Let’s talk about “inside information” and the stock market. At some point we have to come to this realization: we’re never going to have complete information — EVER — when it comes to a particular stock or investment. There will always — I repeat, always — be someone around who has more (better) information than… [Read More] We Have Inside Information?
In my previous column, I mentioned that getting your investment ideas from financial channels and the business section of newspapers and magazines is really a painful path to follow in the money game. There’s a great example occurring right now. Check out the front cover of most financial magazines, business newspapers — and even the… [Read More] Waiting For the Financial News Can Really Cost You
Do you get your news — your investment ideas — from the news? The media — meaning, newspapers and magazines and financial channels all report what HAS happened. And then they try to — painfully — predict what WILL happen in the future. Look, the “predicting” business is a really bad business to be in.… [Read More] Stock Market Predictions : A Risky Business To Be In
OK, in just the last few days, the indicators I rely on to manage your money flipped from defense to offense. This means we ought to be looking to put money to work. But before you jump in the pool, let’s examine some facts: The bullish percent (the primary indicator of RISK in the market)… [Read More] Stock Market Whipsaw II
Indicators turn positive. Here’s the deal: if you’re aggressive, it’s time to start dipping a toe back in the water. Often, what starts out as a short term thing turns into a long term event (kind of like moving from dating to marriage, right?). But beware, we may have to un-do everything — in short… [Read More] Stock Market Whipsaw
I’m not an economist (thank goodness!), but it’s just my opinion that episodes like what happened in 1998 (and even in 2001 and in 2002) — when the Fed stepped in and changed interest rates — were more situations of market “liquidity” issues. What’s happening now seems to be more an issue of “solvency” —… [Read More] Investing Money: The Indicators Will Decide