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Posted by Martin June 17, 2011

Market at the bottom

Yesterday investors panicked enough to push the market at its bottom. We are at the bottom or near it. We may now go sideways or start recovering. How far recovery would go? Nobody knows. It can be a pullback before it will go further down. S&P 500 may recover to somewhere at 1350 points or Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 08, 2011

Is there an investment for volatile market?

Many times investors look for protection and search for “anchor” investments to protect or stabilize their portfolios. During the unstable and volatile market investing in precious metals or natural resources such as natural gas may provide such stability. However, for a new investor it may be difficult to invest properly and some guidance may be Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 06, 2011

How to invest or trade in a weak market?

Today the market ended down again. The S&P 500 lost 1% today and confirmed that we are still in correction. How a small investor shall trade or invest in this market? On the internet you may find a lot of information how to deal with this market. Some say sell or reduce your positions, others Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 01, 2011

Market in correction

OK, we are back where we were a few days ago… What did we expect from crazy Mr. Market? Nothing much as I wrote yesterday.

Posted by Martin May 31, 2011

Market in Rally Attempt today

So the crazy market rallied today. How serious this attempt is? Considering that economic data released today morning were weak and the only fuel for the growth was (as Yahoo.com reported it): Stocks Jump on Hopes for New Greek Aid Package, Still Down for Month Greece moves on austerity, opposition wants more and similar… So Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 26, 2011

ATU sold

I decided to sell Actuant (ATU) shares. Not that I wouldn’t believe in this stock anymore as I wrote in my previous posts, but I have a different interest right now and I need to release money. I still believe this stock is good and it will grow more. Maybe right now it is a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 23, 2011

Buy Shares of Industrials Like Caterpillar

Investors should buy shares of industrial companies, which have improving operating performance, “reasonable” valuations and “strong” cash flows, according to Oppenheimer & Co. Brian Belski, Oppenheimer’s New York-based chief investment strategist, recommended 22 industrial companies, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) and FedEx Corp. (FDX) He considered companies in the Standard & Poor’s Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 23, 2011

US stocks plunge on European debt worries

With little economic news coming out of the United States, Wall Street is panicking about Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 173 points, or 1.4 percent, to 12,338 in midday trading. Stocks also fell broadly in Europe and Asia. So the Wall Street is panicking. Great, let them panic even more. This will push Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 17, 2011

Can you help improve this blog?

I wish to provide my visitors a look at my process of investing, how I started and how I did it. I wish that the new investors can see how I developed my strategy and thinking about investing and trading. I am determined to succeed. I also remember myself looking for information and education how Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 16, 2011

What to do when market is falling?

There are many ways what you can do when market is falling. You could probably find advice on selling your positions and go sideways, buying more stocks, do nothing etc. Well it is all about strategy. I remember myself when I was trying to figure out which way to go. Originally I used a strategy Continue reading →