Stocks & Mutual Fund Information

Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article printed in the financial section of U.S.A. Today on March 7, 2003 which exemplifies the awesome power of a stock dividend.

Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

Is really not as important as to how you invest in the stock market. And how you invest in the stock market should take into consideration what goals you are setting for that stock market investment.

High Price/Earnings Ratios and the Stock Market: a Personal Odyssey

After some forty years of banking and investments, I retired in 2001. But since I do not golf, I soon found retirement to be very boring. So I decided to return to the investment world after ten months. However, those ten months were not a complete waste of time, for I had spent them in trying to utilize my forty years of investment experience to gain perspective on the most recent stock market "bubble" and subsequent "crash."

Forces that Move Stock Prices

Among the largest forces that affect stock prices are inflation, interest rates, bonds, commodities and currencies. At times the stock market suddenly reverses itself followed typically by published explanations phrased to suggest that the writer?s keen observation allowed him to predict the market turn. Such circumstances leave investors somewhat awed and amazed at the infinite amount of continuing factual input and infallible interpretation needed to avoid going against the market. While there are continuing sources of input that one needs in order to invest successfully in the stock market, they are finite. If you contact me at my web site, I?ll be glad to share some with you. What is more important though is to have a robust model for interpreting any new information that comes along. The model should take into account human nature, as well as, major market forces. The following is a personal working cyclical model that is neither perfect nor comprehensive. It is simply a lens through which sector rotation, industry behavior and changing market sentiment can be viewed.

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want to avoid at all costs. Anyone of them can literally destroy your financial dreams and goals!

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

Basics of Stock Market

Financial markets provide their participants with the most favorable conditions for purchase/sale of financial instruments they have inside. Their major functions are: guaranteeing liquidity, forming assets prices within establishing proposition and demand and decreasing of operational expenses, incurred by the participants of the market.

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving trip in Cozumel, which just happens to be one of my favorite places to dive. Anyway, she was telling me about an unexpected difficulty she encountered while swimming around the corral reef down about 85 feet. It wasn't anything serious but her story reminded me of something my scuba instructor used to say over and over again. "Plan your dive, and dive your plan".

Trading Education: The Best of Both Worlds!

I made my very first investment in the stock market when I was ten years old. Ever since then I have been hooked! Now I check out hundreds of trades each year with the same excitement andenthusiasm, and each time try to find that one market at the right time that could dramatically create wealth.

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the world's citizens live on $1 per day or less! That fact absolutely shocked me. With this statistic in mind it becomes important to focus on all of the things that have served as money over the history of civilization. Aztecs used Cocoa beans, Norwegians used Butter and dried cod, many Indian tribes used animal skins and some of the early colonists used grains. It's worth thinking about this the next time you pick up your paycheck. The word "salary" is derived from the word SALT, which is what was the key currency of the North Africans for hundreds of years. SALT was a key commodity substance used for preserving food.

Oil Stocks CHK WLL - What Is Their Worth?

(1) CHK stock price $16.74, NAV $32.5

Defining a Long-Term Investment in the Stock Market

For some ?long term? would mean holding a stock position over the weekend. For others, it may mean holding a security for at least 1 year for the purpose of declaring a long-term capital gain, thus saving on taxes.

Analysts - Do They Really Know The Stock Market?

When you become interested in a stock or mutual fund you can call your broker and he will send you reports on how the company is doing, what their management is like and what might be the projected earnings for the company and how the industry is doing. Great information.

Stock Chart Reading

As an investor you will want to check out any equity before you buy it. Many investors go to Morningstar which is one of the largest providers of mutual fund information in the world. It is assumed that their information is correct. After all that is what you are paying for.

Forecasting the Stock Market

Every day I see in the financial section of newspapers how to forecast what the market will do in 6 months, 12 months, several years. ?Ten stocks that will double in the next 6 months.? Right! I have trouble trying to forecast what it will do tomorrow. Do not trust any who claims he knows what the future will be for the market.

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Library Lagniappe: Make financial plans for retirement with library seminar
The Advocate
The Jefferson Parish Library presents “Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement,” a course that takes place on three consecutive Tuesday nights in August at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The classes will be at 6 p.m ...

Seeking Alpha

Can You Resist Selling At A Loss? Financial Advisors' Daily Digest
Seeking Alpha
According to Gallup, only 52% of U.S. adults personally, or jointly with a spouse, have any money invested in stocks now – be it in individual stocks, mutual funds, 401(k)s, or IRAs. My point is that you don't need to picture a future market crash and ...

The Motley Fool: Useful tips on investing
The Seattle Times
Q: How does one go about investing in a mutual fund or an individual stock? A: You can invest in most mutual funds either through an account you set up at a brokerage, and/or through the mutual fund's parent company (such as Vanguard or Fidelity).

The Tribune

How to survive a divorce with your finance intact
The Tribune
Determine how much you would be comfortable saving against your earnings. List out all investments; real estate, stocks, mutual funds, life insurance policies, PPF, money in the bank, etc. List out all the assets bought together (cars, white goods ...

Business Insider

The 'mother of all bubbles' keeps gold in focus - Business Insider
Business Insider
We all remember how the dot com and housing bubbles ended...

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How to invest
Q: How does one actually go about investing in a mutual fund or an individual stock? – L.Z., Salisbury, Md. A: You can invest in most mutual funds either through an account you set up at a brokerage, and/or through the mutual fund's parent company ...

Economic Times

Family Finance: Pune-based Shendes should link their goals to investments
Economic Times
Sachiin and Kalpana Shende live with their 14-year-old son in a rented house in Pune. Sachiin brings in a monthly salary of Rs 1.46 lakh, and combined with a rental income of Rs 8,000 from a house he bought three years ago, the total income adds up to ...

What's up (or down) with gold?
Chicago Tribune
So before you decide to own gold -- whether gold stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, coins or bullion -- check your own mentality and reasons for buying first. If you're a speculator, understand the price risks. If you're trying to hedge your stock portfolio ...

New to Zacks?
Stock/Mutual Fund Screening - Find better stocks and mutual funds. The ones most likely to beat the market and provide a positive return. My Portfolio - Track your Portfolio and find out where your stocks/mutual funds stack up with the Zacks Rank.

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Alternative Investments: What to Know Before You Buy
NerdWallet (blog)
One place to look is the U.S. stock market, with thousands of options among individual stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. You often can achieve the diversification of alternative investments without leaving the well-worn path of the stock ...

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