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ArticlesMonthly Market Trends
So where will the market go next? And, more importantly, what do I do now? Each month I present a view of the S&P 500's trends. Here is the one for March 2008. (new)
Best Buy in Refiners
What factors will determine what are the best buys in the refiners in 2008? (new)
Covered Call Option Strategies Part 1.
Writing covered calls can improve the performance of your portfolio and reduce risk. Part 1 introduces the basics of covered calls. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
Stock Sell Strategies - Setting your Exit Target.
Jim Cramer on his "Mad Money" program on CNBC says: "Bears win, bulls win, pigs get slaughtered." If you do not know when to sell you get slaughtered.
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Rules to Trade Stocks is based on the combined experience of many successful traders of stocks, commodities, options and futures. Follow these rules and you greatly increase your odds for success.
Not sure which way the market is going, then you might find these books an interesting read:
Active Value Investing: Making Money in Range-Bound Markets (Wiley Finance) by Vitaliy Katsenelson. The core of Katsenelson's strategy is to break down into three key pieces what you need to look at when analyzing a company: Quality, Valuation, and Growth (QVG).
Barron's A weekly magazine for investors that contains some of the best analysis on companies, markets and the economy.
Sector Investing, 1996 by Sam Stovell discusses how to use sector rotation in your investing endeavors. Another expensive book, but worthwhile for those interested in using sector rotation strategies to improve the performance of their portfolios.
Don't Blow the Interview : How to Prepare, What to Expect, and How to React helps you get ready for that all important interview. Good luck.
Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role discusses how to begin that new job or position so you will be a success. It covers the non-technical aspects of career success and is especially helpful as you become an executive.
Practice makes Perfect
Once you have developed your investing or trading strategy and your trading discipline you are ready to practice investing or trading. Often called paper trading this gives you an opportunity to practice what you have learned. We highly recommend you practice and test out your strategies before committing your hard earned capital.
To facilitate your practice below are three trading simulation sites that are easy to use. Give them a try.Stock-Trak :: Portfolio Simulations
Another time to use these practice sites is when you are tempted to make a trade that is not following your discipline, yet just "have" to make a trade. This will keep you from making a mistake and losing precious capital.