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2017
Aug 18
Weather and Retirement – A Tale of Two Perspectives
Cape Cod is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The seafood is amazing and most of the smaller towns have at… Read More
Aug 17
Could We Soon Face a “Summer Swoon”?
This market has a lot going for it: Earnings growth so far has been strong, global growth is re-emerging, and fiscal policy could (eventually)… Read More
Aug 16
Let Sector ETFs Confirm Your Stock Purchases
If you are a trader or investor, you probably know that including sector exchange traded funds in your portfolio can be profitable. But aside… Read More
Aug 15
Social Security Strategies for the Self-Employed
As many of you may already know, Social Security is complicated. There are 2,728 Social Security rules and knowing when to file and how… Read More
Aug 14
The Negativity Trap
What is the #1 characteristic of top traders? In Trading in the Zone, Mark Douglas says, simply, “Great traders are not afraid.” I agree, but… Read More
Aug 11
Put TCW’s New Actively Managed Bond ETF On Your Watch List
I’ve always been a big fan of actively managed bond funds as a way for investors to access risk managed or alpha-generating strategies. Unlike… Read More
Aug 10
Rates are Rising, But the Dollar is … Falling? What Gives?
Conventional wisdom is straightforward on the subject of currencies: If your central bank raises short-term interest rates, your currency rises in value. That’s one… Read More
Aug 09
Whither Volatility
More surprising than the powerful rally stocks have enjoyed since Trump was elected, has been the incredible contraction in volatility. While the broad market,… Read More
Aug 08
Be the First to Know When it Comes to Investing
I was always the last to know everything growing up with two older siblings.  I was the baby in the family who was coddled,… Read More
Aug 07
What Does the Next Bear Market Mean for Investors?
Many people misunderstand inflation and the result is that they have misjudged the markets in recent years. One mistake is to believe that the… Read More
Aug 04
What are the Best Kinds of REITS to Buy?
Prognosticators seem to speak broadly when describing the ups and downs of certain sectors. Some sectors that closely correlate to stocks include utilities, telecoms,… Read More
Aug 03
My Boldest Prediction of 2017
You always have to think twice before putting this in print and I have. In March of 2009, I wrote an article highlighted in… Read More
Aug 02
Is It Time To Purchase Public Storage Stock?
Public Storage may be getting over several years of no revenue growth.  Is it time to buy? Watch this short video to learn… Read More
Aug 01
Are You Ready to File for Social Security? Don’t Wait In Line
With over 10,000 baby boomers filing for Social Security, the Social Security Administration is busy! This also has unfortunately resulted in slower service and… Read More
Jul 31
Top 15 Personal Finance Calculators for Practical Life Decisions
If you’re like me, there may be times when an online personal financial tool or calculator is needed to help make an economic decision. Read More
Jul 28
How to Avoid Paying Too Much Income and Capital Gains Tax
The other evening I had a meeting with several highly successful businessmen.  As with most lengthy conversation we ended up taking about politics. It… Read More
Jul 27
What You May Not Know About Cambria ETFs
The ETF world is full of articles touting the advantages of mega-firms like Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street. These companies have set the bar… Read More
Jul 26
2017 Financial Halftime Report
The markets in the first half of 2017 have been the strongest in years. But what got us here? In 2008 to 2010, it… Read More
Jul 25
These Bond … Yes BOND … Plays are Soaring (and Beating Stocks!)
Bonds. They’re so boring, right? They just sit there paying you a couple of percentage points in interest. And besides, they can’t hold a… Read More
Jul 24
The Top Traders In The World Do This …
The top poker players in the world, the best of the best, lose the majority of their hands. They are incredibly skilled at not… Read More
Jul 21
Where’s the NASDAQ 100 Headed Next?
Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of 2Q earnings season, and the indexes have been making new all-time highs like they’re going out… Read More
Jul 20
Should We Be Purchasing Ulta Beauty?
This company has great fundamentals and it’s getting close to a buy. Watch this short video to learn why. Remember, the good stocks… Read More
Jul 19
Daytrader Mindset: Handling Down Markets
Markets can trend higher for a long time, but when they suddenly correct, our daytrader mindset can get inappropriately negative. It’s not unusual for… Read More
Jul 18
To Maximize Social Security, Spouses Need to Coordinate Start Dates and Benefits
One of the biggest mistakes most married couples make when thinking about when to claim their Social Security is exactly that: when to claim… Read More
Jul 17
Great Investment Versus Great Timing
The investment universe is littered with articles touting the advantages of various funds or strategies. I should know.  I have written for the last… Read More
Jul 14
Dark Side of Market Emerging
The subject makes a ‘Star Wars’ reference and now I’m going to build off of that and go directly into a Terminator reference …… Read More
Jul 13
Preparing for the Next Bear Market
Now would be a good time to plan for the next bear market and recession. Before you start to worry, let me add I… Read More
Jul 12
What Will It Take to Spook the Interest Rate Markets?
I’m guessing you’ve probably heard of the “VIX”. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index tracks investor expectations about future stock market volatility using… Read More
Jul 11
Is Shorting Volatility a Free Lunch?
Much has been written about the current low volatility environment and the possible reasons, from Central Bank intervention, to interconnectivity of global markets and… Read More
Jul 10
Fireworks! Will July be the Explosive Top?
A few months ago, I wrote an article depicting that July could be the top for the market solely based on seasonality patterns. If… Read More
Jul 07
When a Picture is Worth $1,000.00
One thing we know for sure . . . we humans are a predictable breed.  When confronted with certain situations, we tend to repeat… Read More
Jul 06
Software Earnings Set up Opportunity to Sell Covered Calls
Each wave of software earnings typically gains the attention of investors who wait and watch with anticipation for which companies are going to outperform… Read More
Jul 05
Will Tesla’s Revenue Triple?
The latest new numbers on Tesla are very interesting and their latest new medium priced car coming out could triple revenue. Watch this… Read More
Jul 04
Have a Wonderful Independence Day
Both the stock and bond markets are closed today for Good Friday, and so are our Weiss Educational Services offices... Read More
Jul 03
A Personal Umbrella Policy
Most may consider themselves pretty savvy where personal finances are concerned. They may own their home and vehicle; have little or no credit card… Read More
Jun 30
What to Consider Before Filing for Social Security Early
While it may be tempting to file for Social Security as soon as you become eligible at 62, at least press the “pause” button… Read More
Jun 29
Will Biotechs Benefit as New Capital Floods Into Stocks?
Tech stocks may have caught a breather last week, and the S&P 500 may have dipped. But investors didn’t miss a beat. They were… Read More
Jun 28
Positive Trader Mindset
When we have difficulty in our trading it’s natural to want to blame someone. Many traders blame the market and blame themselves. The blame… Read More
Jun 27
Amazon’s Next Conquest
In my last Weiss feature, I discussed the prospect of Amazon being the first trillion dollar company. Amazon moved much closer with it’s 13.7… Read More
Jun 26
Blindly Leaving Everything to Your Spouse Because of “Portability”
As promised in my last article, over the next several weeks I will provide a glimpse into my Special Report, The 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes... Read More
Jun 23
Texas, Iowa and Illinois – Home to Most Recommended Banks in the Nation
Last week I talked about declining number of banks and how this downward pattern may leave us with fewer options to choose from. Read More
Jun 22
My New Favorite MLP ETF
Income investors have always had an affinity for master limited partnerships, or MLPs. These unique vehicles offer exposure to the energy sector through a… Read More
Jun 21
How to Read Basic Price Charts — Three Reasons Why You’ll Want to Own This Skill
The ability to evaluate basic price charts of stocks, ETFs, or other financial market assets is one of the most valuable skills a trader… Read More
Jun 20
Should You Own Dunkin Donuts?
You asked about Dunkin’ Donuts. Watch this video with a cup of coffee and a nice jelly doughnut or bow tie or glazed something or… Read More
Jun 19
The Money Trap of Investing
We trade to make money, but most aspiring traders over-focus on the money, which inadvertently causes unnecessary losses. I call this vicious circle the Money… Read More
Jun 16
Fed Makes it Four (Hikes) – Are YOU Profiting?
The Federal Reserve just made it four. Specifically, policymakers on the Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise short-term interest rates by another quarter-point… Read More
Jun 15
Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Predicted for 2018
As with many things related to Social Security, there is good news and bad news. In short, the good news is that the Social… Read More
Jun 14
Global Markets Climb on Upbeat Macro Data
Global equity markets climbed in recent trading action. Economic data released throughout the world helped to spur major equity indexes. With that backdrop, the… Read More
Jun 13
Four Toxic Investor Biases – and How I Can Help You Overcome Them
Behavioral finance may sound like a dry topic. But I can assure you it isn’t, at least when it comes to the investment markets. Read More
Jun 11
Helping Investors Make Sense of the Latest Employment Reports
The newest Employment Situation reports disappointed some investors and analysts but I think they simply are misinterpreting the data. They likely are focusing on… Read More
Jun 09
Two Key Factors For Judging Investment Returns
The ability to compare your historical returns to an index or benchmark is an important component of investment success. This exercise allows you to… Read More
Jun 08
Will Amazon Be The First Trillion Dollar Company?
In the last week, I have appeared on multiple nationally syndicated radio shows and each time, they asked me the same question … Will… Read More
Jun 07
Follow the Money: Discover the Best Sectors in Bull or Bear Markets Using ETFs
You’ve surely heard of traders, investors, and fund managers who manage to thrive no matter what the markets dish out.  In raging bull markets… Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, trader Damian Bagarozza, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market was at a record high after a relatively uneventful summer. Long-term interest rates were heading higher, a sign that investors expected steady growth in the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Jun 06
Hot Summer Trades
For those of you that read my last article for May, I hope you took advantage of my “May the force be with… Read More
Jun 05
Will Autonomous Driving Dreams Lead to a Crash
The upcoming self-driving revolution will disrupt the entire auto industry and all the players, jockeying for a position in what is still an unknown… Read More
Jun 02
How to Boost Your Income Using a Time-Tested Strategy Worth Billions of Dollars (Literally!)
You want income, don’t you? I get it. Even after three interest rate hikes, the Federal Reserve is still pegging its benchmark funds rate… Read More
Jun 01
The Rise of the Algorithms
Markets move in patterns and they do so based on triggers. If you understand those patterns and their market implications (whether positive, negative, or… Read More
May 31
Improving Trader Discipline
For many traders, creativity is an enemy of profits. To increase profits, these folks need to focus on improving trader discipline.  Most traders equate… Read More
May 30
Should You Own Coke or Pepsi?
We now answer that age old question:  Is it Coke or Pepsi?  The answer will surprise you Watch this short video to learn… Read More
May 29
Say Congratulations With A Gift That Keeps GROWING
Over the past year or so, I’ve written about the advantage of following a dollar-cost averaging strategy through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and holding on for... Read More
May 26
Why You Shouldn’t Trade Volatility
One of the top stories on CNBC today is about a trader who is relentlessly buying VIX futures despite millions in realized losses. No… Read More
May 25
The Economics of Summer Travel
According to Digital Trends, travel is a popular online topic averaging 14 million mentions per month making #travel nearly 2 times as popular as… Read More
May 24
If the Market Pulls Back: Three ETFs That Could Rally
I believe we can all agree–we’ve enjoyed a terrific bull-market for quite a few years. But what if the market’s current reverie gets smacked… Read More
May 23
Looser Regulation Could Disrupt Trend of Improving Loan Quality
Bank deregulation is a hot topic in Washington these days. But while the Dodd-Frank bill is seen as a business killer by some, and… Read More
May 22
My Spouse Passed Away, Can I Receive Their Social Security?
The short answer is: it depends. Contrary to popular belief, when your spouse passes away, Social Security survivor benefits are NOT paid to you… Read More
May 19
Huge Insult Landed
It was 2007 and I was pretty sure that a huge insult was hurled my way … My wife’s father was visiting Manhattan and… Read More
May 18
How YOU Can Gauge Whether the Fed is Likely to Hike or Not
Janet Yellen and her fellow Federal Reserve policymakers took a pass on hiking rates at their May 2-3 meeting. But they’re much more likely… Read More
May 17
The Shell Game
As promised in my last article, over the next several weeks I will provide a glimpse into my Special Report, The 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes... Read More
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May 16
What it Will Take to Get Small Caps Out of the Bullpen Again
After the election, small cap stocks rallied the most — and for good reason. They are a pure play on American growth as most… Read More
May 15
Trading Mindset and Volatility
Markets oscillate between periods of low and high volatility and this fluctuation can dramatically affect our trading mindset. When the waves get larger, trading… Read More
May 12
Baby Boomers Relying Too Much on Social Security
Social Security since its founding has been designed as a safety net to help our nation’s retired workforce. However, a new study commissioned by… Read More
May 11
Should Gilead Be In Our Portfolio?
Gilead will no longer be a growth stock unless it does this one thing… Watch this short video to learn why. Remember, the… Read More
May 10
Political Winds Open Opportunities for Dividend-Yield Seekers
Recent polls indicate that the political environment in Washington, D.C., is the top economic risk cited by people of almost every age, income, gender,… Read More
May 09
How Moving Averages Make You—and Save You–Money
When it comes to reading price charts, moving averages reign as the most popular indicator used by traders and investors, alike. Why? When used… Read More
May 08
How Have Domestic and Foreign Markets Performed in So Far in 2017
A review of the first four months of 2017 shows that foreign markets outperformed those in the United States, with emerging markets beating them… Read More
May 05
The Investment of The Decade
The Investment of The Decade With the market rocketing up to new heights, the simple question is are you too late? If you wait and… Read More
May 04
Meet the Greeks: Delta
In any endeavor, whether in business, law, medicine, sports, or even parenting, a certain amount of jargon becomes the lingua franca among active participants. Read More
May 03
Another Fed-Day is Here! What to Expect Today (and Down the Road)
It’s “Fed-Day” today! That means the Federal Reserve will announce its latest decision on interest rate policy in just a few short hours. Will… Read More
May 02
May the Force Be With You, Come What May
According to Investopedia, sell in May and go away is a well-known trading adage that warns investors to sell their stock holdings in May… Read More
May 01
Sensible Tips For Constructing A Well-Balanced Portfolio
Constructing a well-balanced portfolio is a fine art that can be lost among the shuffle of collecting individual positions. Too often, investors are more… Read More
Apr 28
Why IBM is Disappointing Our Portfolios
IBM disappoints, but you shouldn’t have been in this stock in the first place. Watch this short video to learn why. Remember, the… Read More
Apr 27
Setting Smart Stops When it Comes to Investing
Intelligent risk management means using stops. If a trader constantly gets stopped out, however, he/she may develop an aversion to using stops. They blame… Read More
Apr 26
Retail’s Silver Lining: Millennials?
