Recent Stock Market Highs; A Reminder To Watch Your Stops.

Depending on how you measure the performance of the stock market, it has risen roughly 30-35% from its March 2009 lows. Maybe this is the beginning of a new bull market, or maybe it’s just a sucker’s rally. How can you be sure which it is?

The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE has broken out since [...]

Why you Should Keep a Close Watch On Your Stops.

Aaron Task at Yahoo! Tech Ticker has a post of the 5 Keys to the Market, from Todd Harrison, CEO of Minyanville.com.

The money quote is near the bottom:

“Given these crosscurrents, Harrison’s advice for traders is to keep a tight leash on stops and be extra focused on risk management.”

Here’s why Harrison thinks you should keep [...]

How to buy low and sell high – for real!

The number one reason people don’t buy low and sell high is emotion.

Emotions cloud our thinking, and make us do things we wouldn’t think of doing otherwise. Think of the fall of 2008 into spring 2009 when the market was shedding hundred of points on a daily basis. I know many people who got out [...]