More Posts by Robert Farrington

5 Types of People You Shouldn’t Take Investment Advice From

When you make that first, all-important decision to enter the immensely impressive and confusing world of investing, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of all sorts of unsolicited advice. While some (but probably not all) of it is well meant, it’s important to keep in mind that investment decisions are best made according to […]

Investing Tip #174: Dogs of the Dow Strategy is Simple with Good Returns

Pick up the top ten dividend yielding companies out of the 30 listed on DJIA. These are known as Dogs of the Dow. Re-balance your portfolio every year. This strategy produces return better than DJIA over a long period If you want to learn more check out these resources: When Interest Rates Rise Look for […]

Investing Tip #173: Focus on Investment Quality, Not Quantity

Your investing success depends on the correct selection of companies and buying them at the correct price. To be a successful investor, you do not need a large number of stocks. You need only a few outstanding companies. Keep your list of stocks short packed with the best companies. Focus on investment quality, not quantity. […]

Investing Tip #172: Don’t Invest in Treasuries When Interest Rates are Likely to Increase

When interest rates are low, yields on treasuries are also low and their prices are high. Yields and market price move in opposite directions. If interest rates increase in the future, the treasuries price will decline recording a loss for you. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Treasury Bills: A Smart […]

Investing Tip #171: Follow Your Own Set of Investing Rules

Investing decisions should be based on long term goals and not on emotional reactions. Benjamin Graham, father of Value Investing, advises to maintain discipline with your own set of rules and keep patience. If you want to learn more check out these resources: The Five Best Investing Books You Should Read The Value Investing Cheat […]

What Should I Do When My Student Loan Grace Period Expires?

If you graduated this past Spring, you’re facing a tough situation soon – your student loan grace period is going to be out of deferment and you’re going to have to start making monthly payments… ouch. For most student loan borrowers, you get a 6 month grace period after graduation. So for May and June […]

Investing Tip #170: Look at a Company’s Product Life Cycle

The growth of business depends on the present stage of the product demand and chances of new substitute products coming into market. Select market leaders who can sustain their edge over time. Some products are short lived and replaced by new hi-tech products. Invest in companies with products unlikely to be replaced. If you want […]

How to Deal with Commercial Rent Arrears

Recent changes to legislation have introduced a new procedure for landlords attempting to take action against a commercial tenant in arrears.  While the changes aren’t completely radical, they do somewhat weaken a landlord’s position in an already difficult situation – and the new system requires that certain specific conditions are met before any recovery can […]

Investing Tip #169: Invest Up to 5% of Your Portfolio in Bullions

Bullions such as Gold and Silver are safe and liquid investments. They are used as a hedge against inflation, currency devaluation and economic crisis. Keep a mix of Gold and Silver constituting 5% of your portfolio. If you want to learn more check out these resources: The Pros and Cons of Investing in Gold The […]

Bitcoins: Three Scenarios in Which You’d Use Them

Bitcoins are a digital currency becoming more frequently used for online payments and even investing. In the past Bitcoins were generally used when purchasing an item from another country, but that has now changed. More and more mega retailers are beginning to accept this kind of currency. But that doesn’t mean you should immediately open […]

Investing Tip #168: Stick to These Three Simple Trading Rules

For maximum effectiveness follow these three simple trading rules: keep your bets small, cut losers and ride winners. Set your cut off percent for loss and profit bookings. Keep emotions under control, especially when the market is volatile. If you want to learn more check out these resources: 7 Ways to NOT Blow Your Trading […]

How to Learn to Trade Forex

I’m a firm believer of knowing what you’re doing before you start investing. But let’s face it – most of the time investing isn’t hard at all. If you stick with what you know and keep your plan simple you’ll be just fine. Today I want to talk about a different type of investing – […]

Investing Tip #167: Don’t Try to Beat the Market

Behavioral Finance says individual investors should aim at making reasonable earnings on their portfolio. They should not attempt to beat the market. Trying to beat the market is a losing game. If you want to learn more check out these resources: What Do You Tell the Successful Stock Picker? Could a Monkey Beat Your Portfolio?

Saving Money for a University Education

Although a higher education is extremely important, securing the necessary funds can be quite challenging. Notwithstanding the government grants and loans available, what are some other ways to save money over time? For both students and parents alike, this important question should be addressed. Let us have a quick look at some of the most […]

10 Short Term Investments For Young Investors

Right now, the market is at all time highs, but it’s starting to pull back. If you’re a young investor and don’t want to see an immediate decline in your portfolio, now’s a good time to consider short term investment options. Short term investments typically don’t see the growth of longer term investments, but that’s […]