Investors are bearish on gold: so what? 

In the words of the business magnate Warren Buffet, “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful.” Gold prices are very low right now compared to its prices in 2011 so why aren’t more investors, investing in the precious yellow metal? People are cautious right now because renowned financial experts are saying […]

Money Management Tips for Better Trading

Entering the foreign exchange market without precautions could be compared to driving an F1 car without a safety helmet. If you intend to trade the forex markets with a pragmatic view to be successful, you might want to setup and follow a trading plan which incorporates some money management procedures and safety features. Possibly all […]

The Key to Success When it Comes to Investing

I know, the title is a bit on the misleading side. But, can you blame me for trying to get you to click on the title? 😉 All joking aside, if you’ve done much in terms of investing then you know that pretty much anyone can “guarantee” you success by following their investing strategy. Whether […]

How To Maximize Your Income with Portfolio and Work Life Screens

I was chatting with my career coach on the phone this morning. We were discussing switching my plan from a “to do list” and yearly goals to a 90 day plan and yearly goals. The reason? Yearly goals and “to do lists” often have nothing to do with one another, but yearly goals and 90 […]

Will You Sell in May and Go Away?

If you look at the calendar, then you know it’s May. Mind blowing, right? 😉 With May we know that summer is upcoming, as are summer vacations for many families. Another thing that comes with May is the hoopla around the myth of ‘Sell in May and Go Away.’ You see, the financial talking heads […]

3 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Investment Plan

When you go on vacation, do you plan out how you’re going to get to your destination or do you go where your whims take you? Sure, there is some fun in taking a random road trip, but I’m talking about a trip you’ve been saving and planning for months or years. Assuming you like […]

Index Funds

Investing in the stock market can be a very intimidating proposition. There are over 9000 individual stocks to choose from on the major exchanges, then you have the pink sheets, exchange traded funds, sector funds, preferred stocks, foreign investments, ADRs, options – has your head stopped spinning yet? Fortunately for the average investor, Wall Street […]

Considering Investing In Real Estate? Arizona Is Your Ticket to Success

Initially, Arizona seemed immune to the housing slump that began plaguing the United States at the end of 2007. But Arizona resident’s rising confidence in their local economy stemming from their state’s apparent economic immunity was quickly snuffed out; as Arizona soon became one of the hardest hit states in the nation. As a result, […]

How to Start Your Investing Year Off Right

Whether it be sheer human nature or lack of knowledge, many investors put off investing decisions until the last moment of the year. This is multiplied when the problem is compounded by ignoring their portfolios for another 12 months. I saw this every year in a previous life and it always pained me to see […]

3 Things Not to Overlook as You Start Investing in the Stock Market

As I wrote last month, I worked in the online brokerage space for a number of years and got to see firsthand how investors handled their portfolios on a daily basis. Some made me cringe and others I thoroughly enjoyed learning from. It was the latter that allowed me to help further shape my investing […]