Trading

Economic-Update

How to Pick a Stock Based Upon Your Own Economic Outlook

Stock picking is a very personal thing.  That’s why nearly every different portfolio manager favors different stocks.  Furthermore, people pick stocks based on not just on the merits of an individual stock, but based on what they feel will happen to their local and global economy in the future.  For example, if I thought the end of the world was coming, I’d sell all of my stock and keep my money under my mattress.  But if I thought that the…

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Derivatives

Gain A Better Understanding of Derivatives

Investing has taken on a more complicated side to it over the past 10 to 20 years due to the fact that a selection of different kinds of derivative instruments has been designed. Derivatives themselves have been around even longer than that and in years gone by were used in the farming industry. The way it works is that one party agrees to sell a particular good while another party agrees to purchase the good at a specific price on…

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Invest Strategy

Establishing Buy and Sell Rules For Your Investment Strategy

In a previous post, we discussed four simple steps to help you create your own investment strategy. The first step is to select the stock screen you want to follow. The second is to choose how many stocks you will own. The third step is to determine how much you will invest in each stock. Finally, you need to set “buy” and “sell” rules. Establishing proper buy and sell rules is arguably the most critical step in creating an investment…

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Forex-trading

Problem Solving Tips for Investing and … Life

In a way, investing can be viewed as a metaphor for life. Success or failure depend on your approach to the topic. We began this blog almost five years ago (anniversary coming up!) to address a situation that had bothered us for several years. IFO has wonderful, intelligent, witty, hardworking friends. Most have some assets, including financial assets: cash, land, livestock, stocks, bonds, mutual funds. Many were recent widows. Several do not take responsibility for their own wealth, but are content…

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buying stocks

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Stocks

Before we start buying stocks, we first have to learn everything there is about them. We have to master the theory that’s behind buying stocks. Moreover, we have to practice until we learn how to avoid mistakes and profit from our trading career. So where can we buy or sell shares? The answer is — at a stock exchange. In the USA, we have three major stock exchanges. They are: AMEX — American Stock Exchange NASDAQ — National Association of…

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Forex Trading

Forex Trading Vs. Commodities See What You Could Be Missing

Overseas Foreign money Change (Foreign exchange) Buying and selling includes figuring out whether or not a sure nations foreign money will go up or down in comparison with one other main foreign money. While you commerce within the Foreign exchange, you commerce foreign money pairs: Pairs of nationwide currencies which go up or down relative to one another. While you commerce Commodities (something discovered naturally in nature or planted) you establish if the worth of a sure commodity will go…

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The Most Popular Active Trading Strategies

Unlike long-term trading strategies, active trading relies on short-term movements. Active traders need to quickly buy and sell securities in order to profit from the price changes. Meanwhile, the long-term strategies require you to have a different kind of mentality. Most investors who use buy-and-hold strategies expect the price changes to have a more significant long-term meaning. In contrast, active traders believe that the only way you could profit is by using those short-term price changes. There are many active…

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Trading Systems: A Guide for Beginners

Achieving success in stock trading is impossible without some kind of a trading system or strategy. Money management and risk management play a role, of course, but without a trading system, you really wouldn’t have anything to do. So what, exactly, is a trading system? In essence, a trading system is a set of rules that tell you when and how to trade. Today, you can easily find many different black box trading systems. Browse through any trading forum or…

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trading

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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