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of hosting family visiting from out of state.  This particular visit included family members who self-identify as… Read More
Apr 25
Three Reasons Why Planning is So Important to Successful Investing
It’s a fact:  The most successful people consistently use routines, or step-by-step processes to get things done efficiently and effectively. It follows that if… Read More
Apr 24
Buckle Up: The Next Stock Market “Super Cycle” May be Here Soon!
If you remember a few months ago, I wrote a piece covering the history of recessions and expansions – one that said the average… Read More
Apr 21
An Estate Without a Plan is Just a Wish
As promised in my last article, over the next several weeks I will provide a glimpse into my Special Report, The 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes... Read More
Apr 20
These High-Yielding Financial Stocks Keep Chugging Along While Others Falter; Here’s the Scoop …
Financial stocks soared in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, then set new multi-year highs in February and March... Read More
Apr 19
20 Interesting Social Security Facts and Statistics
Since its founding in 1935, for better or worse, Social Security is and has been a critical program for our nation’s retired workforce... Read More
Apr 18
Should Tesla Be in Our Portfolios?
Now that Tesla acquired Solar City should this stock be in our portfolio?... Read More
Apr 17
Three Actively Managed Vanguard Funds That Would Make Great ETFs
Vanguard ETFs have become a juggernaut in the world of passive investment management. They are widely used across retail, institutional, and retirement plans... Read More
Apr 14
Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend
Both the stock and bond markets are closed today for Good Friday, and so are our Weiss Educational Services offices... Read More
Apr 13
How To Make Less Trades And Increase Profits
Now computers have made day trading impossible and the monster day is a thing of the past - almost... Read More
Apr 12
Mighty U.S. Consumers March Forward
Much of the media seems infatuated with sharing the views of critics who bemoan the consumer-driven domestic economy ... Read More
Apr 11
Don’t Make These Trading Mistakes
Do you remember the day when you first learned to drive? Did you slam on the brakes too quickly causing the car to screech to a halt?... Read More
Apr 10
Did Retail Buy the High?
The S&P 500 Index’s record of 109 day run without a 1% decline was broken last week.It’s causing hand wringing and top calling bell ringing... Read More
Apr 07
Support & Resistance: This Dynamic Duo Holds the Secrets to New Profit Opportunities
Support and Resistance. You hear their names tossed around casually by traders and investors—but what do those terms really mean? ... Read More
Apr 06
Preparing for the Prospect of Tax Changes
Since the last general election on Nov. 8, Republican leaders in Congress and new President Donald Trump left no doubt that reforming the tax code ... Read More
Apr 05
Dimes in Front of a Steamroller: An Important Interest Rate Lesson
I’m not the kind of guy who throws money away. In fact, I’m just the opposite. When I run or bike for exercise -- and I try to do it at least four or five days a week -- I always keep an eye ... Read More
Apr 04
Traders: Don’t Make This Costly Psychological Mistake
The stock market is often likened to a casino, and there are parallels. In both venues, people put money to work in anticipation of rewards ... Read More
Apr 03
My Spouse is Going to Kill Me!
How many of you are seriously worried right now that your beloved wife is going to kill you if you’re next trader... Read More
Mar 31
These States Tax Your Social Security Benefits
Already frustrated that the federal government taxes your Social Security? Well, unfortunately, if you live in one of the 13 states that taxes Social Security... Read More
Mar 30
Parkinson’s Law and Retirement Spending
Last week, my son’s Boy Scout Troop went on a weekend campout. The campout was on an island in Sebastian, Florida... Read More
Mar 29
Knowing When To Do Nothing When It Comes to Investing
There is a misplaced psychology among active investors and many advisors that they must always be doing something with their portfolio... Read More
Mar 28
Should Microsoft Be In Our Portfolio?
Should Microsoft be in your Growth portfolio or should it be in your Dividend Growth and Income portfolio... Read More
Mar 27
Rising Interest Rates and Home Buying
There must be something in the air, because in just the last month three friends have informed me they are in the market to buy a home... Read More
Mar 24
The Ultimate Blockbuster Trade
The goal of this message is to get you to think outside of the box ... To get you to think big ... Really big... Read More
Mar 23
How to Profit from the Robotics Revolution
Every few years, a new trend emerges, it gets hyped up, and everyone wants to invest in it. All too often, though, the sector doesn’t live up to the hype... Read More
Mar 22
Resolve to Be Wealthy
Over the past year or so, I’ve written about the advantage of following a dollar-cost averaging strategy through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and holding on for... Read More
Mar 21
Fed Hikes Rates for Third Time … But History Suggests Many More Increases are Headed Your Way
On Wednesday, March 15, the Federal Reserve did exactly what I predicted it would: Raise interest rates for the third time in this cycle... Read More
Mar 20
Estate Planning and What to Do Now That Trump is President?
Do you remember the short story of Rip Van Winkle as told by George Washington Irving? Van Winkle goes to sleep after a game of bowling and much drinking... Read More
Mar 17
A Great Social Security Strategy is Still Available to Many
While there are still many Social Security strategies that are available, one stands out as being exceptionally beneficial for most that are married or divorced... Read More
Mar 16
How I Traded Four Million Dollars and Only Lost 0.5 Percent
A few weeks ago I took about $25,000 of my retirement funds and put them into my FX daytrading account... Read More
Mar 15
Look at That 4.2% Dividend On Target!
Look at that 4.2% dividend on Target! But look again because you might lose more in depreciation... Read More
Mar 14
Can “Hope” Boost Your Stock Market Profits?
If you’re active in the financial markets, you’ve probably heard these admonitions more than once... Read More
Mar 13
Illuminating Four Top Target Date Mutual Funds…
Target date mutual funds are commonly found among company-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k)’s and 403(b)’s... Read More
Mar 10
Nothing Matters More Than These 5 Things When it Comes to Forex
After trading in tight ranges for the past month, currencies are finally on the move and as we look for new opportunities... Read More
Mar 09
Invest Strategically to Profit from Washington Uncertainty…
A common question I hear from investors is how to adjust stock holdings amid the uncertainty caused by the new administration in Washington... Read More
Mar 08
Collect Increased Income by Ignoring the CNBC Naysayers
Just hours after CNBC naysayers told viewers to “sell” on the news after President Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 28... Read More
Mar 07
How to Profit as Trump, Fed Prick Bond Bubble – and Drive Trillions into Stocks!
For almost a decade, the Federal Reserve pegged interest rates near zero percent. That encouraged investors to hide out in bonds... Read More
Mar 06
High Volume Up Thrust Whispers
Over the last few decades like most traders, I’ve trained myself to search for patterns in the stock market. If history repeats itself, why not take full advantage of it by being prepared for... Read More
Mar 03
Random Rewards of Trading
Random Rewards is one of the primary causes of trader failure. In the course of learning to trade, you will have losses and they will cause you pain ... Read More
Mar 02
Indexing vs. Active: Has Passive Swung Way too Far?
Since Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) came into existence in 1989, they have been taking investment dollars away from actively managed mutual funds... Read More
Mar 01
How I Profit From Real Estate, Gold and Healthcare With A Single Click
The first ever “craze” in America was the Telegraph. And next after that came, railroads that dominated the market... Read More
Feb 28
Short-Term Warning Signs Emerge from Earnings, Gold, Bonds
After the election, it was obvious to me that stocks were the best game in town. I’ve covered the reasons before... Read More
Feb 27
Should B&G Foods Be In Our Portfolio?
B&G Foods. Don't only look at that 4% dividend, but also look at the growth of that dividend... Read More
Feb 24
Life Lessons Continue Even In Retirement
The lessons of life are constantly being taught to us. One of the first life lessons we usually learn, is how to make good decisions... Read More
Feb 23
When It Comes To Trading Timing Is Everything
Trading is timing, so goes the old adage and when it comes to intraday trading... and that’s certainly never been more true... Read More
Feb 22
U.S. Student Debt at Record Highs: Here’s What You Can Do
U.S. student debt has just reached record highs. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, U.S. student debt in 2016 totaled $1.31 trillion ... Read More
Feb 21
Does The 200-Day Moving Average Still Matter to Investors?
Clients and readers often ask my opinion about an investment relative to its 200-day moving average... Read More
Feb 17
Eyeing Investment Opportunities Beyond The United States
Investors who focus largely on the U.S. markets are missing some opportunities in Europe and Japan... Read More
Feb 16
Amazon Vs. Walmart Which Stock Should You Own?
Let's compare the operating efficiency of the world's largest big box retailer with the world's largest on line retailer... Read More
Feb 15
Should You Be Receiving a Social Security Survivor Benefit?
Do you ever wonder whether you’re receiving the highest Social Security benefit that you’re supposed to... Read More
Feb 14
How to Make Money from Riskier Bonds in this Evolving Interest Rate Market
You can call them by their colloquial name, “junk” bonds. Or you can refer to them using Wall Street’s jargony term, “High yield” bonds. But whatever you call them... Read More
Feb 13
When Volatility Stirs, Remember Market History — and Get Ready to Pounce!
The market stumbled out of the gates last week, with the Dow down as much as 220 points on Monday and 150 points on Tuesday... Read More
Feb 10
The Most Important Forex Chart You Should Follow
If you are serious about trading Forex then you have to follow the 10-year Treasury yield chart. It is one of the most important correlations... Read More
Feb 09
Speculator or Investor—Which Are You?
Most “investors” are really “speculators” … and don’t realize it. If your basic approach is seeking to make abnormally high returns, you’re speculating... Read More
Feb 08
Private Equity Opens a Window of Opportunity
I envision private equity firms as a big 2017 investment theme that has a good chance to outperform the market and most other sectors... Read More
Ansichten Handelsraum der Deutschen Bank in Frankfurt am Main am Donnerstag, 10.12.2009
Feb 07
It Was Going to Be the Last Trade I Ever Made
It was going to be the last trade I ever made... I had started trading with $50,000 of my own money and very little experience. I had gone out on my own too early... Read More
Feb 06
Want Bigger Investing Profits? Try Using Your “Whole Brain”
We’ve all heard of super-smart people. And if truth be known, I always experience a little “brain-envy” when I hear about them... Read More
Feb 03
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Feb 03
Dark Pool Prints and Seasonal Patterns
Over the last few decades like most traders, I’ve trained myself to search for patterns in the stock market. If history repeats itself, why not take full advantage of it by being prepared for... Read More
Feb 02
Discounting Trump “Chaos”
Among the many things that people, myself included, got wrong concerning a Trump election, is that he would bring an increase in volatility... Read More
Feb 01
The #1 Characteristic of Top Traders?
What is the #1 characteristic of top traders? In his book Trading in the Zone, Mark Douglas says, simply, “Great traders are not afraid.”... Read More
Jan 31
Three Ways Trump Could Push Growth (and Interest Rates) Higher
The first couple weeks of the Donald Trump administration have been a whirlwind, with executive orders flying off his desk and key cabinet... Read More
Jan 30
Why Most People Fail to Maximize Their Social Security Benefits
A whopping 70% of Americans fail to maximize their Social Security benefits. Why? In most cases, it’s because they’re doing one or more of the following... Read More
Jan 27
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jan 27
Eliminate Overcrowding in Your Portfolio
I have lived in Florida for the last 25 years and I believed I was getting used to the level of crowds in Florida, but every year around winter it gets very busy... Read More
Jan 26
Alphabet-Google: Should We Own This Stock In Our Portfolios?
Let's look at Google which is now called Alphabet Inc. But whatever you call it, it is still a great growth stock... Read More
Jan 25
Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Businesses
A business with less than 500 employees is considered a small business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there are nearly 28.8 million small businesses ... Read More
Jan 24
4 ETFs For Steady Retirement Income
Retired investors are often looking for core exposure in funds that demonstrate low costs and steady income.... Read More
Jan 23
The Downside of Backtesting
I know. I know. How could I possibly disparage backtesting? After all every algo driven quant fund in the world - the new masters of the universe ... Read More
Jan 20
New Report Gives Warning to Bond Investors
Among the new sources of research that I cultivate in choosing investments, I sometimes come across an article or a report that particularly piques... Read More
Ansichten Handelsraum der Deutschen Bank in Frankfurt am Main am Donnerstag, 10.12.2009
Jan 19
Knowing When It’s Time to Buy or Sell a Recommended Stock
Are people constantly trying to tell you what stocks to trade? Friends, co-workers, analysts or even James Cramer... Read More
Jan 18
Trump Ignites a Banking Sector Bonanza – Will it Last?
The Donald Trump administration is officially beginning in a few days – and investors are sitting up and taking notice... Read More
Jan 17
Offering Tips for Forecasting
You recently may have reflected, just as I did as 2017 began, about bad habits to give up in the form of New Year’s resolutions... Read More
Jan 16
DRIPs… The Most Successful Long-Term Investment Strategy
Market timers generally don’t do well. They pay commissions and taxes and even if they are lucky enough to be right more times than they are wrong, after awhile they’ll notice... Read More
Jan 13
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jan 13
Critical Investing Mistakes You Should Avoid Making in 2017
2017 is finally here and many people are excited to put last year in the rear-view mirror. The onslaught of opinions and observations across... Read More
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Jan 12
Should FIVE Below Be in Our Portfolios?
