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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.

Beware of Outside Influence

Pay strict attention to sentiment indicators

2 Strategies for Tapping Into Dividend Royalty

There are ways to invest in the basket of companies that have increased their dividends for years on end that go beyond ETFs; here are a couple of them.

Are You an Investor or a Gamer?

The best way to navigate the market in the shorter term is to treat it like a glorified game.

The Nasdaq A/D Line Peaked Months Ago: Danger Will Robinson

'It is not a healthy market when the generals are still going up and the troops are in retreat.'