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Free Stock Portfolio for Beginners

Free stock picks in the Free Stock Portfolio is designed for anyone who is learning to invest in stocks. It starts each year with $10,000 in capital and it is designed to help stock market beginners learn how to invest and trade without risking substantial capital. Access to this free stock portfolio is available to anyone and we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to invest and trade, as well as make some money.

The Free Stock Portfolio does not follow every trade that is executed in the Premium Members Capable Companies Portfolio. The primary goal of this portfolio to help new investors to learn some of the basics. As such it does not short the market nor take advantage of the options to hedge positions. Further, any trades that duplicate what the Premium Members receive are posted two days after Premium members receive their notice of a trade. Remember, not every trade on the Premium Members pages is duplicated on the Free Stock Portfolio.

Only Premium Members receive:

Moreover, Premium Members are encouraged to ask questions that are answered personally. After all, one of our goals is to help you learn to be a better investor. And finally, we donate 10% of our revenues to selected  educational organizations that seek to help the world's disadvantaged overcome poverty.

Investing 101

Before spending money to buy stocks, it is a good idea to learn stock investing basics. To begin, I suggest you take some time to Learn to Invest by reading the articles in the Learning Center that explain what is the stock market, how to buy stocks, how to evaluate companies and some investing rules to follow. You might want to explore the Investing Library, as it lists some of the best books for investors. The Investing Sites page describes the best and most useful investing research sites that are available.

Free Monthly Newsletter

If you are interested in a free monthly newsletter on the market trends, please send an email to [email protected] with your email address stating you wish to receive the Free Monthly Newsletter and you will be added to the list.

Stock Market Trends

We remain in a bear market and recently tested the lows of 2002 - 2003. For March, we are experiencing a bear market rally that could last for several weeks or even a couple of months. the technology sector is one of the better performing sectors and holds promise during this rally.

We remain in a bear market and it is best to protect your positions. We could fall further, if the support at current lows does not hold. The economy continues to weaken as the credit losses in the banks is now expected to reach $2 trillion, home prices continue to fall and economic growth contracts.

Not every trade made for the Premium Portfolio is replicated here. To be fair to our Premium Members, the trades posted here are executed up to three weeks after they are made in the Premium Portfolios.

Free Stock Portfolio

The selections in the Free Stock Portfolio are for demonstration purposes only and should not be considered as recommendations. Please consult your financial advisor before committing your capital.

Most Recent Trades and Stop Adjustments


Trade Action

4/5/2010 Buy 40 shares of FLR at $53.29.
3/17/2010 Buy 100 shares of XHB at $17.00.
3/18/2009 Buy 80 shares of XLK at $15.16.
12/12/2008 Buy 100 shares of Cisco (CSCO) at 16.99.

Free Monthly Stock Market Newsletter

If you are interested in a free monthly newsletter on the stock market trends, please send an email to [email protected] with your email address stating you wish to receive the Free Monthly Newsletter and you will be added to the list.

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.

These two are free: Virtual Stock Exchange - HOME and Investopedia Simulator

This one charges a small, one time fee:  Stock-Trak :: Portfolio Simulations

Try the free four week subscription to our Premium Members pages and receive:

At the end of the four week trial if you decide to continue you may continue with either a quarterly or annual subscription. If you decide to cancel before the end of the trial, no problem. You will not be charged a thing.

Give the Premium Membership a try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. While we cannot guarantee you will make money, we have beat the market every year since our inception. In fact, our Strong Sector Portfolio which started January 2008 is up 1.4% so far in 2009, in a bear market when the DJIA is down 14.2%. Our stock portfolio is doing even better.

The benefits of our approach are:

If you benefited from this site we encourage you to donate some of your proceeds to a charity of your choice to help make the world a better place.

We donate 10% of the revenue generated from this site to charities that help break the poverty in the world. If you would like to contribute to these charities, your donations are welcome. Anything you donate will be attributed to you and you will receive notification from us that the contribution has been made. We use PayPal® to offer a secure transaction, where we do not see any of your private information.  After all it belongs you. By the way PayPal® charges a small transaction fee on all donations.

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