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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Investing 101 | Put Compound Interest to Work

Whether we understand compound interest or not, we will ALL hit those golden years and have a desire to quit the work force. The separating factor between those who continue to work and those who retire is that some planned for it and others did not. Those who planned probably heard about that mathematical magic […]

Choosing The Right Kind Of Broker

The brokerage industry has changed greatly over the last decade. It is now possible to buy and sell practically any security online, yet people still insist on paying hundreds of dollars for a broker to do it for them. I’m not saying that managing your own investment portfolio is for everyone, but for the majority […]

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 […]

Generate Income Through Peer-to-Peer Lending

With CDs and other fixed income products paying laughable yields, investors are searching for places to park their money and earn a decent interest rate. In a previous article, I wrote about 8 ways to earn income when interest rates suck. One of the options that I mentioned, peer-to-peer lending, has started to catch momentum as […]

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 […]

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 […]