What is the S and P 500? S&P is short for Standard and Poor, which is a market research firm. The S&P 500 is basically the stock market index that tracks 500 of the most widely-held stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. It is a reflection of large cap companies’ risk and return. It also tracks the market capitalization of those companies, which represents the total shares of stock issued by each company. The … [Read more...]
Archives for March 2015
JOBS Act - The future is here
What is the JOBS Act, and what does it mean for me and this beautiful country? JOBS stands for "Jumpstarting Our Business Startups." It's the legislation that, finally, allows American small businesses to raise crowdfunding of up to US$50 million (and still be considered small and private). The full text is online in PDF format. (1) When did the Jobs Act go in to effect? A: While President Barack Obama signed the … [Read more...]
BPTIM - Best Place To Invest Money
Let's talk BPTIM! Best Place to Invest Money Before we get started let's be clear that this is not the definitive answer to where you should invest your money but rather some concepts that have proven very successful for others who have take the investment plunge. For many, the notion of investing even a relatively small cash sum can be daunting. It is common for people to opt for the assumed security of storing … [Read more...]
Value Investing Strategy 101
Ever heard of Value Investing Strategy? If not, you've probably heard of the wealthiest stock investor of all time, Warren Buffett. He has made billions of dollars with this strategy. Value Investing Let's begin by giving you a definition of the term “value investing” according to Investopedia. The strategy of selecting stocks that trade for less than their intrinsic values. Of course, as is so often with … [Read more...]
High Yield CD - Is there such a thing?
Is there such a thing as a High Yield CD? This is a valid question and in the current interest rate environment it's fairly easy to make the case that CD's although very safe do not offer very high yields. However as interest rates rise it could be a choice to consider for higher yields. While we're here let's go over what CD's are and some options available to this safe product. What is a Certificate of Deposit … [Read more...]
Make Money and Become Wealthy Now!
Let's talk about how to get wealthy! Are you living your dreams? Do you want to? For most people, that involves being financially secure and having enough money to do whatever you want, whenever you want. But, if you’re not taking the steps to get there, it may never happen. You can’t just drop money into your piggy bank or expect those “keep the change” automatic savings transfers to build you any kind of substantial … [Read more...]
Low Risk Investments
Let's go over a few Low Risk Investments! In today's competitive economy, people can become infatuated with the idea of rapid, high-risk investments with massive payouts. Everywhere you turn, people are raving about the stock of the week, how their cousin made thousands from a risky bet, or how they lost ten pounds with one weird trick. Well, it might be time to get off the bandwagon of risky investments, and take a … [Read more...]
Risk/Rewards of High Yield Investments
Let's go over the risk/rewards of high yield investments. Everyone would prefer to make money as easily as possible. Although there are ways to mitigate risk and still get a positive return on your money a big red flag to avoid is a HYIP (High Yield Investment Program). This is any program that promises unreal returns like 1% a day. That may not sound like much but when you compound that over the course of a year that … [Read more...]
Gold Stocks For Beginners
Are you interested in investing in gold stocks? Since the beginning of time, this precious metal has been considered valuable. In fact, this tradition can still be seen to this day; it is often part of the savvy investor’s portfolio. Because global financial markets have been experiencing increased volatility and other crises over the past decade, gold stocks have seen a significant increase in popularity. However, … [Read more...]
What is Support vs. Resistance?
Let's talk about Support vs. Resistance as it applies to choosing stocks to trade When it comes to stock trading, support vs. resistance are two extremely important concepts that traders need to know inside out. Understanding them can make the difference between success and failure, and being able to use them effectively in technical analysis is an integral part of the path from novice trader to expert. The good news … [Read more...]