Basics of Investing

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  • Beware of Bad Stops
    on June 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Stops are one of the most important forces in forex trading, both where the market places its stops and where you place yours. In this article, I will focus on where to place your stop. There are several ways traders place stops. Some base it on the amount they are willing to lose on a trade. Others base it on t […]

  • How To Research A Stock To Buy: 4 Things To Look For
    on June 27, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Shutterstock photo There are many things that pique an investor’s interest in a stock. It could be an article on the internet, or a segment on business TV. Or it could be that they notice a new product or service that they think will be a big success and look for the company behind it. Whatever firsts grabs […]

  • What Is A Stock Market Index, And Why Do Investors Watch Stock Indices?
    on June 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Shutterstock photo The nature of my job means that I follow the stock market closely, but it also means that I tend to do so through individual stocks rather than indices (if you're wondering, by the way, about the usage of "indices" versus "indexes," check out this article ). That is why, when I read on […]

  • Investing FAQs: 10 Common Questions Answered
    on June 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    By Kevin Simpson Investing can be daunting for newcomers who are unfamiliar with financial terms or who rely upon the bad advice or experiences of other novice investors. If you want to grow your hard-earned money through investing but are unsure how and where to begin, here are the answers to 10 frequently […]

  • 5 Reasons Why Your Portfolio Isn't Performing Well
    on June 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    By Joe Allaria, CFP® If you’ve been an investor for a while, you’ve probably experienced times where your investment strategy didn’t seem to work like you thought it would. Maybe your strategy didn’t perform as well as the  Dow Jones  or  S&P 500 , or maybe you simply unperformed your neighbor’s portfolio. Wer […]

  • Helpful Hints for Successfully Selecting Stocks
    on June 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    By Russell Wayne, CFP® Although many people are content to confine their investing to funds—both open-end mutual and exchange-traded—there are many others intent on working their way through the mountain of publicly available information to zero in on investments that may be worth adding to their portfolios. […]

  • Be an Investor, Not a Speculator
    on June 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    By Timothy Bock Many people are hesitant to invest in the stock market because they consider it similar to gambling. With volatility on the rise in our current climate, even investors are pausing to consider the risk they are taking with their investments. The idea of losing more than they can afford to […]

  • What Golf Can Teach Us About Investing
    on May 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    By Chad Rixse, CRPS® If you’ve ever watched professional golf or played golf yourself, you know it can be a challenging and competitive game. So much can go wrong so quickly, and the margin for error is slim. To be successful in golf, there’s a number of skills to master that are similar to the skills you should […]

  • How to Uncover Hidden Investment Fees
    on May 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    By Rick Kahler, CFP®, ChFC Before you put money into an investment, you need to know how the fees associated with the investment will affect your returns. Unfortunately, discovering what those fees are isn't always easy. Here are some suggestions for how to research and be prepared to talk to your financia […]

  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
    on May 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financial choices are providing them with a sound financial foundation. […]

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