The Six Biggest Mistakes New Stock Investors Make

[wp_ad_camp_1] Stocks have been on rampage since they hit their lows in 2009.  Just in 2013 alone, the stock market gained 30%.  And because of the recent gains, more individual investors have been getting into the market.  And if you are one of the new investors, you will probably make a few mistakes before finally figuring out how stock investing works.  Here are six of the biggest mistakes that new investors make in the stock market.  I am guilty of all of these mistakes when I first started investing in…

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Fundamental Analysis vs. Technical Analysis: Similarities and Differences

[wp_ad_camp_1] To significantly gain from investing in stocks, one has to be equipped with different strategies or approaches. The two main schools of thought any amateur investor needs to be familiar with are fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Each approach has its own advantage. But how do these differ from each other? An investor would want to know which can be the faster way to earn from the stock market. What type of analysis should be used if an investor is looking for a long-term investment? Read through this article…

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How Does the Forex Market Work?

[wp_ad_camp_1] The foreign exchange market, most commonly known as the Forex market, is home to the global decentralized trading of international currencies–specifically where trillions of U.S. dollars are traded each day. If you need Japanese yen, you buy it through the Forex market. Participants trade not in one huge platform but rather through electronic communication networks (ECNs) or phone networks in different markets across the globe. Dubbed by investopedia.com as the largest financial market in the world, the forex market works round the clock five days a week: from Sunday…

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Can You Make Money in the Stock Market?

[wp_ad_camp_1] Can you make money in the stock market? Or is it all just one big gambling scheme? The short and unequivocal answer is: yes can make money in the stock market. Otherwise, happenings at the New York Stock Exchange won’t make any difference on day-to-day economic events. You may have already learned from history that stock investment has been the more productive way to park your money compared to, for instance, bond investment. Even with a very volatile stock market or amidst a period of recession, the market continues…

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Top 10 Online Stock Investing Sites

[wp_ad_camp_1] Investing in stocks have never been easier. You no longer need to get on the phone with your stock broker. All you need to do now is log online and open an account with a discount online brokerage.  So that means gone are the days when you have a personal stock advisor or a stock broker on retainer—you can invest in stocks immediately and cheaply.  So if you are looking to start investing your money in stocks, here are the 10 best online stock investing sites for the individual stock investor:

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How the Stock Market Works

[wp_ad_camp_1] Many people who have not experienced investing in the stock market may find it too complicated, that it is meant only for the smart, white-collared geeks, and corporate moguls. But the stock market works quite simply; it serves as a place where people trade stocks or shares of ownership in a desired company and where they can either win big or lose disastrously. In the US, there are two dominant stock exchanges – the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. This article briefly notes, in a simplified way,…

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How Interest Rates Work

[wp_ad_camp_1] If you want to purchase something now but do not have the cash to spend, what you can do is to borrow it. This borrowing does have a cost though, it is called interest. It is an amount that you have to pay on top of the money you have loaned– the principal amount. The rate of interest is often expressed as an annual percentage of the principal. To illustrate, if you have borrowed $1,000 with an interest rate of 10 percent per year payable after a year, you…

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Is The Buy And Hold Strategy Dead?

[wp_ad_camp_1] The buy-and-hold strategy of stock investing has long been the mantra of sustainable portfolio growth.  The basis of the strategy is to buy a good company and hold onto it for years until it turns a profit—because it is a good company and the average stock return historically has been 8-10%.  The best investors have long advocated this strategy, from famed value investor Benjamin Graham, to billionaire Warren Buffett, and to pretty much any traditional stock investing book you pick up.

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