Doug Goldstein, CFP©, director of Profile Investment Services Ltd., and Jack Schwager, author of the Market Wizards series, examine what qualities make a good stock market trader. Why do some investors do well in the stock market and others don’t.

Is stock market success due to good luck or skill? Jack asserts that intuition is a real phenomenon among investors. However, it is not as common as new investors think.


Jack emphasizes that vigilance and good research are the most important criteria for success with an investment portfolio. He shares with Doug how to know if you just got lucky or if you discovered a winning algorithm.

Is there a reliable measure of a good stock?


Many investors depend on the P/E (price earnings ratio) of a stock as an indicator of whether it is a “good buy.”

Doug explains how the P/E ratio is calculated, discusses whether it really is a reliable measure of a quality stock. Is a stock’s P/E a reliable indication as to how it might perform?

Listen to the show to discover how to improve your stock picking skills.




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Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning and investment services firm specializing in working with Americans living in Israel who have investment accounts in America. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Contact at