October 2007

Feeling Safe With Open-End Stocks

October 30, 2007

Feeling Safe With Open-End Stocks When the phrase open-end was first used, apparently it meant merely that a company was continuing to issue additional shares of its stock, and to redeem shares, and that the total number of shares outstanding might rise or fall. But the meaning of open-end has grown to include all of […]

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Emotions Kill Formulas

October 29, 2007

Poor advice and erratic, emotional behavior result in stock market and investment losses, regardless of how good your advice was. Poor advice can come from friends, brokers or advisory services who just happen to get it wrong. Obviously, it is impossible to detect just how poor the advice is until it is too late, and guarding against it is virtually impossible — unless it is disregarded altogether.

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Investing In Large, But Not Big Companies

October 27, 2007

Investing In Large, But Not Big Companies Because so much is said and written about the giants, an investor may easily fail to notice the other large companies. But a major feature of American business organization is the numerous corporations, each one large compared to the average, but small alongside the giants. Share

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Easing Yourself Into Constant-Ratio Formulas

October 26, 2007

The progression from constant-ratio formulas to variable ratios is completely logical. Once an investor understands the principles of constant-ratio planning, he might well wonder about the feasibility of adding some flexibility to a formula by increasing the ratio of common stocks when the market is low, and cutting back when the market is high, thus maximizing purchases of stock at low prices and minimizing risks at high levels.

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Stocks And Corporations

October 24, 2007

Stocks And Corporations Corporations have a large amount of power in today’s society, but even large corporations occasionally listen to their smaller stockholders — particularly if a number of them band together and start singing the same tune. Share

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Distrusting Market Formula Indicators

October 24, 2007

The fact that some formulas have wound up in the junk heap after they proved inadequate to predict market conditions has led some observers to conclude that the whole idea must have been poor from the start. This is like saying that because the great majority of automobile companies have folded over the years, the automobile must therefore be a failure.

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Investing In Large, But Not Big Companies

October 22, 2007

Investing In Large, But Not Big Companies Because so much is said and written about the giants, an investor may easily fail to notice the other large companies. But a major feature of American business organization is the numerous corporations, each one large compared to the average, but small alongside the giants. Share

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Deciding Whether To Use A Forecasting Formula

October 22, 2007

The main vogue for formulas began in the late thirties, and was primarily a reaction to the market declines of 1929-32 and 1937-38. Naturally, the market analysts who first worked with formulas were more interested in building protection against declines than profiting from advances, and they understandably assumed that the severity of future drops in market prices could match these two earlier periods.

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Benefits Of A Monthly Investment Plan

October 20, 2007

Benefits Of A Monthly Investment Plan One of the simplest, most effective, and most popular methods of buying stock is to start a Monthly Investment Plan, or MIP. Started in 1954, the MIP now has more than 93,000 accounts in force, and new ones are being written at the rate of about 180 a day. […]

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Basic Components Of The Constant Ratio Formula

October 19, 2007

Somewhat similar to the constant-dollar plan is the constant-ratio formula. It is one of the oldest formulas in existence, having been used as long as 20 years ago.

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