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Retirement Rule No. 1: Don't Trust Robots With Your Investment

Simply buying and holding the S&P 500 index far outperformed all of the computer-driven techniques from 18 different robo-advisory services.

The Trading Psychologist: Let's Talk Earnings, the Fed and Beyond Meat

The key to effective trading lies in thinking like a psychologist.

Jim Cramer: Don't Make the Mistake of Thinking the Market Is All About the Fed

From Adobe to Zendesk, plenty of stocks will rise or fall regardless of what the central bank does.

How I Knew to Bet Against Tesla, Netflix and Other Stocks

Hint: I did my homework and acted when I felt I had the advantage over other market players.

Jim Cramer: The Definition of Insanity? Pre-Market Trading

Much of it occurs when someone jumps the gun, deciding that the headlines must be traded without any knowledge of what is underneath them.

It Is Selling, Not Buying, That Is the Key to Market Success

Selling is the most powerful tool we possess as traders and investors.

Office Properties Is Home to High Rewards, but Not a Good Night's Sleep

Yielding nearly 9%, this high-risk real estate investment trust is alluring, but also risky.

Trading Psychology: Fixing a Big Ego

Nobody can demonstrate consistent success being lucky for a long period of time. But skill can be prolonged with good discipline, control, risk management and little ego to get in the way.

Oil Bounces and Big-Picture Pundits Grow Louder as Their Guesswork Continues

It can be enlightening to embrace the idea that no one really knows what will happen next and to approach the market from that standpoint.

The Psychology of Taking Losses

Here are the 3 keys to using stops.