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What About the Stock Market? | Terry Savage – Huffington Post

What’s the worst thing that could happen to your stock market portfolio? The obvious answer is a bear market, one that takes the popular averages down at least 20 percent. In fact, many bear markets have seen a loss of twice that magnitude, including the bear of 2007-2009, which took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 54 percent from top […]

A Serial Short Seller Asks “Do Governments & Central Banks Ever Lose?”

Submitted by Jared “The 10th Man” Dillian via MauldinEconomics.com,We are about a week into the Greek non-crisis, and nothing especially scary has happened. Stocks opened up lower a couple of times, and there was one wild trading day in EURUSD, but everything is essentially unchanged. Which surprised everyone. Including me, a little.I used to be a plunger. Loved shorting stuff. […]

For Today’s Investors: Ignorance Is Not Bliss – It Is Oblivion

Submitted by Tim Price via The Cobden Centre,

“We’re not gonna make it, are we ? People, I mean.”
“It is in your nature to destroy yourselves.”
“Yeah. Major drag, huh ?”
From James Cameron’s ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’.
Here is a thought experiment. It is January 2000. The last wild Pyrenean ibex has been found dead, squashed by a tree. America Online has just […]

Major drag, huh ?

“We’re not gonna make it, are we ? People, I mean.”
“It is in your nature to destroy yourselves.”
“Yeah. Major drag, huh ?”
–       From James Cameron’s ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’.
Here is a thought experiment. It is January 2000. The last wild Pyrenean ibex has been found dead, squashed by a tree. America Online has just announced an agreement to buy Time […]

Playing Defense In The Stock Market Right Now Doesn't Make You …

I’ve taken some flak recently for my persistently bearish views of the stock market over the past year. Rightfully so. I’ve been dead wrong. And with a record level of bulls it should come as no surprise that they’d like gloat.But I’d like to make a few things clear. First, I’m not a perma-bear. Far from it. I was rip-snorting bullish […]

10 Rules All Penny Stock Traders Must Live By – Timothy Sykes

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Plenty of people think of penny stock traders like the cowboys of the Wild West, as if we were all running around some kind of lawless financial environment – jumping in and out of volatile stocks at the slightest twitch of the market.But the thing is, trading like that – without any rules in place to protect your trades and […]

Dennis Gartman's warning for investors – CNBC.com

ECB’s Greek ploy grabs Gartman’s attention
Discussing how earnings; Europe and oil impacted today’s trade, with Dennis Gartman of the Gartman Letter; CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg and CNBC’s Jeff Cox.
The rocky market action of the past week or so has prompted noted investor Dennis Gartman to issue a warning to his fellow investors: Be careful.”Use puts, use positions to defend yourself. […]

UPDATE: 17-year-old claims to have made millions playing the …

Updated 12/15/14 at 2:54 p.m.(CNBC) — The story about a high school student making outrageous amounts of money playing stocks has apparently been over-exaggerated.17-year-old, Mohammed Islam says that he does not know where the reported number came from, but claims that it is inaccurate.Islam says the actual number is still believed to be in the millions, but he declined to say […]

2015 Stock Market Report: Anthony Swarzak – Twinkie Town

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsSwarzak has been Minnesota’s swing man and long reliever since 2011.It’s a thankless job, being a long reliever. Not good enough over multiple innings to start and not good enough to come out and mow down the opposition over short appearances, long relief still requires of a pitcher a set of skills that aren’t always easily found. […]