The Novice Investor: Following Someone’s Stocks
Nov17

The Novice Investor: Following Someone’s Stocks

After completing the basic education that was offered through SprinkleBit University, I felt ready to take on a more serious task this week. It was time I started looking at stocks, primarily by following a more experienced investor’s stocks. To my convenience, I was able to find a list of Top 10 Investors from which I decided which one I wanted to follow. As a novice investor, it was no surprise that my initial decision was to not...

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The Novice Investor: Learning the Lingo
Nov07

The Novice Investor: Learning the Lingo

As last week’s task of going beyond the simple Google search of “How to start investing” proved to be a bit easier than expected, I was slightly worried for this week’s challenge. I wondered just how much lingo I had to learn and if the information was even written in layman’s terms for users like myself (with little to no investment knowledge) to clearly understand. Once I logged in and began exploring the website, I found myself...

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Technical Analysis as a Strategy
Nov05

Technical Analysis as a Strategy

The global Foreign Exchange market oversees upwards of $5 trillion worth of trades every day. For such a huge value of transactions to go through, someone has to lose while another smiles all the way to the bank. When it comes to trading, all sort of investors are involved, including large institutional players who move the market as well as small individual players whose emotions seem to make their stay in the Forex market...

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The Novice Investor: Taking the First Step
Oct30

The Novice Investor: Taking the First Step

Being smart with money has always been a hot topic in my family, and recently, my mother has been pressuring me to learn the ropes of investing. As my mother has difficulty navigating the internet never mind analyzing investment opportunities, it’s no surprise that she has been bugging me to educate myself about the ins and outs of the market. After weeks of procrastination I finally decided to begin my quest by tackling the Google...

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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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