The Day Ahead: Invest Like the Mighty Seagull

I am writing this on a picnic table at a small public beach. To my left is a floating barge that may hold all the useless Martha Stewart (MSO) China-sourced junk that J.C. Penney (JCP) will soon need to mark down. To the right is a majestic seagull -- and the wisdom he offers is that intense, dedicated, daily focus on the market is essential. A seagull will passionately zero in on ripping the flesh from a captured crab leg, much as you should have a laser-like focus with your own investing practices. The market is not a casino; it is a living, breathing organism that has to be closely tracked so it doesn't run amok and destroy your portfolio.

Today's friendly reminder is borne of insights I've gleaned from personal experience. As a general rule, new clients tend to arrive at my doorstep completely bewildered by the tiny nuances of the market. Many don't even understand how I find the market-related stuff that I do, and for those who do get it, they fail to stitch together the clues to take the badly needed remedies in their own portfolios....482 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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