Common Mistakes Most Investors Make

Rnute Rockne, the famous Notre Dame football coach, used to say, The way to succeed is to build up your weaknesses until they become your strengths. The reason the rank and file either lose money or achieve embarrassing results is because they simply make too many mistakes. Over a period of 35 years, I have dealt with or known thousands of individual risk takers, all the way from green beginners and amateurs to the most knowledgeable and successful professionals. Following are the mistakes I...

Is InHouse Pension Fund Management the Answer

A few corporations that become disillusioned with their pension fund performance decide to move their money in-house. I doubt that going in-house provides any serious advantage because the problem is still the same. How do you find those few experienced people who know what they are doing and are able to produce excellent performance Another growing trend is the number of new investment counseling groups formed by standout people that left major institutions. Below is only a small list of a few...

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S Supply and Demand Small Capitalization Plus Big Volume Demand The law of supply and demand determines the price of almost everything in your daily life. When you go to the grocery store and buy fresh lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, or beef, supply and demand affects the price. The law of supply and demand even impacted the price of food and consumer goods in former Communist, dictator-controlled countries where these state-owned items were always in short supply and frequently available only to the...

When to Sell and Take Your Profit

Common stock isjust like merchandise that is bought and sold for a profit. You, as the merchant, must sell your merchandise in order to realize a profit. It is best to learn to sell on the way up while your stock is still advancing and looks strong to everyone else. By doing this, you will avoid getting caught in the 20 to 40 corrections which occur periodically in market leaders and cause great downside portfolio volatility. It is far better to sell early. If you are not early, you will be...