Investing 101: The Psychology Of Long Term Investing
Sep18

Investing 101: The Psychology Of Long Term Investing

  Officially, a long-term investment is one that you will hold for more than one year. But a genuine long-term investment is usually held for much longer. The more conservative estimates of long-term often range between 3 and 5 years, and sometimes as far as 10 or 20 years. So for anyone hardwired to look for instant results (which is ALL of us), long-term investing presents some unique challenges.   Sex Appeal Status of...

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Investing 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Stock Market Simulator
Sep15

Investing 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Stock Market Simulator

Stock Market Simulation: Best Of Both Worlds A stock market simulator let’s you “trade” on the markets without risking your real money. Which is great because, let’s face it, most of us are downright freaked out about investing our hard-earned cash in the stock market. We’ve convinced ourselves that buying stocks is akin to gambling — and that we’ll inevitably lose it all. However, let’s...

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Investing 101: How The Stock Market and Investing Works
Sep14

Investing 101: How The Stock Market and Investing Works

  What is the stock market? What is a stock? How do I learn how to invest? These and more are all common questions asked by new investors. If you’ve decided to embark on the journey of the individual investor, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some stock market and investment questions, tips, and terms that will help you find success along the way: Why do people invest? As humans, our earnings potential is...

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Investing 101: Stock Market Indexes, Exchanges, and How to Use Them
Sep13

Investing 101: Stock Market Indexes, Exchanges, and How to Use Them

  If you try to keep current, but aren’t all that familiar with the stock market, then you must have heard of  “the Dow” or the “NASDAQ”. You hear commentary on the news about “the market” or sometimes a reference to the S&P 500, but do you know what these numbers mean or where they come from? The stock market is a reflection of current economic activity. The price that we...

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Investing 101: How To Analyze A Company Before Making An Investment
Sep12

Investing 101: How To Analyze A Company Before Making An Investment

Back to the Basics When deciding on a company to invest in, especially when you are looking to hold on to the shares for the long haul, one of the first things you should always do is your Due Diligence. Due Diligence is: “the investigation or audit of a potential investment. It refers to the care a reasonable person should take before entering into an agreement or transaction with another party.” The reason for this...

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Investing 101: 5 Quick Tips for Stock Trading Online
Apr30

Investing 101: 5 Quick Tips for Stock Trading Online

Some new investors might not know this, but exchanging shares of investment in public companies used to be a very inclusive business. For example, when the New York Stock Exchange first opened its doors, there were only 1,366 seats available for traders to process orders. With the meteoric rise of communication technologies like the internet, online investing was born. Anyone, anywhere, at any time can simply point and click to...

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