight Millionaire or Victim of the Rig? Plus: My Readers Pick their Favorite Stocks

Your best friend calls you to tell you about a company that has developed a technology so unique that the profits about to be generated will make all investors filthy rich. He read about it on a blog site that his buddy from the the local Pizza Parlor referred him to. Needless to say these […]

8 Comments Continue Reading →

WHEN TO BUY BACK YOUR OPTION – EXPIRATION FRIDAY DILEMMA plus Industry in the Spotlight

Picture this: It’s on or near Expiration Friday and your stock or ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) is above the strike price. You know that if you do not act to institute an Expiration Friday Exit Strategy your stock will be assigned (sold). So what are the factors that will determine whether or not you buy back […]

7 Comments Continue Reading →