Five Below has a niche market in the US and is growing by adding more stores every year. Find out why we are adding this stock... Read More
Jan 11
Modest Stock Market Pullback Creating Buying Opportunities
Many stock market investors were caught off guard over the past seven weeks after Donald Trump shocked the so-called political “experts” on November 8 by being elected... Read More
Jan 10
Retroactive Social Security Benefits Available for Some Not All
Almost everyone recognizes that at some point in their life they will be eligible for a Social Security benefit... Read More
Jan 09
The Major Reason Most Traders Fail
Causes of Trader Failure. As a trading coach for over a decade, I’ve noticed that traders often start out with a streak of ‘beginner’s luck,’ but eventually the risks... Read More
Jan 06
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jan 06
Got 2017 Goals? Here’s How to Achieve Them
It’s that time of year again . . . we shopped for presents and wrapped them. We hugged family and friends and stayed up way too late for more than a few nights... Read More
Jan 05
Four Contrarian Trades for 2017
The year 2016 turned conventional wisdom on its head. It wasn’t just the predictions but the reactions, on everything from politics (Brexit and Trump) to figuring out... Read More
Jan 04
The 2017 Stock Market and You
Happy New Year! So, it's January now. Time to carry out your resolutions. Some people want to quit smoking, some people want to lose weight, and some people... Read More
Jan 03
Oil, Inflation, and Interest Rates … Oh My!
Forget that catchy chant from the Wizard of Oz, the one that goes: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Today it’s oil, inflation, and interest rates... Read More
Jan 02
The Hottest Commodities for 2017
2015 was pegged the year of volatility. After going up for 5 straight years, the trend changed. The S&P 500 stopped making higher highs and started to make lower... Read More
2016
Dec 30
2017 Will Be a Good Year for the Dollar Unless…
Don’t worry this article is not about who should win or lose Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential Election. Instead, it is about how the U.S. dollar could perform... Read More
Dec 29
Is Your Portfolio Really Diversified?
Lots of people think you have to be lucky to be successful as an investor. They want to get rich quick by finding the perfect strategy... Read More
Dec 28
Creating Certainty In Your Investing
Market timers generally don’t do well. They pay commissions and taxes and even if they are lucky enough to be right more times than they are wrong, after awhile they’ll notice... Read More
Dec 27
The Worst Mistake Made in Trading
Can the New York Times be any more condescending in its coverage of the latest "outrage" of the week -- the phony scandals in the two sports based fantasy websites in US. Suddenly just like Claude Raines... Read More
Dec 26
2016 Year-End Tax Tips
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to participate with a group of volunteers from a local church. We visited an area park where several homeless men and women take refuge... Read More
Dec 25
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
In honor of Christmas we will not be publishing our regular Weekly Update today, but instead want to wish you a Merry Christmas and joyful… Read More
Dec 23
Can You Change Your Mind After Filing for Social Security?
With Social Security being the largest government program in the world and a complex program with 2,728 rules, it is inevitable that mistakes will occur... Read More
Dec 22
How To Prepare For The Year Ahead In The Stock Market
There were two hours left in the trading day and my P&L was $1 above the minimum commission threshold. If I lost that $1, it would cost me thousands... Read More
Dec 21
Should Broadcom LTD Be in Our Portfolios?
Everyone uses boxes and looking at our numbers, we are increasing our use of cardboard boxes... Read More
Dec 20
Fed Raises Rates Again: Five Consequences for Your Finances
Donald J. Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States soon. But the financial markets aren’t waiting around... Read More
Dec 19
Why You Need A Plan For All That Cash In Your Portfolio
Lots of people think you have to be lucky to be successful as an investor. They want to get rich quick by finding the perfect strategy... Read More
Dec 16
Seeing a Seismic Shift in the Bond Market
I bet you become as tired of the latest news about “the market” as I do. I feel that way even though I am considered a “market analyst” in the financial publishing business. Read More
Dec 15
Procedural Errors in Trading
The Trading Trance, is a natural state for male traders due to evolutionary tendencies, but is made worse by Aversive Conditioning & Random Rewards... Read More
Dec 14
Two Ways to Compound Your Forex Profits
Don’t worry this article is not about who should win or lose Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential Election. Instead, it is about how the U.S. dollar could perform... Read More
Dec 13
Is Investing a Marathon or a Sprint?
Putting politics aside, let's actually focus on what is important: How to reduce your Federal income taxes... Read More
Dec 12
Reasons Exist to Be Thankful This Year Amid Market Volatility
Most of you put a lot of resources into accumulating your IRAs. The assets in those accounts are among the most valuable ones you own... Read More
Dec 09
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Dec 09
Packaging Corp Knows More Than Boxes
Everyone uses boxes and looking at our numbers, we are increasing our use of cardboard boxes... Read More
Dec 08
Feeling Stressed-out? Help is Just a Simple Breath Away!
It was the mid-1990s, and the trading craze had just begun. About two dozen of us jeans-clad traders sat at long tables... Read More
Dec 07
The Gender Challenge
At a recent Toronto MoneyShow, an elderly couple approached me at our kiosk asking “What is The Stock Whisperer?”... Read More
Dec 06
The Blackballed Trader-Hated by Wall Street
There were two hours left in the trading day and my P&L was $1 above the minimum commission threshold. If I lost that $1, it would cost me thousands... Read More
Dec 05
Fighting Back as Rates Rise: Four Investment Strategies for You
Donald J. Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States soon. But the financial markets aren’t waiting around... Read More
Dec 02
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Dec 02
Keep an Eye on Cybersecurity in 2017
he theme is pretty straightforward; hacking and cybercrime will continue to grow and so will the budgets and spending on which companies try to prevent it... Read More
Dec 01
Time Your Investments, Not the Market
Market timers generally don’t do well. They pay commissions and taxes and even if they are lucky enough to be right more times than they are wrong, after awhile they’ll notice... Read More
Nov 30
What to Do If You’ve Been Misinformed by the Social Security Administration
With Social Security being the largest government program in the world and a complex program with 2,728 rules, it is inevitable that mistakes will occur... Read More
Nov 29
Is It Trading or Is It Gambling?
Can the New York Times be any more condescending in its coverage of the latest "outrage" of the week -- the phony scandals in the two sports based fantasy websites in US. Suddenly just like Claude Raines... Read More
Nov 28
The Lowest Cost Portfolio Doesn’t Guarantee Future Success
Lots of people think you have to be lucky to be successful as an investor. They want to get rich quick by finding the perfect strategy... Read More
Nov 24
Happy Thanksgiving!
At this time of Thanksgiving, we to want pause from the day-to-day work responsibilities, in order to count our blessings with family and friends, and… Read More
Nov 23
Give Yourself to Those In Need This Thanksgiving
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to participate with a group of volunteers from a local church. We visited an area park where several homeless men and women take refuge... Read More
Nov 22
Will Priceline’s Stock Stay Up?
Priceline: Will this stock ever stop going up? Here's the reason this stock is so strong... Read More
Nov 21
The Day Trading Trance
The Trading Trance, is a natural state for male traders due to evolutionary tendencies, but is made worse by Aversive Conditioning & Random Rewards... Read More
Nov 18
How to Reduce Your Federal Income Taxes.
Putting politics aside, let's actually focus on what is important: How to reduce your Federal income taxes... Read More
Nov 17
Five Changes to Social Security in 2017
With Social Security being one of the largest assets available to most American couples, any changes are important ones. Below, we will cover some of the upcoming changes... Read More
Nov 16
Are There Monsters Lurking in the Stock Market’s Closet?
When I was a youngster, say around six to seven years old, like most of my friends, I had an active imagination... Read More
Nov 15
Revealed: The Trump Trade
As Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th President of The United States, the final two trading months of the year are now positioned to be more powerful... Read More
Nov 14
Stocks Headed Substantially Higher Under a Trump Presidency
Wow, the ultimate outsider has been elected as the next U.S. President! Against all odds, which were based primarily on a lack of support... Read More
Nov 11
Be Sure Your Heirs Don’t Mess up Your IRA
Most of you put a lot of resources into accumulating your IRAs. The assets in those accounts are among the most valuable ones you own... Read More
Nov 10
Trump Wins! Here’s What It Means for Interest Rates and Your Investments
In a shocking development – one whose reverberations are being felt all around the globe -- Donald J. Trump won the race for the White House overnight... Read More
Nov 09
Hard Work Leads to Investment Success
Lots of people think you have to be lucky to be successful as an investor. They want to get rich quick by finding the perfect strategy... Read More
Nov 08
Is There Electricity in Tesla Stock?
Tesla made money for the quarter but not for the year. And it won't make money next year either. Is there any electricity in this stock at the present time... Read More
Nov 07
The Trump Effect on the Dollar
Don’t worry this article is not about who should win or lose Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential Election. Instead, it is about how the U.S. dollar could perform... Read More
Nov 04
Who Won the Presidential Debates and What’s the Likely Impact on the Economy
The 2016 Presidential Debates are now over and only a few days remain before what will perhaps be the most important U.S. Presidential election since 1980…when… Read More
Nov 04
Income Investors Always Can Find Opportunities
I bet you become as tired of the latest news about “the market” as I do. I feel that way even though I am considered a “market analyst” in the financial publishing business. Read More
Nov 03
He Traded So He Could Ski
When I first graduated from the University of Michigan everyone I knew was heading in different directions. My friend Andrew went to medical school, Mitch went into finance... Read More
Nov 02
The Options Way to Play Takeovers
Maybe it’s the lack of organic revenue growth. Or the low cost to borrow money. Most likely the combination of the two, but we have seen a spate of merger and acquisition activity of late... Read More
Nov 01
Exit-itis The Worst Disease a Trader Can Have
Getting into a trade is easy. One click and you’re in. Getting out is a whole different ball game. That’s when all the emotions start to kick in. Emotions you didn’t even know existed start to pour out of you... Read More
Oct 31
Watch Out! There’s a “Bond-fire” Going on in Fixed Income
There’s no question that interest rates are on the rise. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond sank to 2.1% in early July ... but just hit a four-month high of 2.49%... Read More
Oct 28
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Oct 28
Stop Fretting Over ‘Why’ Stocks Do What They Do
In my experience as an investment advisor and student of the markets, investors are always concerned about the “why” on the way down... Read More
Oct 27
Should Monster be in Our Stock Portfolio?
Monster Beverage: Here's a stock for our long term portfolio. We are very near a good buying entry point. Read More
Oct 26
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September 2016 Economic News Release, the year-over-year consumer price index posted its highest gain since October 2014... Read More
Oct 24
Don’t Ever Become a Dilbert Trader
This is not a column about politics; but it is an important lesson for traders that I want to share with you today. So please, take your Red or Blue glasses off for a few minutes... Read More
Oct 21
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Oct 21
Social Security Tips for Divorcees
Are you divorced and starting to think about how and when to collect your Social Security? There are some important tips that you should be aware of before you do which we will cover in this article.... Read More
Oct 20
Any Given Monday In The Stock Market
I love the weekends. The stock market is closed which means my only goal is to have fun with my family. Bumper cars, mini-golf, laser tag, or my hopeless fight to get my kids to watch... Read More
Oct 19
Three Day Trading Mind Traps
The mind can play tricks on us causing us to have day trading mind traps. The most common Mind Traps are Intuitive Trading, Hindsight Bias, and Competency Bias, These mind traps... Read More
Oct 18
Are Rising Interest Rates Bullish or Bearish for Stocks?
There’s no question that interest rates are on the rise. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond sank to 2.1% in early July ... but just hit a four-month high of 2.49%... Read More
Oct 17
How Do You Trade Indecision?
To raise or not to raise interest rates? That is the question? Hesitation usually leads to debilitation. You basically have a 50/50% success rate trying to trade around what... Read More
Oct 14
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Oct 14
The Best Way to Pick Forex Trades
What is the best way to pick Forex trades? It’s a simple question with a simple answer... Read More
Oct 13
Train Your Brain to Prosper
I love to snow ski, and every January I hit the slopes in Aspen, Colorado, with my friends from our local ski club. I’m an intermediate-level skier . . . Read More
Oct 12
Should Buffalo Wild Wings Be in Our Stock Portfolio?
Buffalo Wild Wings: Are we wild about this stock? In the long term, yes, but in the short term, no!!! Read More
Oct 11
How Patience is Different for Every Investor
Investment professionals always preach patience in their advice to clients. Be patient with the market, with the strategy you are implementing... Read More
Oct 10
Why You Should Consider Growth Stocks
At the beginning of this year, I encouraged my clients and you the readers to invest in value stocks. Those are the stocks with high dividends... Read More
Oct 07
Why Investors Should Brace for a Wild Ride
Recent events such as a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting, a Bank of Japan (BOJ) policy gathering, an OPEC strategy session, end-of-the-quarter window dressing and a no-holds-barred... Read More
Oct 06
Live Trading Demonstration Inspires Beginners Into Action
Recently, I was invited to speak on an expert panel during an all day webinar event in front of hundreds of beginner traders... Read More
Oct 05
These Four Restaurants are Tasty Buys
After steep declines these four restaurants stocks are approaching support levels. A confluence of factors... Read More
Oct 04
How to Choose the Right Coin Dealer
In my personal opinion, buying, selling, collecting, and even trading coins, is one of the most rewarding hobbies. But as rewarding as it might be... Read More
Oct 03
Social Security Administration Gives Out Misleading Information
According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Social Security Administration consistently gives out misleading information... Read More
Oct 02
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary. In this weekly journal, David discusses… Read More
Sep 30
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Sep 30
My Observations on Real Estate Craziness and What to Do About it!
