You’ve likely heard that investing is important. You’ve probably hear that investing is the best way to grow your money over time. But what exactly is investing, and how do you get started? According to the dictionary, here’s the definition of investing. Investing: to expend money with the expectation of achieving profit or material result by […]
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In high school, I won a lot of tennis matches. I hoped to play college tennis. At least, I hoped to play college tennis until I started playing matches against other aspiring collegiate tennis players. You see, ordinary tennis players win matches by returning the ball more times than their opponent. College tennis players win […]
The single most popular trend in investing today is passive investing. Most people associate passive investing with low cost, broad based index funds like those you can purchase at Vanguard. But can you be a passive investor with a more complex strategy? M1 Finance thinks you can. Their innovative investing platform brings together the best of “behavioral […]
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 […]
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.
The stock market in 2014 saw a change in trend, wherein the usual top-performers took a backseat to let the other sectors surge ahead. Technology, healthcare, utilities, and consumer staples were the sectors that stole the limelight, while the gas/energy sector was adversely affected, primarily due to the drastic fall in oil prices around the […]
Last week, both Hyatt Hotels Co (NYSE:H) and Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) were upgraded by analysts at Macquarie and SunTrust, respectively. Price targets of $65 for Hyatt and $26 on Hilton shares indicate upside of 19% for each stock from Thursday’s closing price. In addition, Hilton was moved to “Top Pick” by JMP Securities on […]
Given it’s the middle of summer, I wanted to put together a quick actionable for you to take today. I’m calling it the 5 minute summer portfolio jumpstart. The goal of this quick exercise is to jumpstart your portfolio and make sure that you’re on the right track. For today’s jumpstart, I wanted to tackle […]
The share prices of LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD) and Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) have both declined significantly year-to-date, and both companies continue to have their premium valuations drawn into question. At some point, the stocks will likely become oversold and attractive to investors. Among the social media stocks, Facebook has avoided similar declines and is up over […]
The Federal Home Loan Corporation (NASDAQ: FMCC) and Federal National Mortgage Association (NASDAQ: FNMA), better known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, respectively, have had traded in a wide range over the past year. Fannie Mae had a 52-week low of $0.25 and a high of $5.44. It currently trades at $1.34 and has traded […]
Unless you have been living under a rock the last several years, dividend-paying stocks have been all the rage and it is certainly understandable. With the way the Fed has kept rates low we have been hard-pressed to find somewhere to park money and make any decent return. The usual suspects of CDs, bonds, and […]
If you are a headline reader, then you probably have a good sense of what the stock market has been doing lately. It seems like not a day that goes by lately where we are reading about how stocks are supposedly at all-time highs. The Dow has hit 15,000 and stocks are posting, in general, […]
There are many weird stock market indicators that pundits try to use to explain what you should be doing in the stock market at any given time. From the January effect to following the Presidential cycle to believing which conference wins the Super Bowl determines how well stocks will fare, there seems to be many […]
If you’re looking for an online discount broker, it can be difficult to go through the maze of online brokerages out there on the internet. A quick search yields dozens of options to choose from, which can make your decision of what platform to use to invest in the stock market a difficult one (and […]
If you’re planning on discussing individual stocks on social media, or if you have an investing article where you mention individual stocks, it’s really important that you discuss them on social media the right way. You may ask, “What’s the right way?” Well, let me show you what I’m talking about. How To Tweet […]
Over the last month, investors have still been flocking to bonds despite record low interest rates. In fact the average yield on bonds issued by Group of Seven countries (United States, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Japan) has fallen to 1.23% as of June 12, from around 3% back in 2007. And for several countries […]
If you have been to the pump lately, you may be asking yourself, what is going on with these gas prices? In California, consumers are paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. While this may seem low to Europeans, this is the highest we have ever paid! So, why do gas prices rise? Over the […]