More Posts by Robert Farrington

Investing Tip #178: Ignore Market Sentiment

Sentiment can change overnight with an unexpected event or news, but not the ground realities. The market may react sharply and share price may move in either direction. Don’t buy or sell during this period. Let the market cool. If you want to learn more check out these resources: How Your Personality Type Dictates Your […]

Professional Resume Templates For College Graduates

It’s never too early to start thinking about building a resume for after college. In fact, the college graduates that get the best jobs are the ones that are networking right now, applying for the jobs early, and interviewing in the Spring. To make that happen, you need to consistently keep an up-to-date resume. This […]

Investing Tip #177: Invest Wisely to Beat Inflation

Inflation causes money to lose value. Money will not buy the same amount of goods or services in the future as it does now. It is therefore important to consider inflation as a factor in any long-term investment strategy. Look at an investment’s ‘real’ rate of return, which is the return after inflation. The aim […]

Investing Tip #176: Investing Does Not Mean Gambling

Gambling depends on pure luck. Your luck works for you. When investing, you don’t put money on luck. You put your money in well researched investment products where your money can grow. Investments are generally for longer term, for larger needs and future demands. If you want to learn more check out the following resources: Investing […]

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 […]