I just returned from a business trip to Toronto. A few months ago, I spent a day in Vancouver on the way back from another work trip... Read More
Sep 29
4 Funds to Buy If You Don’t Know Anything About Investing
There is a stigma associated with investing that it is complicated and fraught with risks. Those who have never been taught how stocks and bonds work can be intimated ... Read More
Sep 28
Taking Advantage of the Self-Directed IRA
A world of investment opportunities is open to individual retirement accounts (IRAs), a topic I cover regularly in my newsletter... Read More
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Sep 27
Why We Are Still Holding On to Electronic Arts Stock
Electronic Arts: It's not in our growth portfolio any longer, but it sure is in our trading portfolio... Read More
Sep 26
How to Avoid Financial Pitfalls and a Midlife Crisis at the Same Time
I recently attended a retirement party for an extremely accomplished woman, who had spent over 30 years as a school administrator overseeing multiple schools... Read More
Sep 25
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary. In this weekly journal, David discusses… Read More
Sep 23
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Sep 23
When Betting on Sports, It’s Better to Be Good Than Lucky
When it comes to sports wagering, it's never too early to start evaluating your next bet. That’s why – with two weeks on the NFL schedule now complete... Read More
Sep 22
The Best Trade You Will Ever Make
Today I am going to tell you about the absolute best trade I ever made and even more importantly - I'm going to prepare you for the best trade you will ever make... Read More
Sep 21
It Pays to Have an Early Exit Strategy
One of the scariest moment of my life happened when I was ten, when the KGB cut off the head of my teddy bear before they allowed us to board the Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Vienna... Read More
Sep 20
What Will Happen During the Oncoming Next Stock Market Correction?
Imagine owning an investment--let’s call it ‘Investment H’. Now, imagine this about “Investment H”: it has no known value, until you are forced to sell it... Read More
Sep 19
How to Correct Aversive Conditioning
Scared Money, is a natural human condition made much worse by Aversive Conditioning & Random Rewards. You have probably heard professional traders warn about... Read More
Sep 18
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Sep 16
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Sep 16
The Latest Numbers on Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Ross Stores
Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Ross Stores find out which two of these stocks flashed a sell signal before the numbers were released... Read More
Sep 15
Which Currencies Are Safe?
One of most common questions asked by investors is 'Which Currencies are safe to invest and trade?'... Read More
Sep 14
Is Your Brain Aging? How to Reverse that Process
just had a birthday. And, it’s my habit on each birthday to spend time reflecting on the year that just took place . . . Read More
Sep 13
Avoiding Expensive IRA Mistakes: Part 2
Too many people leave too much money on the table when managing their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) but it should not surprise anyone... Read More
Sep 12
What is the 30-Year Telling Us?
The 30-year Treasury Bond. On the surface, it’s just another potential investment – like IBM shares, a gold coin, or one of the mutual funds you have available in your 401k plan... Read More
Sep 11
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Sep 09
Investors Can Capitalize on Presidential Election, Despite Weak Job Growth
August can bring investors heightened uncertainty and disappointing economic reports. One part of the economy that seemed to slip during August this year is hiring... Read More
Sep 08
Don’t Leave Your Old 401(k) Behind!
I recently went to an early pre-season NFL football game in Los Angeles with my best friend from college. During the course of the game, he filled me in on the latest ins and outs of his life... Read More
Sep 07
How to Make a Day’s Pay by Day Trading
Whenever I tell people that I’m a day trader they always look at me as if I said a dirty word. Why do day traders get a bad rap? Day trades are the lowest risk trades you can put on... Read More
Sep 06
Why I Want the Market Lower
At the beginning of the year, the market had a significant sell off. In fact, it was one of the worst starts to a new year in the history of the stock market... Read More
Sep 02
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Sep 02
Do Trough Earnings Equal Peak Prices?
A lot of ink has been spilled discussing how the world of ZIRP/NIRP (for the uninitiated that stands for Zero (Negative) Interest Rate Policy) has distorted pricing... Read More
Sep 01
Proven Ways to Achieve Success
Success although often hard to achieve, is meant to be FUN! Every single day while trying to achieve success you should wake up with a fun, focused, and excited attitude about the day ahead... Read More
Aug 31
Is a Roth IRA Right for Your Kids?
As a Weiss reader, I’m sure you’re aware of the advantages of a Roth IRA compared to a traditional IRA. The main benefit, of course, is that under current law, qualified Roth IRA distributions aren’t taxed... Read More
Aug 30
How to Minimize Taxes From Social Security
Most people are not familiar with the impact of taxation on Social Security benefits. This can be harmful because without proper planning... Read More
Aug 29
Should We be Staying Away From Advance Auto Parts Stock?
Advance Auto Parts missed earnings, but this stock should not have been in your portfolio to begin with. The better choices are O'Reilly and AutoZone... Read More
Aug 28
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Aug 26
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Aug 26
The Five Ridiculous Words Retail Traders Say All the Time
Most trading gurus tell you to ignore the fundamentals and focus only on the technicals. Almost every trading book you pick up is filled with technical patterns, indicator glossaries and a multitude of strategies based... Read More
Aug 25
The Great Rate/Rotation Debate
What’s the most important thing going on in the bond market right now? Something I call the “Great Rate/Rotation Debate.” You see, ever since late 2014, interest rates... Read More
Aug 24
Why You Should Have an Investment Journal
I love to write. It’s one of the most pleasurable things that I get to do on any given day. The freedom of opening up a blank page and pouring out my thoughts on ETFs, investing, and life is a liberating experience... Read More
Aug 23
The Stock Market Mania
Have you ever heard of Tulip Mania? I'm guessing most of you have probably not. It was a phenomenon that took place during the 1600's in Holland... Read More
Aug 22
Smart Home Improvements for Building Home Equity
Owning residential properties over the long-term is still one of the key ways to build financial security for you and your family for generations to come.... Read More
Aug 21
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Aug 19
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Aug 19
Are You Trading With Scared Money
Scared Money, is a natural human condition made much worse by Aversive Conditioning & Random Rewards. You have probably heard professional traders warn about... Read More
Aug 18
Over 70 and Not Claiming Social Security? You Should Be!
Over and over we receive calls from folks that are over the age of 70 and have never claimed any Social Security benefits. In almost every case, this is a MAJOR mistake... Read More
Aug 17
A Retirement Vision Board
On a regular basis, clients come into visit me and ask, “What should I do during my retirement? I put all these years of time and energy into my career and I know people say... Read More
Aug 16
The Secret to Controlling Your Trading Risk
Successful traders know that if you want to survive and thrive for the long term, being consistent is far more important than making ... Read More
Aug 15
Avoiding Expensive IRA Mistakes: Part 1
Too many people leave too much money on the table when managing their IRAs. But it should not be surprising, since the rules and strategies... Read More
Aug 14
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Aug 12
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Aug 12
It’s Not Just the Interest Rate That Matters
… it’s the loan STANDARDS. What if your bank charged 0% for a $300,000 mortgage? You’d be pretty darn happy, right? Read More
Aug 11
Want More Stock Market Moxie?
What’s your market approach? Are you logical and analytical? Do you like to process facts and numbers? Read More
Aug 10
Which Stock is Recession Resistant…Ross Stores or Dollar Tree?
Which of these stock are recession proof? Watch this short video to learn more... Read More
Aug 09
Follow the Market Leaders
For those of you who’ve read other articles that I’ve written, or who have subscribed to my Free Weekly Investment Commentary, you know that I focus much of my attention... Read More
Aug 08
The 2,000-Pound Elephant in the Room
What constitutes a good trader from a bad trader? Let’s start with the trade itself. How many of you agree with this statement? Read More
Aug 07
David Frazier’s Weekly Investment Commentary
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Aug 05
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Aug 05
Setting Investment Goals and Targets
It’s difficult to dispute the success of the first ETF offering from DoubleLine, which has managed to acquire more than $2.3 billion in assets during its short 14-month tenure... Read More
Aug 04
Latest Data Download Shows Strengthening in the Economy
This past month’s slate of economic data that crossed the tape took an encouraging tone that kept the market’s bullish sentiment fully intact while triggering some much awaited profit-taking in the bond market... Read More
Aug 03
Hunting For Yields Overseas
As the developed nations continue to punish savers by pounding yields below the zero bound there are some interesting alternatives in the emerging market bond funds... Read More
Aug 02
Why You Should Be Investing in Coins
why you should invest in coins, and the different type of starter coins on the market. From those proof sets you all have seen and heard of to where you can purchase the real beauties... Read More
Aug 01
What Do Mondays’ and the Stock Market Have in Common?
This past weekend I kicked back and enjoyed some well deserved rest and relaxation. I've always been a work hard - play harder type of person. I work hard during the week and play harder on the weekends... Read More
Jul 29
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Jul 29
Lets Compare Autozone and O’reilly’s Auto
Which of these auto supply stores should be in your portfolio? Watch this short video to learn more... Read More
Jul 28
Did You Know Social Security Survivor Benefits Are NOT Automatic?
Contrary to popular belief, when your spouse passes away, Social Security survivor benefits are NOT paid to you automatically... Read More
Jul 27
Lower Rates Favor These Stock Sectors But How Long Will it Last?
hen younger investors talk about a bull market, they often mention the glamorous, attractive companies they hear about on TV, or whose products they use in their daily lives. Think Amazon.com, Apple, and Google... Read More
Jul 26
10 Profit Producing Actions That Will Crush Procrastination
Procrastination affects all of us in some way or another, and we learn to create enough logic that we can delay any task at hand. Some of us can delay the task indefinitely, but in order to be successful you have to be willing to increase and improve... Read More
Jul 25
The Three Biggest Lies Traders Tell You
With all the financial information, tips, and advice out there, how do you know which ones are really good...or even true? Well, in this article, I will try to answer these, one "untruth" at a time... Read More
Jul 22
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Jul 22
The Second Secret to Paying Off Debt
We as a society are encouraged, from early on, to start amassing debt. You watch any ad on TV, you watch anything with our parents, and we see ourselves being able to use some form of payment... Read More
Jul 21
A Look at Long-Term Care Services Part 2.
In today’s world, it is difficult enough trying to build an emergency savings account and retirement nest egg, how can one plan for potential long-term care costs later... Read More
Jul 20
Market Frustration: What to Do When Your Brain(s) Disagree
Maybe this has happened to you . . . You settle into your chair and take a sip of coffee. You turn your television on to a financial network, or you start perusing a financial newspaper or website... Read More
Jul 19
How to Profit From Stock Recommendations
If you're like many people, than you have probably had to deal with people who offer you advice on what stocks to should trade. Whether it's friends, co-workers, analysts or even James Cramer himself, undoubtedly, is always in your ear... Read More
Jul 18
Should You Take Your Chances in the Casino or the Stock Market?
The stock market is often likened to a casino, and there are parallels. In both venues, people put money to work in anticipation of rewards, while cognizant of the risks. Games of chance, however, have defined end points... Read More
Jul 15
Timing is Everything in Forex
In life, timing is everything and when it comes to Forex trading, knowing when to trade is just as important as knowing what to trade. One of the greatest benefits of the Forex market is that it is open 24 hours a day, 5.5 days a week. Read More
Jul 14
Why Ulta is Selling More Than Cosmetics
Let's get pretty with a beautiful stock. Never underestimate the purchasing power of women! Watch this short video to learn more. Read More
Jul 13
Trading Blindfolded
A few years ago I was giving a presentation to a crowd of 330 traders and when I asked a question, not one of those traders in the room raised their hand to answer me. Read More
Jul 12
How Does Divorce Impact Social Security?
With the United States having one of the highest divorce rates in the world, we’re frequently asked by clients how divorce impacts their Social Security benefits. Read More
Jul 11
465 Billion Reasons You Shouldn’t Invest in this Interest Rate-Sensitive Sector
$465 billion. Billion with a B. That’s how much market value the 20 largest banks in the world have lost just since the start of the year, according to the research firm FactSet. Read More
Jul 08
Tactical Asset Allocation
By far the greatest source of personal consternation as a professional in markets, is an investors’ obsession with finding the best stocks, or the best stock pickers. The fact that investors pursue this objective at all undermines ... Read More
Jul 07
Finding a Great Value In Options Trading
When markets are collared in a well-defined trading range, one way to manage steady returns is to implement an active covered-call strategy that incorporates stocks that one might not own for the intermediate term if, for reasons like Brexit... Read More
Jul 06
Ten Simple Yet Highly Productive Attitudes of Self-Made Millionaires
Self-Made Millionaires have a different attitude about themselves then most. They are constantly moving forward and they stay extremely dedicated. Today I want to introduce you to 10 simple, yet highly productive attitudes... Read More
Jul 05
Digging Into Two New DoubleLine ETFs
It’s difficult to dispute the success of the first ETF offering from DoubleLine, which has managed to acquire more than $2.3 billion in assets during its short 14-month tenure... Read More
Jul 01
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jul 01
The Anatomy of a Trade
Here are the 12 steps involved in making a trade. I found this checklist to be very useful in getting my own trading under control. Special-case trades, such as earnings plays or 52-week highs and lows, have their own risk-reward Read More
Jun 30
The First Secret to Paying Off Debt
We are encouraged...almost forced by the big banks...to amass debt. How many teaser rates of interest have you had? Start at 0% or 4.9% and the next 6 months it goes up to 17 or 18% interest! If you do the math and only pay the monthly minimum Read More
Jun 29
A Look at Long-Term Care Services Part 1.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health, the average life expectancy for the total U.S. population at birth is 78.8 years. U.S. females can expect to live on average Read More
Jun 28
Should We Ride Ford Stock?
