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Forget about Silver or Gold, Watch Palladium

Sure, gold and silver are the party twins of the precious metals world, but maybe you should be checking out their cousin right now if you want a good return.Forget about Silver or Gold, Watch Palladium originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 22:31:06.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The History of Stock Certificates

There is a very interesting history behind stock certificates. And if you don't know what that term is, you need to check this article out.The History of Stock Certificates originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 21:44:50.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Don't Confuse Gambling with the Stock Market

You probably should not be around me if you make statements that equate the stock market with gambling.Don't Confuse Gambling with the Stock Market originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 17:51:13.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The Best Online Brokers Need Your Business

These top five online brokers are similar so use them to get the best deal when opening a brokerage account.The Best Online Brokers Need Your Business originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 16:39:26.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Behind the Scenes of Your Stock Order

You would be surprised at how much happens behind the scenes after you hit "submit" on your broker's screen.Behind the Scenes of Your Stock Order originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 15:25:50.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Don't Confuse a Broker with a Prop Shop

Most people know what a traditional stock broker is, but few know what a prop-shop is; and the difference between the two is important.Don't Confuse a Broker with a Prop Shop originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 15:12:04.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Improving Your Trading and Investing

A great piece on risk versus reward by guest author Brett Golden.Improving Your Trading and Investing originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 11:38:33.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The History of Financial Punditry

I took the opportunity to do a quick interview with my friend Josh Brown aka the Reformed Broker about his new book, Clash of the Financial Pundits.The History of Financial Punditry originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 11:35:48.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The People and Events Behind the Creation of the Stock Market

How one speculator put in motion the events that led to the creation of the greatest stock exchange in history.The People and Events Behind the Creation of the Stock Market originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 19:12:49.Permalink | Comment | Email this

A Guide to Stock Market Orders

Knowing how different stock market orders work can help you with your trading and investing strategies.A Guide to Stock Market Orders originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 23:01:53.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The Difference Between Stock Investors and Stock Traders

Even though they both operate in the same market, investors and traders have totally different views on how to best to extract profit from stocks.The Difference Between Stock Investors and Stock Traders originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 00:13:20.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The Ghost of Steve Jobs Is Spinning in Its Grave

Now that the company he founded is resorting to financial shenanigans instead of new products to raise its share price, Steve Jobs must be spinning in his grave.The Ghost of Steve Jobs Is Spinning in Its Grave originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 00:40:23.Permalink | Comment | Email this

The Dancer Who Made Millions While Traveling The Globe

You may never have heard of Nicolas Darvas, a professional ballroom dancer who make millionsin the stock market. But his innovative strategy can be a lesson for how we should approach investing in the market.The Dancer Who Made Millions While Traveling The Globe originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 13:33:34.Permalink | Comment | Email this

A Simple Way to Understand Short Selling

Don't let the concept of short selling intimidate you. It is actually very easy to understand and can be a valuable tool for making money in the stock market.A Simple Way to Understand Short Selling originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 12:04:44.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Sometimes You've Got to Lose in Order to Win

Stop worrying about how many times you win in the stock market and pay more attention to how much you make. Learning to lose often will help to make you profitable over the long haul.Sometimes You've Got to Lose in Order to Win originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 12:01:33.Permalink | Comment | Email this

When the Market Crashes, Start Looking for the next Winners

Technology is what drives the buying and selling in today's stock market. This can cause what would otherwise be normal, controlled pullbacks to turn into mini-crashes. It's during these periods when you should be using relative strength to find thenext wave of market leaders.When the Market Crashes, Start Looking for the next Winners originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Monday, April 1

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions about Your Stocks?

