Is the Stock Market a Zero Sum Game?

A zero-sum game is a game in which the magnitude of one player’s success will be equal to the magnitude of another player or players’ failures. For example, when you play Texas Hold ‘Em with your four buddies, every dollar that goes into every pot came from somebody’s wallet. At the end of the night,…

Are Your Dividends Safe?

Very few things in the stock market are certain. Share price, earnings, market sentiment, and breaking news stories are all variables that are constantly changing on a day-to-day or month-to-month basis. However, there is one thing that is a certainty and guarantees you a consistent return: dividends! But before you stuff your portfolio with high-yielding…

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A friend of mine asked me today, “So now that you are writing for the Motley Fool and your articles are linked on CNN Money and Yahoo Finance and the like, are you going to keep updating your website? Won’t you just be linking to your articles on Motley Fool?” I must admit, I was…

The Best Bank Today: Wells Fargo or JPMorgan Chase

Investing in banks has normally brought me consistently great returns because the business model of a bank is, at it’s core,¬†very simple, and the services that they offer will always be in demand.¬†With the S&P 500 up over 140% in the past five years, however, it’s getting harder and harder to find undervalued stocks worth…

Is Warren Buffett Taking Your Money?

No matter how inexperienced you may be when it comes to the stock market, chances are you’ve heard of Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is one of the most famous market investors of all time. In my book, Beating Wall Street with Common Sense, I have an…

My New Job at Motley Fool!

So apparently someone at Motley Fool was impressed enough with my writing to hire me on as a freelance stock analyst! My first article (that might seem a little familiar for anyone who is a tradingcommonsense.com regular…) was published yesterday here: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/05/01/is-it-time-to-own-china-in-your-portfolio.aspx and my second article was published today here: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/05/02/is-bank-of-americas-4-billion-error-overblown-or-a.aspx And, for the record,…