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12/18/11
Watch-outs 32. Limit investor orders, teaching politics and cyber crime alerts
Filed under: Position Searching, Legal matters, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 11:59 am

SMALL INVESTOR SUGGESTIONS
SOURCE:  J. Zweig, WSJ 12-10-11, p. B1
How small investors can get stomped
Article advises several noteworthy investment
axioms.  (1) avoid open-ended orders
That means no market orders.  Use “limit
orders with sell above a set price and buy below
a set price.”  (2) Confirm each trade and
immediately follow up and report errors promptly.

OFFICE POLITICS
SOURCE:  J. Pfeiffer, WSJ 10-24-11, p. R6
Don’t dismiss office politics– teach it
So many times I have heard and felt the
dislike of politics.  The use of influence without
formal authority or how power gets worked out
on a day to day basis are examples.  Data,
information, goals and issues play a role.  The
article touches on a proactive perspective that
politics is universal and can be taught.  Goal
oriented effective networking and understanding
how actions and behaviors are read and
interpreted.

Interesting perspective.

SCAMS, ‘SMISHING’, ‘LIFEJACKING’
IN CELLPHONES AND SOCIAL NETS
SOURCE:  K. Blumenthal, WSJ 12-17-11, p. B8.
Think before you Click
Cybercrime and malware have cruel, unexpected
and unwanted outcomes.  With a puchline:
“All scams have an emotional hook,”
this article offers some preventions we should
consider.

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