Anyone who has kids knows that one of their favorite things to ask is "Why?" Investors in the stock market ask the same question, but not only is it the wrong question to ask, but there is no answer to it. If you want to be a more successful investor, learn to ask "what" instead.Are You Asking the Wrong Questions about Your Stocks? originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Monday, March 31st

It's Time to Turn off the Financial News Shows

There was a time in this great land where if you wanted to be a savvy investor you had to stay up on the events of the stock market by watching financial new shows. There was also a time in this great country when you had to ride a horse if you wanted go anywhere far. Both of those times are gone. And once you find out what goes on behind the scenes of a financial TV program, trust me, you will

An Options Book Every Stock Investor Should Read

Part of the process of becoming a good stock investor is constantly learning about the markets and keeping your mind open to new and different sources of information. A new book entitled "Trading Options: Using Technical Analysis to Design Winning Trades" may not seem like it has anything to offer an equities only investor, but it actually is a must read even for investors who never plan on trad

Use Common Sense to Become a Better Investor

Despite what most people think, you don't have to follow a complex set of rules or theories in order to be successful in the stock market. In fact, if you just use the same common sense with your investing that you do in the rest of your life, you will have a much better chance of coming out ahead.Use Common Sense to Become a Better Investor originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday,

Trading for a Living: What You Need to Know

The ultimate fantasy for most investors is to be able sit on a beach -- adult-type beverage in hand -- and coin money by trading stocks. However, it's not just the freedom that trading for a living promises, but also the financial rewards that tempt people to try it. And if you have ever thought of doing it yourself, here is what you need to know.Trading for a Living: What You Need to Know or

Technical Analysis is a Tool Every Investor Should Use

Don't be fooled by those who say that fundamentals are the only way to find winners in the stock market. Technical analysis can help you to optimize your performance and has a number of advantages over fundamental analysis when it comes to stock picking, investing, and trading. And once you learn about it, you'll realize it is actually based on common sense and basic human behavior.Technical

Paper Trading Stocks Can Lose You Real Money

Most people think that paper trading stocks is a good way to learn about the market while building up their investing chops; all without risking any money. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, paper trading stocks may actually lose you money in the long run and should be avoided at all costs.Paper Trading Stocks Can Lose You Real Money originally appeared on About.com Stocks on M

When Investing in Gold Make Sure To Use The Right Strategy

Sometimes it is not _what_ you invest in, but _how_ you invest in it. When investing in gold there are many different options available to the average person, but not all of them are created equal. Knowing which strategy makes the most sense, and which ones should be avoided, can help make sure you get the best return on your precious metal investment.When Investing in Gold Make Sure To Use T

Take Foot Off Accelerator Near Retirement

The stock market is unforgiving, especially of the reckless. Take chances with a risky investment and you may win or, more likely, lose big time. For the young investor, this may not be devastating loss, however for the older investor a major market reversal can spell disaster in or near retirement.Follow me on TwitterTake Foot Off Accelerator Near Retirement originally appeared on About.c

Great Time to do Year-End Planning

Get your portfolio in shape before the new year comes. Here are five steps to better investing next year (and maybe some tax savings this year).Follow me on TwitterGreat Time to do Year-End Planning originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 19:33:46.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Great Stocks to Avoid

Most of the time, helpful tips from friends or relatives turn out to be disasters. Word of mouth is so powerful many investors may not stop to consider where the tip is coming from and whether the advice comes from someone who knows little about investing and more about passing rumors.Follow me on TwitterGreat Stocks to Avoid originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Sunday, November 24th

Stock Market Investors Concerned About Interest Rates

The stock market is tied to the economy (but it is not the economy) and the economy is tied to interest rates. Interest rates determine how hard or easy it is for companies to borrow the funds they need to operate and expand. That is why it is important for investors in the stock market to watch interest rates.Follow me on TwitterStock Market Investors Concerned About Interest Rates origin

Individual Stocks or Mutual Funds?

Many investors could benefit from both and put together a portfolio that has sufficient diversification and offers opportunities for growth. It may not be an "either or" problem.Follow me on TwitterIndividual Stocks or Mutual Funds? originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 19:57:08.Permalink | Comment | Email this

Stock Investors: Don't Be Influenced by Recent Events

What is happening now in the stock market may seem more important than historic trends, however it seldom is. Up markets become down markets and down markets become up markets with almost certain regularity. Don't let recent events skew your judgment.Follow me on TwitterStock Investors: Don't Be Influenced by Recent Events originally appeared on About.com Stocks on Wednesday, November 6th,


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