Weekend Watcher: Basic Survival Skills for a Frazzling Market

"How could this guy possibly be lending advice on anything other than the Greek election?" you may ask as you read further. That would be totally fair commentary -- but, hey, I have already examined the subject and am mentally prepared, besides. More important, there will come a moment when the principles learned in Investing 101 will supersede the Greek news of the day, and that's where you'll find it vital to be prepared with solid strategies. In my opinion, loads of lessons should have been gleaned in the past two months -- and you should keep track of these for future reference as you continue monitoring your positions.

Today, I want to demonstrate how the market will read most good corporate earnings news when it's dealing with a bout of psychosis. I believe the guide below works best in periods of moderate to rising stress on the markets. During these periods, the market is looking for excuses to sell, regardless of any positives the investor is able to spot in a company's 8-K form with the SEC. Keep in mind that, when you observe a stock pulling back on broad-market travails after the company issues a respectable earnings report, this is a company you should revisit as volatility subsides -- and it will subside after a while....433 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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