Bear-Proof Investing by Kenneth E. Little

By Kenneth E. Little

Bear-Proof making an investment supplies the instruments and techniques you must guard your investments and place your self to take complete good thing about an rising bull marketplace. First to industry with a booklet on stable funding concepts geared toward maintaining present investments in a slow-growth financial system and falling inventory industry. writer is an funding professional and expert author. He focuses on transparent suggestions for starting and intermediate traders. In 2000, estimates ranged from 8-14% of families have been utilizing on-line funding prone. The greater than nine million families (8%) made up 15% of all families with investments. For years, it was once tough to not make cash within the inventory market—then without warning, traders all started asking "Now what do I do?" With high-tech shares fizzling and utilities and blue chips falling to embarrassing lows, traders watched retirement desires swap as bills reversed double-digit development premiums. the alternatives dealing with traders aren't any longer transparent reduce. Convert every little thing to money? Mutual money? price shares? actual property? Bonds? upload the voices of the day-by-day enterprise information which sound just like the finish of the area is close to and it really is no ask yourself traders are careworn. Your target in a endure industry is to carry your individual and place your self to exploit an rising bull industry.

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With full-service brokers considered by many investors a thing of the past, investors who opted to trade with discount brokers (both onand offline) had to do their own research, which is where the Internet really changed the playing field. Literally hundreds of Web sites offering information, research, and advice compete for investors’ attention. You have access to more information today than at any time in history. Caution Not all Web sites are equal. ” The downside of this flood of information is the possibility that investors will panic or make hasty decisions based on information they receive in nearly real time.

There will be higher highs and higher lows. 52 BEAR-PROOF INVESTING VOLUME SIGNS Watching the market volume (the number of shares traded) can give you additional confirmation as to the “lower lows and lower highs” approach. As the market hits these marks, take note if volume is increasing or decreasing. If volume is increasing from one lower low to the next (within a couple of days), you may be looking at a bear. What you are seeing is downward momentum, and it can be a powerful force in the market.

Watching indexes can lead to a short-term mindset. ” Although this situation has been around for some time, the recent skyrocketing and subsequent crash of the Nasdaq has focused more attention on understanding the differences between multiple markets. In many ways, you get a clearer picture of what is happening from the economic indicators we discussed in the last chapter. Nevertheless, what follows is a quick overview of the major indexes and some sense of how they fit into the overall picture.

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