Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

The stock market is always driven by news. A better-than-expected economic report sends the market higher. An earnings warning from a big blue-chip company sends the market lower. The current market environment is exceptionally vulnerable to news. One day the market...

The Investment Pecking Order Comes Into Play

I’ve cautioned you before about settling for the common shares of troubled companies. Why? Because if the company goes under, bondholders and preferred shareholders get paid before the common shareholders get a penny. As I’ve said, this pecking order isn’t a concern...

Flipping the Switch

As Tony Robbins says, you don’t have to know how electricity works. All you need to know is how to flip the switch to get the light to come on. The same can be said for many of the technical indicators that are available to investors. You hear about oscillators,...