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What You Should Do When Stocks Start to Drop
The stock market is notoriously volatile. There are highs and lows every day, and if you're unfortunate, you might end up experiencing one of the worst stock market crashes in history. Figuring out how to navigate the volatility of the market is what will determine how successful you are as a stock investor.
Stocks That Offer Shareholder Perks
Owning a stock is a great way to make your money work for you, and as most people will tell you, the longer you own it, the more you will be able to profit from them as they increase. Dividends are typically seen as the "ultimate perk" of stocks, since they offer direct payments to the shareholders at least once a year and are definitely a benefit to consider before purchasing stocks.
How Much You Should Have Saved by Every Age
Saving money is essential for living comfortably, especially in your later years. It's important to start saving as early as possible, with your investments gathering interest as you get older. Your gains will only grow more each year. It also shows you a disciplined method of spending your money and develops good financial habits. Just saving a dollar a day can add up and lead to some sort of financial stability. Here's how much you should have saved by every age.Nick Paroni
What Are the Benefits of Investing in a Mutual Fund?
Mutual funds are some of the most popular investment vehicles on the stock market. These funds are investment programs that act like individual stocks, but are actually made of a wide range of different investments ranging from stocks, bonds, and sometimes even commodities.
Why Our Portfolios Miss Obama
The early days of the Trump administration, market euphoria was in full effect. In a matter of months after Trumps election the S&P 500 rose by about 30 percent. However, come February, volatility started to spike and the S&P 500 lost 10 percent in about two weeks. This was due to treasury yields approaching three percent which is the highest it's been in recent years along with deficit spending and unclear expectations of what is to come in the near future regarding interest rates, debt, and inflation. The Trump spending plan, that is characteristic of a struggling economy in need of stimulus, in the midst of a very healthy economy could lead to hyper inflation and an increasingly scary debt. Some of these fears were sparked by some political decisions backed by Trump and the Republican Congress. They decided to go forward with tax cuts while simultaneously increasing government spending which will do a number on our already huge deficit. Not to mention the increasing interest rates meaning the treasury will have to pay more on this debt. The economic and financial scene in current times look a lot different than they did when Obama was in office.Graeme Mills
10 Tips to Identify Your Financial Goals
We have to admit, our life literally runs on money. Without money, we won't have all of the things we have right now. Our house, car, clothes, food, it all runs on money. And for something that's so valuable in our lives, we have to properly maintain what we're earning and spending. And yes, it's serious, because when you end up becoming bankrupt and lose nearly everything that you own, then you're in big trouble.Rachel Blanchard
How to Make Money in Property Investment Like a Pro
Property investment can be a great way to make money but, unfortunately, it’s not really as easy as those who have done it say it is.
Things to Know Before Investing in the Stock Market
If you have ever watched The Wolf of Wall Street, then you're already well-aware that investing in the stock market can be the best way to make money out there. There's a reason why millionaires so often work in finance, after all.Skunk Uzeki
Best Books on Investing Ever Written
Investing is regularly cited as the best way to make money without having to spend hours of your days doing backbreaking work. It's all about making your money work for you—and truthfully, it's one of the best ways to ensure that you have a great retirement vehicle for your old age.Riley Raul Reese
Most Dangerous Investments You Can Make
There's something really thrilling about investing in something that you know is shaky. When it succeeds, you feel a rush like nothing else. When it fails, though, you tend to beat yourself up and ask yourself why you'd do such a thing. Truth be told, danger is fun—but it can also wipe you out.
Best Online Brokers for Stock Trading in 2018
If you're a very hands-on stock trader, you already are very well-aware of how much of a pain dealing with a bad broker can be. Clearly, the days of calling up a stockbroker are falling by the wayside, primarily because it doesn't make sense to do so when the entire process can be automated.Iggy Paulsen
Low-Risk Investments for Your Money
Risk is one thing that can be both terrifying and rewarding. If you take the right risks, you can easily find your investments become incredibly profitable. Many people took what appeared to be significant risks and saw it pay off in thousands, millions, or even billions.