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IF - The Wonders of Investing
If it seems as if all investors are
selling, who is buying?
If trading has become entertainment
for you, it may be time to refocus
If your stock has reached an annual
low, can it go any lower?
If your stock has reached an annual
high, can it go any higher?
If all the television analysts jumped
off a bridge, would anyone care?
If your portfolio is based solely on
fundamental analysis, perhaps it
is time to learn technical analysis.
If I said you had a beautiful portfolio,
would you hold it against an index?
If you are tired of losing value on the
long side, perhaps its time to learn
both sides of the market.
If you do not have a written financial
plan, you should.
If you could put aside $205 at the
beginning of each month for thirty-
five years, with an 11% annualized
return you may save over $1
If you have stopped looking at your
portfolio statements, does that mean
your game plan is off?
If a fool and his money are easily
separated, who introduced the two?
If buy and hold is your philosophy,
why do you need a broker?
If a tree falls in the forest, does it ruin
the stock market for the day?
If someone invented a computer
program for investments that proved
100% correct all the time, we would
never know about it.
If you think the market capitulated,
you are not in a state of selling
If 1,000,000 lemmings jump, can they
all be wrong?
If you want to know what Greenspan
thinks about economics, count the
times he smiles.
If you expect nothing of your
portfolio, you will not be
If you are a rational investor, can you
benefit from an irrational market?
If you managed your money like the
government, you would take money
from your neighbor and spend it on
stock options that expire this week.
If you are confused with the opinions
of the media, create your own.Wardlaw has been involved in the fields of investments and insurance for over twelve years. The author's belief is that familiar life elements best illustrate practical investment strategies; not typical investment jargon. For comments and questions, please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is A Fair Market Value, Really? If Youre Going To Trade, Be Sure Its Worth It!
I've been involved in online trading, specifically with stock and index options, for several years. In this time, I've spent a great deal of time thinking about value and the fact that anything, be it a stock or currency or even a house, is worth exactly whatever someone else will pay for it.
Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 3)
Putting Rare Coin Market Cycles to Work for You..
The Conflict of Interest Game
Disgruntled investors are going after Wall Street once again, this time accusing one of investment bank Morgan-Stanley's high-tech mutual funds of making biased stock picks.Recent lawsuits allege the Morgan Stanley Technology fund was influenced to buy and hold stocks of companies that delivered huge investment banking fees - or could potentially bring big business - to the investment bank.
You all know what CYA stands for. Of course, Cover Your Assets.
Asset Allocation: Critical to Your Investment Success
Asset allocation is a critical component of investing success. Both research and academic studies show asset allocation to be single most significant factor in determining your financial goals.
The Light Crude Continuous Contract closed at $66.13 a barrel Friday, after hitting an all-time high at $67.
How To Start Investing For Financial Independence, Part 1
Today, I am going to start a multi-part series about how to go from being a beginning investor to being "financially independent" in a steady and predictable way. At our website, we get tons of e-mails about how do I start, how do I start with little $'s, etc.
The best way to avoid being hit hard by a stock market crash or another Enron/Worldcom fiasco is to make sure you don't put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification helps ensure steady growth of your net worth as you accumulate more assets.
POOF goes your RRIF !
Some time ago I attended a seminar where participants were told to burn some money; a reasonably-sized amount of money. You should have heard the gnawing and gnashing of teeth in that room! Step right up, folks, and light it on fire.
It's Never too Early to Start Investing!
Remember the old saying, "never too late to start"? Well, try this on for size: when it comes to investing, it's never too early to start. Time really is of the essence here.
Exchange Traded Funds
They call 'em ETFs.There are hundreds of them.
Focus Your Investments on the Long Term
"All human power is a compound of time and patience!" Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)Long term investing or "Buy and Hold" is not about hunches, emotions, stock tips, market timing or making quick profits! It's about using proven long-term strategies to accumulate wealth over time!A large part of the daily volume on the exchanges is due to traders who hope to make a small profit by taking advantage of small discrepancies in the pricing of securities, or who are able to buy a stock as soon a favorable analysts report is issued and who hope to profit before the inevitable runup.The instantaneous access to information that financial institutions have gives them an enormous advantage over the individual investor when it comes to short-term trading.
Larry, Moe and Curley, Investment Brokers
Larry, Moe and Curley were sitting in their favorite restaurant just off Wall Street having their usual 3 martini lunch and were discussing the day's events and their client portfolios.Larry:"I had 12 calls this morning from customers wanting to know why the market was going down".
An Investment Real Estate Strategy Unknown To Most Is A Negative Amortization Loan
If you want to make the most of your personal or investment real estate, you should consider a negative amortization loan. Mortgage amortization is basically mortgage balance reduction.
Angels Investors and Their Networks
What is an Angel Investor? An Angel is usually a private person who invests in small businesses. The Angel is generally a successful businessperson or entrepreneur who looks to invest in a business that has potential for growing their investment in the future.
An Economical Retirement Investment Plan
The practice of economy, directed toward a retirement investment plan in the stock market, is in itself a source of great revenue. It is the art of making the most out of every stock market investment, with the definite purpose or goal being to provide a life that is fully independent of monetary concerns.
Foreign Investing - US Investors Still Missing Out?
Investors are still too slowly realizing what the academics have long pointed out -- adding foreign stocks to your portfolio will, over the long term, increase your returns and lower the overall risk of your portfolio.US investors embracing foreign investing are both realists and optimists.
Many people have, at one time or another, taken some of their hard-earned funds, and decided to put them in the stock market. These well-meaning individuals either acted on a tip they saw on CNBC, or actually believed one of those crazy faxes/emails that said XBXB @ $0.
The Benefits of Laddering Your CD Investments
If you've decided to stock some money away in a certificate of deposit, why not reap the highest benefit over time by laddering your CD investments? What's a CD latter? I'm glad you asked.A CD ladder is made up by purchasing several CD's at one time with different maturity dates.
Expand Your Pool of Investors for Your Company
If you own a company that sells complicated products and you want more investors, consider having topics on your web site that discuss the background needed to understand your products and your company. For example, if your company specializes in producing and researching monoclonal antibodies, post articles discussing exactly what monoclonal antibodies are, how they are produced and what research your company is engaged in.
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