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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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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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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