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1. First and foremost, Professional stock traders don't do much better than the amateurs.
2. Stock brokers are liars, if they knew so much about stocks why are they having to work for your
3. Always protect your nut! Get your principle out of play, leave your profits to grow or fall.
4. Buy what you know. What will you be spending money on when the economy turns around? Is the manufacturer or retailer hurting now and will they be around for the rebound?
5. Don't be greedy, cover your expenses and grab 15% profit, get out. Only a fool thinks he knows when the ride is starting to end.
6. Uncle Sam has his hand out, don't forget that capital gains have to be figured into your ROI.
7. Buy some gold, investment grade coins are good. Stash it with about $20K in cash in a safe deposit box.
I highly doubt many folks would find this useful as it takes far more than this to become a successful speculator. Especially moving forward.
"According to Standard & Poor's data, total annualized return of stocks from 1926 through 2013 was 9.9 percent. This is particularly true for long-term investors who can minimize their exposure to market volatility and avoid buying based on emotion and reacting to market downturns in a panic."
Well I have a huge problem with that assumption moving forward as we are currently in a massive Generational Shift. If you just look at the projections moving forward concerning just serving the DEBT, no way in Hades will returns be nearly as much. Maybe even far less than half that. Locking in profits, is hardly being emotional.
When one considers the issues of health-care costs, just check the actual Bills via Medicare and you know what I mean. This issue of keeping long term portfolios will soon become a myth. With the rising issues of FEES to maintain a account and the lack of a living Wage, this issue of keeping long term portfolios will soon become a myth.
Bottom line, folks that actually have the staying power to speculate don't even need stocks. The vast Majority of everyone else will be too Wage poor to even speculate. I like to know what tricks speculators think the Global FEDS can pull out the Hat this time. History has also shown that BEAR markets AND economies can tank for far longer extend periods. People then have to sell to survive. Even at far lower prices. The SuperRich don't have that problem, as they have been selling us out along with their insider stocks holdings for Decades.
Introductory information on all online sites should advertise differently than $xx.00 per "trade."
A sell is a sell. A buy is a buy. In either case there has not a trade taken place. Now, if one could trade one sold stock's value for a certain number of shares of another stock at its purchase price, that would be a trade. We do have computers you know. What's up with this?
When I first signed up, I knew less than I know now, but it was a misleading bit of information in my case. Further, the original purchase price should be listed along with "change" amounts and so forth for your daily watching monitoring screen. And a "sell all issues" or sell all checked issues button on the monitoring screen would be extremely helpful, and with perhaps a blanket bulk-"trade" rate for say, more than 5 stocks.
Not when a union shill holds the office of president, and certainly NOT when discarding standard law for obama's union law for stockholders of failed union destroyed corporations to avoid facing the failure that unions have brought to the car manufacturing industry!
Most important investing advice: if you invest in a peice of paper, you may end up paying a lot of money for a piece of paper! Buy something tangible and concrete like real estate.
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