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!
Last Century, the DJIA index moved from two digits to five digits crossing 11000. There is no reason to disbelieve its journey forward this century.
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.
Outcome of a forthcoming event, such as a presidential election or the FED’s announcement, affects the market. But you are not sure in which direction it will move. You simultaneously purchase both a call and a put option with the same underlying asset, strike price and expiration date. You will make a profit depending on […]
If you are a producer or consumer of any commodity, you can buy or sell derivatives to hedge against fluctuations in the movement of underlying commodity prices. You can use options, futures or swap agreements to minimize uncertainties in your business. If you want to learn more check out these resources: A Total Beginner’s Guide […]
The movements of the stock markets are based on the Supply & Demand of shares. The share price of a company with a lower number of outstanding shares will move easily compared to a company with a larger number of outstanding shares. O’Neil’s research shows that more than 95% of companies that have shown huge […]
Stock price decrease accompanied by increases in volume indicates there is higher selling pressure. This shows people are selling their holdings. The price may decrease further. On the other hand if the price declines but with decrease in volume, it indicates there’s no significant selling pressure. The price may not decline further. If you want […]
The stock market is unpredictable. In case of urgency, you may be forced to sell your investments even if the market is low. Hence you should keep a separate emergency fund with banks that you can access whenever required. The banks offer fixed deposits schemes that allow you to withdraw before maturity too. You should […]
Big mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds and banks have strong buying power. They buy and sell in bulk. Their action influences the market. For example, if a stock is included in a market index such as DJIA and S&P, the Index Funds make purchases of the stock to rebalance their portfolio. This pushes up […]
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 […]