The Stock Market is Healthier Than Media Makes You Think
Oct14

The Stock Market is Healthier Than Media Makes You Think

Explaining the dip in the stock market Lately there has been a lot of volatility in the market (when the prices go up and down a lot). It all started with the slowdown of the European economy forcing the European Central Bank (ECB) to take measures. They expected inflation to be around 2% but the real number was only a shy 0.3%, to top things off unemployment rate was at a high 11.5%. “The numbers indicate that Europe is a long...

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Why Anyone Can Be An Investor
Oct08

Why Anyone Can Be An Investor

There is a common misconception that you have to have a lot of time and money to be an investor.  But, the truth is that anyone can invest, and do it successfully.  They just need to follow a few simple steps. Step 1:  Be Disciplined Years ago, the Wall Street inner circle held all the power, but that world has changed. Investing is no longer limited to the global elite. Now any Tom, Dick, or Harry can open a brokerage account for as...

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5 Ways To Conquer Your Fear Of Investing
Aug12

5 Ways To Conquer Your Fear Of Investing

Most of us know exactly what we want.  Better yet, we even know exactly what we need to do to get it.  Yet, for some reason, each day passes leaving us no closer to our goals.  The cause: ourselves.  We are our own worst enemy.  We find every excuse in the book to avoid facing our fears head on.  Our own self-doubt and insecurities keep us on the sidelines, instead of hitting the ground running and attacking each obstacle with the...

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How To Choose The Right Start-Up Company To Invest In
Aug06

How To Choose The Right Start-Up Company To Invest In

Making an investment in a start-up company during its early stages is something that many people with a passion for business choose to do, and it’s easy to see why. On a personal level, it provides you with an opportunity to pass on some of the wisdom you have learned over the years. On a financial level, angel investors who put money into with the right start-up company can see an enormous return on investment by doing so....

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Top 10 Mistakes Made by Investors
Aug01

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Investors

Even investment legends like Warren Buffet and Michael Bloomberg, who now hold court as the kings of Forbes’ “The World’s 500 Richest People” List, had to start somewhere.  They too entered the investing game at the starting line just like everyone else, with minimal trading knowledge and a steep learning curve. The fact is that investing is not something that can be learned overnight.  It is developed over...

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Money’s Roots: Looking at History to Better Understand Currency Today
Jul28

Money’s Roots: Looking at History to Better Understand Currency Today

Stock investing is all about the creation of wealth – strategically placing your money in a way that allows it to grow faster than inflation over time. But how does money grow? Where did money come from? What is the history of money? If you want to understand the concept of investing in stocks, it’s smart to understand the roots of money. Coins were among the first forms of physical currency. Bartering: The Beginning...

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