Today we look at Ford Stock. Should we be riding Ford stock or just ride in their cars? What will the Brexit do to these shares? Watch this short video to learn the surprising answer. Read More
Jun 27
Importance of Fundamental Analysis, Especially During the Brexit
never cease to be amazed by the vast number of investors who focus on short-term political events like the Brexit, whereby British citizens voted yesterday for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, even though political events like Brexit tend to have no lasting Read More
Jun 24
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jun 24
This 5-Stock Portfolio Makes The Perfect Gift
June is typically a month of gift giving with important milestones for many younger people. There are graduations and weddings... Read More
Jun 23
The Lowest Interest Rates in 500 Years
Back in December, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in more than eight years. As a result, markets reacted by throwing a hissy fit in the ensuing weeks. Now, Fed officials are strongly hinting that the next hike is forthcoming Read More
Jun 22
Four Things to Think About Before You File For Social Security
With the average savings account paying out a paltry 0.11% in interest and with 10 year US treasuries yielding 1.85%, Social Security offers a far better rate of return. Did you know that for every year that you defer claiming your Social Security, you can earn a Delayed Retirement Credit of 8% Read More
Jun 21
A Trump Presidency Could Impact The Dollar
One of the greatest myths in the sporting world is that Americans don’t love soccer. It’s true that we don’t watch “European football” as much as American football, but soccer is the second most popular youth sport in America, behind basketball and well ahead of baseball or football. Read More
Jun 20
How to Overcome Chasing The Stock Market
Do you have a tendency to chase price? That means, buy high in the hope of selling even higher. Or selling short during a… Read More
Jun 19
A Father’s Day to Remember
Dear Reader, In the Christmas article I wrote last year, titled One of the Best Christmas Gifts You Could Ever Give, I shared… Read More
Jun 17
Don’t know When to Take Profits? Try This
Buying stocks is easy, as those of us who manage our own trading and investing portfolios know. Maybe we bury ourselves in research and ratings, such as Weiss Ratings, and use that information as a guide to purchase shares of a company. Read More
Jun 16
Which Dollar Store Stock Should You Own?
Today we look at Dollar General and compare it to Dollar Tree which we looked at recently. Should both of these stocks be in our portfolios? Are they really defensive stocks? Read More
Jun 15
The Best Trade I Ever Made Can Be Yours
How many trades opportunities have you missed? How many ideas would have been the right one, if you had the risk tolerance, time or money to participate in them? When it comes to myself, I could honestly say, it used to be a lot. Read More
Jun 14
Don’t Trade Your “Mental Capital”
Trading by definition is uncomfortable. You are taking a risk on an unknown outcome, and betting your money each time. It doesn’t matter how many times the setup has worked in the past; the market has no memory and the future is never quite like the past. Read More
Jun 13
Why Buybacks Are Terrible For Our Stock Market
Seven years into the bull market and there is only one main buyer that’s still driving up stock prices. We know individual investors still bare the scars of the financial crisis, and that despite witnessing the major indices more than double from their 2009 lows, they have been reluctant to invest. Read More
Jun 11
Billionaires Pouring Their Money Into Gold Mining Companies
Dear Investor, Some of the biggest gold mining companies in the country have seen share prices more than double in the first half of… Read More
Jun 10
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jun 10
Why Mutual Funds Are NOT Facing Extinction
I recently came across an interesting article from Matt Turner over at Business Insider on how Mutual Funds Are Facing Extinction. The gist of the post is that passively managed ETFs are taking over a greater market share from the likes of underperforming actively managed mutual funds. Read More
Jun 09
The Advent of Independent Third Party Coin Graders
Before the year 1986, liquidity in the coin market was severely limited. Because of this, grading standards were not uniform and transactions often required both buyer and seller to meet face to face, or mail coins back and forth repeatedly, until a deal was completed. Read More
Jun 08
Terror in The Dark Pool
m not one to believe in coincidences, especially when they happen in the dark pool. That's because in the dark pool, "Big Prints", otherwise known as large trades, happen for a reason. We don’t always know the reason, but it’s a heads up that something big is going to happen. Read More
Jun 07
The Next Fed Rate Hike: Bullish, Bearish, or Something in Between?
Back in December, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in more than eight years. As a result, markets reacted by throwing a hissy fit in the ensuing weeks. Now, Fed officials are strongly hinting that the next hike is forthcoming Read More
Jun 06
Boost Your Monthly Social Security Check by 8% Every Year…by Doing Nothing
With the average savings account paying out a paltry 0.11% in interest and with 10 year US treasuries yielding 1.85%, Social Security offers a far better rate of return. Did you know that for every year that you defer claiming your Social Security, you can earn a Delayed Retirement Credit of 8% Read More
Jun 04
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Jun 03
Is Trump Right About China?
One of the staples of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s stump speeches, has been how countries like China have been intentionally devaluing their currencies… Read More
Jun 02
Obama Proposes Expanding Social Security Benefits
In what feels like an election year lifeline to Hillary Clinton, President Obama on Wednesday said that the U.S. should increase Social Security benefits. In what was loosely called a “campaign stop” in Indiana yesterday Obama said “It’s time we finally made Social Security Read More
Jun 02
Getting “Unstuck” In Our Ways Can Pay Off
Sometime we get stuck in our ways. One example is someone who is self-directed in their investments. You will hear them say, ‘I will never pay for something I can do myself.’ Or ‘I hear that manger’s never beat the market.’ Read More
Jun 01
How Would Stocks Perform Under a Trump Presidency?
Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive winner of the Republican primaries and has a good chance of being elected as the next U.S. President, many persons are wondering how the U.S. economy and stocks might react to a Trump Presidency. Read More
May 31
Don’t Buy The Big Story Stocks
Many talking heads will make it seem like picking a winning stock is like shooting fish in a barrel but that isn't the case. Ask any real trader and they will show you why you must pay more attention than ever. Read More
May 30
Will Netflix Make it Out of 2016 a Winner?
Netflix, the numbers don't look so good for this year, but 2017 may be a real winner. This is one stock you wish you had bought early and held onto through thick and thin. Read More
May 27
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
May 27
A Simple Yet Powerful Strategy to Help With Volatile Markets
Let’s face it, the stock market has been on a roller-coaster ride to nowhere since 2014 making it very difficult for the average investor to grow their retirement savings. Read More
May 26
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Leasing vs. Buying a Car
This past weekend, one of my colleagues asked me if she should lease or finance their next new car. She told me that she is currently approaching the end of a 36-month lease contract on an entry-level luxury car. Read More
May 25
When Should You Talk to Your Children About Money And Your Estate?
What should you tell your children about your estate? How much do you tell them about your personal or business finances? How much do they need to know? How much of it is simply "none of their business"? Read More
May 24
Stop Trading and Do This Now
When it comes to trading tactics, there are only two moves you can make. You can stick to the single entry/single exit strategy, or you can do multiple entries into a position until you get a better blended price that helps you turn a profit. I like to call that method, “spray and pray”. Read More
May 23
5 Social Security Gotchas to Help You With the New Rules
With the File and Suspend strategy officially gone, the rules of the road have changed. This was a strategy that allowed one spouse to file and suspend benefits so that his/her spouse could file for a spousal benefit, and the primary filer would be able to continue benefiting  from Delayed Retirement Credits until they resumed them at a later date. Read More
May 22
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
May 20
Buffett Loses $112 Million on Apple Shares
For decades Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) has shunned investing in tech companies (other than notable investment in IBM) or any company that he doesn’t “understand.” Read More
May 20
British Exit Means U.S. Could Lose Control
One of the greatest myths in the sporting world is that Americans don’t love soccer. It’s true that we don’t watch “European football” as much as American football, but soccer is the second most popular youth sport in America, behind basketball and well ahead of baseball or football. Read More
May 19
Avoid These 6 Rookie Options Mistakes
As shoppers have become increasingly savvy in finding online bargains and discounts, we see similar behavior spilling into other aspects of their lives. This includes investment advice and stocks they seek. Read More
May 18
When Recession Plays Rocket You Should Get Ready for Trouble
Do you know what one of the best-performing investments has been so far in 2016? Zero-coupon Treasury bonds. The Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ) has surged almost 14% in value since the start of the year Read More
May 17
How to Know When And If This Uptrend Ends
The S&P 500 Index is the benchmark index for the U.S. stock markets, and for good reason. The muscular S&P 500 is home to the 500 largest companies in the U.S. by market-cap. (Market capitalization = price of a single share of stock x number of shares outstanding.) Read More
May 16
Buffett Buying More Apple Shares?
For decades Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) has shunned investing in tech companies (other than notable investment in IBM) or any company that he doesn’t “understand.” Read More
May 16
Is Nike On the Run?
Should we run to buy Nike stock or just run to the store to buy their products? Watch this short video to learn the surprising answer. Read More
May 13
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
May 13
Beware of the Gold Rally
Almost everyone thinks gold has bottomed. That it’s going to keep on heading literally straight up. And almost everyone also thinks I’m dead wrong on gold. But the facts of the matter are these: Read More
May 12
“Spray and Pray” is Not the Way to Trade
When it comes to trading tactics, there are only two moves you can make. You can stick to the single entry/single exit strategy, or you can do multiple entries into a position until you get a better blended price that helps you turn a profit. I like to call that method, “spray and pray”. Read More
May 11
Picking Currencies is as Easy as 1,2,3
The forex market is not as foreign as you think and selecting the right currencies to buy and sell can be easy. You don’t… Read More
May 11
The Perfect Number of Stocks to Trade
With so many stocks to choose from, how ever do you decide which to trade and exactly what is the right number? After all, there are popular stocks, penny stocks, dividend plays, ETFs and safety stocks just to name a few. It can get very overwhelming! Read More
May 10
5 Tips For Getting Started With ETFs
The other day, my neighbor asked me what I was investing in right now, and I quickly rattled off a few of my favorite exchange-traded funds (ETFs). His next question was, "What’s an ETF?" Read More
May 09
How Forex Traders Use Leverage for Profit
During your lifetime, you may have heard that only 5% of all Forex traders actually make money. Well this statistic is not only wrong,… Read More
May 09
Finding Surprises In Your Portfolio
A Waldo in an investment inside of your portfolio is something that you did not expect to find, but was hidden, and it turns out to be maybe a good thing or even a bad thing. It all depends whether or not you like stripes. Read More
May 08
Buffett: Investors are Better Off Owning an S&P 500 Index Fund
In last weekend’s annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting Warren Buffet said some pretty entertaining things. Three of my favorites were… 1. When addressing his… Read More
May 06
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
May 06
How to Confidently Build Wealth With Currencies
Trading currencies allows you the opportunity to make money…big money…no matter what the stock market is doing. It can make you money even if EVERY equity market on the planet suddenly crashed and burned. Read More
May 05
How to Profit Off the Dark Pool?
In my previous article” What is The Dark Pool?”, I explained that the dark pools came about out of the necessity for market makers to keep their anonymity so that they can get filled when placing large orders while paying lower commissions. Read More
May 04
Diversifying and Protecting Your Portfolio with Gold Coins
Gold is considered to be the world's first currency. Well before the creation of paper money, around 550 BC, gold metal was melted into gold coins and circulated in many economies. Read More
May 03
5 Investing “Truths” To Preserve Your Capital And Generate Income
It was Benjamin Graham who first differentiated between “investors” and “speculators” in his classic book, The Intelligent Investor. While market timing is of great importance to “speculators”, it is the “investors” who: Read More
May 02
The Social Security Deadline Has Passed Now What Should You Do?
Well, the File and Suspend Social Security deadline has officially passed. This was a strategy that allowed one spouse to file and suspend benefits, so that their spouse could file for a spousal benefit while the primary filer continued to benefit from Delayed Retirement Credits; meaning that when they resumed benefits, their benefit would be up to 32% higher. Read More
Apr 29
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Apr 29
Should We Be Excited About Disney Stock?
Is this much more than a Mickey Mouse operation or are they doing something Goofy over there? Watch this short video to learn the surprising answer. Read More
Apr 28
Portfolio Protection For Market Crossroads
This is the second longest and largest uninterrupted rally in the last 75 years. But the nearly all the major indices find themselves at a critical juncture from both a fundamental standpoint and in technical terms. Read More
Apr 27
You May Be Right, You May Be Crazy When Selecting Stocks
Are you falling for this stock market trap right now? It’s one thing to be in a stock and have it go down because the market went down; that is somewhat easy to rationalize. You tell yourself that “It was a great idea, but the market’s just weak right now". Read More
Apr 27
Filing for Social Security? Don’t Wait in Line
As some of you may already know, there are a few major changes to Social Security taking place this year, including the elimination of… Read More
Apr 26
Should You Be Concerned About the Recent Increase in Oil Prices?
There’s been a lot of speculation recently about the future direction of oil and gas prices after the spot price of West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil rose to $42.12 per barrel on April 12 from a recent low of $26.19 on February 11 of this year. Read More
Apr 25
Clock Is Running Out on Social Security Claiming Strategy—Hurry!
The deadline of Friday, April 29th for the popular File and Suspend Social Security strategy is rapidly approaching. In this article, I’ll cover why this is important, and if you haven’t already taken action, why you should if the deadline applies to you. Read More
Apr 22
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Apr 22
Time is Running Out for This Money-Saving Social Security Strategy
In just a few short days there's a new Social Security law that takes effect that may affect more than 37 million folks approaching retirement. It all happens on April 30, 2016. It's your last chance to use a little-known strategy called "file and suspend." Read More
Apr 21
Bubbles Everywhere – and Not a Fed Response?
That brings me to a recent Federal Reserve get-together in New York. Current Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen joined former Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker for a panel discussion at the International House. Read More
Apr 20
How To Increase Your Social Security Benefits
Did you file for Social Security too early? Or maybe you want to accumulate Delayed Retirement Credits again so that you have a larger… Read More
Apr 20
British Exit and The Impact It Has On Soccer
One of the greatest myths in the sporting world is that Americans don’t love soccer. It’s true that we don’t watch “European football” as much as American football, but soccer is the second most popular youth sport in America, behind basketball and well ahead of baseball or football. Read More
Apr 19
Watch the Small-Caps to Follow the Market
Some investors think of small-caps as the market “runts”—the “97-pound weaklings” of the stock market universe. But you may want to think twice before you kick sand in the faces of these little guys. Read More
Apr 18
Should Panera Be in Your Growth Portfolio?
