Just My Opinion

The world of investing is exciting and challenging. These are my personal observations on financial and investing matters.

Collapse of Gold Ushers In Bear

Collapse of Gold Ushers In Bear
The plunge of gold today, down $63.50 or 4% was followed by further declines after hours as the fall of gold to 1500 brought in ...
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Market Direction and Lessons Of History

Market Direction and Lessons Of History
Market Direction is the most important aspect of investing. Even those who preach Buy and Hold as the only method for “true investors” are affected ...
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Setting Realistic Goals – My 12% Solution

Setting Realistic Goals - My 12% Solution
A question from a reader made me think that perhaps I needed to expand a bit on the importance of setting realistic goals. For example, ...
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Market Direction With SP500 at 1500 Shows The Value of Strategy

Market Direction With SP500 at 1500 Shows The Value of Strategy
The market direction climb to reach 1500 has seemed almost relentless throughout January. On Friday the S&P 500 closed above 1500 marking an amazing recovery ...
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Best Discount Broker? Often It’s Your Own

Best Discount Broker? Often It's Your Own
Every once in a while on my yahoo forum (shameless plug for the forum) there are questions posed about where an investor can get great ...
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Put Selling Against Mini-Flash Crashes

Put Selling Against Mini-Flash Crashes
Put Selling against stocks is my principal investment method. I enjoy Put Selling both from a profit perspective and from a fun perspective. I realize ...
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Market Direction Looking Forward To 2013

Market Direction Looking Forward To 2013
Happy New Year! 2012 was one of the best years for returns. The three corrections and subsequent rallies boosted my portfolio to one of the ...
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Looking Back At 2012

Looking Back At 2012
Looking back at 2012 one word certainly comes to mind, CONSISTENCY. 2012 provided terrific opportunities with three major rallies and three corrections. The chart below ...
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The Bear Turns To Bull – Rosenberg’s Outlook For 2013 Shows Why Planning Works

The Bear Turns To Bull - Rosenberg's Outlook For 2013 Shows Why Planning Works
In a somewhat unusual twist the best known bear in Canada, David Rosenberg is advising investors to get their cash back working and dividend paying ...
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Just My Opinion, Stock And Option

Stock And Option – Intraday Comments For Dec 12 2012 – Thank You Ben

Stock And Option - Intraday Comments For Dec 12 2012 - Thank You Ben
You just have to tip your hat to Mr. Bernanke. On one hand we have the fiscal cliff issue which if not resolved could see ...
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Market Direction and Why Macroeconomic Charting Can’t Help

Market Direction Flawed Charting
Market direction is the single most important aspect of the decision-making process behind investing in equities. You can buy the “greatest” stocks but when the ...
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Market Crash of 1987 – Recalling Black Monday

Market Crash of 1987 - Recalling Black Monday
25 years ago today stock markets around the world crashed. Investors were shocked and billions of dollars wiped out.The crash actually started in Hong Kong ...
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