The Skinny on Mutual Fund Investing by Mika Hamilton
... A mutual fund is actually a company that operates by taking money from a group of investors (all those that buy the fund) and then invests it in stocks or bonds, short term money market instruments, securities, options, or some combination of these investments. If the investments pay off, the investors make money. Because most mutual funds are run by people with a certain amount of financial savvy and stock market experience, mutual fund investing is often considered rather safe, but the ...
Evaluating Stocks: Fundamentals and Technical Analysis by Ray Johns
... Because "Wall Street" is made up of everyone who is invested in - or may invest in - the stock market, their collective knowledge about any specific stock and/or the market is such that this mass of people and combined knowledge (i.e. Wall Street) can valuate securities nearly instantaneously and far more accurately than any single individual. As such, in the mind of the Technician, it follows that there must be no need to use something as "archaic" as Fundamental Analysis to value a stock, ...
Are You An Investment Dummy Like Me? by Jack Humphrey
... In short, I was learning about investing on my terms. I was learning because my client, C.C. Collins, had chosen to write for people like ME instead of a bunch of learned investment "geeks." Finally someone had written about investing strategies in a language that I could understand and about strategies I could feel comfortable in applying without feeling as though I was being a risk taker or putting my money in jeopardy. This is no small feat. I feel most people who are like me are ...
The Stock Exchange - A Beginners Guide by Stuart Langridge
... Decide on what you want to specialise on, whether the stock market for beginners is a place to invest and how you will approach it. It might help to find areas in which you have useful knowledge already. Either that or decide on an area and slowly become an expert. What do I mean? Well, if you worked in a bank for 10 years, you must know something about banking. When you read an annual report from a bank, do you laugh and see through the waffle or does it make real sense?
Stock Market Excitement Is Not Exclusive of Wise Investing by Jamie Wu
... Stock market investments based on individual stock picks are usually associated with risky bets, and a lot of effort is put into educating investors on how to plan for the long term instead. Although long term planning is important, it does not necessarily exclude the joys of seeing its stock portfolio outperform the market. But how to reconcile these conflicting schools of thought? On the one hand, you are living in the now and quick gains are a fantastic source of instant gratification.
My Way Or The Highway: Give Your Financial Professionals A Good Talking To! by Martin Thomson
... If not in the "closed shop" of the worlds stock markets, then where? Its all around you. Spare value is everywhere, waiting to be scooped and resold for a profit. At every price point imaginable. You can start with $20 or you can start with $20,000 your account size and comfort zone, are your only restrictions. There's alot to all this. Its beyond the scope of this short article. The main point here, is that the "professionals" are in charge, so they get paid first, and in some cases-the most.
Compound Interest Doesn't Add Much To Your Wealth by Francis Kier
... Letís start with the average stock market return of 10.7% This return rate is the most frequently published number to reflect a stock market average. There are many problems with market averages, but the 10.7% is not any kind of accurate annual compounded growth rate. As an example, if the stock market has a loss of 10% one year, and a 20% gain the next year, these zealots say that the average return for these two years is +5% (+.2-.1)/2). This is a mathematical failure to add.
Foreclosure Investing Is Dead...Or Is It? by Tom Dunn
... Let those other suckers lose their shirts, youíll stick with safer investments like the stock market and pork belly futures, thank you very much. Real estate investing is dead. or is it? If foreclosure investing is truly dead for many people, people who have experienced similar nightmares to the one I described above, the fact is it's not truly their fault. Yes, I know that they bear the ultimate responsibility for their own mistakes, and they should have done their homework before taking ...