The toughest part of investing in stocks for most people is stock selection. There are thousands of listed companies in the marketplace that you may invest in by doing your own work and research. An easier way to invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks is to invest in index funds. Here is some information on … Continue reading The Benefits of Index Funds
Stocks are shares in a company. When you invest in a company’s stock or buy its shares, you own part of a company. In general, if the company makes money over a long period of time, your stock may increase in value. Though, stocks are risky, and you may potentially loose all your money. Good potential … Continue reading What are Stocks?
The Internet is like anything else an investor may choose to use, it’s a tool. There’s really nothing magic about it, it’s just a convenient way to disseminate information, and it can be used well or used poorly. It can be used to publish good information or bad; and it can be used to help … Continue reading Avoiding Online Investment Fraud
Diversification is a fundamental aspect of financial planning. In a nutshell it is the old adage to not put all your eggs in one basket. If you have all your eggs in one basket and something happens to the basket then you are in big trouble. But instead, let’s say you keep some of your eggs in the … Continue reading Investment Portfolio Diversification
What is dollar cost averaging? When an investor buys the same stock or mutual fund at regular intervals and with a fixed amount, he or she is said to be using the dollar cost averaging method. If the market price of the selected stock or mutual fund declines, the investor will buy a greater number … Continue reading Dollar Cost Averaging
If you’re looking to start investing in stocks but want to expand your knowledge, increase your buying power and gain new friends then an investment club could be just the right avenue to get you started on the right track to your investing future. Here is an introduction to investment clubs. What is an Investment … Continue reading Benefits Beyond Money: The Value of Investment Clubs
“I don’t have enough money to invest in the stock market.” It’s a common complaint, but also a major fallacy. Although some would have you believe it to be true, you don’t have to be rich to play the stock market. It’s possible to start out with a very small stake, and build it over … Continue reading Investing in the Stock Market: How much do you Need to Start?