Why in the world did we remove Panera from our growth portfolio? What is a better stock in the specialty eatery segment of the investment landscape? Watch this short video presentation to learn the surprising answer. Read More
Apr 17
New Social Security Rules & Major Changes: Who Will Be Impacted (Part 2)?
As I discussed in my previous article, Americans have been using File And Suspend and/or Restricted Application strategies to maximize their social security benefits… Read More
Apr 16
New Social Security Rules & Major Changes: Who Will Be Impacted (Part 1)?
As more and more Americans have recognized that they can receive more in Social Security benefits by making smarter decisions, seeking expert advice on… Read More
Apr 15
The Myth of Rational Markets
Why such a huge disparity in performance between what the markets return and what the average investor experiences? It’s because all too often we are our own worst enemy. Our emotions get the best of us as we try to jump in and out of markets... Read More
Apr 14
Your Financial Spring Cleaning Quiz
Over the course of just one year, it can be surprising to see how many items we can accumulate; items that exist in almost every nook and cranny in our own homes. That’s why spring is an excellent time of the year to go through all of our belongings, and decide what we should keep and what should be donated or discarded... Read More
Apr 13
Who Should Be the Trustee to Your Estate?
Estate planning is all about transferring assets when you pass away. If you use something called a revocable trust, also known as a living trust, you can avoid probate. probateProbate is a court proceeding that on average, takes about 11 months in Florida and has a cost of roughly 3% to 5% of the deceased’s assets... Read More
Apr 12
Options Strategies, Follow the “Greeks”!
When using the Stock Replacement Strategy, we must remember that in reality, we are doing a STOCK trade. We are just using options. We are replacing the stock position with an option position (long calls)... Read More
Apr 11
Are You Maximizing Your Social Security?
Too often couples focus on only their own Social Security benefit; often, while waiting to claim their own benefits, many people fail to recognize that they may be eligible for a spousal benefit of up to 50% of their spouse’s benefit. Missing these benefits often costs a couple $40K to $50k in lost Social Security benefits... Read More
Apr 08
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Apr 07
Do You Want to Enter the “Dark Pool”?
"By following the dark pool." Most people don’t even know the dark pool exists. Some traders have heard about it, but know very little. Before I tell you what the dark pool is, let me explain to you how and why dark pools came about. Read More
Apr 06
Pay Attention to Stock Technicals
It’s been business as usual for IBM over the past month. Sure, they bought a $200-million-dollar business, but their valuation is $146 billion so it shouldn’t make too much of a dent. IBM So if it should have made a small dent, the question then becomes;” why did IBM move from 116 to 153 in a little over a month”? Read More
Apr 05
Get Rich by Ignoring the Money
Anyone who has ever tried to make money from capital markets has been victim of several… if not all… of those failures and has certainly paid the price at the school of hard knocks. Yet, for those of us who day trade, the true problem lies with money rather than being wrong Read More
Apr 04
Why I Will Likely Be A Buyer Of High Yields
Every correction in the stock or bond market unfolds in a different manner. While our natural inclination is to try and make comparisons to prior events or rationalize statistical probabilities for a turn, there is no easy way to know when an investable bottom has truly materialized. Read More
Apr 01
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Mar 31
How to Save Money In Retirement
The first method to save in your retirement is to maximize your Social Security. It is normal to delay taking Social Security to well beyond full retirement age. This age is normally 65 or 66, depending on your date of birth. If you take your Social Security prior to that age and are working, your earnings could reduce your Social Security payments by up to 85%... Read More
Mar 30
How to Create Your Own Tax Break
They say “a fool and his money are soon parted” … the rest of America has until April 15th to part with their hard earned money! taxes The bad news: Yes, it’s tax time again with only a few short weeks remaining until 2015 income taxes are due; although thanks to a quirk of the calendar, we have a few extra days this year – until Monday April 18th – to write a check to the IRS... Read More
Mar 29
Don’t Worry About Rising Interest Rates
Millions of investors are soon going to learn about the markets the hard way... through giant losses. Why? Because they’re confusing normal times with abnormal times. Especially when it comes to interest rates. Let me explain.losses In normal times... Read More
Mar 28
Which Stock is Better AMEX or MasterCard?
Let's compare American Express with MasterCard. American Express is one of Buffett's largest holdings. We think MasterCard should be in your portfolio and not American Express. Watch this short video presentation to learn why. Read More
Mar 25
Trade the Bull… Prepare for the Bear
Bull markets last 4-5 times longer than bear markets, so over time, self-directed investors get conditioned to think and act in ways that are counterproductive… Read More
Mar 25
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Mar 24
How to Avoid Paying High Management Fees
A couple of days ago, I received a call from a good friend of mine. He was excited because the markets had just finished… Read More
Mar 23
How to Know When Stocks Have Bottomed
How does one know when stocks have bottomed and are poised to trend higher over the ensuing months? Although there’s no way to know for sure when stock prices, in general, have bottomed, three things usually occur at around the same time that stocks are in the process of bottoming and are poised to trend higher over the ensuing months. Read More
Mar 22
How to Avoid the Social Security Tax Torpedo
Most people are not familiar with the impact of taxation on Social Security benefits. This can be harmful because without proper planning, taxation can reduce Social Security benefits by up to 30% in some cases! Read More
Mar 21
When Central Banks Lose Control
When does monetary policy work best? When every central bank is pulling in the same direction ... policy actions are fairly plain-vanilla ... and investors act as if policymakers are in firm control. Read More
Mar 19
Three Good Reasons to Own Gold
For most financial transactions today, gold is irrelevant. Wall Street can carry on quite happily without ever even thinking about gold. Why, beyond emotional reasons, is it still a smart move to buy physical gold? After all, gold does have its downsides. Read More
Mar 18
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the important events of the past trading week and previews what to watch out for in the coming week. Read More
Mar 17
How Forex Traders Use Leverage For Profit
During your lifetime, you may have heard that only 5% of all Forex traders actually make money. Well this statistic is not only wrong,… Read More
Mar 16
Benefits of a Family Limited Partnership
Family limited partnerships (FLPs) reduce estate taxes by the combined operation of discounting the value of limited partnership interests, and gifting the discounted limited interests. Read More
Mar 15
Stay On the Right Side of the Stock Market
I’m sure you’ve probably noticed by now . . . the financial markets are one exciting roller coaster ride. As the media throws headlines… Read More
Mar 14
Which Companies Are Increasing their Dividends?
The bull market expansion over the past six years has been very enjoyable. But sunny days don’t last forever. Inevitably, rain will follow. Just… Read More
Mar 11
Which Stock is Recession Proof…Ross Stores or Dollar Tree?
Let’s compare Ross Stores with Dollar Tree. Both stocks may be considered defensive stocks …but should both of them should be in our portfolios? Watch… Read More
Mar 11
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps… Read More
Mar 10
Your Life Savings Could be at Risk
When it comes to our personal finances, most of us like to think we are pretty savvy with our money if we can put… Read More
Mar 09
Safe Yields in a Negative Rate World
In the 1963 comedy, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” the words of a dying thief set off a frantic search for a… Read More
Mar 08
Self-Sabotaging Your Retirement?
Last week, as I was teaching a class on retirement planning for adult education at Palm Beach State College, one of the adult students… Read More
Mar 07
Follow the Smart Money to Get an Extra Edge
At 9:42 am on February 12th, I received an email alert from one of my trade architects. My trade architects are the people whom I pay… Read More
Mar 04
Buffett Makes Surprising Announcement in Annual Letter to Berkshire Shareholders
Dear Investor, Last Saturday Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) released its investment performance for calendar year 2015, along with Chairman Warren Buffett’s much anticipated annual letter… Read More
Mar 03
Announcing the New Buffett and Beyond Stock Selection Course!
I am happy to announce the long-awaited release of my brand new online course, The Buffett and Beyond Stock Selection Method, produced in conjunction with… Read More
Mar 02
Who Will Benefit if Britain Departs from the European Union?
Criticize all you want, but the European Union has been a boon for Europe. Yes, the faceless bureaucrats of Brussels with their obscure pronouncements… Read More
Mar 01
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Investment Advisor
Choosing an investment advisor is a very important decision that many investors rarely give much thought to.  Some simply make a choice based on… Read More
Feb 29
It’s Easy to Make Money in an Election Year
If you are long stocks, it hasn’t been an easy year. Equities are down across the globe and there are countless reasons for why… Read More
Feb 27
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps… Read More
Feb 26
Filing for Social Security? Don’t Wait in Line
As some of you may already know, there are a few major changes to Social Security taking place this year, including the elimination of the… Read More
Feb 25
Why You Should Trade Small 99% of The Time
Right Now – The market is at a critical juncture.  The Dow is hovering around 16,500. On February 22, the market was up over 200… Read More
Feb 24
How Do You Know When Not to Listen to Your Financial Advisor?
How do you know when not to listen to your financial Advisor? The answer …  When your advisor claims that “nobody can accurately time… Read More
Feb 23
Gold Might Just Be Your Best Defense Against an Aging Demographic
In a world full of absurdity, there is nothing more irrational than the following statistic. At this moment as you are reading these words… Read More
Feb 22
Do You Know the “Buy” and “Sell” Signals For Stocks?
In my recent articles, I’ve talked a lot about the credit cycle,  and how important it is to the economy. But did you know… Read More
Feb 21
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps… Read More
Feb 18
The Consequences of Failing to Write a Will
It astounds me that people, till this day, choose to let the State determine who will receive their assets at the time of their… Read More
Feb 18
Should Reynolds American Be in Your Stock Portfolio?
Reynolds American is not just a tobacco company any longer. It’s in our growth and income portfolio and probably will be for a very long… Read More
Feb 17
How Options Fit In Your Portfolio
In my last article, First Find The Opportunity, Then You can Apply the Strategy, I mentioned how we really don’t look for “option… Read More
Feb 16
Use REITs to Diversify Your Portfolio
During bull markets, there’s a category of equities that’s often ignored by mainstream investors. But during periods of market uncertainty, it’s a category that… Read More
Feb 15
Watch Out! The Rising Yen Could Impact Your Portfolio
In the first month of 2016, all we heard about was about China and oil. Now that we’ve approached February, all everyone is talking… Read More
Feb 14
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps… Read More
Feb 12
How to Spot Good Bullion Deals And Avoid the Scams
You know what happens when a market starts to get red hot? All too easily, even some of the savviest investors can… Read More
Feb 11
The Pros and Cons of Electronic Filing this Tax Season
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 the IRS announced they will be accepting both paper and electronic tax returns. And due to Washington D.C.’s Emancipation… Read More
Feb 10
As the Credit Cycle Turns, You Have to Turn With It.
I don’t know if you’re a soap opera fan. But if you are, you’re probably familiar with “As the World Turns.” It had the… Read More
Feb 09
Market Action Causing Ulcers? Here’s One Solution
Many investors—you may be one of them–maintain a constant position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). Because the S&P 500 Index, which the… Read More
Feb 08
Is the World Economy Just A Laundry Basket Filled with Dirty Clothes?
Making investment allocation choices reminds me of a conversation that I almost had with my teenage son.  Last week, my 14-year-old son came downstairs… Read More
Feb 05
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps… Read More
Feb 04
The Power of “Individual Advantage” in Trading
After seeing an ugly January in the stock markets, all I can ask for is more of the same trend. The reason why? Increased volatility… Read More
Feb 03
Gloomy Healthcare Forecast Despite Low Unemployment and Uber Low Gas Prices
Unemployment is currently at 5%, gas is below $2.00 a gallon, and the economy is growing at 2% per year… so why isn’t anybody… Read More
Feb 02
Are You Ready to Ride The Stock Market Rollercoaster?
The unprecedented volatility to start the year has brought out nearly every type of expert opinion on the best way to ride out the… Read More
Feb 01
Which is the Fastest Growing Stock, IBM or McDonald’s?
Which is the fastest growing stock, IBM or McDonald’s? Let’s compare two of the bluest… Blue Chip Stocks. Which one of these household names… Read More
Jan 29
Generate High Income by Investing in ETNs
 In a recent article I wrote for Weiss Educational Services on December 3, 2015, I told our readers how to generate a high level… Read More
Jan 29
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Jan 28
Make Your OWN Stock Market Forecast For 2016
After probably the worst start of any calendar year… ever… wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make your OWN Stock Market Forecast… Read More
Jan 27
Profit from the Next Natural Resource Boom in China
So, do you want to know how to profit from the next natural resource boom…along China’s new silk road? Say “natural resources stocks” and… Read More
Jan 26
Feeling the Strong Dollar’s Sting
You will never get the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury and President Obama to admit that the biggest problem for the U.S. economy right now… Read More
Jan 25
Favorite Fed Gauge Shows Inflation Fears M.I.A.
The Federal Reserve monitors hundreds, if not thousands, of economic indicators. But one that policymakers pay particular attention to is a measure of future inflation… Read More
Jan 24
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Jan 22
Don’t Let Divorce Derail Your Retirement Plans
Divorce is never easy, but the divorce of a long-married couple can be especially hard…particularly when it comes to retirement and estate plans. Assets,… Read More
Jan 21
Earn the Premiums of a Bull Market AND the Discounts of a Bear Market
This month, I want to talk to you about a sensible, risk-reducing investing strategy that allows you to earn the premiums of a bull… Read More
Jan 20
First Find The Opportunity, Then You Can Apply the Strategy
One of the first misgivings that you must defeat, in order become a consistently successful options trader, is to realize that option traders and… Read More
Jan 19
Which is the fastest growing stock, Nike or Under Armour?
