Billionaire Ray Dalio Reveals His 5 Tips for Making Money From the Stock Market

Everyone knows who Warren Buffett is, even those who do not invest a dime in the stock market.  However, not too many people outside of the investment and business world know the name Ray Dalio.  But they should, he is a hedge fund manager that manages over $100 billion in assets and is one of [...]

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6 Characteristics Successful Day Traders Have in Common

Many have tried day trading, and an overwhelming majority have failed.  However, for every 99 that fails miserably at day trading, there is always that one success story.  So what do these successful day traders have that the overwhelming majority of day traders don't?  It's not access to capital.  Rather, it is a set of character traits [...]

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How Much Should You Have In Your 401k By 30?

With pension plans a thing of a past and Social Security benefits uncertain, your 401k plan is by far the most important vehicle to a safe retirement.  So in order to secure a good retirement, how much should you have in your 401k by 30?  We will answer this use four different scenarios.  In all [...]

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The Stock Market and the Business Cycle: Their Correlative Relationship

Many people think that investing in stocks is a surefire way to get rich and hit the jackpot.  The reality couldn't be further from the truth.  See, the truth is that to get average returns that beat inflation, all you need to do is put it in an index fund.  Index funds will match the [...]

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List of Economic Indicators to Guide Your Investment Decisions

Economic indicators are useful in telling us whether the economy is doing well or not.  They indicate whether an economy is heading in or out of a recession, or if the economy is experiencing a boom.  There are a lot of economic indicators and sometimes they may contradict one another.  Thus, it is important to look at [...]

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The 4 Psychological Phases of Asset Bubbles

Every investment/asset will have inherent risk that comes with it; no risk no reward.  The amount of risk will vary with each asset.  But no matter what kind of asset it is, there is always a chance of an asset bubble.  An asset bubble is the result of human emotion in play in the markets.  Investors [...]

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What Happens When Gold Prices Drop

Although gold is no longer a standard form of currency in the vast majority of countries, it is still of extreme macroeconomic importance. The price of gold is tied to many currencies and currency pairs. Here is what happens to the major currencies when gold prices drop: US Dollar: The US Dollar and gold have [...]

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How to Buy and Trade Bitcoins and other Digital Currencies (or Cryptocurrencies)

So I've been on a bit of a bitcoin buying spree as of late.  Because the investment (or currency) is still new, there is a lot of confusion about what it is, how to buy it, and how to trade it.  So in this post, I will attempt to dymysfify the process of buying your first [...]

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