Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article printed in the financial section of U.S.A. Today on March 7, 2003 which exemplifies the awesome power of a stock dividend.MICROSOFT TO ISSUE FIRST DIVIDEND TODAY:Microsoft investors will get their first payday today, when the tech giant shells out its... Read More

Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

Is really not as important as to how you invest in the stock market. And how you invest in the stock market should take into consideration what goals you are setting for that stock market investment.For example, are you investing for capital appreciation or for income through dividend paying stocks?... Read More

High Price/Earnings Ratios and the Stock Market: a Personal Odyssey

After some forty years of banking and investments, I retired in 2001. But since I do not golf, I soon found retirement to be very boring. So I decided to return to the investment world after ten months. However, those ten months were not a complete waste of time, for... Read More

Forces that Move Stock Prices

Among the largest forces that affect stock prices are inflation, interest rates, bonds, commodities and currencies. At times the stock market suddenly reverses itself followed typically by published explanations phrased to suggest that the writer's keen observation allowed him to predict the market turn. Such circumstances leave investors somewhat awed... Read More

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want to avoid at all costs. Anyone of them can literally destroy your financial dreams and goals!1. Trading with money you can't afford to lose.One of the greatest obstacles to successful trading is using money that you really can't afford to... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

The Dow TheoryCharles H. DowRobert RheaE. George SchaeferRichard RussellThe Dow Theory Today Charles H. Dow It is interesting and amazing to note that not until Charles Dow started... Read More

Basics of Stock Market

Financial markets provide their participants with the most favorable conditions for purchase/sale of financial instruments they have inside. Their major functions are: guaranteeing liquidity, forming assets prices within establishing proposition and demand and decreasing of operational expenses, incurred by the participants of the market.Financial market comprises variety of instruments, hence... Read More

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving trip in Cozumel, which just happens to be one of my favorite places to dive. Anyway, she was telling me about an unexpected difficulty she encountered while swimming around the corral reef down about 85 feet. It wasn't anything serious... Read More

Trading Education: The Best of Both Worlds!

I made my very first investment in the stock market when I was ten years old. Ever since then I have been hooked! Now I check out hundreds of trades each year with the same excitement andenthusiasm, and each time try to find that one market at the right time... Read More

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the world's citizens live on $1 per day or less! That fact absolutely shocked me. With this statistic in mind it becomes important to focus on all of the things that have served as money over the history of civilization. Aztecs... Read More

In The News:


Barron's

ETFs Chasing Mutual Funds as Stock Buyer
Barron's
ETFs are creeping up on mutual funds as a dominant player in the U.S. stock market, writes Bloomberg. Mutual funds' outflows since last year have driven their equity ownership to a nearly 13-year low, according to Goldman Sachs. ETFs, meanwhile, are ...


Bloomberg

ETFs Are Giving Mutual Funds a Run for Their Money
Bloomberg
Mutual fund ownership of equities is at its lowest level in nearly 13 years, according to a research note from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Meanwhile, exchange-traded funds are becoming an even bigger force in the stock market, the team led by Chief U.S. ...

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WealthManagement.com

Mutual Funds Still Dominate the Stock Market, But Here Come ETFs
WealthManagement.com
Mutual fund ownership of equities is at its lowest level in nearly 13 years, according to a research note from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Meanwhile, exchange-traded funds are becoming an even bigger force in the stock market, the team led by Chief U.S. ...


US-based stock mutual funds take in most cash in a year -ICI
Reuters
By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 1 Fund investors' aversion to riding the market's highs showed signs of waning as stock mutual funds attracted the most cash in a year in the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday.

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Go Banking Rates

ETF vs. Mutual Fund: How to Choose Your
Go Banking Rates
Since ETFs trade like stocks, investors generally pay a stock commission to buy or sell them. Some companies, however — including Charles Schwab — offer a number of ETFs with no commissions. Like mutual funds, money managers run ETFs, so you'll ...

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Utility Stocks for Retirement Investors: 1 Stock, 1 ETF and 1 Mutual Fund
Investorplace.com
But here's the real kicker for utility stocks. The Fed is raising rates, and that has caused them to flounder. But the sector has historically realized faster dividend growth than the pace of interest rate increases and inflation. For retirement ...


CNBC

Why mutual funds could be on their way to another lousy year
CNBC
The improvement comes amid multiyear lows in the tendency of stocks to correlate up and down together, as well as an elevated level of dispersion, or the difference between returns for various sectors. Stock pickers in actively managed mutual funds ...
Stock pickers lift performance in battle of the benchmarksFinancial Times

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Forbes

5 Best Funds For Your 401(k) And IRAs
Forbes
Over the last few years, mutual fund companies and discount brokers have been duking it out to see who can offer the lowest-cost ETF. An ETF is like a mutual fund that pools a wide range of stocks and bonds, only it trades on stock exchanges. It's an ...

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TheStreet.com

Hedge Funds Love These 4 Stocks -- Should You?
TheStreet.com
That's because institutional investors with more than $100 million in assets are required to file a 13F, a form that breaks down their stock positions for public consumption. From hedge funds to mutual funds to insurance companies, any professional ...

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5 Aggressive Growth Mutual Funds to Buy in March
Zacks.com
This category of funds also invests heavily in undervalued stocks, IPOs and relatively volatile securities and seeks to profit from them in a congenial economic climate. The securities are selected on the basis of a company's potential for growth and ...

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