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Best Way to Find Good Stocks

The stock market has been going up for a decade ever since the depths of the Financial Crisis. During that time S&P 500 has more than tripled in value. Many investors who were hurt badly by the stock market crash of 2008 to 2009 have hesitated to reenter the market. And, many who might have invested in stocks are unsure of how to find good stocks and how to avoid losing everything should the market correct or crash again. A valid concern for investors today is not buying overpriced stocks in an aging bull market. Likewise, investors want to find […]

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What Investments Should You Choose Right Now?

There is always a risk in giving or receiving investment advice. Many times do we read that an expert is making suggestions based on “what their charts show.” There may be useful information in their research but there is also a huge fudge factor. This is because the “expert” is not really giving you specific advice but only relaying what their “chart” might be predicting. Meanwhile, as the market is heading downward every day, you are wondering this, what investments should you choose right now?
General versus Specific Investment Advice
General investment advice, when it as some value, is based on past […]

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Pros and Cons of Infrastructure Investing

With the Democrats in control of the House of Representatives for the next two years a consensus may be reached to fund upgrades in the sorry state of US infrastructure. This issue needs to be addressed but has repeatedly been pushed back due to political fights over attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act or fund a big wall between the USA and Mexico. Assuming that funding goes through to repairs roads and bridges, water treatment and the power grid, or rail links and airports, what are the pros and cons of infrastructure investing. And, where would the best places […]

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Is a Volatile Investment a Risky Investment?

There are times when the short term outlook of an investment or a whole class of investments, like a stock market sector, becomes uncertain. At that time the investment becomes volatile with its price fluctuating rapidly up and down. Many conservative investors choose to avoid such investments because they (the investments) seem risky. But, is a volatile investment a risky investment? Part of the answer depends on the time frame of you investing. If you try to time the market, jumping in and out, you may realize huge profits in a volatile market and you may simply lose all of […]

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Is There a Best Time to Put Your Money into an ETF?

ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) have become an increasingly popular means of investing in stocks. Today we consider this. Is there a best time to put your money into an ETF? But first, here is a little refresher about ETFs. Many investors have switched from mutual funds to ETFs. Investopedia explains the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds.
ETFs trade throughout the trading day, like stocks, while mutual funds trade only at the end of the day at the net asset value (NAV) price. Most ETFs track a particular index and as a result have lower operating expenses than actively-invested mutual […]

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Why Invest in Tesla When It Keeps Losing Money?

Profitable investing comes from picking investments that have a future. The concept of intrinsic stock value is based on projected future cash flow. As we follow our investments and pick others an important thing to watch is company earnings. Obviously, you want your investments to be showing a profit, even growth stocks and other investments with potential for the future. But what if earnings are simply not that good? A case in point is the electric car maker, Tesla. Why invest in Tesla if it keeps losing money?
Earnings reports are due and The Street says it is do or die […]

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Volatility Makes Closed End Funds Cheaper

Successful long term investors make money because they do two things. They pick investments that are likely to provide a healthy return and they wait to buy until that investment is selling at a discount to its long term value. This is the concept of intrinsic value that we have so often discussed. An investment that may be attractive today is a closed end fund because the volatile market is making many closed end funds cheaper.
What Is a Closed End Fund?
Investopedia explains closed end funds.
A closed-end fund is organized as a publicly traded investment company by the Securities and Exchange […]

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Best Investments when Stock Market Is High

The Wall Street Journal announced the news as the S&P 500 hit an intraday record.
The S&P 500 touched an intraday record Monday, topping levels last seen more than a year ago in a reflection of investors’ bets that the U.S. economy remains a pocket of solidity in a troubled world.
The S&P 500 climbed above 2139 early Monday, exceeding its intraday record of 2134.72 hit in May 2015, before trading recently at 2134. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points, or 0.3% to 18208. The gains left the S&P 500 on pace to close at a record, with the Dow […]

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Buy Defaulted International Bonds

There may be a new investment opportunity in the international bond markets. If you have a high risk tolerance in pursuit of stellar profits you might want to buy defaulted international bonds. Your first thought may be that it will not take a lot of fundamental analysis to determine that defaulted bonds in a foreign […]

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How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Investing

With stocks at multiyear highs, many folks are contemplating getting back into the market. The stock market is up again and that tempts more and more people to become stock investors. Folks who bought when the market was low love this scenario. Late arriving investors pour their money into the market just as fundamental analysis […]

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