Which is the fastest growing stock, Nike or Under Armour? Nike has had a great year, but is Under Armour the better long-term hold? Watch… Read More
Jan 18
Prepare For The Future By Trading The Present
There are ideas that are presented to us, and some of them are clearly billion dollar ideas. As an example, we all knew that… Read More
Jan 15
Top 16 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2016
According to a recent New Year’s resolution survey conducted by GOBankingRates, the most popular New Year’s resolution for 2016 amongst the survey participants is… Read More
Jan 14
How To Increase Your Social Security Benefits
Did you file for Social Security too early? Or maybe you want to accumulate Delayed Retirement Credits again so that you have a larger… Read More
Jan 13
The Major Force Driving Interest Rates Today
Years ago, the biggest driver of interest rates was the domestic economy. Want to know which way yields are going? Just look at the… Read More
Jan 12
When to Buy and When to Sell
Over the past 30 years of investing, speculating and trading in the financial markets, I’ve heard innumerous so-called financial market “experts” tout hundreds of… Read More
Jan 11
What Investors Need To Know About 2015, in Order To Profit in 2016
We’ve closed the books on the financial markets for 2015, which means that it’s time to look back to see how the year turned… Read More
Jan 10
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Jan 08
Why I Want The Market Lower and You Should Too
On Day 1 of 2016, the market followed in China’s footsteps and had a significant sell off. In fact, it was one of the… Read More
Jan 07
Why Cheap Oil is the Most Destabilizing Force in the World Right Now
Contrary to conventional wisdom, lower oil prices did not yield a massive “consumer tax cut” in advanced economies in 2015, but instead have laid… Read More
Jan 06
The Biggest Game of All . . .
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings, Green Packers vs. Washington Redskins, and Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals. Huge playoff games,… Read More
Jan 05
Which is the Fastest Growing Stock, Home Depot or Lowe’s?
Which is the fastest growing stock, Home Depot or Lowe’s? Home Depot has been in our income portfolio with a fast growing dividend.  However, the… Read More
Jan 04
The Most Dangerous Mistake Investors Make
I’m often asked what I think are the most common, most ruinous mistakes that investors make. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. There… Read More
2015
Dec 31
For the New Year…Resolve to Become Rich!
Over the past few months, I’ve written about the advantage of following a dollar-cost averaging strategy—through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs), in particular, and holding… Read More
Dec 30
Is Social Security on Your 2016 Checklist?
As the New Year approaches, is Social Security on your 2016 Checklist? If not, it should be. Social Security Rule Changes By far, the biggest… Read More
Dec 29
A Fresh Take On Absolute Return Strategies
As an active portfolio manager, I’m often asked if my goal is to achieve absolute returns for my clients; meaning, to strive for positive… Read More
Dec 28
How to Make a Financial Decision During Times of Stress
One of our biggest challenges, in today’s hectic, non-stop, “always on” world, is how to make good, informed, financial decisions when we are stressed. I can… Read More
Dec 24
One of the Best Christmas Gifts You Could Ever Give
Dear Friend, People sometimes call me old fashioned. And that’s fine with me—as long as they don’t leave out the word “fashioned” I tell… Read More
Dec 23
Is There Such a Thing as a Terror-Proof Portfolio?
In this era of increasing acts of terrorism, led by ISIS and radical Islamists, is there such a thing as a “terror-proof” portfolio? Many… Read More
Dec 22
How to Safely Trade Risky Currencies
Just as there are big differences between penny stocks and large cap stocks currency pairs can also have different personalities. Penny stocks are like… Read More
Dec 21
Live Trading Demonstration Inspires Beginners Into Action
 Just this week, I was invited to speak on an expert panel during an all day webinar event in front of hundreds of beginner… Read More
Dec 19
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Dec 18
What Does a Fed Hike Mean to Your Finances?
So now that the day has finally come, what does a Fed hike mean to your finances? The short answer is “a lot.” But… Read More
Dec 16
Should QUALCOMM Remain in Your Growth Portfolio?
Today’s special Buffett and Beyond video presentation takes an in-depth look at QUALCOMM, and if it should remain in your portfolio! This stock has graced… Read More
Dec 15
10 Smart Estate Planning “To Do’s” Before the End of the Year
The end of the year will be here before we know it. But there is still time to get some major estate planning goals… Read More
Dec 14
Will Crashing Commodities Cause Long Term Rates to Plunge, Too?
There’s no way to sugar coat it: Commodities are crashing. Crude oil just slumped to $36-and-change, the lowest since the depths of the Great Recession. Read More
Dec 12
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Dec 11
The Truth About Trading Stocks For Yourself
In life, you can be generous and donate to charity… but not in trading. The only loyalty when you trade for yourself, is trading… Read More
Dec 10
Economists: The Last Thing That Matters to Them is Currencies
Traders who follow the currency market like to fancy themselves as macro experts. They obsessively follow every economic release in the G-10 universe and know… Read More
Dec 09
Dogs of the Dow: Will These Be the Hot Stocks of 2016?
Mid-December is a great time to check out the “Dogs of the Dow.” As the year comes to a close, I line up the current… Read More
Dec 08
Comparing Google, Apple and Walmart The Warren Buffett Way
Would you like to compare the Return on Equity (ROE) of Google, Apple and Walmart Stocks…the Warren Buffett Way? Hello, and welcome to…Buffett and… Read More
Dec 07
Taking Control Of Your Option Education
Hi everyone, Ron Ianieri here! I will be writing an article every month on option education. In my few articles, I have tried to show… Read More
Dec 05
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Dec 04
2015 Year-End Tax Tips
Now that the current year tax season is coming to an end, here are few money saving tips you can implement now that may put… Read More
Dec 03
How to Safely Generate High, Income in Today’s Low-Income World
In this era of low interest rates, many investors are struggling with ways to generate a high level of income from their investments. That’s true… Read More
Dec 02
Would Fed Hikes be Bearish or Bullish for Bonds?
The verdict is in, from the markets and economists. The Federal Reserve is closer to raising short-term interest rates at its December 15-16 meeting than… Read More
Dec 01
The Most Popular Forex Trade is Over and Here’s How to Ride that Wave
If you have never heard of the carry trade, it is time to get familiar with it. Ask any long time forex trader and they… Read More
Nov 30
The Shortcut To Finding Great Stocks
Dear Investor, You are going to enjoy this email. Today, I am going to teach you the… Read More
Nov 26
On Being Thankful
Dear Friend, I recently came across this wonderful piece in a local paper here in South Florida, and I wanted to share it with you today. Read More
Nov 25
Three Good Reasons to Own Gold
Dear Investor, For most financial transactions today, gold is irrelevant. Wall Street can carry on quite happily without ever even thinking about gold. Why, beyond… Read More
Nov 24
Will Global Warming Melt This Currency?
Whether it’s my trader friends in Sydney Australia, or my very own neighbors in New York city, the talk this Fall has been about  how… Read More
Nov 23
3 Benefits of Learning to Invest
Hiring an investor to find the best places for your money to go is the easy way to go when investing, but when you learn… Read More
Nov 23
Just How Wrong Was Buffett on IBM?
Welcome to… Buffett and Beyond: If you want to live on the beach like Jimmy Buffett, you’ve got to learn how to invest… Read More
Nov 20
Compound Interest – The Eighth Wonder of the World
In my last article, I explained the importance of establishing an investing strategy and sticking with it. Buying and selling undermines your chances for success. Read More
Nov 19
Make Big Gains by Selling Stocks Short
In an article that I wrote on October 14, entitled “How to Select Stocks Poised for Big Gains”, I discussed some of the… Read More
Nov 18
Picking Currencies is as Easy as 1,2,3
The forex market is not as foreign as you think and selecting the right currencies to buy and sell can be easy. You don’t need… Read More
Nov 17
Reduce Interest Rate Risk With Low Volatility Bond ETFs
Rising interest rates is a reality that many investors will be forced to contend with over the next several years.  While the timing of the… Read More
Nov 16
It Pays to Check the Chart Before You Buy
Currently, we are vetting the candidates running for the office of the President of the United States. And, oh, what a process!  Some media… Read More
Nov 15
New Social Security Rules & Major Changes: Who Will Be Impacted (Part 2)?
As I discussed in my previous article, Americans have been using File And Suspend and/or Restricted Application strategies to maximize their social security benefits… Read More
Nov 14
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Nov 13
New Social Security Rules & Major Changes: Who Will Be Impacted (Part 1)?
As more and more Americans have recognized that they can receive more in Social Security benefits by making smarter decisions, seeking expert advice on Social… Read More
Nov 12
Is Your Travel Rewards Program Worth It?
Around this time of year, U.S. residents can look forward to the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) travel forecast. Last year AAA predicted more than… Read More
Nov 11
Historical Events Can Have Major Impact On Today’s Trading
During the American Revolution, a crucial battle took place at Bunker Hill, forever to be known as The Battle of Bunker Hill. The Americans were… Read More
Nov 10
Do Earnings Really Drive Stock Prices?
Another corporate earnings season is upon us, and analysts are again talking about the impact of earnings on the broad stock market. Yet, with so… Read More
Nov 09
How Much Money To Spend on Options?
In last month’s article, we finished up on why we would want to take the time, effort, and money learning how to trade options. From… Read More
Nov 07
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Nov 05
Uncle Sam Is Getting Money for Free… While You Earn Nothing!
Imagine borrowing more than a trillion bucks … and paying NOTHING for the money. That’s the deal Uncle Sam is enjoying right now. Thanks to… Read More
Nov 04
Blended Families: The Estate Planning Questions You Need to Ask
Divorced, remarried or widowed? Your estate plan needs extra attention. Chances are, you or someone you know is part of a blended family. Once uncommon,… Read More
Nov 03
Several Questions To Ask Before Buying Mining Stocks
If you’ve been following my articles and work on gold and silver, then you know that it is not yet time to get… Read More
Nov 02
Did Kentucky Fried Chicken Kill the Australian Dollar?
Almost everyone is familiar with Colonel Sanders and his magic mix of eleven herbs and spices but few people know that the company that actually… Read More
Oct 31
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Oct 29
Where to Find the Right Information for Stock Market Winners
In my last article, on October 14, I told you how to select stocks poised to generate big gains by adhering to certain company… Read More
Oct 28
Are You Maximizing Your Social Security?
A whopping 70% of Americans fail to maximize their Social Security benefits. Why? In most cases, it’s because they’re doing one or more of the… Read More
Oct 26
The Best Trade You Will Ever Make
Today I am going to tell you about the absolute best trade I ever made and even more importantly – I’m going to prepare you… Read More
Oct 24
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Oct 23
Here’s the Privacy Protection Report You Requested!
Download the PDF Introduction I’m going to get right to the heart of the matter: This report… Read More
Oct 22
It’s Time to Get in the Game
The past several years have been difficult for investors, so it’s not surprising that many people are choosing to wait on the sidelines. They are… Read More
Oct 21
Will the Next Quantitative Easing Be the Kiss of Death for the Euro?
Remember how the Germans turned their nose up at Quantitative Easing (QE) less than a year ago? They made all sorts of noises about “sound… Read More
Oct 19
The Holidays Are Coming…is Your Budget Ready?
Plus 5 Steps to Holiday Budget Planning The National Retail Federation predicts U.S. consumers will spend $630.5 billion this holiday season — a… Read More
Oct 17
The Fickle Fall of Frau Merkel
How quickly the mighty fall. Just this summer the Germans appeared to be on top of the world. Dominating the Eurozone economy, offering Calvinist lectures… Read More
Oct 16
He Traded So He Could Ski
What are you trading for? Are you doing what you love to do…for the right reasons? Let me tell you a story about… Read More
Oct 15
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Stock Portfolios
Welcome to… Buffett and Beyond: If you want to live on the beach like Jimmy Buffett, you’ve got to learn how to invest… Read More
Oct 14
How to Select Stocks Poised for Big Gains
In my last two educational articles, I discussed some economic and technical indicators that you can use to determine opportune times to get in ….and… Read More
Oct 12
Here’s a “TIP” on How to Gauge Inflation Risk
Psst. I have a hot “TIP” for you. If you want to know whether inflation risk is rising, or the economy and stock market could… Read More
Oct 10
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers, we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip, Toni recaps the… Read More
Oct 08
Tis the Season (Almost)…to Be Jolly
October is known for being a volatile period in the financial markets. And this year’s Halloween month is turning downright spooky for U.S equity indexes. Read More
Oct 07
Keep an Eye on “Junk” Bonds and Know Where the Economy is Headed!
When you think of the interest rate markets, you probably think of plain-vanilla Treasuries. But there’s much more to them than that. One of the… Read More
Oct 05
Why Would I Want to Learn About Options? (Part 2)
In my last article, I started to detail the advantages that options give to the individual investor and trader. I did this with the… Read More
Oct 03
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
How to Read Charts Get Toni Turner’s “How to Read Charts.” Save 50% Today Only! As a special bonus for our readers we’d… Read More
Oct 01
Travel Medical Insurance: Are You Covered?
According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, in 2014, 30.7 million people or 45% of all U.S. citizens who traveled by air,… Read More
Sep 30
Estate Planning: Are You a Procrastinator…or a Participator?
It is truly unfortunate that most people do not participate in any meaningful estate planning…when they should. Most will readily admit that it is… Read More
Sep 28
The Power of Patience in Your Trading
If you’ve ever read anything telling you that there is a system that works for everyone in every market – it is a LIE. There… Read More
Sep 26
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap. In this short video clip Toni recaps the… Read More
Sep 24
Three Good Reasons to Own Gold
Dear Investor, For most financial transactions today, gold is irrelevant. Wall Street can carry on quite happily without ever even thinking about gold. Why, beyond… Read More
Sep 23
Turn Bad Times Into Good Times With No-Fee DRIPs
As you well know, the stock market is cyclical. While nobody has a crystal ball to know where it will be in the future,… Read More
Sep 21
Your “Cheat Sheet” For Rising Rates
The Federal Reserve chose not to raise rates at its meeting last week. But officials have made clear they are on the… Read More
Sep 17
The Pepsi vs. Coke Investing Challenge
Welcome to… Buffett and Beyond: If you want to live on the beach like Jimmy Buffett, you’ve got to learn how to invest like… Read More
Sep 16
The World’s Biggest Bond Bubble is About to Burst! Will You Be Ready?
