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Investing Tip #120: A Stock at a 52-week Low is Not Necessarily a Bargain Buy

A stock at a 52-week low not is not necessarily cheap and you shouldn’t automatically add it to your portfolio. Buy a stock only if it qualifies criteria set under your investing strategy. Invest only if the company’s fundamentals are intact. Hefty discounts do not mean a good buy. If you want to learn more check [...]

Investing Tip #118: Keep the Winners

Do not sell stocks after they have increased by a certain percentage. Instead, keep your top performing stocks forever. Peter Lynch says much of his overall success was due to a small number of stocks in his portfolio that returned big. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Investing for Millennials The Neatest [...]

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 [...]

Investing Tip #117: Park Money in Money Market Mutual Funds

Money market mutual funds are an open-end mutual fund which invests only in money markets securities and other short-term securities, usually of less than 30 days maturity. They are very liquid and provide good returns. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Comparing Stocks, ETFs, and Mutual Funds The Trouble with Target Date [...]

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 [...]

Investing Tip #116: Ignore Short Term Movements

Don’t panic when your investments show short-term downside movements. When tracking the activities of your investments, you should look at the big picture. Remember to be confident in the quality of your investments rather than nervous about the inevitable volatility of the short term. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Cash [...]

Investing Tip #115: Low P/E Does Not Mean Undervalued Stock

P/E ratio is a common measure of how the market currently values the firm’s earnings. It is a ratio between market price per equity share and earnings per share. But a low P/E ratio doesn’t necessarily mean a stock is undervalued, nor does a high P/E ratio necessarily mean the stock is overvalued. Look at [...]

Investing Tip #114: Minimize Investing in 457 Plans

Though 457 Plans are similar to 403(k) and 403(b) plans, the contributions under 457 plans get mixed up with the organization’s fund. These are not kept separate. If the company faces a  financial crunch, your retirement fund would be at risk. Protect yourself and minimize investing in 457 plans. If you want to learn more [...]

Investing Tip #113: Use a 403(b) for Your Retirement Plan

If you are working for a non-profit organization such as educational institution, church and charitable organization, use 403(b) plan for retirement savings.  This is similar to a 401(k) plan. Put the maximum savings allowed into a tax-deferred investment account. Allocate money in your plan depending on the amount of risk you wish to expose your [...]

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 Tip #110: Focus on the Future

In investing, it’s what happens in the future that matters most. Though current and past data are relevant for any meaningful analysis, your decision has to based on future potential rather than on what has already happened in the past. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Cash Cow Stocks: Great for [...]

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 [...]

Investing Tip #106: Buy Companies with a High Sustainable Growth Rate

Buy companies with high sustainable growth rate. It is the reasonable growth rate that a firm can sustain and can finance using internally generated assets and without additional debt or equity. Its growth based on internal resource generation and the stock records consistent growth. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Key [...]

Investing Tip #105: Park Surplus Funds in Short Term Money Market Securities

The money market securities mainly include short-term fixed income instruments, treasuries and money market funds. Although they do not offer high returns, you still earn more compared a savings account. You may keep your money parked here until you get better medium term or long term investment options. If you want to learn more check out [...]