You just opened an invesment accout with your favorite “commission free” broker, put some serious money into it, and now you don’t know what to do next. Which stock should I buy? And how do you place an order to buy your first stock? and what are all those order… ( Read More )
The 5 Most Annoying Things you are Too Busy to be doing with your money in 2022
It’s a new year and for busy people this is a time to re-evaluate how you are spending your time. Here are five time-consuming financial tasks that those who have better things to do are too busy to be spending your time on in 2022. Tracking gains, losses, and cost… ( Read More )
Start Investing like you would Bake a Cake
Starting to invest can be overwhelming for many people. It can be comforting to liken it to the process of baking a cake. In this blog you’ll learn the first things you need to do if you are taking your first steps in investing. Welcome to the Investment Bakery It… ( Read More )
Are you a “Do Not Disturb” investor?
The industry categorizes its participants in different ways – value investor, growth investor, GARP investor, etc. Little attention however is paid to this rare and overlooked breed – the Do Not Disturb investor. If you’re new to this term, here are the characteristics of a Do Not Disturb (DND) and… ( Read More )
How Much Time It Actually Takes to Invest Your Own Money
It can be shocking to look at how we spend our time. It’s common for successful people to look at their investment portfolios as a hobby – but should it be that way for you? Here is an estimate of how much time it will take you as a DIY… ( Read More )
What are Wealth Advisors, Portfolio Managers and Traders
Like any natural habitat, the Wall Street ecosystem is populated with a wide array of forces interacting and competing with one another to ensure the greatest sustained benefit to themselves. This financial food chain includes everybody from the largest institutions down to the smallest retail traders and everybody in between.… ( Read More )
3 Factors that determines the value of Bonds
When bonds are traded in the secondary market, the price of the bond is influenced by the demand and supply of the bond. The other factors that affect the price are: Interest rates Bond price and interest rate share an inverse relationship. Interest rate in this case means the benchmark… ( Read More )
What is an Investment Portfolio?
A portfolio is a combination of different investment assets mixed and matched for the purpose of achieving risk diversification for an investor’s financial goals. Items that are considered a part of your portfolio can include any asset you own – from real items such as art and real estate, to… ( Read More )
9 Essential Terms to Know Before You Start Trading Futures
Part of your preparation in trading futures should involve learning able to speak and understand the language of the market. Arbitrage Some investors benefit from price discrepancies among different commodity futures markets. These investors analyze the prices of similar commodities in different markets and buy from the lower priced market.… ( Read More )
Should you invest in Commodities?
If you’re already an investor, commodity trading can serve to diversify your portfolio. Commodities can be anything from oil to gold or silver to coffee, sugar and wheat. Unlike certain investments, commodities can hold and gain value over time. They can also be less risky. You’re not buying an intangible… ( Read More )
What are Bonds?
Though bonds as an investment class don’t generate the highest returns, they have their own appeal. They offer portfolio diversification, generate steady returns even in the face of a highly volatile investment environment, provide tax advantages and more. If you don’t know what bonds are and want to learn how… ( Read More )
Why People Invest in Stocks?
Why People Invest in Stocks Investing in stocks can be a good way to build wealth. Due to the magic of compound interest, a small initial investment can eventually grow to a treasure trove, if properly managed. For example, the world’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett started investing in equities… ( Read More )
What you should know about mutual funds and brokerage account
What is your brokerage account? Your brokerage account is an investment account opened with a broker or a firm that charges a commission or fee for buying and selling securities on your behalf. Opening an Account To open a brokerage account, fill out an application either at a brick and… ( Read More )
How much savings should I have?
How much should you have saved throughout your life? This is a question you should be asking yourself sooner than later. According to a recent Bank of America survey, a surprising 16% of Millennials between the ages of 23 and 37 now have at least $100,000 saved for retirement. Some… ( Read More )
My first investment: Savings and CDs
It’s a financial jungle out there, where to start for a first investment? Putting money into a savings account should be your first step to investing. Building up your savings from your monthly paycheck (say 15%) should be considered as your first investment since your savings account will generate annual… ( Read More )
4 Essential Investment Products You Should Know
Investment products are investment securities that are sold to individuals and institutions by investment banks. Here is a quick description of the main investment securities: Bonds Also labelled fixed-income securities, the term bond is commonly used to refer to any securities that are founded on debt. When you purchase a… ( Read More )
What is Investment Banking?
You probably heard that term before, but what is it really ? A bank like any other banks ? Actually it’s not like any other bank. An investment bank provides a variety of services designed to assist an individual or business to increase their wealth. This is very different from… ( Read More )
What is an Investment?
An investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or will appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In… ( Read More )