IF - The Wonders of Investing
If it seems as if all investors are
selling, who is buying?
If trading has become entertainment
for you, it may be time to refocus
If your stock has reached an annual
low, can it go any lower?
If your stock has reached an annual
high, can it go any higher?
If all the television analysts jumped
off a bridge, would anyone care?
If your portfolio is based solely on
fundamental analysis, perhaps it
is time to learn technical analysis.
If I said you had a beautiful portfolio,
would you hold it against an index?
If you are tired of losing value on the
long side, perhaps its time to learn
both sides of the market.
If you do not have a written financial
plan, you should.
If you could put aside $205 at the
beginning of each month for thirty-
five years, with an 11% annualized
return you may save over $1
If you have stopped looking at your
portfolio statements, does that mean
your game plan is off?
If a fool and his money are easily
separated, who introduced the two?
If buy and hold is your philosophy,
why do you need a broker?
If a tree falls in the forest, does it ruin
the stock market for the day?
If someone invented a computer
program for investments that proved
100% correct all the time, we would
never know about it.
If you think the market capitulated,
you are not in a state of selling
If 1,000,000 lemmings jump, can they
all be wrong?
If you want to know what Greenspan
thinks about economics, count the
times he smiles.
If you expect nothing of your
portfolio, you will not be
If you are a rational investor, can you
benefit from an irrational market?
If you managed your money like the
government, you would take money
from your neighbor and spend it on
stock options that expire this week.
If you are confused with the opinions
of the media, create your own.Wardlaw has been involved in the fields of investments and insurance for over twelve years. The author's belief is that familiar life elements best illustrate practical investment strategies; not typical investment jargon. For comments and questions, please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Markets: A Window on the World Economy
Expectations drive the market. Every stock price is driven by what people expect the company to do. That's why all the talk about a strong or weak economy has such an impact. But those aren't the only expectations moving us. We've seen the impact of war and terrorism worries on markets and the impact of SARS concerns on Asian markets.
Shareholders Meeting Changing With Times
A significant number of corporations that settled accounts in the past year are ready to hold their annual shareholders meetings.
HYIPs Investments or Scams?
High Yield Investment Programs (HYIPs) appear at first to be the secret to unlimited wealth and fortune, but as you can guess that quickly changes. However, I have found myself still using them in a very limited fashion as a generator for my digital currency exchange. I will discuss that in a later article. First, you need to understand the concept of e-currency. It is a digital currency that is traded and used for purchases on-line. In fact, it has no national boundaries, is handled in many different currencies and is very liquidible. While all of these factors make it a very versatile tool for the investor, it also makes it anonymous and therefore very attractive to the scammers and thieves. Be warned it is almost impossible to know whom you are dealing with or what they are actually going to do with your money. There are many types of e-currencies but I prefer e-gold for many other endeavors than Help.
Can Using Sales Leaseback Method of Investment Property Acquisition Reduce Risk?
Sales Leaseback compared to traditional property investment
Finding the Perfect Company
The perfect company - it's the holy grail of the investment world. The company that will make its initial investment hundreds of times over. It's what everyone shoots for. To have bought Microsoft when it first went public... It's how fortunes are made. What does make "the perfect company"?
Foreign Investing - US Investors Still Missing Out?
Investors are still too slowly realizing what the academics have long pointed out ?- adding foreign stocks to your portfolio will, over the long term, increase your returns and lower the overall risk of your portfolio.
Shop More, Save More for College Gimmick or Reality?
The man sat in a chair beside a dressing room at a Tampa, Fla. maternity store. "That one looks great," he says to his pregnant wife. "I really like that one."
Investing in Car Dealerships: How to Do It Right
The financial characteristics of the automobile dealership are attractive:
Before You Start Investing
There maybe several reasons why you to want to invest your money. You may want to retire early, want to build your own business in the future, or to pay for your kid's education. Should everyone start investing outside their retirement accounts right away? The answer to this question is that it depends on your financial situation. First, you must have a basic understanding in financial management. What would happen if you lose your job, accumulate large medical expenses, or losing money on your investments? Do you still have money to pay your bills? Do you have to sell your investments that you have worked so hard for, with a loss? No one knows what the future will bring. Therefore, you must have a safety net to fall back on in an unexpected event. This article contains 5 concepts that you should follow before you start investing outside of your retirement accounts.
The Light Crude Continuous Contract closed at $66.13 a barrel Friday, after hitting an all-time high at $67.95 a barrel earlier in the day. A week from Monday is Labor Day, which marks the end of the summer driving season. Consequently, I believe, oil hit a short-term top Friday or will top next week.
Trading Is Not Rocket Science!
Despite what some people may lead you to believe; day trading, swing trading and trend trading is not anywhere as difficult as they would like you to think. It really boils down to two key components.
Quit and Retire Three Years Earlier!
For most people, there is a direct correlation between how worried they are about retirement income, and how much they can actually do about it. This is because the more worried you are, the closer you probably are to retirement, and the less time you have to do anything ? like save up. Effective 'saving up' requires time. Time so your money can grow. Save an extra $200 a month, three years before retirement (at age 62), and you'll amass a grand total of $7,887 (averaging 6% growth). Not likely to have a big impact on your retirement lifestyle.
Why You Need To Buy and Sell Gold Coins (Part 3)
Putting Rare Coin Market Cycles to Work for You...
Missleading Fund Names Wreak Havoc On Investor Returns!
Mutual fund managers use fake fund names to part you from your money such that you cannot judge what a fund does by its name. Many funds have names that are outright misleading or even deceptive. In the late 1990's, for instance, during the technology stock bubble, some portfolio managers took advantage of public's desire to chase the latest fad by slapping "internet" in front of their fund names.
An Introduction to Offshore Investing
Once upon a time, offshore investment strategies were spoken of in hushed tones. They were conversations restricted to the plush offices of private Swiss bankers, or a dinner table topic in the expensive playgrounds of the multi-millionaires.
Protecting the Tax Advantage of Your Deferred Compensation
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 imposed strict new rules on non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Beginning in 2005, deferred compensation programs that are not in compliance with the new rules may be taxed as wages, slapped with a 20% excise tax, plus charged an interest penalty.
Many people today are looking for annuity help. The biggest challenge seems to be that most of the help is biased. What exactly do I mean? I mean that there is always a vested interest for the person who is helping you with your annuities. They are out to sell you something so you don't know if they are doing it for your best interest or for theirs.
Investing Offshore for Retirement
As an expatriate you are in a privileged savings and investing position. Make the most of the options available to you while you can, consider investing offshore for your retirement.
Will a Falling Dollar Derail Your Plans for Retirement?
How much are you willing to pay for a tank of gas? We've all watched as gas prices hit record highs, but what would you do if you filled your tank and paid by credit card only to discover on your monthly statement that you paid $80 to fill an economy car. No, this is not some future doomsday projection of oil prices. This scenario recently happened to a colleague on business in Europe.
Beta Factors: How They Can Be Used In The Current Situation
Ever since the turn of the century, world stock markets have been very volatile. In other words there have been significant movements (up or down) in share prices. This phenomenon has been evidenced by the collapse in recent years of the share prices of the dot com companies (e.g. Yahoo, Amazon etc.) and the sharp falls in the share prices of telecommunication stocks (e.g. British Telecom, Marconi etc.). Yet despite these events there is very little emphasis placed on measuring the volatility of stocks.
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