Essential Holiday Reading

The majority of investors today get the bulk of their information from the Internet. Investors have become accustomed to staring at the computer screen and while it is a marvelous revolution in information dissemination, there are some unfortunate side effects from an investing perspective. The most obvious is the rapid speed with which such information travels as this has the ultimate effect of leading to a rapid response by investors. A stock tanks by 15% and many, instead of taking the time to find out why, simply react -- often without being fully informed.

This week of Thanksgiving begins what tends to be a light-volume, inconsistent market until the new year. After this week, you have a couple weeks before another two-week period of light market activity due to the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. Many investors relax in anticipation of the new year and the onslaught of corporate earnings....387 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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