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 . . .

Trading Strategies for the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest – NOT INVESTING!

The CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest is only on for 10 weeks. Sep. 19 to Nov. 25, 2011. Then the contest is over. This is not investing. In fact, having an investing mindset is not likely to get me very far in the contest. This is the mindset in which I set up my first contest portfolio. At this point that portfolio is barely breaking even. To do well in a game like this I must have a short-term, maybe even day-trading mindset. → Read More . . .

In Full Swing After Two Days! CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest

After just two days the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest is in full swing! I currently have six Equity holdings in only one of the five game portfolios. As of September 20, 2011, I am ranked 35363rd. I am not at a big risk of winning the vacation trip this week! → Read More . . .