Stock Market Success

Stock market success is dependent on establishing a game plan for investing and trading that will result in the best probability for success in the stock market. The key to stock market success is to understand the market action, as well as technical and fundamental analysis. Knowing when to take profits and when to close out positions is another key to stock market success.


This is an exciting time of the year if you are a fan of baseball. With the start of the Major League baseball season starting in a few weeks, I’m raring to go. The interesting thing about baseball is its…

The retail sector showed some strong spending in January, which could bode well for the remainder of the year, given the improved jobs growth, higher home prices and property wealth, and the aversion of higher taxes for those individuals earning…

It’s now officially the holiday shopping season after a relatively decent Good Friday and Cyber Monday. Online spending, according to the Adobe Digital Index, is estimated to reach record sales of around $2.0 billion, up 17% year-over-year. (“Cyber Monday Sales…

Today is the big day for you shoppers! It’s Black Friday, and the retail sector is hoping you have the “shop until you drop” mentality this year. Retail heavyweights Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE/WMT) and Target Corporation (NYSE/TGT) are two major…

I love watching baseball—America’s favorite pastime. Success in baseball also swirls around the statistics, as it does in trading stocks, but there are major differences. In fact, achieving stock market success is more like pitching than batting. Let me explain…

Chinese stocks are again the focus of increased attention and speculative trading. In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) had been rallying. It’s up over nine percent this year, which is encouraging given that the index lost 14.31% in…

The stock market is trading on the economic news of the day. Investors have nothing else to go on, but we are getting close to another earnings season. Next time around, it will be very important for the financial sector…

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what businesses might be doing great in China. It would be nice if there were a selection of domestic growth opportunities, but there’s no denying the economic machine that is China.…

What a month December has been so far for the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 3.5% in the first two days of December—its biggest two-day rally since July. What’s fueling the rise in stock prices? Several…

I have a big problem with the whole General Motors Corporation (NYSE/GM) government-assisted bankruptcy and yesterday’s new public offering. GM originally listed on the NYSE back in 1916. Through its roughly 100-year history, the storied automaker had its ups and…

Time to fess up to things again in eurozone, as Ireland finally admits that it is talking with its fellow eurozone members. Although, allegedly, Ireland and the others are not talking about Ireland’s potential need for a bailout, because Ireland…

More and more people are talking about silver as being the next big thing. The commodity is being talked up by financial types, because silver is used in manufacturing more so than gold. In early October, I wrote again in…

The current investment climate has improved from a year ago, but there continue to be some concerns relating to the speed of the economic renewal in the U.S. and overseas. I'm not a backer of chasing gains. Success in this…

Finally there's some good news on the corporate revenue front. A lot of big companies reported solid earnings growth in the second quarter, but revenues haven't been inspirational. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE/DOW) just reported very solid numbers and this…

One of the best companies to follow is E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE/DD), more commonly known as DuPont. This 208-year-old company is perhaps the greatest economic barometer due to its diversified global operations. If you want to…