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Investor Psychology and the Need for Structured Plans

We just can’t sell our losers! Some will actually buy more shares to average down the cost basis. Why is that? If sticking your index finger into an outlet resulted […]

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Dollar-Cost Averaging- An Investment Technique for You?

One of the most common questions asked of me is: “How do I get started if I don’t have a lot of money to invest?” Another is “What is the […]

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Penny Stocks: I’ll Have the Salad

You’re out for dinner in your favorite restaurant. The waiter hands you a menu and you immediately focus in on the salad column looking for a healthy meal. Hmmm….broiled salmon […]

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Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock

We’ve all heard the terms common and preferred stock. Are the common shares for retail, Blue Collar Investors while the preferred shares for the Wall Street insiders? Not exactly. They […]

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Flash Trading- The Pros and the Cons

One of the trading practices discussed in our “David vs. Goliath” analogy comparing Wall Street Insiders to average Blue Collar (retail) Investors is   called flash trading. This article intends […]

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What is Our Edge? Plus Stock Chart of the Week

On May 12, 2011, the Wall Street Journal published an article on the Galleon Verdict, the guilty verdict of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam (henceforth referred to as “Raj”). A hedge […]

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Short Selling: Positives and Negatives

Short selling are transactions in which investors sell borrowed securities in anticipation of a price decline and are then required to return an equal number of shares at some point in […]

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The New Stock Market- Algorithmic and High Speed Trading

Quick! Name the four largest US Stock Exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Exchange, uhhhhhhhhh. There are more? Okay can’t answer that one, how about this question Mr. […]

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The CBOEs Volatility Index (VIX)

In my books and seminars I discuss determining market tone before making any investment decisions. One of the main factors I utilize in this evaluation is the VIX. The VIX is […]

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