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Timing the Stock Market AND Being Ready for Successful Stock Investing

16 May 2016 Posted by EricStasak

Over decades, we have made our money in stocks by identifying companies that are expanding earnings due to a catalyst such as a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or new product(s), or changes in the company’s market …   We say that understanding the specific catalyst occurring at the company is knowing the “story” about […]

A Clear Objective and a Strong System

02 May 2016 Posted by EricStasak

Our objective at Stock Market Companion is to – Teach business finance concepts in a manner that is easy to understand, so that opportunities and risks can be properly understood and acted upon. Teach an exciting system for sound and successful common stock investing. Prepare a generation of people to understand how to impact the […]

Preparing Yourself for Successful Investing … It’s S.I.M.P.L.E.

24 Apr 2016 Posted by EricStasak

In an interview for the Financial Times over 20 years ago, Warren Buffett mentioned the importance of being “ready for a handful of good investments each year”.   Here are some ideas for you to be “ready” to invest successfully – Be sufficiently equipped and knowledgeable about stocks and stock investing, that you know how to […]

How to Find Stocks of Companies to invest in which may soon be… On The MOVE Higher

17 Apr 2016 Posted by EricStasak

Adapted from the Stock Market Companion’s Investor’s Tool Kit – Power Tools Notebook … Remember that having a handful of good ideas a year is sufficient for real growth.  (That’s what Warren Buffet mentioned in his 1992 interview with the Financial Times and put things into appropriate perspective for me.) One very good way to […]

Markets have recovered strongly off recent lows. Limited upside.

26 Mar 2016 Posted by EricStasak

The markets have now recovered strongly off recent lows.  The recovery has been aggressive.  Those market participants who were caught off-guard and watched the market fail quickly are now in a place to gracefully exit the market on this rebound. For educational purposes, one method to participate in market moves to the downside is to […]

Learn to Read Early Signs of a Possible Turnaround… Alcoa in the Spotlight

14 Oct 2013 Posted by EricStasak

Earnings season in the U.S. represents the quarterly time of year when publicly traded companies publish their corporate earnings.  Traditionally, Alcoa, Inc. (Ticker: AA) is the first company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to report earnings and represents the start of earnings season in the U.S.   But things have now changed!  Alcoa has been […]

Re-Igniting Your Interest with the Stock Market and Stock Investing

07 Sep 2013 Posted by EricStasak

Start investing again… Are you finding your interest in investing re-igniting?  This can happen after seasons in our lives when we have been unable or uninterested in following the markets. When you find yourself refocusing on what is taking place in the markets, consider these points – Pick the S&P 500 as your guide to […]