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8-07 Insider Transactions

Insider transactions and trading has become a sensitive topic in recent years. Most thoughts tend to be negative (images of Martha Stewart in prison may spring to mind), giving the impression that all insider transactions are illegal or unethical. Not true. Technically, insider transactions involve an employee of a company trading his own company’s stock Read More…

8-05 Buy and Hold

The most popular investment strategy preached by brokers, fund managers and even famous investors like Warren Buffet is “buy and hold.” In its most basic form, this strategy believes that you should only buy stocks of solid, well managed companies that will deliver profits for decades to come; furthermore, that you should hold onto these Read More…

8-04 Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are often popular with the newer and smaller investor. These investments are classically defined as any stock that sells for less than $5.00, traded outside the major exchanges, and often traded on the OTCBB (Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board Stocks that trade on the NASD with tickers that end in an “.OB”, but have no Read More…

8-03 Swing Trading

Swing trading Identifying “channels” or “tunnels” of price movements on a stock’s chart and then buying when the price gets to the bottom of the channel and selling when it gets to the top, usually over a few days. is identifying “channels” or “tunnels” of price movements on a stock’s chart and then buying when Read More…

8-02 Day Trading

The buying and selling of investments (stocks, futures, stock options, commodities, currencies, etc.) within the same trading day, so that all positions are closed before the end of each day, is called day trading The buying and selling investments (stocks, futures, stock options, commodities, currencies, etc.) within the same trading day, so that all positions Read More…

7-15 Resources

Alright, everyone, take a deep breath and relax. You’ve just been assaulted with a lot of information. Don’t panic. As you view real-world examples of these charts, you’ll become more familiar and comfortable with their interpretations. This and other sites will give you all the additional information you need to continue your current journey and prepare Read More…

7-09 MACD

This is the acronym for “ moving average The Moving Average is a line on a chart that smooths out the recent price history by calculating the average price over 30 or 60 days (or any number of days). convergence/divergence.” Got it? OK, here’s the simple explanation. This graph shows the difference between a fast- Read More…

7-06 Trendlines

You’re probably aware that trendlines are important to all of your research on potential purchases or sales of securities. Base numbers are equally important to understand the true meaning of any trends you identify. Depending on the type of chart you are viewing, you’ll also want to establish a solid, unbroken trendline of your own Read More…

7-04 Breakouts

A breakoutA breakout occurs when a stock’s price moves up quickly above former resistance levels. occurs when market prices move through and continue through former highs/lows that had formed ceilings or floors in the past. Commonly called levels of “ support Support in a stock chart forms at an area where the stock’s price seems Read More…

5-08 Resources

Summary You’ve made your first purchases and now you have some idea what to do with them. While you’re not yet an expert, you should now have enough information to create a basic holding strategy and an exit plan. You understand that you should ride your winners and dump your losers. Having a sensible exit Read More…

5-06 Watch the Volume!

Identify Market Tops to Maximize Profits Market tops are subjective opinions that often quickly become fact, for better or worse. How can you possibly identify a market top? Here are some suggestions that many experts believe will help you identify market tops. Closely watch the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ Composite, and S&P 500. Pay Read More…

5-01 Ride Your Winners

Selling a stock is just as important of an investment decision as buying and you must have a strategy to maximize your profits and minimize your losses. Developing a trading strategy is important to your future investing activities. Even a flawed strategy is better than having no strategy. And trust me, your strategy will always Read More…

4-07 Resources

Summary It’s time to decide on how you’d like to construct your portfolio. Whether you decide to invest virtual money or real funds, you should now have a basis to create your own thoughtful plan and strategy. Using your virtual portfolio and trading ability, you can test your strategy and “tweak” it, if necessary, to achieve Read More…

4-06 Stock Screeners

Once you get out of the shopping malls, don’t forget to make sure you are diversifying. Buying a shoe company, a hat company, a jean company, a sock company, and a dress company is NOT exactly what we mean by diversificationA way of reducing the risk and variances in your portfolio returns by buying a Read More…

4-05 Meet Peter Lynch

Peter LynchPast portfolio manager of Fidelity Magellan, which became the largest mutual fund in the 1990s., another globally respected investment genius, also embodies a solid – not exotic – investing strategy. After graduating from Boston College (1965), Lynch was hired as an intern at the company that came to be forever linked with his name, Read More…

4-04 Meet Warren Buffet

Investing in “what” you know based on “how much” you know can provide an excellent return and a higher level of comfort. As an example, the legendary investor Warren BuffetChairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and generally regarded as the greatest buy and hold investor of the last 30 years. has amassed his fortune without Read More…

3-09 Resources

Summary Ok new investor, you should be ready to begin. You can now leave the bleachers, put on a uniform, cross the white lines, and play. Stay focused, positive, and realistic. You might not make the Majors right away, but you can enter the investment world armed with solid knowledge, upon which you can expand Read More…

3-08 Set Goals and Targets

You should have a “game plan” for your investing life. Just as you plan your workday, vacation, college financing, golf matches, and other areas of your personal and professional life, you need a plan, objective, and goal for your investment activities. Spend some quality time with yourself, thinking about what you really want to accomplish. Read More…