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Tips on How to Start Investing

The stock market crashed in 2008 and ushered in the Great Recession. Many who had investments in the stock market sold at huge losses and have stayed away ever since. And many have avoided investing in stocks because of the perceived risk of losing everything. But, the stock market has come back and is at an all-time high! If you missed out on the run up since the crash there is still hope but there are also pitfalls for beginning investors. Here are a few tips on how to start investing.
At What Point Should You Start Investing?
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How to Profit from Higher Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again. The New York Times writes that the question is not why raise rates but why not.
The unemployment rate, one of the gauges the Fed watches most closely, fell to 4.7 percent in February, a healthy level by historical standards. Inflation, the other gauge, finally appears to be reviving. Prices rose 1.9 percent over the 12 months ending in January, close to the Fed’s 2 percent annual target.
The Fed continues to hold its benchmark interest rate at a level intended to stimulate economic growth by encouraging borrowing and taking risks. It […]

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How Profitable Is Stock Investing?

If you are looking to put some money away for a rainy day or save for retirement it would be nice to have that money work for you as well. The stock market is often touted as the best place to put your money and have it earn a profit. But just how profitable is stock investing? In the stock market quality begets profits over the long term. This is the world of buy and hold investing. In the short term research into specific stocks can lead to tidy profits which you often will want to take back out and […]

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When Yellen Speaks Stocks Fall

Janet Yellen, Chairperson of the U.S. Federal Reserve has spoken and U.S. stocks are lower. Speaking at the yearly Jackson Hole economic symposium sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Yellen said that the case for a rate increase has gotten stronger and then stocks headed down. The Wall Street Journal comments on Yellen’s remarks about interest rates.
The remarks, which had been anxiously awaited all week, sparked an initial reaction to sell stocks that quickly reversed itself. Later in the session, stocks again fell, as investors’ expectations for a rate rise later this year climbed. Treasury yields and the […]

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What Are Secure Retirement Investments?

When retirement approaches you do not want to have your investments in vehicles that crash like the stock and real estate markets did in 2008. But what are secure retirement investments in today’s world and what sort of returns can you expect. Phy.org discusses the current lack of secure investments and how it is hindering global growth.
Unless you’ve been following the subject closely, you may not have heard of one of the biggest barriers slowing the revival of global economic growth over the last decade. That would be the “safety trap,” a problem arising from a lack of low-risk investments […]

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What Are Safe Investments for Retirement?

Everyone dreams of a comfortable retirement doing the things that they never had the time or money to do when they were younger. What are safe investments for retirement? If you want to live comfortably in retirement there are three things to consider:

Investing for retirement
Investing in retirement
How fast you draw down your asset pool

Investing for Retirement
We wrote about how to invest for retirement years ago.
In the up and down markets of today many investors are simply concerned with not losing money rather than putting away something for their so called golden years. The way to invest for retirement has commonly […]

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Do Value Stocks Outperform?

Value stocks are not just big companies are not necessarily companies with a strong recent track record. Rather value stocks are priced by the market below what their forward looking earnings should dictate. Value stocks are not always immediate winners. But do value stocks outperform over the long run? After all long term growth and dividends are typically why investors look to value stocks. Forbes published an interesting article about value stocks.
Value is not, never was and can never be just about low ratios. Anybody who sorts on the basis of P/E, Price/Sales, Price/Cash Flow etc. and simply buys stocks […]

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How Do You Start Investing in the Stock Market?

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If you have saved some money or come into an inheritance you probably want to invest. Over the long run the stock market outperforms investments such as real estate or money in […]

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How to Pick Dividend Stocks

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An article in The Street caught our eye. These 5 Big Dividend Stocks Want to Pay You More Money. It got us to thinking about how to pick dividend stocks.
When stocks go […]

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How Fast Will Interest Rates Rise?

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The general consensus is that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December. How fast will interest rates rise and what effect will higher rates have on stock investing? Bloomberg […]

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