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”...