Markets have been down for the last few weeks, your favorite stock, Apple or Telsa, has been down 20% and you are starting to have cold sweats and sleepless nights like it’s the end of the world. Is it time to panic, call it quit and sell all your shares?… ( Read More )
5 things to know before you start buying stocks
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 )
How to open your investment account
You have decided to start investing but you are having trouble to know where or how to open an investment account. You think the financial world is very confusing with so many options out there, so where do you start, because this is really all very frustrating at the moment.… ( Read More )
Is it safe for you to invest in stocks?
You want to invest in stocks but are they really safe or even an option for you? Here is what you need to know before you start investing in stocks. Buying stocks is fundamentally risky and not safe. The price of a stock varies constantly, every day, every hour, every… ( 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 )
Why are Cryptos and Bitcoins dangerous
Everyone talks about cryptos, etherum, bitcoins, dodgecoins, how they are the next big things and how they are going to make you rich and change the world. But is that true? Can they actually deliver on their ambitious promises? Here is what you need to know about cryptos and why… ( 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 )
How to become a smarter investor
The question of how to become a smarter investor is one that an investor needs to confront at one time or another if he or she wants to achieve his or her financial targets. Answering this question is not easy but it can start with finding new intelligent investment ideas… ( Read More )
How to invest your money without messing it up
You just got your annual bonus or a big sales commission, found out you are unexpectedly receiving an inheritance from a long lost aunt, or maybe after years of savings you have this large amount of money sitting there earning 0.5% on a CD. Now you’re sitting there staring at… ( Read More )
Should you let a Roboadvisor manage your 401(k)?
Digital advisors, also called roboadvisors, are a popular option for many people’s individual brokerage accounts. But should you let a digital advisor manage your 401(k)? The way most people invest their 401(k)s seems innocuous but in fact is a bit neglectful; here’s why turning it over to a digital platform… ( Read More )
How to Start Investing with a Roboadvisor in 3 Easy Steps
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to use a webapp to manage your money. People who make this choice usually spend their time and money efficiently and using such a platform will allow you to do this. But in order to get the most value for your time and money invested,… ( 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 )
Should you put money into REITs?
One of the least appreciated economic developments of the past decade of recovery from the 2008 financial collapse is the dramatic upswing in value of both commercial and residential real estate. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly home sales report, the average home price at the apex of the… ( Read More )
How to choose your Investment Professional
One central factor to consider for choosing an investment professional is to know what type of compensation they receive: fee based or commission based. Those two types of compensation are today at the very center of a long heated debate in the financial industry regarding transparency, disclosures and professional duties.… ( Read More )
Boost Your Savings with the Ideal Asset Allocation
Asset allocation is a methodology that involves building an investment portfolio around asset classes — including stocks, bonds, cash, real estate, and other investments. Nothing affects your long-term returns more than a good asset allocation plan. Rule #1 – Diversify Your Portfolio We all get the basic principles of “don’t… ( 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 )
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 )
How old should I be to start investing in stocks?
Investing in stocks is risk-fraught and it is not for the faint-hearted. Those of you imagining the lure of disproportionate profits who wish to introduce a young child to investing or take the plunge yourself might also have to brace for losing out big time if your bets go haywire.… ( 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 )