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A busybody on a dinosaurs butt, or the hood-winking of the american financier - investing


Have you ever noticed how some words in the English expression are so effortlessly named for what they describe? And how some words seem to be, I guess you could say, backwards? For instance, the word sunflower! How wonderfully aptly named is the sunflower, that attractive blonde flower that follows the sun from sunrise to sunset.

And then there are those words in the English foreign language where there connotation appears to be backward, so to speak - like limited-access highway and driveway. When my car is parked at home, I would think it would be parked on, well, a limited-access highway - and when I'm on the road energetic somewhere, I would think I'd be compelling on a - a driveway.

In the stock bazaar world, I think the word analyst is a absolute word in the English dialect and agent sounds right to me, too. And this leads me to what I call the 'brainwashing mantras' of Wall Street.

The training mantras of Wall Avenue may take the form of a number, such as a stock rating of 1, 2, 3 etc. Or the mantras may be a star, 1 star, 2 stars etc. The mantras may be a word or a group of words- attractive, unattractive, neutral, advertise perform, bazaar out-perform, bazaar under-perform, promote under-weight, advertise equal weight, advertise over-weight, sector perform, biting buy, buy, sell, beefy sell.

These mantras are so embedded in Wall Avenue and investor's minds that they have produced multi-billion buck industries. There are other types of mantras, such as RSI (relative depth index-a trading amount indicator), Bollinger Bands (named after its designer John Bollinger (he use to be a common on CNBC) and the bands deal with the channels a stock trades in, in next of kin to its 'moving average'- a different mantra), Stochastics (used to tell if a stock is 75 % overbought - too many associates have been buying) or 25% oversold (too many associates have been selling), Momentum, MACD Convergence/Divergence- price of stock, up or down, in next of kin to its heartrending average), 50 day, 200 day affecting averages, triple bottoms and tops, pendants, flags, bear and bull markets, head and shoulders formations, alter ego bottoms, P/E ratios etc, etc, etc, etc.

All these mantras serve a end (and if you're liable to trade in the promote they are, I admit, advantageous tools) - they conceive commissions.

And in my opinion, have no consequence what-so-ever for the long-term, dollar-cost averaging, business patron of company's shares, free of administration charges, whose companies raise their payment every year, with the investor's idea or aim being to bestow an 85% tax-free income, all through ever-increasing dividends for the rest of their lives, no be important what the price of the stock at any given time in the bazaar place may be. (Whew! What a sentence!)

Here's a further hymn that comes to mind - 'consensus estimates'. The analysts that adhere to a business on Wall Boulevard formed this mantra. There may be three analysts or thirty analysts subsequent a business and a consensus assess of the company's next academic journal income will be projected from these analysts.

For example, last accommodate the business XYZ had album balance of 90 cents a share. The company's consensus assessment predicted by the analyst for the next cut up is for one buck a share. XYZ on the day the balance are to be announced is advertising at $40. 00 a share. The dividend for the ballet company are reported at some stage in the day and XYZ reported creation 95 cents a share, lost the analyst consensus estimates of one buck and the stock directly drops to $38. 00 a share. Never mind that XYZ had just made an added accommodate of background earnings, never mind that XYZ is paying a 4% payment and has raised their extra for the past twenty-five to thirty consecutive years (and three months from now the as a rule scheduled payment augment will occur; after all, they'll have the money to raise it again, with best balance and all).

The only words that I can come up with to clarify this type of stock price activities after since a touch akin come to pass time and again by means of the years are 'brainwashing tune at work. '

I think I would be careless if I didn't at least bring up the look after of all mantras - the mutual fund, all the same I hesitate to mess with this mantra. (They being soooo big in investor's minds, and me just being a lowly meddler on a dinosaurs butt; it certainly shouldn't be important what I say, one way or the other. )

As I write this, some are in such a mess - caused by against the law trading practices figure investors tens of millions of dollars. One mutual fund has been fined $100 million, a new $125 million. I admiration where they'll get the money to pay the fine. I have faith in all investors in a fund pay the fund's in service expenses, as well as the fund's marketing and management fees. They are called 'hidden fees' (I don't consider there is a clandestine 'fee-fees'- this would be a fee that enables you to pay the fees - naw! Don't laugh- one mutual fund in recent times had been fined 450 million for 'hidden fee' practices). It is really, at the time of this inscription to early to affect if the mutual fund conscientiousness has been 'riding a good horse to death.

There is an giant total of financier dollars at the bottom of some giant salaries on Wall Street. Just a short time ago (the summer of 2003), Richard Grasso, the once past head (CEO) of the New York stock barter was compulsory to resign, after his salary for the past 2 years were made public. His salary - 12 million a year for the past two years, a check for $48 million, which his advisor optional he benefit (which he did) and a pay-package of $139. 5 million (which he hasn't returned, as of this writing-mid-2004 and a claim to claim some of the assessment is pending).

Now, that is just one man's salary on Wall Avenue and it is definitely good work if you can get it! Where did all this money for his salary come from? If the money didn't come from investor's dollars, why were Boarding house fund managers so outraged by Grasso's salary that they threatened to pull billions of Hostel fund dollars from the New York exchange?

I actually don't know where the money came from to pay his salary. What I do know is the one place where the money for his salary didn't come from, and that is from the Stockopoly investor. Not one cent!

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About The Author

Charles M. O'Melia is an creature depositor with approximately 40 years of come into contact with and passion for the stock market. Dramatist of the book 'The Stockopoly Plan', soon to be on the loose by American Book Publishing.

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