When you look at investment billionaires like Warren Buffett, or even super successful traders like Timothy Sykes, they all have one thing in common – huge returns. But how are these guys earning these astronomical returns?
Even with the fiscal cliff approaching and tax rates on dividends having the potential to go up, dividend paying stocks can still be a good investment. When you buy an individual stock, most brokerages offer you two options: pay dividends in cash, or reinvest the dividends. This can be an interesting choice for first time […]
Ever since I started writing about personal finance, all of my friends loved talking to me about their investments. Even though I’ve always had an interest in investing, saving and making money, it wasn’t until I started blogging and writing professionally that I became an authority on the subject. Nothing really changed about my knowledge […]
Warren Buffett is always dropping hints and tips about how he invests his money. Here are his top investing tips for investors.
Using SWOT analysis for investments or company stocks can be a valuable tool for investors to fully understand the risks of their investment.
John and I used to play golf regularly until one day when he started asking me about what stocks I invested in. At this point in time, I refused to tell him what I was specifically doing until he mentioned what he was doing and just wanted to know why I was doing whatever I […]
Investing seems pretty straightforward, until you are faced with the simple question: “How do you actually generate a monthly income from your investments?” Then, things can become challenging. Investing no longer becomes a “stash it away” objective, but rather, an art of generating money to live off of. And it’s easier said than done. For example, […]
The Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) IPO yesterday was everything it should have been: smooth and non-eventful. Everything that the IPO watchers expected happened, and nothing unexpected occurred. Basically, the IPO itself could not have gone any better. But what about Twitter itself? Is it even worth the $44.90 per share it ended up closing at? That […]
It’s not so long ago that everyone was getting very excited over emerging market investments. However, we have seen a slump in many emerging market economies, particularly as they did not fare well during or since the 2008 financial crisis. The same happened with gold. “You can’t go wrong buying gold,” the financial commentators said, […]
Many of us tense up when we hear the word “investing.” We remember movies like Wall Street and Boiler Room where fast-talking traders lost millions on stocks they swore would pay off. Unsurprisingly, some of us decide that investing is just too risky for the average person to get involved in. But this is a […]
With interest rates rising, stocks that pay dividends have fallen. That is due to investors selling shares of traditional dividend-paying stocks such as utilities and real estate investment trusts to buy bonds that pay higher rates of interest. For investors, that results in those stocks being appealing for the long-term due to the lower price, […]
There are literally hundreds of different ways to make money in the stock market — but too many people forget all the different ways that you can potentially lose money in the stock market. Just like understanding risk and reward, investors need to understand both how to make money in the stock market, as well […]
When we think of investments, stocks and bonds are usually the first things that come to mind. But what about investments in human capital? Human capital usually refers to the knowledge or information you’ve acquired over a certain period of time. Most people do most of their investing in human capital early on in life: […]
You don’t need a financial adviser to tell you that one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to set up an emergency fund. Short-term lending options are pretty horrendous with everything from 300% payday loans to 25% credit card loans, so it makes sense to set some money aside for […]
Robert wrote an article a few weeks ago about whether or not book value mattered when making an investment. He wrote about mREITs, and whether or not a book value was a good indicator of a company’s actual value. Since mortgage REITs are really just a portfolio of leveraged debt investments, book value is everything. […]
I’ve spoken before about my experience in the online brokerage industry. While I learned many things in my years there, one thing that it helped me with immensely was my investment portfolio. I would speak with people on a daily basis who made decisions that seemed completely irrational from an investing standpoint, yet they continued […]
“How much money do you make?” That was the question a complete stranger asked me this weekend. I was shocked. I stumbled over my words, mumbling something along the lines of “enough to get by,” and I politely changed the subject. My wife and I were at a party with some friends this weekend when […]
I remember the day like it was yesterday. Investors were calling in left and right wanting to know what they could do to get their hands on the much-discussed Facebook stock (FB). The Facebook IPO had been hyped for weeks and it seemed like whatever channel you were on, the talking heads were all abuzz […]
It now appears that Dell (DELL) will go private in what is being made out to be a strong arm deal of epic proportions. A consortium made up of Michael Dell, several private equity firms, and even Microsoft will take the company private at what is believed to be a ridiculously low multiple. The $24 […]
Investing money isn’t all about sitting back and waiting for plump returns. Risk is a key factor, and the level of risk an investor is willing to live with determines their potential for large rewards – and also for large losses. Understanding exactly what risk entails should be the first task of any would-be investor. […]
The reality is that, as investors, we make money from the success of American and international businesses. When Walmart sells groceries, investors benefit. When McDonald’s sells a Big Mac, investors benefit. The effect of one sale is marginal. The effect of millions of sales leads to quarterly profits, which lead to dividends, and hopefully appreciation […]
If you haven’t heard of Andrew Hallam, two thoughts come to mind: You’re probably not Canadian You probably didn’t check your Amazon Recommended Reading in the past few months Andrew Hallam is the Millionaire Teacher – a high school teacher who built a million dollar investment portfolio by the time he was 38 years old. He teaches personal […]