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Investing basics

Don't Wait for Good News -- You'll Have Already Missed the Bus

Here's how to play the market without missing the bottom and climb back on top.

Managing Emotions Is Key to Navigating a Fast-Moving Market

Keeping emotions in check not only makes you less impulsive but also helps you consider the market more objectively.

'Generational Lows' Are Rare, but Opportunities Are Endless

Some market participants lament that they missed the moment -- a supposed low of a generation -- but the reality is they haven't missed a thing.

Bear Markets Do End, But What Should Investors Be Doing Now?

At the end of the day, investors really have only three choices to make when managing an investment portfolio -- buy, hold, or sell.

Trust the Process and Don't Get on the Elevator Too Soon

Avoid entering the market elevator as it is going down because there's no telling right now how far it may fall; wait for the up elevator instead.

An Opened and Closed Case for Same Day Trades

There's no way to sugarcoat this approach I'm using. It's purely technical. If you don't believe in technical setups or trading charts, then you can stop reading here.

It's Never Too Late to Take Action: Navigating a Market Correction

Here are 5 steps to help put yourself back in control.

The Siren Song of Market Timing

It's satisfying to predict the moment the indices reverse, but it is a quest that costs most investors far more than they'd gain if they used a different method.

It's Time to Size Up How Well You Can Stomach a Roller Coaster Ride

Some investors can handle the downs that come with the ups while others become squeamish, so consider how a pullback could affect you.

Which Is More Important -- Saying You Were 'Right' or Making Cash?

You may be correct in market predictions -- at some point -- but following the indicators and other sign posts and investing accordingly is a better bet.