You’re 18 years old? Start Investing Now.

The great thing about being young is that you have your entire life ahead of you. However, most people will not begin to think about their future lives until they are 30, 40, or even older. It is not that difficult for anyone to be financially free by retirement. You just need to be committed […]

Are Stock Splits Good for Investors?

If you have been following the investing world lately, then you know that Apple had a stock split recently. As it is related to Apple, many investors, as well as the media, are all excited at the prospect of buying a high profile stock for a cheaper price. Along with that excitement, there is also […]

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 […]

What to Do When the Sky Is Falling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, apparently the sky is falling (the sky being the stock market in this little analogy) and it’s falling fast. Before you go out and make sure you’re properly prepared allow me to let you in on a little secret…the market is doing exactly what it should be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investing Tips: Capitalize on Profitable Spinoff Stocks

One of the most underrated and profitable segment of the stock market is a spinoff. A spinoff transaction occurs when a publicly-traded company turns one of its subsidiary businesses into a new, completely separate corporation that becomes publically traded with its own distinct shares. Shares in that new outfit are distributed to the shareholders of […]

Protect Your Investments – How To Shield Your Portfolio From Decline

In life, we’re always taking steps to protect our assets and property. Protection is often a necessity for survival as you buy insurance to guard your health and life insurance to protect your family in the event that you pass. In much the same way, we install alarms on our homes, acquire car insurance, home […]

What Drives Investor Behavior?

The American Dream is, “If we can dream it, we can do it”. Too often we take this mindset into stock trading and it fails us. When we read and hear success stories of the rich and famous it always includes their tales of how they never gave up. They followed their heart (emotions) and […]