Archive for the ‘stocks’ Category

September 2011 Technical
Outlook for Stocks

By Monday, August 29, 2011

Lack of hopeful economic data has made it difficult for the deeply oversold stock market to find a trigger for a meaningful and sustainable rebound. The Federal Reserve’s annual symposium inJackson Hole,Wyoming, always a closely watched event, was of extra interest to the financial markets this year. But Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s vague speech on Friday revealed nothing that was not already heard in recent weeks.

Precious Metals Winners—Three
Excellent Wealth-creating Stocks

By Monday, August 22, 2011

One of the best things you can do as a serious equity investor is to review big stock market winners, even if you didn’t own them. It’s the same thing that professional athletes do. A golfer will review past golf tournaments. A race car driver will watch old races. The goal of the process is to improve your own game by seeing what has worked the best in the past. In the case of stocks, reviewing past winners helps an investor to hone his or her stock picking skills by helping him/her become familiar with what a big winner looks like and discover how it all came to be. It takes time and it takes effort, but then again, money doesn’t grow on trees.

First Stocks, Then Real Estate—What’s
the Winner Going to Be This Decade?

By Thursday, August 11, 2011

I think it’s probable that the stock market will continue to convulse for the rest of the third quarter and into the fourth. The trend in economic news is down and so is investor sentiment. We still have a lot of problems with sovereign debt issues in Europe and this is an investment risk that isn’t going away anytime soon.

Patience is the Name of the Game

By Thursday, September 28, 2006

Right now the stock market is in a fragile state. It just doesn’t know where it wants to go. The good news is that the price of oil and gasoline is falling so consumers will feel better about filling up at the pump.

My best guess so far is that the broad stock market indices can rally later in the fourth quarter. This is the traditional strong period for stocks. … Read More

Review Your Portfolio

By Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I still remember Black Monday on October 19, 1987 as if it was yesterday when the DOW crashed. I had just graduated from business school and was training at my first job in the credit department of a large financial institution. The world of finance was exciting and I was ready.

 It started like any other Monday, downing my third cup of coffee before the opening of the markets. But, … Read More

Keep and Eye on Gold

By Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Gold has had an incredible run up since breaking above $600 in mid-April so the major sell-off that materialized on Monday should not have been a surprise, especially for those of you that study charts.

 The price of the basis June gold on the COMEX plummeted $32.80 or 4.61% from the close of May 12 due largely to what I believe was technical selling resulting from an overextended market. Just … Read More

Wait for the “V”

By Thursday, May 18, 2006

It really is tough trying to pick turnaround stocks. This strategy can be very profitable, but the investment risks are high.

The vast majority of individual investors want to buy shares in companies whose stock prices are very low. I guess it is human nature, but in my experience, most individual investors want to buy shares in companies with stock prices trading below $5 per share.

This is a valid … Read More