Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Fair points. In the big picture, though, I don't see the fee structure of reputable no-load funds being such a huge marginal cost in exchange for the security of not jumping into more complex (and often less tightly-regulated) instruments before you really know what you're doing.
     


  2. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Also, it sounds like he's got like $200 to invest so I don't think fees matters too much at the moment. :satisfied:
     


  3. seeldoger47

    seeldoger47 Senior member

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    Sorry I should've clarified - stay away from the more exotic (leveraged, inverse, ALPS US Equity High Volatility Put Writting, iPath Global Carbon, etc.) ETFs. They are hazardous to your financial health.
     


  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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  5. amerikajinda

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    +1
     


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    Thearkly Senior member

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    No, I have 1 free trades left...lol. I am not doing anything with real money until I get my financial pants tailored. Mock portfolio on google is still a go!

    [​IMG]Great people, great information. [​IMG]
    One last thing, which seems to be the thing I should pay attentions to. Is there a sequence through which I should study?
     
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  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Does anyone here actually subscribe to the financial times? Their pricing is a complete rip off.
     


  8. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I do the kindle version it's $15 a month not too ridiculous includes lex

    I prefer ft over wsj and Barron's though I get those as well as NYT

    Edit it also loads at 10pm or so pacific so you can read it night before
     
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  9. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Those are all excellent choices. What do you think about Investor's Business Daily?
     


  10. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

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    The only magazine I subscribe to is The Economist. I read a quote that if you are reading hard copy for investment information today, you would have known about it yesterday if you were watching a Bloomberg terminal.
     


  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Start off with some basic finance/investment books which walk you through the fundamentals of understanding each type of investment and how they function. It will give you a basis for understanding the whys and how's of the markets. Fallow that up with strategy guides such as A random walk down wallstreet and some of Buffetts stuff.

    This is all basic, but you need a fundamental understanding before you get into this. You need to understand your purpose before you buy or sell anything.

    I am a dividend growth investor, I buy and hold stocks for a long time. I buy on dips in the stock market caused by outside events. Doing so has allowed me to successfully navigate through the financial crisis, the bp oil disaster, the Japanese nuclear disaster, the us government playing chicken and many other dips. If you have a lot of intestinal fortitude you can often profit from events that rattle the market.
     
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  12. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    In addition to the finance types I previously mentioned that I follow on Twitter (@KeithMcCullough, @andrewrsorkin, @montoyan, @BloombergMrkts, @WSJecon, @MarketBeat, @kathylienfx, @saraeisenFX, @scarletfu, @tomkeene, @matt_levine, @M_C_Klein, @Dawn_Kopecki, @izakaminska, @CardiffGarcia, @chrisadamsmkts, @EricGPlatt, @dealbook, @NadiaSpeaks, @danacimilluca, @weigu, @ReutersMoney, @WealthBulletin, @BeckyQuick, @AaronLucchetti, @PreetaTweets, @morningmoneyben, @carney, @MariaBartiromo, @carlquintanilla, @davidfaber, @EamonJavers, @KateKellyCNBC, @ScottWapnerCNBC, @anoushasakoui, @PaulJDavies, @DanBTIG, @hsilverb, @MS_Econ, @valuewalk, @Ralph_Acampora, @jfahmy, @firoozye, @spbaines, @sspencer_smb, @CarolineConnan, @stt2318, @jpmorganfunds, @ftcommodities, @ftdata, @fastFT, @georgesoros)...

    I also follow these guys:

    @annaluck, @economistmeg, @Fullcarry, @MichaelKitces, @Lagarde, @stiglitzian, @AswathDamodaran, @mbusigin, @EconomyWatch, @prchovanec, @ukarlewitz, @fwred, @brianmlucey, @groditi, @Kiffmeister, @MarketPlunger, @barnejek, @Dvolatility, @JustinWolfers, @ModeledBehavior, @InterestArb, @mark_dow, @auaurelija, @edwardnh, @yvessmith, @IvanTheK, @RiskReversal, @allstarcharts, @conorsen, @EnisTaner, @Austan_Goolsbee, @neilbarofsky, @SallieKrawcheck, @DavidSchawel, @TMTanalyst, @nanexllc, @ppearlman, @howardlindzon, @EddyElfenbein, @trish_regan, @pkedrosky, @ErikSchatzker, @GrantsPub, @SRuhle, @daniel_kalt, @UBS, @CreditSuisse, @MorganStanley, @GoldmanSachs, @blackrock, @PIMCO, @Carl_C_Icahn, @davidein, @calculatedrisk, @charlesrotblut, @cperruna, @SlopeOfHope, @OptionsHawk, @jackschwager, @AsifSuria, @Greg_Speicher, @vitaliyk, @jennablan, @TechStockRadar, @savitz, @VolSlinger, @BarbarianCap, @fundmyfund, @TFMkts, @Lavorgnanomics, @bondvigilantes, @interfluidity, @Pawelmorski, @sebastiengaly, @TradeDesk_Steve, @BergenCapital, @John_Hempton, @ericjackson, @TheStalwart, @m_delamerced, @herbgreenberg, @samgadjones, @MarioGabelli, @StoneStAdvisors, @MicroFundy, @Retail_Guru, @researchpuzzler, @tradefast, @Street_Insider, @Benzinga, @ReformedBroker, @abnormalreturns, @HedgeFundRisk, @AllAboutAlpha, @zerohedge, @footnoted, @ritholtz, @StockJockey, @Hedgeye, @bespokeinvest, @MebFaber, @LongShortTrader, @CapitalObserver, @marketfolly, @hedgefundinvest

    Am I missing anybody good that I should be following?

    You can learn so much just by reading the articles that these guys post (and sometimes even by what they say in 140 characters or less).
     
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    EPZM... boom!
     


  14. seeldoger47

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    Didn't realize you became a value investor.
     


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    Very beautiful morning today

    Never really enjoyed it, already feel a bit overloaded now



    True to some extent, though FT is similar to Economist (which I get as well) in terms of analysis. Don't have access to bloomberg terminal anyways

    Wish FT had more coverage, you can't just read FT as it doesn't have enough info.


    In general though think most helpful stuff is like the Baker avenue market sentiment email as it providesquick and clear info that has usually been pretty spot on for me at least
     


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