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10 Signs You Are Not Investing Wisely
Investing your money can be a smart, future-oriented decision, but if you don't know what you're doing, it can also be a complete, financially-ruining disaster. No one can entirely escape the volatility of the market—even Warren Buffet made some terrible investment decisions—but you can make informed, smart choices and decisions in order to maximize your gains and minimize your losses. Everyone wants to become a millionaire through investments alone, and never have to worry about money again. The investment market can be dangerous though, and it's important to watch out for these signs you are not investing wisely in order to avoid some of the major mistakes that could mean the difference between financial independence, and financial ruin.
How to Choose an Investment Firm
Choosing to invest in the stock market is always a wise idea, and it's one of the easiest ways to prepare for the future with ease. It's also a fun hobby that allows you to feel the thrill of profiting from your choices, and gives you a better idea of the world around you.
How to Invest in Fine Art as Shares
Most of us don't think of buying art as long term investment options and strategies. More often than not, any paintings or sculptures that decorate our walls and rooms were purchased at a big box retailer like Target. These mass-produced pieces of art are inexpensive and will pretty much never increase in value.
Pros & Cons of Mutual Funds vs ETFs
Trauma from the 2008 financial crisis affects America's perception of what people think are profitable investments. Stocks are extremely susceptible to market swings, especially during times of volatility caused by economic shock. This insight likely influenced the people who participated in a study by Bankrate, where just 17 percent of people listed stocks as the best way to invest money for the long run. Stocks lost out to real estate at 30 percent and 23 percent of people who preferred cash investments. While it may churn stomachs to lose a large percentage of one’s stock investments in one day or a month—historical data shows that stocks always bounce back. While historical data is not always a predictor of future results, you can trust financial advisors and economic historians by dipping your toes into investing. Learn about the pros & cons of mutual funds vs ETFs to get over your fears of investing.
Stock Market - 8/13/2018
My Top 5 Hot Picks for the Week of 8/13/2018 to 8/20/2018: I will be looking into Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD), iQIYI, Inc (IQ), Facebook, Inc (FB), Spark Therapeutics, Inc (ONCE), and Tableau Software, Inc (DATA) next week.
The Perfect Dividend Stock
Summary A great dividend stock both appreciates in stock price and gives an added bonus of a growing yield through dividend payments. A few key metrics to look for in picking a dividend stock are payout ratio, dividend growth over years, profitability, earnings growth, cash flow, debt, and the sector's health.
Ways to Invest in Gold
Whether you are a seasoned, professional trader, or just opened up your first saving accounts, you should always be on the lookout for the best ways to invest your money. When it comes to value storage and assets, none beat out the king of precious metals, gold. Shiny and sleek, the value of gold always moves steadily, and has the least fluctuations when compared to other types of assets. It protects you against global uncertain, inflation, and currency debasement. Even though the gold market is subjected to volatility and speculation, it is still the best possible way to store value.
How to Invest in Corporate Bonds
Allow me to paint a picture for you: You're doing well in your professional life—maybe you're even thinking about retiring in ten or fifteen years—and you have extra income that you want to know what to do with. While you could just toss it all in a savings account for safekeeping, such an account is hardly high yield and offers little in the way of interest or growth. You want to invest some of your hard-earned money in something that can offer higher yields in the long-term. You could try your hand at the stock market, but stocks can be incredibly high risk, and your broker will take a cut of anything you earn anyway. If this scenario describes you in any way, then investing in bonds is a perfect fit for your needs. You can choose to invest in corporate bonds or government bonds, with the former having higher bond prices and higher risk but a higher interest rate than the latter. In this article, I will discuss all you need to know to enter the world of corporate bonds.
11 Terrible Mistakes People Make with Their Money When Investing
There's something to be said about the value of taking your finances into your own hands and working to create a better future. At the very least, it's one of the most admirable things you can do for yourself and your family. It's impressive.
Best Finance Advice to Follow from Suze Orman
One of the first personal finance books I ever picked up was Women & Money by Suze Orman. From that moment, I was hooked. Suze's words were the first that actually stuck with me. That book helped me realize that I couldn't rely on someone else to give me a lifestyle I wanted.
Best Investing Apps in 2018
Investing apps are taking over the stock market and are now beginning to be cited as one of the best ways to start investing in the stock market. Truth be told, the convenience and ease-of-use they offer make these apps some of the best inventions the finance world has ever seen—and this is true, even if you're a veteran trader.
How to Build a Portfolio on $8.50 an Hour
I'm currently writing a book on money-making apps. While I was researching the apps for respectable gambling (AKA investing), I talked to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office for a brief description of what exactly these apps do. Basically, they engage in a somewhat risky form of investment called mutual funds. Mutual funds are the top investment funds for most Americans, and they give us cheap, easy access to stocks, bonds, and other types of assets. They add up much faster than a traditional bank account, and the Indiana Secretary of State recommends a booklet called Mutual Funds and ETFs: Maybe All You’ll Ever Need.