Monthly Archives: February 2013

10 Steps to Building a Winning Trading Plan

There is an old saying in business: “Fail to plan and you plan to fail.” It may sound glib, but those who are serious about being successful, including traders, should follow these eight words as if they were written in … Continue reading

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11 Tips to Be a Better Saver

Start early, set goals and follow these other steps to build up your cash reserves. You don’t have to strike it rich on Wall Street, win the lottery or even earn a six-figure salary to build a comfortable savings cushion. … Continue reading

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You Must Have A Plan

Even Wonka knows the importance of a trading plan!

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The 14 Greatest Trades In Wall Street History

Every day thousands and thousands of transactions are done between investors around the world, but lets face it, most of them will never be remembered. For that reason, among others, the trades that do become a part of history have … Continue reading

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Investing Rules Of Thumb: Why They Don’t Always Work

I’ve always heard that 100 minus your age gives you the percentage of your retirement portfolio that you should invest in stocks. Do you recommend that rule of thumb as a good way to invest? — John Noel There’s no … Continue reading

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The Investing Mistake Almost All of Us Make

I’ll bet I know where you think I’m going on the most common investing mistake: that individual investors at this state of the cycle are too heavily invested in bonds (which, by the way, could well be the case) or … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Should Never Invest

I know, I know…never is a strong word. But I want to take a moment to make the case that there are, in fact, at least five ways that people invest that often turn out badly. That’s not to say … Continue reading

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Some Tax Breaks Are Cuter Than Others

Daddy loves his little tax break, yes he does!

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Getting Started In Stocks

So you’ve decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book “The Future for Investors,” Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily outperformed investing in bonds, Treasury bills, gold or cash. … Continue reading

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Visualizing Bob Farrell’s 10 Rules of Investing

As the markets once again approach historic highs, the overly exuberant tone, extreme complacency and weakness in the economic data bring to mind Bob Farrell’s 10 investment rules which should be a staple for any long-term successful investor. Bob Farrell … Continue reading

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