Stocks


How 5K Turned Into 22M

When Anne Scheiber died at age 101, her passing was front-page news. In an act of stunning generosity, Miss Scheiber left her entire estate--$22 million--to a private religious school in New York. Equally astonishing to many people was the revelation that this humble woman...


Bear Proofing Your Portfolio

If you're like most investors, you're probably nervous about where the stock market is headed. Here are some strategies to consider for preserving the value of your portfolio--no matter what happens to the market during the coming months. By taking action now...


If The Stock Market Makes You Nervous... There Are Attractive Alternatives For You

In recent years, the stock market has rewarded the optimists and penalized the pessimists. But the pessimists may be rewarded yet. There will always be a major market correction. What should you do with your money now if you feel strongly that the bull market may be cooling?


When To Sell A Stock

It's very difficult to know when to sell a stock. Very little research has been done on the subject, and advice from brokers is usually vague and confusing. Typical comments: Let's watch it one more day. Can't tell it now, but you should get out on the next rally...


The Rules for Getting Out Safely

Investors rarely receive guidance on getting out of a stock at the right time. Brokers, investment literature and even knowledgeable friends and associates with "tips" on when to buy are usually mute about when to sell. However, the right selling discipline is essential...


Ten Stock Market Traps

The stock market is not a supermarket. If a stock is declining, despite what logically appears to be a very cheap price, there is a good reason for it. Professional traders may be aware of bad news about the company that is not generally known...