What’s Going On With General Motors?

It’s getting crazy out there…           Aren’t you glad you have a sane voice of reason like the Gorilla to help you sort through all the madness? If you’ve been trading consistently over the past, say 40 to 50 years, then you know that the market, stocks and the financial world tend to operate under a set…


Take the Money and Run: Stock Exit Strategies

Stock tips are, more often than not, based on entry points. You find a commodity that looks promising, you decide to invest, and you buy in. If you’re a passive investor, you intend to hold onto the stock and watch the profits grow. If you’re more active, you intend to hold onto the stock for…


How to Trade Earnings Season

Every three months for about six weeks, the stock market goes through a series of fluctuations that are fueled by ecstasy and disappointment. Investors hover over their computer monitors, watching and listening for cues to enter or leave certain stock positions. Some of them pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Others…


Finding the Best Trading Platform for Beginners

It’s never been easier for new investors to enter the stock market. Beginners have tons of financial websites, programs, and mobile apps at their disposal. Settling on one that will usher you through the first stages of your investment career can be a challenge. In this post, we’ll help you understand what to look for…


Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

If you don’t get the reference that the title of his article is referring to… You may want to stop reading now – as you may have been living under a rock for the past 86 years. Yes, it’s the famous line when you get sent to jail while playing the game Monopoly – which…


How to Calculate Entry and Exit Points for Stocks

There are only two steps involved in stock trading:  Buying and selling. Those are the easy parts. What’s difficult is knowing exactly when to do them. Your stock entry point and exit strategy need to be aligned to maximize the profit potential. Here are a few approaches to think about when deciding when to jump…


Best Entry and Exit Indicators

The stock market is a reflection of human nature as much as it is of the economy. When we see a lot of people buy a product or follow a celebrity’s Twitter account, we’re more enticed to do so ourselves. When we see a lot of people stay away from a local restaurant or abandon…


The Number Games: What is Paper Trading?

You’ve probably heard the old (and we do mean old) joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Hilarious as that joke is (stop groaning), there’s a lot of truth to it. And it may also answer the question, “How do you get to Wall Street?” It’s important to learn about financial concepts in…


12 Entry Level Stocks for New Investors’ Portfolios

The road to personal financial wealth has to start somewhere. With all the complex and varied options on the stock market, it can be hard to find where that start is. While the main goal of any stock investor is to make profits on their holdings, it’s also important to build one’s portfolio in the…