Rise Of The Female Trader [Infographic]

This week’s financial infographic depicts something I see every day – the ever-growing number of female traders entering the financial arena. It’s not just traders; more and more women are attending my financial education seminars, opening accounts and expressing a general interest in the market. I won’t pretend to know why women are starting to […]

Is Forex Right For You

The following post was written by guest poster Rick Decardo, who writes for Dailyforex.com. The foreign exchange markets are extremely attractive to a large number of people. Now that they have been opened up to the common public, there are a large number of individuals that are willing to try their hand at maximizing their profits […]

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 […]

Selling Covered Calls To Generate Extra Income

If you’re a buy-and-hold investor with at least 100 shares of a particular stock, you could be generating extra income with little effort on your part. No, I’m not referring to dividends. Selling covered calls is a low risk options strategy that allows you to collect a premium for writing calls while you still own the […]

Bid and Ask – Understand These Terms Before Trading Stocks

A little over a decade ago, trading stocks on the internet gained a lot of traction, turning millions of people into self-directed investors. This fairly new style of investor doesn’t rely on money managers or financial advisors to make their investment decisions for them. As a result of this shift to online trading, people are […]

Financial Calculators Can Now Be Found Here

My objective when launching this site was to create a valuable resource for people in need of financial information. One goal in particular was to launch several, easy to use calculators to help people make tough economic decisions. Today, I’m happy to say that the calculator portion of the site is up and fully functional. […]

Facebook IPO: Price

Update 5/15: Facebook has set its IPO price in the range of $34 – 38. My estimate of $33.75 – 37.87 was about as close as you can get. In my last post, I covered the date of the Facebook IPO and how you can purchase the stock.  Now comes the important part – what […]

Facebook IPO: When, How To Buy And What Price

Update 5/1: Facebook IPO target date is 5/18 The Facebook initial public offering is going to be an absolute monster. I have been assisting investors directly for over a decade and I’ve never seen interest like this before. That’s saying a lot as I’ve watched companies like Google, GM and Alibaba (just to name a […]