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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dividend Aristocrats 2013: 25+ Years Increasing Dividend Payout

Investors love Dividend Stocks. They rely on them for their portfolio because they provide a guaranteed additional income. During the last recession (any recession really) your other available options for income, CD’s and Bonds, tanked. They were no longer the less risky investment option because their payout dropped. They dropped so low that investors are […]

What are Stock Dividends?

If you’re unfamiliar with Stock Dividends the best way to describe it is a sum paid out regularly (usually quarterly) by a company to it’s shareholders. Where does this sum come from? Normally out of profits or company reserves. Not bad, eh? You buy a stock and then get paid back a regular and consistent […]

Investing for Beginners | Newbie Mistakes to Watch Out For

I made my first stock trade back in the autumn of 2007. I had read a few books on investing for beginners by Warren Buffet and also the book The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing. I knew just enough to be dangerous. And dangerous I was. I made some fantastic trades with 300 to 400% returns, […]

Weekly Stock Pick & Favorite Reads

The stock to watch in the 47th week of the year is Apple (AAPL). You could say that Apple has been the hot stock for the last couple of years, but the recent decline in Apple’s stock price has me keeping my eye on it this week. Since hitting an intraday high of $705.07 on […]

Make Better Investments Using Corporate Finance

To be a successful investor, you have to know what your stock positions are worth. I’m not referring to simple metrics like the current stock price or market capitalization.  I’m talking about the actual value of a firm using concepts and fundamentals found in corporate finance. If this investment strategy sounds familiar to you, it’s […]