How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

How often should you check your investment portfolio? If you are a day trader, then you may never stop checking your holdings. But what if you are a long-term investor who is putting money away at regular intervals with a timeline of several decades before … [Read More...]

Investing

Price of the Facebook stock

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 - … [Read More...]

Infographics

Financially Competent Infographic

Infographic Of The Day – Who Is “Financially Competent?”

Infographics are a fantastic way to learn for those that prefer a visual representation of subject matter.  Once a week, I will feature an infographic that details a basic financial concept with stunning clarity.  As a blog dedicated to financial education and … [Read More...]

housing market

Why is the Housing Market so Hot?

What is going on with the housing market? If you have been looking for a house or have been paying attention to the housing market, then you may have noticed that houses are selling faster than ever. You may have also noticed that there aren’t many houses for … [Read More]

low float stocks

How to Use a Low Float Stock

How can you use a low float stock as part of your trading strategy? First, it will be helpful to know what a low float stock is, then we can look at how you can use it to your advantage. What is a Low Float Stock? A stock’s float refers to the number of … [Read More]

My Portfolio During the Pandemic

I wanted to take a look at my portfolio over the course of the pandemic and the market crash that resulted because of it. It has been a rollercoaster for sure. Here is a brief history of the past year or so. My Portfolio I started investing around 2003. I … [Read More]

buying stock

What is the Best Day of the Month to Buy Stocks?

What is the best day of the month to buy stocks? This is an interesting question, and there actually have been some studies done on the subject. We will have a look at this and determine if you might benefit from investing at certain times. A Range Not a … [Read More]

housing market

Buying an Investment Property

February is quickly ending. This winter has been long and cold, so I am happy that Spring will hopefully be here soon. Here is a quick personal financial update as this winter winds down. Real Estate Investing The biggest news of the month is that we were … [Read More]

SMBX Marketplace

SMBX – A Review of The Small Business Bonds Marketplace

SMBX is an online platform dedicated to helping small businesses raise capital via bonds. Its marketplace caters to both small businesses looking to raise capital for their startup as well as to retail investors who want to invest in these business ventures.  … [Read More]