The Three Legged Stool
My paternal grandparents were born near Lake Como, Italy. My grandfather learned how to farm, and he did just that until he died chopping wood at age 88. As a boy, I would walk into the barn where I watched him milking cows. Never got the hang of it, but I liked hearing the ping of fresh milk in the galvanized bucket. In order to get where he needed to reach, Popper would sit on a three legged stool. That wooden stool causes me to think of three investment legs for every household or business endeavor. As you know, lots of things come in sequence or synergy of three, even sneezes.
Angels, Are They Real?
They're real, but few survive. High risk investing is dangerous to your bank balance. The process toward extinction is that an angel risks money in one venture. It fails. Then, he joins a group of angels and risks money in another venture. It fails. At this point, the angel usually hands in his or her wings.
Types of Investment
The word 'investments' is one that most of us are familiar with hearing in financial context. For many of us, it may make us thing of big business and vasts sums of money, but there's much to the world of investments than multi-million dollar deals.
Creating a Financial Future--Putting Your Plan Into Action Part 2
Real Estate can be a useful tool for investing. The simplest real estate investment is not truly an investment, but a cost-reduction ? that is owning your own home. Buying rather than renting allows one to put residential costs toward assets rather than into someone else's pocket. However, if interest is high, the amount you pay to borrow money could make the deal less attractive. Today, with interest rates at an all-time low, it is difficult to imagine many cases where renting is more attractive than purchasing. Income Real Estate is also viable for some. This would include owning small apartment buildings, storage facilities, or shopping centers. This does, however, involve time commitments, just like running any other business, but the income levels can be very positive if you have selected your property carefully.
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.
Copy Cat or How to Use a Successful Trading System
How many books have you read about successful traders? How they did this or that and made a fortune and are still doing it. You say to yourself, "I'm going to follow his method and get rich".
Part II of Day Traders and Swing Traders and Options? Maybe!
Before every protective put trade it is possible to calculate your anticipated maximum loss. Use the formula: (stock price minus strike price) plus option price. For example, suppose you will pay $30.00 for your stock, and you want no more than a $3.50 loss on the position. Then you would choose the $27.50 strike put which costs $1.00. Following the formula, you take your stock price ($30.00) and subtract the put's strike price (27.50) which leaves you $2.50. To this $2.50 loss, you then add the amount you spent on the option ($1.00), which gives you a combined, maximum loss of $3.50 for this position. You can set your loss limit by the strike price of the put you buy and the cost of the put. This formula will work every time. Remember, stock loss, (stock price paid - strike price), plus option cost (option price) equals maximum potential position loss.
Can Using Sales Leaseback Method of Investment Property Acquisition Reduce Risk?
Sales Leaseback compared to traditional property investment
Seecrets on Investment: Tired of Making Huge Losses in the Stock Market ? Part 1
Over 80% of all individual investors lose money in any given span of ten years. This figure is likely to be higher, given most people's reluctance to reveal their losses. This article provides a broad outline of this financial landscape. It reflects the author's personal views as an individual investor and author of a stock charting software with the experiences learned from the University of H.K. (hard knocks). Do not consider this article as any form of financial advice. Financial advice are available from licensed individuals and companies as required by law in your respective country.
Options Education: Financing the Calendar!
As a trader, one of the key things that I try to consciously do is to cultivate my instincts by talking with other traders and investors as often as possible. It still amazes me how large the divergence of opinion that exists regarding what people believe will unfold as we enter the new millennium. Many very respected names are literally predicting an economic earthquake that will measure a 10 on the Richter scale while others having looked at the exact same research claim that the consequences will be very mild. As a trader I have to evaluate the data and develop a strategy that I feel not only gives me an edge but allows for a great deal of error while still being low risk!
Is Offshore Banking for You?
You've probably heard about people who keep their money offshore. Most likely you assume they're all wealthy businessmen; millionaires, who have so much money they somehow 'qualify' to move it out of the country, right? Wrong! Offshore banking can be a benefit for anybody regardless of income.
25 Ways to Find Companies to Buy
When you start your program to purchase your "ideal" company, you quickly realize that your ultimate success will depend on two primary skill sets: 1) Your ability to FIND viable companies that are for sale, and 2) Your ability to effectively qualify the potential acquisition investment once found.
How to Setup a Profitable Trading Business
In my opinion trading is the most exciting and best way to earn a living in the world. With just a small amount of equipment and space you can do it from anywhere on the planet.
When NOT to Invest
Unfortunately, many investors who are seduced by the lure of easy money try to become "active" investors before they have the skills, the resources, or the appropriate intellectual framework to do so.
The Arrow-Debreu Contingent Claims Model of Investment
Throughout the discussion of speculation and stability, we emphasized that uncertainty theorists now have a generally accepted framework for modeling choice under uncertainty. Economic theorists have chosen to model uncertainty as the revelation of a state of the world. Individuals in these models face investment and consumption decisions based on payoffs that vary across different states of the world.
The High Price of Oil
In less than four years, the price of oil has risen about 300%, or over $50 a barrel. The Light Crude Continuous Contract (of oil futures) hit an all-time high at $67.80 a barrel Friday, and closed the week at $67.40 a barrel. Persistently high oil prices will eventually slow economic growth, which in turn will cause oil prices to fall, ceritus paribus.
Expand Your Pool of Investors for Your Company
If you own a company that sells complicated products and you want more investors, consider having topics on your web site that discuss the background needed to understand your products and your company. For example, if your company specializes in producing and researching monoclonal antibodies, post articles discussing exactly what monoclonal antibodies are, how they are produced and what research your company is engaged in. In some cases, it may be a good idea to work with an outside writer, one who can explain the information in layman's terms.
Planning Starts with the Basics
When developing a plan for your finances, the toughest question often is: "Where do I begin?" Before investing in stocks and bonds or buying life insurance, before implementing any change or making any decisions, you first need to analyze and understand your entire financial picture. Two documents allow you to do just that. A Balance Sheet and a Cash Flow Statement enable you to take an in-depth look at your current financial situation and make better decisions about the future. With a little work, you can develop these two tools and be on your way to a solid plan for your finances.
Issuing Warrants to Investors
When raising capital for a business venture, warrants are a common form of equity that is given to investors. A warrant is like an option ? it gives the holder the right to buy a security at a fixed or formulaic price, which is known as the "exercise" or "strike" price.
The Switzerland of Asia Shines
In many respects, Singapore is the Switzerland of Asia.
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