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Activision Stock is our Favorite Pick in the Video Game Space

In an article we published last week, we dove a bit into the console manufacturers and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) in our article. EA is the best performing of the major game producers up over 60% YTD while Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) are up 22% and 33%, respectively. All [...]

What Lies Ahead for EA Sports and the Video Game Publishers?

Every fall EA Sports (NASDAQ: EA) releases its latest game in the Madden series and the other video game developers prepare for the holiday season.  These stocks have all outperformed the market this year. Both Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) are up 32% year-to-date while EA Sports is up over 60%.  [...]

Quicken 2015 For Mac Review: It’s Finally Here

I’m very excited to announce that Quicken has finally released a full version of their popular personal finance software for Mac.  It’s Quicken 2015 for Mac.  Unlike past version of Quicken for Mac (i.e. Quicken Essentials), this is a full version of Quicken that includes Investment management and tracking, which is a feature that was [...]

4 Different Types of Spread Betters

Spread betting has grown increasingly popular due to its quick nature. For those who don’t know spread betting is simply wagering on an asset such as a share, currency, commodity, or treasury. Only unlike investing in financial products you’re not actually purchasing an asset. Instead, you’re wagering whether the asset chosen by you will go [...]

Residual Income: 7 Super Smart Ways to Build It

You’ve thought about it before: creating several streams of passive income to live off. But it just sounds too good to be true. I mean, how can a regular person like you create residual income? Obviously you know it can be done or people wouldn’t be buzzing about it all over the internet. Or are [...]

The Riskiest Investments You Can Make

Investing is a game that involves balancing the risk and reward of the thing you’re investing it.  However, there are some investments that are much riskier than others.  And these are investments that you should really think carefully about before jumping in.  Because, even though they’re risky, when they do yield rewards, the rewards are [...]

Do You Want to Invest in Future Business Leaders? Prodigy Finance Can Help.

Do you want to invest in future business leaders? Dumb question. Who wouldn’t? As you may have noticed the Peer to Peer lending industry is exploding. (Need proof? Read this, this, and this.) And now that these niche markets have emerged you have the opportunity to invest in just about any type of person you can [...]

The Easiest Way To Find Great Companies To Invest In

Thinking and finding companies to invest in can be hard.  That’s why I wanted to share with you the best way to find great companies that you can invest in right now.  It doesn’t require diligent research; it doesn’t require vast investment knowledge; and it doesn’t require any special skills.  All it requires is a [...]

3 Stock Market Investment Options

While stock market investment may have been historically associated with experienced traders or those approaching retirement, the financial landscape has changed considerably in the last decade. In fact, technological advancement and the removal of numerous barriers to entry has actually made stock market trading far more accessible to a younger demographic. This does not mean [...]

Five-Stocks Related to Global Sustainablity Issues

Morgan Stanley Research issued five “sustainability picks” earlier this month for investors. The stock picks are all companies that can benefit from the large long-term risks in the global market. The big risks were listed as climate change, water scarcity, vast urban waste, food insecurity, public heath burdens, economic inequality, and demographic cliffs. These risks [...]

Weird Stock Market Indicators

There are a lot of odd hypotheses and weird indicators when it comes to stock market performance over time.  I thought it would be fun to share a few that have actually been pretty successful over time (there are, of course, thousands of others that are not as successful).   Who knows, maybe there is some [...]

Investing in Real Estate: What You Should Know

Investing in real estate can be very profitable, but for the novice, it’s a good idea to get some sound advice before taking on another mortgage. There are blogs written by experts such as Huffington Post writer Dean Graziosi that share techniques for investing in real estate and generally educate people about this kind of [...]

The New Trend In Automated Savings: Auto-Escalation

When signing up for benefits this year, you may notice something different when it comes to your 401k contribution – opt-out auto-escalation.  Confused?  It’s the idea that employees need to decide NOT to join the 401k and NOT to increase contributions each year, rather than opt in. When enrolling in your benefits, you’ll notice something similar [...]

The Five Worst IRA Mistakes Made Everyday

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are great vehicles for investing in for retirement. However, as with anything the government creates, they don’t always make it easy to navigate the ins-and-outs of the product. If you currently have an IRA, or are thinking about starting to invest in an IRA, make sure that you don’t do these [...]

How to Invest in Companies Outside the USA

Our world is becoming more and more globalized each day. In other words, there is more international trading, more foreign transactions, and simply more interconnectivity between business and countries that are thousands of miles from each other. It is definitely an exciting time to be alive because with this globalization comes many opportunities that did [...]

How To Find and Vet A Financial Advisor for Millennials

Millennials are just starting to consider hiring financial advisors en mass, and many different types of financial advisory firms are starting to market specifically to young adults.  Some of these are online services like we’ve reviewed here: WiseBanyan and iQuantifi.  Others are more traditional firms, like Sophia Bera’s Gen Y Financial Planning, but even these firms mix [...]