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White Top View Blog Podcasts

White Top View Blog Podcasts! Listen to White Top View Blog Posts on the Go! You will soon be able to listen to the White Top View blog posts thanks to the excellent service created by Jozef Nagy of Beginning next week I will link each new blog post to the audio feed as soon as it becomes available. Then you can listen directly from the White Top Investor website or download the podcast from iTunes or directly from This is an exciting new service for White Top Investor and the White Top View blog! Both Jozef and I want your opinion. Please post comments and feedback below!

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Woman looking and pointing up and asks, "High frequency trading does what for me...or should I ask, does what to me?"

High Frequency Trading and You

High Frequency Trading, HFT a stock exchange rescue strategy of hyper-computer, communication and algorithms producing incredible consequences. A basic strategy erupted into a hyper-technology monster episode now producing incredible consequences.

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Options can quickly go sideways or turn against you.

If you must look at Options

If you must look at options, begin by reading, Options for Dummies by George A. Fontanills. This low cost and readily available introductory book gives good basic coverage of the options spectrum. It serves as a good reference to keep on hand.
Last discussion I made it clear that option trades have no place in a beginner’s portfolio. It is good to be aware of them and to learn about them. Only consider using options after you become a knowledgeable and experienced investor.

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Options expire...understand before using.

Are options an option?

NO options nohow – danger for new investors! Options have no place in the portfolio of anyone new to investing. You must master investing basics before you consider looking at or using any derivative. Options are a type of derivative. Derivatives are financial creations “derived” or based on a real asset. They are bets on a future price for the underlying asset. Extreme losses can be quickly realised when you get ahead of yourself while learning to invest. Getting into derivatives too soon can be a danger to your wealth.

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Stock market volatility can startle new investors

Benjamin Graham and a market myth

Benjamin Graham and a market myth: voting emotions or weighing facts plus discussion of the myth that small investor behavior causes market panics. Stock market volatility can startle investors and cause fear. However the ‘Small investor behavior causes market panics’, is self-righteous, self-serving nonsense promoted by some stock market professionals. When you know and understand the stock market, you can confidently watch markets without worry.

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Characteristics of successful investors

4 Traits of successful investors

Anyone can develop the 4 Traits of successful investors: they learn and know investing. They pay attention, use an investment plan, are prepared to decide and act quickly and proactively as needed. They know both investing and markets while remaining attentive to both their holdings and the markets. By paying attention and planning ahead, they can decide quickly and act promptly and proactively as needed. That dependably produces their superior returns while they build greater financial security. You can make the choice of becoming a superior investor.

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Reaction to headlines can hurt investors

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained

Headline news warnings and stock market risks explained as possible market overreactions. Reactive trading and emotions can drive market action. At such times, turmoil, not smart investing decisions, drive markets. To avoid being spooked, and trading with your emotions, inform yourself, do your homework and take the long view.

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Auto sales matter to the economy

Autos, jobs and the FED

Autos, jobs and the FED Part 2 of 2 in the White Top View series: Key Market Indicators. Part 1, 4 Signals cut through stock market noise introduced these key market indicators. This time auto sales, employment and the Fed or U.S. Federal Reserve funds rate are discussed.

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4 Key economic indicators stack up

4 Key market indicators cut the noise

Key market indicators for anyone interested in stock market direction are reports of house prices, auto sales, employment and the FED fund rate. Together, these indicators reliably point to the stock market direction. They are dependable indicators on the collective economic activity of the population. Stock market direction consistently follows the direction of the general economy.

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