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Effective Stock Market Trading Strategies

Coming up with strategies that will improve their trading is one of the most important things for an investor. And, savvy ones will always be on the lookout for various strategies that produce viable results. Of course, if you buy low and sell high, you will meet a profit. However, there is a lot more to it than diversifying the portfolio and searching for long-term investments. Of course, those are sound ideas, but they almost never produce incredible results. So,…

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Portfolio in Action: 4 New Buys

Last week I went a little crazy and made 4 new purchases for my dividend growth stock portfolio.  On a day when the market was down, I took advantage to make my buys using my monthly capital contribution plus some additional savings that I decided would be put to better use buying some shares of some solid quality dividend growth companies.  The monthly income savings and my additional savings allowed me to buy 4 new companies to include in my…

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Share Growth

Earnings Per Share Growth is the Creator of Wealth

When it comes to investing, the first thing I consider about a company is dividend growth.  I prefer to invest in companies that have at least a 5 year history of annually increasing their dividend payment to shareholders.  For me, a company that is able to grow it’s dividend over a period of time is usually a successful company.  Also, management is showing their faith in the future performance of a company by committing to pay out a higher and…

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How to Cut the Crap and Invest Like a Pro

The following is a guest post written by Mike from The Dividend Guy Blog and Dividend Stock Analysis. Mike has an MBA in financial services and writes about dividend investing since 2010. His goal is to use dividend growth power to retire early. When I was a kid, I always wanted to work in the investment industry. I had a grand perception of the financial industry and thought it would be so cool to be able to buy shares of…

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Company's Valuation

Quick Ways to Determine Company’s Valuation

When it comes to buying stocks, one of the most important pieces of advice is to not overpay.  The price you pay for the companies you buy can make or break your investment.  Even a bad company could turn out to be a great investment if you buy it at a great price while even the greatest of companies may turn out to be an awful investment if you invest when it is priced way too high. Typically I have…

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Trading Stocks

Risk and Reward Trading Stocks

Risk and reward are inseparable aspects of trading stocks, but that doesn’t mean we throw risk management out the window. While many suggest that bigger rewards require bigger risks, don’t be fooled… they’re just setting up an excuse in advance for when they misapply the common risk management techniques they espouse. By the way, if you just skipped over those two highlighted articles, you may want to familiarize yourself with them before going on. They form the basis of our…

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Applying Risk Management to Investing in the Stock Market

Risk management is a critical component to investing in the stock market. In the article “How Risk Management Should Guide Every Stock Trade” we defined risk management as well as looked at some common investing myths that devalue risk management. Today, we’re going to get practical and explore some specific ways investors can develop and apply risk management techniques in order to preserve capital, minimize risk, and maximize returns (the motto here @ Invest in the Markets). Common Risk Management…

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Enter a Trade

How to Develop and Exit Strategy Before You Enter a Trade

How to develop an exit strategy before you enter a trade on the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P or any other stock exchange is one of the most important steps to making money in the stock market. Not only should investors know your investment style and match it to meet your end goals, but every trader must have an answer to the “what if” question. Failing to plan an exit strategy before you enter a trade can lead to clinging to a falling…

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Invest In the Markets

Invest In the Markets: Examples of Setting Appropriate Stop Loss Orders

Capital Preservation is Essential for Successful Investing This is the premise from which I draw the following conclusion:  Use stop losses to protect your capital and gains!   Listen… it’s just that I hate to lose money.  Furthermore, I’m a weekend investor who doesn’t have time to sit in front of the computer screen for hours at a time, making daily decisions on stocks.  So what can you do to prevent the 9% in a day drop?  Sometimes nothing when…

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Investment Guide

Investment Guide for Beginners

When a beginner should start right? First, I think it should be with this realization. The bag is not the place to get rich quick ambitions. If wealth can be acquire in an instant, not in the field of investment, despite appearances. While you may hear some stories about homer in the end, most people moderately funded almost never get rich in stocks investment. Shareholder value: even if it doubles in a year or (a very unlikely event), you must…

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