investments

Investing in Stocks

The reason for investing in stocks is to attain financial security. While some people may make a spectacular investment decision by chance, the vast majority who succeed at investing in stocks save their money and invest over a long period of time. Success in investing starts with defining your goals. What do you want to get out of investing? Make a list with the most important goals like having enough money for retirement, putting your children through college, or saving up to start your own business at the top of the list. Then consider how many years are left for […]

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How to Protect Your Investments from a Recession

The trade war shows signs of becoming long term and it is taking its first bite out of Chinese manufacturing. Many economists are predicting a global recession in the coming year and in this interconnected world the USA will not be immune. The question is how to protect your investments from a recession.
How to Protect Your Investments from a Recession
The first choice in protecting your investing capital is to convert to cash or cash equivalents such as we mentioned in our article about how to invest without losing any money. US bank accounts are protected by Federal Deposit Insurance and […]

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How to Invest in Stocks

Beginning investors will want to learn how to invest in stocks before sending money to a broker or putting it in an IRA. There are a number of ways how to invest in stocks. There are also a number of types of stocks to invest in. When learning how to invest in stocks the beginning investor will want to choose the easiest and most productive options first. For example, some companies match an employee’s IRA contributions. This gives the person an immediate 100% profit on their investment. Investing through an IRA or 401k or 403b plan will allow the person […]

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Deflation Era Investments

The price of oil is way down and the consumer price index has fallen one percent in the last two months. Everyone is happy to be paying less to fill up their car but economists are concerned about deflation. What is deflation and what are some good deflation era investments? FREE: Claim Your Copy of […]

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Post Bernanke Federal Reserve

Ben Shalom Bernanke is approaching the end of his second term as chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. He is leaving when his term expires in 2014. Bernanke established himself as a foremost expert on the causes of the Great Depression and was an excellent person to have at the helm of the Fed […]

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How High Can Stocks Go?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ are all at or near all-time highs? The question for those on the sidelines and wishing to invest it just how high can stocks go? Cutting Edge Tools Help You Take the Guesswork Out of Trading Markets as of April 10, 2013 Dow Jones 14,753.17 +79.71 […]

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Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

Diversification is a means of reducing risk and increasing opportunity in investing. The chances of having a stock in your portfolio rise significantly in price goes up when you have five well-chosen stocks instead of one. The chances of losing all of your investment capital also go down when you diversify your investment portfolio among […]

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Raiding Personal Savings Accounts to Pay off Government Debt

According the news, EU officials are telling Cyprus that in order to get more bailout money Cyprus needs to start raiding personal savings accounts to pay off government debt. Some of this has to do with allegations of money laundering for the Russian mafia but it will surely hit hard at families who have put […]

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Investment and the Time Value of Money

Time value is usually an expression used in options trading. When an options contract has a while to run before expiration it is said to have time value. Anything can happen so the price of the options contract may well rise or fall. Here we are concerned about investment and the time value of money. […]

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Time to Sell Gold

With gold having its worst beginning of the year in more than two decades, is it time to sell gold? Many big gold investors seem to think so. More than $5 Billion was sold from gold exchange traded funds in a month. Part of this may be that investors are moving their money from gold […]

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