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Beat the Market

Do you:

  • Want to make money in the stock market?

  • Have a day job so you cannot monitor your stocks?

  • Want to learn how to invest and not just blindly follow someone's recommendations?

  • Want to retire early?

  • Want personal service?

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Beat the Market describes how Trading Online Markets' portfolios are created. Check out the five step process that is so successful.


Thanks for making investing so easy to understand. And for growing my IRA. I am on my way to financial heaven.

- John

I really appreciate your rationale for each trade. Great teaching tool!

- Christine

I really like how you combine value investing with technical analysis. It really works.

- Simon


Monthly 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 May 2008. (new)
How Bad Can it Get?
Can the credit problems get worse and bring the market down even further? (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.

Get your finances in order.
New to investing, then check out how to get your so you are ready to start creating wealth.

Trailing Stop.
Wondering how to minimize losses and capture profits then check out our piece on stop loss orders.

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.

Suggested Reading

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.

Career Development

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.

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

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