Personal Investing Advice – Alpha and Beta

Alpha and Beta When you inquire about a stock in Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg or any other financial website, you usually receive a stock summary of key ratios and values. Usually included in the summary are Alpha and beta values for the stock. Most personal investors...

Why I Hate Corporate Debt

Why I Hate Corporate Debt So, I’m often asked, “Why are you always so down on corporate debt?” My explanation always starts with – As an investor, I’m down on debt. The quick reason is FLEXIBILITY! The problem with corporate debt is that it brings one more stakeholder...

Why enter the market at noon?

Why enter the market at noon? I’m often asked why we enter the market at noon or 1 pm EST. The answer is that there are several factors surrounding finding an optimal time to enter, and unfortunately, most tend to be negative. Some of our options: At the Open – We...

What is a “shake-out”?

What is a “shake-out”? I throw out the term shake-out a lot, so many novices ask me to explain the term. Here goes … Market psychology and how it manifests itself in charts is an essential part of understanding and being successful in the markets. The term “shake-out”...

I Hate Dividend Stocks

I Hate Dividend Stocks Go ahead. Say it. “Campbell, you seem to HATE a lot of things.” Yes, I guess I do. And hate is such a strong word. But I got your attention, didn’t I? Look, I don’t really “hate” dividend stocks. They have their place in the investment spectrum....

Trade Stocks like a Pro | Discover Intraday Charts

Trade Stocks like a Pro | Discover Intraday Charts I marvel at the lack of patience shown by many personal investors. When buying or selling stocks, many panic and rush the transaction unnecessarily. It’s as if they believe they will miss a one-time opportunity...

Index to Follow – Nasdaq Composite or S&P 500

I often reference the “market” in generic terms. Many of you asked me to be more specific. Do I mean the heavily weighted home of new age and technology stocks on the Nasdaq composite index? Or the blue chip-dominated industrial index known as the S&P 500. The...