Principles of Technical Analysis: The Death Cross & The Golden Cross

Principles of Technical Analysis: The Death Cross & The Golden Cross

Moving averages define the trend and provide support or resistance. They also give trading signals when they move through each other. Read more

Sector Rotation: Find the Best Stocks to Buy Now

Sector Rotation: Find the Best Stocks to Buy Now

Most investors have heard the popular adage to sell stocks when others gets greedy and buy when others are fearful. But that advice begs the question, "Sell what? Read more

3 Lessons From the Biggest Silver Bust in History

3 Lessons From the Biggest Silver Bust in History

Gold's poorer cousin reached 31 year highs this week, with prices reaching north of $37 per ounce on the futures market. This remarkable run-up reminded me of a story often told by old-school commodity pros on Wall Street, and the three lessons I think today's investors should learn from it. Read more

4 Warning Signs That You Should Sell That Stock Right Now

4 Warning Signs That You Should Sell That Stock Right Now

As investors scour the financial media, they come across investment ideas that appear to be winning moves. It's hard enough to know which of the ideas hold merit, but even when you decide to pull the trigger and buy a stock or a fund, you're faced with another challenge: When is the right time to sell? Read more

How to Use the Gordon Growth Model

How to Use the Gordon Growth Model

The Gordon growth model (GGM) is a commonly used version of the dividend discount model (DDM). The model is named after finance professor Myron Gordon and first appeared in his article "Dividends, Earnings and Stock Prices," which was published in the 1959 edition of Review of Economics and Statistics. Read more

Forget Student Loans -- Try This Tax-Friendly Account Instead

Forget Student Loans -- Try This Tax-Friendly Account Instead

The cost of tuition has skyrocketed in the last 30 years. According to Bloomberg, college tuition fees have jumped more than 13-fold since Bloomberg started keeping records in 1978. Read more

A Primer on Present Value and Its Many Uses

A Primer on Present Value and Its Many Uses

Would you rather have $24,000 today, or $25,000 one year from today? Which is the better deal? Read more

The Bond King's Favorite Six-Letter Word: STOCKS

The Bond King's Favorite Six-Letter Word: STOCKS

Pacific Life Insurance Co., better known to investors as PIMCO, is perhaps the most well-respected bond fund in the world. Read more

The Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway

The Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway

Food, shelter and clothing -- the bare essentials of life. However, in today's industrialized world the list doesn't end there. Read more

How to De-Code the New Options Symbology

How to De-Code the New Options Symbology

If the last time you bought or sold American options was prior to 2010, the new symbology might come as a surprise.  Under the Option Symbology Initiative, a new protocol has been put in place to make options symbols simpler and more intuitive. Read more