The bond bubble is already beginning to pop…and investors who do not drastically and quickly change their investment strategies will be among the carnage left behind when interest rates start to rise. The greatest losses by far will likely be suffered by investors who own junk bonds or mutual funds and ETFs that invest in them. And because investors today need far greater income than they can get from short term bonds and money market funds, the danger for those seeking higher yields in junk bonds is enormous! But you don’t have to be a casualty when the bond market collapses. In fact, you can sidestep the costliest economic and financial crisis any of has ever experienced…PLUS, position yourself to reap windfall profits—even multiply your money many times over. In fact I’m absolutely convinced… Read More
Sep 16
Price: The Master of the Universe
Imagine a tornado-like tunnel of energy, whirling through space.  At the tunnel’s top, global and geopolitical events, economic conditions, the forces of supply and… Read More
Sep 14
It’s Time to go to DEFCON 2
In a June newsletter article titled “DEFCON 1”, I surveyed the state of the economy, Fed policy and the securities markets. We saw then,… Read More
Sep 12
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap.  In this short video clip Toni… Read More
Sep 10
How to Use “Technical Indicators” to Correctly Forecast both the Long- and Short-term Direction of Stocks
In an article that I wrote on August 27, entitled How to Avoid the Big Market Downturns, I showed our readers how to… Read More
Sep 09
The Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage
Is a reverse mortgage right for you or your loved one?  Well, it depends and it‘s not without risks. According to the National Reverse… Read More
Sep 08
Four Major Reasons to Use Options in Today’s Volatile Market
I like to think that I am like most people. When it comes to me spending my time, effort, energy, and especially money on… Read More
Sep 05
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap.  In this short video clip Toni… Read More
Sep 03
Stocks: The Good, The Bad And…Winning Ugly
Welcome to… Buffett and Beyond: If you want to live on the beach like Jimmy Buffett, you’ve got to learn how to invest like… Read More
Sep 02
So, You Think Elliott Wave Analysis Is Hard? It’s Not.
Some people think the Elliott Wave Principle is complicated. Yet, to find trading opportunities all you need to know are the five core patterns:… Read More
Aug 31
Invasion Of The Privacy Snatchers: Protect Your Digital Privacy From ‘Big Brother’ And Others!
You’re at risk every day and you don’t even know it. Your computer, phone, cell phone and email can be hacked and hijacked putting you at jeopardy for identity theft and worse. Learn what you can do now to protect yourself from digital privacy invasion. The special bulletin is critical for ANYONE that uses a computer, email or cell phone. It’s about your privacy… your digital privacy. And if you think President Obama, or any incumbent, is going to reverse the policies that have invaded your privacy thus far, think again. The eavesdropping will continue. The hunt for your financial assets will continue. And it will get uglier. The government wants to know and track as much of you as possible because very simply put — Washington is bankrupt and the worst part is... Read More
Aug 31
How Thirty Cents Can Turn Into Three Thousand Dollars
Dear Reader, Have you ever seen the movie, The Illusionist? It stars Ed Norton as a magician/illusionist who performs unbelievable tricks. I thought of it… Read More
Aug 27
How to Avoid the Big Market Downturns
In my last educational article, I gave a few examples of how using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis can help one to… Read More
Aug 26
The Fed, The Job Market, and the First Rate Hike in More Than Nine Years
Nothing matters more to the Federal Reserve than jobs. That’s what I’ve learned above all else in my 18 years of following the… Read More
Aug 24
Generate Higher Returns on Auto-Pilot With Dollar-Cost Averaging
Doubtless, you’ve heard that you should “Buy low and sell high”. That’s a great strategy, but how do you do it without a crystal… Read More
Aug 22
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Welcome to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market… Read More
Aug 20
8 Steps For a Satisfying Car Buying Experience
According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 17.4 million cars are sold annually in the U.S.  This number has been on… Read More
Aug 19
Dividend Reinvestment Plans—Automated Investing Made Easy
Mutual funds have been around for a number of years, but it’s been just the last 25 or so that their popularity has skyrocketed,… Read More
Aug 17
Why Stocks are Struggling to Advance This Year
So far this year, the US stock market has behaved much like the popular nursery rhyme about the Duke of York… The Grand old… Read More
Aug 13
Can You Trust Your Trust?
Why an Online Will or Trust Could Be the Dumbest Mistake You Ever Make Online legal document services offer an enticing bargain. Most people… Read More
Aug 12
Uptrends: Stairways to Profits
If you’re passionate about the stock market, you probably know something about trends. Indeed, “The trend is your friend,” is the mantra of… Read More
Aug 10
The Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret
Dear Investor, When I was a high school wrestler, our coach told us we would learn the pain of discipline or the pain of… Read More
Aug 08
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Welcome to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market… Read More
Aug 06
Fundamental Analysis vs. Technical Analysis – Which is Better?
After investing, speculating and trading in the financial markets for more than 25 years, I’m still amazed by the frequency at which many so-called financial… Read More
Aug 05
Invest Like Warren…Live Like Jimmy
Welcome to… Buffett and Beyond: If you want to live on the beach like Jimmy Buffett, you’ve got to learn how to invest like… Read More
Aug 03
9 Steps to Help the Student in Your Life Minimize Student Loan Debt
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debts now total a massive $1 trillion.  This is more than credit card… Read More
Aug 01
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Welcome to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market… Read More
Jul 30
Estate Planning…What is it and Why do it?
Estate Planning has been defined from many perspectives. A good friend has answered the question of “what is it” and “why do it” as… Read More
Jul 29
Three Good Reasons to Own Gold
Dear Investor, For most financial transactions today, gold is irrelevant. Wall Street can carry on quite happily without ever even thinking about gold. Why, beyond… Read More
Jul 27
Introducing Direct Investment Plans (DRIPs)
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers, advised people to “Think different.” Those two words of wisdom also apply to investing. After all, there’s the… Read More
Jul 25
Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap
Welcome to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market… Read More
Jul 23
Perspectives on Binary Option Trading
One of the most interesting investment and trading instruments that has arisen in the past decade are Binary Options. Binaries, for short, have had… Read More
Jul 22
Let’s Look at the Cyclical Nature of the Market
For those of us who live in Southwest Florida, the hurricane season is upon us. From June 1st to November 1st each year, we… Read More
Jul 20
It Was Going to Be the Last Trade I Ever Made
It was going to be the last trade I ever made… I had started trading with $50,000 of my own money and very little experience. I had gone out on my own too early and paid… Read More
Jul 18
Can Media Stocks Continue to Surge?
Welcome to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market Wrap As a special bonus for our readers we’d like to welcome you to Toni Turner’s Weekly Market… Read More
Jul 16
Printing Money Does NOT Cause Inflation
Numerous self-proclaimed financial market “experts” claimed over the past six years that the United States would soon enter a period of hyperinflation due to… Read More
Jul 15
How to Generate Income Safely Even as Interest Rates Rise
By Mike Larson, Interest Rate Analyst, Weiss Educational Services U.S. Treasury bonds are supposed to be safe, right? The cream of the crop when… Read More
May 28
How You Can Profit from Moving Averages
It’s amazing how many things in our lives we use–and benefit from–and have no idea how they work.  For example, we know there are spark… Read More
May 14
Learn How to Trade Oil, Gas and Build an Energy Portfolio
Course preview – How to trade oil, natural gas and energy The information below is an excerpt from Rick Rule’s Investing and Speculating in… Read More
May 12
Basics of Investing
Investing money into the stock market is done with the hopes of generating additional capital. In other words, investing is a way to make your… Read More
Apr 21
Improve Your Finances With Investment Classes
Being an adult comes with a lot of responsibilities and the never-ending supply of bills. It seems these days that everyone is looking for a… Read More
Apr 17
Profit From Bottom-Fishing Methods This Earnings Season
You may have heard the term “Earnings Season”, but equally you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Earnings Season is the time… Read More
Apr 07
Will You be Prepared When Interest Rates Rise?
The Feds say interest rates can’t stay down forever… Is it time to batten down the hatches? Have you noticed everywhere you look, the news… Read More
Apr 06
The Savings Conundrum
If you didn’t notice this eye opening news last month, it’s time to face it now: NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit organization, conducted a survey. Read More
Mar 27
Tips for Getting Out of Debt
There’s No Way I’m Ever Going to Get Out of Debt If you’re like millions of Americans, you too have probably said this a time… Read More
Mar 25
No-hassle 30% gain in 4 months – Bottom Fish Like a Pro
As you all may know by now, one of my favorite strategies to pull tasty profits from the market is “bottom-fishing.” Why? Because “bottom fishing,”… Read More
Mar 20
Tips for Living Debt Free
Contrary to Popular Belief, It is Possible to Live Debt Free From the womb most Americans are taught that in order to have the thing… Read More
Mar 10
Pros & Cons of e-Filing Taxes
Pros & Cons of e-Filing Taxes With the U.S. income tax day quickly approaching, you may be considering different options for filing your tax return… Read More
Feb 20
Five Personal Finance Must-dos for March 2015
Throughout the year there are tasks we should perform to keep our personal finances in check.  March is a long month, but offers many days… Read More
Jan 22
Hedge Against Inflation and Deflation with TIPS
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities offer a hedge against inflation and deflation. According to TreasuryDirect.Gov, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, also known as TIPS, are marketable Treasury securities… Read More
Jan 13
The #1 Financial Resolution for 2015
According to Fidelity Investments, the number one financial resolution for 2015 is to save more money.  The median amount individuals would like to save is… Read More
Jan 12
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Immigration Fight Threatens DHS Funding WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won’t sign legislation currently being mulled in the House that would fund the Department of Homeland Security but undo nearly everything he has done while in office to address immigration reform. The legislation, being pushed by conservatives, stands little of chance of making it to Obama because it won’t be able… Read More
2014
Dec 16
Weiss Educational Services Announces New Course on Natural Resources and Precious Metals Investing and Speculation
Weiss Educational Services announced today the launch of a new educational course on the subject of natural resources and precious metals investing and speculation. Entitled… Read More
Dec 15
Eight Quick Year-End Tax Tips
Now that the current year tax season is coming to an end, here are a few money saving tips you can implement now that may… Read More
Dec 08
Going Fishing? Cast Your Line at the Right Time!
Every time the broad market, or a sector within the market, experiences a downturn, many well-meaning investors rush to buy. And they buy simply because… Read More
Dec 04
FICO vs. FAKO Scores
FICO, developed by Fair Isaac & Co in 1956, is the benchmark U.S. credit score and is used in more than 90% of lending decisions. Read More
Dec 01
Stocks Behave Like People
Have you noticed? Each stock has its own “price personality.” Indeed, we can see on price charts that each stock behaves differently—just like people do. Read More
Nov 26
The FICO Auto – Enhanced Credit Score
It might be surprising to know that there is a different credit score used by auto dealerships countrywide to assess your overall auto loan creditworthiness. … Read More
Nov 21
What’s Inside a Moving Average? How These Simple Indicators Help Us Profit
It’s amazing how many things in our lives we use–and benefit from–and have no idea how they work.  For example, I know there are spark… Read More
Nov 17
Where to Buy? Think Alphabet!
Okay, you’re probably thinking. What in the world does the alphabet have to do with where I buy stocks? Plenty!  Many of the price patterns… Read More
Nov 10
When Up Is Good, and Down Is Out
One of my favorite strategies is to initiate a “trend” trade,” also called “core” or “position” trades. This category of trade can also be used… Read More
Nov 05
Seven Rules of Home Buying
Even though the U.S. housing market is transitioning from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, banks and mortgage lenders continue to have tight mortgage… Read More
Nov 03
V-Shaped Recoveries Can Be Spooky–but Profitable
October is known for being a volatile period in the financial markets, and this year’s Halloween month turned downright spooky for many stocks. And we… Read More
Oct 28
Six Simple Home Saving Energy Tips
No one likes to see their hard-earned money go out the window or under a door sill that’s not properly insulated. Here are some helpful… Read More
Oct 27
Do You Have the Plan?
Anyone remember the late 60’s television show, I Spy? It was a weekly secret-agent adventure and comedy series that starred Robert Culp as an international… Read More
Oct 20
Getting Lured by the Big Ones? Think Twice!
Recently, we’ve seen the market roll to the downside, causing those of us who like to go “bottom-fishing” to smack our lips. Yes, indeed, tasty… Read More
Oct 13
Let’s Race: How Marathon Runners and Stocks in Uptrends Make Similar Moves
Let’s imagine that we are observing a long-distance runner named Price. And let’s watch Price today, as he runs in a marathon. Price awakens this… Read More
Oct 06
Gone Fishin’ to Hook the Big Ones
We recently moved from Orange County CA, to Southwest Florida. The people here are fantastic—friendly, courteous and helpful. And, in contrast to the high-tech, fast-moving… Read More
Oct 02
I Wish They’d Ring a Bell . . .
I wish they’d ring a bell at the top . . . Really . . . it would only be considerate if the oligopoly of… Read More
Sep 26
5 Personal Benefits of Volunteering
A recent 50-state Gallup Poll, published earlier this month, revealed charitable giving habits by each U.S. state for period of time in 2013. The categories… Read More
Sep 19
3 Ways to Save for Your Wedding
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 2.1 million marriages will take place in the U.S. this year. Though this statistic has been on… Read More
Aug 29
3 Reasons Why Multi-generational Housing may be Right for You…
U.S. households are shrinking.  The repercussions of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 are still being felt today.  As a result, many families are finding themselves… Read More
Aug 08
Why Your House is Not Selling: 3 Reasons Why Your Home may not be Selling and What to do About it …
Price – Your home may not be selling because the list price is too high. Before listing your home for sale, consider hiring a certified,… Read More
Jul 28
9 Steps to Minimize Student Loan Debt
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, student loan debts now total a massive $1 trillion.  This is more than credit card debt… Read More
Jun 09
Take Control of Your 401(k) or IRA Investments
More than HALF of all Americans are at risk of falling short financially in retirement! That’s according to a recent study by Fidelity… Read More

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