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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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Diebold Turnaround Could Create Value for Investors

Diebold’s products are used almost every day by people across the world.  Diebold is best known as the manufactures of ATMs. It is in the midst of a turnaround that could generate value for investors.  It is not a sexy story, and that has left it under covered.  Often in those circumstances, investors can find […]

Are You Scared to Invest in Yourself and Your Future?

I recently read an article that discussed the fear that surrounds investing and accumulating wealth. I have to admit, I am slowly overcoming my own fears around investing as well as my own preconceived notions of what it means to be “rich.” As a person in debt, investing and building wealth can seem volatile, uncertain, […]

The Firm that Specialist Fund Managers Trust – John Hancock Investments

John Hancock Investments has been the pioneer of innovation on the fiercely competitive financial markets of the world. Successful investments specialists with enviable client portfolios continue to feel empowered with John Hancock’s novel manager-of-manager approach that makes the form stand strong and tall in the volatile investments fund management market. Trust John Hancock to walk […]

How Shark Tank is Making Me a Better Investor

I’m enjoying the new season of Shark Tank, a reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to venture capitalists who decide whether or not to invest in a business. The show provides some great investment lessons from very successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. Here are just a few reminders that Shark Tank gives […]

Do You Make These 6 Investing Mistakes?

Everyone makes mistakes.  But if you learn from those mistakes, it never a bad thing.  However, it is even better if you can learn from others’ mistakes and avoid making them in the first place.  Here are six common investing mistakes that you could be making right now!  Read up, and try to avoid them […]

11 of the BEST Money Saving Hacks for College Students

Interested in hacking your way through college? Or at least saving money in some very unique and very smart ways? Who isn’t! As a college student you need to be stretching your dollars as far as they can go. So you can put your money toward more important things…….like tuition. If you’re ready to supercharge […]

Why the Street Hates Utility Stocks

Utilities are the classic defensive investment.  Generally slow growing, but high-yielding and inexpensive relative to earnings, utilities are the traditional dividend value stock. Now Wall Street seems to have turned on the utilities business.  Should you listen?   What Utilities Really Are An understanding of what utilities actually do really helps to explain why Wall […]

The Best Self Employed Retirement Plans

Shifting from working to self-employment can be tough financially, because the burden of setting up a lot of the “financial tools” for your future shift to you.  When you work a job, your employer takes care of your insurance (or at least offers you options), and your retirement – typically through company sponsored 401ks or […]

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 […]