Can a MOAT Protect my Investment Castle? Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat Research ETF

On May 2nd of 2012 I added the Market Vectors MOAT ETF to my inMessment Game Portfolio. Morningstar’s Wide Moat index has performed very well over the last 5 years. Read more into this post to see why I decided to add it to my portfolio. → Read More . . .

inMessment Game – First Quarter Results 2012

It is the end of the first Quarter for 2012. Time to review my inMessment Game results. Here you will see the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Q1 2012. → Read More . . .

What are the Nikkei 225, the Hang Seng, the SSE Composite, and the Straits Times? Asia Market Indexes, Investing Basics

I have written about the Major US Stock Market Indexes and the Major European Market Indexes. It is important to also cover the major Asian market indexes, the Nikkei 225, the Hang Seng, the SSE Composite, and the Straits Times. → Read More . . .

Stock Market Momentum, Find it with Stockcastics, Keep it with Stops

For 2012 I have decided to change my investing strategy. In my inMessment Game Portfolio, if you look at my 3rd Quarter and 4th Quarter results from 2011 you can see some drastic swings in my portfolio value. Even though I can see signs that buy and hold works I have to think there is a way to avoid some of the losses from July to October of 2011. → Read More . . .

inMessment Game – Fourth Quarter & Full Year Results 2011

The fourth quarter of 2011 has ended. Time to review my inMessment Game results and see how I have done. I will share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Q4. → Read More . . .

Dividends Can Really Help In Down Markets, They Beat Me In My inMessment Game

I noticed last weekend that I got bumped to 2nd place in my inMessment Game. Mayoman7 beat me out for the top spot. As the market has gone up and down this week, Mayoman7 and I have been swapping places as the leader. What has pushed Mayoman7’s portfolio to the top? Its the high dividend stock he chose. → Read More . . .

What are the FTSE 100, the DAX and the CAC 40? European Stock Market Indexes, Investing Basics

Recently I did a post on the Major US Stock Market Indexes. Many investing sites also list major market indexes for foreign markets. For the European markets it seems that there are three big favorites, the FTSE 100, the DAX and the CAC 40. → Read More . . .

Trading Suspended One Week For CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest

I got an email from CNBC yesterday stating that trading will be suspended for one week on the Million Dollar Portfolio Contest. This is a shocker! Apparently a few people found a loophole in the game and we using it to cheat the system. The biggest shocker is, “all player accounts will be reset to their opening balance. → Read More . . .

Stock Market Indexes, What are The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ – Investing Basics

When one starts investing in the US Stock Market, one soon become acquainted with the big thee stock market indexes: The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ. What are these three indexes that are listed on the home page of just about every major US online investment site? → Read More . . .

inMessment Game – Third Quarter Results 2011

The third quarter of 2011 has ended. Time to review my inMessment Game results and see how I have done. I will share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly events of Q3. → Read More . . .