In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Three Problematic Stocks in the Portfolio

    I’ve had five problematic stocks in the portfolio in the past few months, and it was a scenario where I tried to take advantage of the momentum of the stock price, but the stock did a nose dive just after purchasing it.

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    The Dilemma with Selling Stocks and Capital Gains Tax

    When buying and selling stocks, I have to remind myself that I need to always focus on the Capital Gains Tax that will occur upon selling that stock.

    You sell before 1 year, and the IRS will take a big chunk of your profits at 35%. Sell after 365 days and you’ll be taxed at the lower rate of 15%. Big difference, right?

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    4 Strategies for Beating High Frequency Trading

    4 Strategies for Beating High Frequency Trading No doubt, when lay people think of the stock market, they think only that you will lose all your money. But, if they were experts in the field, they would only be thinking of the ways in which you can profit from

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  • Beginning the Second Half of 2017 Doing Research

    Beginning the Second Half of 2017 Doing Research I’m up early this morning doing some stock market research to kick off the second half of 2017. Yes, boring stuff, I know… But, I’m dedicated to finding the right stocks to invest in the second half, and researching the current

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    This Year’s Winners and Losers Year-to-Date 2017

    This Year’s Winners and Losers Year-to-Date 2017 Part of sharing my experience with the stock market is in part to share the wealth of information with others, and to provide a place to document my own personal journey. So, today ends the first half of 2017 as we move

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