A look at what a Boglehead is, and how they follow the investing philosophies and lessons of Jack Bogle the founder of Vanguard.
A look at how to make $1,000,000 by breaking it down into monthly saving goals and using retirement accounts and other tactics.
Why leveraged ETFs don’t match the market performance of the indexes they are supposed to track, and how that makes them bad investments.
Investing is a great way to save for the future. This guide to investing is designed to help young adults get started investing in college.
Once you have set aside enough money to invest, then it’s time to explore the world of investments open to you. Many financial markets offer you leverage to increase your purchasing power; so all you need is enough money to get into the game. But beyond just picking an investment, you need to make sure […]
The key to investing success is finding asymmetric risks and rewards. Over time, if you consistently invest your money into assets with small downside potential but huge upside potential, you will see huge returns. It is a well-documented fact that finding asymmetric risk through the stock exchange is a struggle. Professional fund managers who invest […]
Every brokerage account has what is called a “sweep” feature or sweep account. It can be both a benefit or a detriment depending on how you use it and what options you selected when you set it up. When you setup a new brokerage account, you usually have to assign what you do with your […]
The Fraud Research Center estimates that Americans lose $40-$50 Billion dollars to fraud every single year, and up to 17% of the adult population falls victim to some form of financial fraud in a given year. Most of us believe that we’re too smart to fall prey to financial fraud, but successful fraudsters trick smart […]
A big part of investing is knowing what NOT to invest in. For me, I like to invest in companies with a solid plan to profitability, that even a monkey could run, like utility stocks. However, it is essential to avoid companies that have no solid profitability plans, like Best Buy. Here is what I’m […]
I’m a big believer in starting to invest early. It’s one of the smartest ways to build wealth. But when I talk to millennials, fear is holding them back from starting to invest. The #1 fear I hear almost every week is this: I’m afraid to start investing because I’m afraid of losing all my […]
Before you start investing you need to first assess your risk tolerance. Here are a few super easy ways to do that. This will be an immense help when it’s time to start investing!
When it comes to investing getting started is half the battle. As a new investor you have all kinds of fears. It’s hard to get started. You don’t have enough money to start. You don’t know what you’re doing or where you should even open up an account. Here are five lessons learned from a new investor.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Warren Buffett is one of the best investors in history, and is widely regarded as the “Oracle of Omaha”. Buffett is a value investor at heart, but he also shares a lot of other insights during shareholder meetings and in his annual letter to shareholders. As such, it is pretty easy to understand Warren Buffett’s […]
Man, sometimes don’t you wish you could go back in time and change something in your life – even your financial life? Sometimes I wish I could go back to that time right after high school graduation and re-think some of the financial decisions I made. While none of them have been detrimental to my […]
SWOT analysis is a strategic planning method that looks at: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats It is commonly used in business development and marketing, but it is a great tool to apply to long term investing strategies as well. When making any investment decisions about a company, you should carefully analyze these points. As such, here […]