Q&A: I’m Interested In Investing, What Should I Do With My Money?
May24

Q&A: I’m Interested In Investing, What Should I Do With My Money?

Reader Question: I’m a highschool student and I am very interested in investing and economics. I am wondering what is the best thing to do with the money I have save so far. I suppose that one major question that answers mine is what do I wish to accomplish? I am not completely sure, I am aware of people that invest to secure retirement; but I also am interested in the idea of making a living off of trading. I am hoping you have some...

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How To Find Good Investment Ideas
Apr01

How To Find Good Investment Ideas

For many beginners, the process of finding investment ideas can be confusing and overwhelming, especially in the stock market.  Everyone wants to pick stocks of successful companies, or companies that will become successful.  But there are just so many choices and a lot of information out there.  Many investors don’t know where to start looking, or how to sort through the vast amount of companies listed on the exchanges.  There...

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Index Funds & ETFs Hit Record

This article is a short follow-up to the article Index Funds & The DIY Investor Herd, where I discussed the trend of the DIY investor herd and index mutual funds, ETFs, and index related financial products.  In the article I discussed many myths, inaccuracies, and misrepresentations made by aggressive proponents of index funds / ETFs, as well as by the media and financial institutions.  Prior to reading this update it may be...

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Investor Motivation: A Tale Of Two Men

The following is a story of two men, who lived in different times.  Read it, and then reflect upon it.  I hope this gives people some motivation, and becomes a “call to action”! ManA lived in 2000BC, in those times it was looked upon as a great honor to work on one of the greatest building projects in the kingdom, a pyramid construction project by the current Pharaoh.  ManA made sure he learned the right trades and skills,...

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Index Funds, ETFs, and The DIY Investor Herd

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) investor crowd has been growing over the years, as average investors saw their portfolios devastated.  They  experienced enormous investment losses from the two most recent crashes in history (credit crisis / housing bust, and the technology / dot-com bust).  The average investors invested mainly in mutual funds, and the average DIY investors mainly purchased individual stocks.  Even traditionally conservative...

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