Five Ways Protect Your Wealth in a Stock Market Crash

Learn more about protecting wealth with 1) Asset Allocation, 2) Market Timing, 3) Stop-loss Orders, 4) Structured Products including annuities, 5) Put options.

Online Broker Commission and Margin Rates Comparison Grid

Check out this Cost Comparison of Commission and Margin Rates at Interactive Brokers (IB), E*Trade, Fidelity, Scottrade, Schwab, TD Ameritrade and Vanguard. Talk to Successful Portfolios' team of expert Certified Financial Planners and Chartered Financial Analysts. We'll help you choose the best online broker to suit your investment management objectives.

Stock Picking, Short Selling and Put Options

Stock picking is not easy.  Sure you can make money picking stocks.  But the real question is can you do better than simply buying a low cost index ETF?  Most investors can’t.  Picking stocks to short-sell is even tougher.  To execute a short-sale you pick a stock that you think will go down.  Then you [...]

Bottom Fishing Stock Market Turnaround Situations

...What once may have been a respected, widely-held large cap stock is now a despised and embarrassing penny stock subject to exchange delisting. Many times these companies go bankrupt and stockholders lose everything. Other times a turnaround develops that offers favorable short-term trading opportunities. Some turnaround situations even prove to be long-term stock market winners going forward. It is important to recognize that a stock can represent a good investment risk even if it's highly likely to decline in price and eventually become worthless. Let me explain...