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Posted by Martin December 08, 2008

A new Rally Attempt in the stock market

A new Rally Attempt in the stock market

Today the [tag]stock market[/tag] provided impressive [tag]gains[/tag], which marked the status as “Rally Attempt”. It seems like the market has found its bottom. It could be a short live attempt however, and it still may fail. Recently the market hasn’t responded to bad news with further drops and it tried to rally three times in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 07, 2008

Stock options trading

In “I want to start [tag]investing[/tag], are stocks best for me” article I mentioned that I wish to learn and start [tag]trading options[/tag] as well. However I have never traded options and I have no idea how it works, how to trade them, and [tag]evaluate options[/tag] to make the [tag]trading[/tag] successful. To learn options I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 05, 2008

Picks 12/01 – 12/05

No [tag]new picks[/tag]. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,903.78 Account value = $1,809.80 (without margin) Buying power = $1,809.80 [tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00% [tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for DECEMBER 2008 = 0.00% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% [tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 03, 2008

Do not be fooled by today’s rally

Do not be fooled by today's rally

In newspapers or in the internet articles you can read [tag]market[/tag] commentaries which may sometimes look very optimistic and another day very pessimistic. Usually these commentaries are dedicated to that particular [tag]trading[/tag] day. For example when you look at Market Dispatches 12/2/2008 you may get fooled that the market has finally recovered and is in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 02, 2008

Automakers want…

“…[tag]Ford[/tag] (F) described Tuesday’s request for a $9 [tag]billion[/tag] government [tag]loan[/tag]. [tag]General Motors[/tag] (

Posted by Martin December 02, 2008

I want to start investing, are stocks best for me?

On this blog I write about [tag]investing into stocks[/tag] for beginners. However, it is dedicated to those [tag]investors[/tag] who want to actively invest into [tag]stocks[/tag] instead of putting [tag]money[/tag] into [tag]Mutual funds[/tag], CDs, [tag]savings accounts[/tag], [tag]ETF[/tag]s or any other investing vehicles. This blog is about a small portion of the entire investing [tag]portfolio[/tag] every investor Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 01, 2008

Stay away from a choppy stock market

Stay away from a choppy stock market

A bear is still raging in the [tag]market[/tag]. Today’s drop ended the [tag]rally attempt[/tag]. I was thinking to keep the market status as it is, but the drop was too big. [tag]Dow[/tag] -679.95 -7.70% 8,149.09 [tag]Nasdaq[/tag] -137.50 -8.95% 1,398.07 [tag]S&P[/tag] -80.03 -8.93% 816.21 The market is probably entering its side way trend. The only positive Continue reading →