Can Your Tip Pass This Ten-Point Test Before Investing?

The next time your friend whispers advice in your ear, use this tool to help you decide what to do next. I generally caution against mixing friends or family and money. Yet, if we look at some recent surveys about what investors depend upon when making investing decisions, many have indicated that they give equal…

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Maintaining Trading Confidence During Uncertain Times

Uncertain times happen in life and the stock market is no exception. Most of us have more questions than we do answers. I’m sure we are all wondering what will happen with interest rates. How the current weather will affect how much consumers are spending, how we should prepare for any changes in the market…

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A Guide to Beating the Professional Investors

Books written by two famous professional investors talk about how the common investor can outperform seasoned professionals. It is not likely for us to be able to buy a cheap stock when everyone in the stock market is more knowledgeable about the stock than we are. In fact, we might get sucked into purchasing a…

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How Stress May Be Sabotaging Your Success As A Trader

As traders, we take risks and always face the possibility of losing our hard earned capital. I’m sure all of us have had some degree of anxiety when our money is in the market. However, there are some that are filled with fear and cave in to the stress of it all. Once we begin…

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A Guide To Selling Stocks Pt2

Selling stocks is easy. At least in theory it is. The complicated part comes when we add taxes and emotions to the selling process. I mentioned in part one that deciding whether to sell a stock is simply the inverse of when to buy. We buy a stock when we believe it will improve our…

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