Why I Will Always Prefer Stocks Over ETFs

Why I Will Always Prefer Stocks Over ETFs

ETFs and index funds are all the rage right now. And for good reason.They provide essentially the same results for a substantially cheaper price than mutual funds, and people are getting fed up with paying their banks for lackluster results.I am all for that, you should be saving and investing your money where you can get the most out of it. In an age where the cost of … [Read more...]

Are We Really Still Calling For A Stock Market Crash?

Are We Really Still Calling For A Stock Market Crash?

We've probably all had that one friend that thinks everything is a conspiracy. The world is out to get us and theirs nothing we can do about it? Right? I definitely have friends like that. But those situations I guess you could say are tolerable. There's nothing to be lost by something thinking chemtrails exist. Unless of course, they try to go out and shoot the plane down … [Read more...]

Are Robo-Advisors Right for You – Choosing the Right Robo-Advisor

Are Robo-Advisors Right for You – Choosing the Right Robo-Advisor

Technology, especially when it comes to investing and the stock market in general, has come a long ways in the last twenty years. There is one particular technological advancement that is all the rage right now and many passive investors are choosing to invest with them. What exactly are they? Well, they are Robo-advisors, and I am going to take the time in this article to … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Trading Penny Stocks

The Pros and Cons of Trading Penny Stocks

Let's face it, we've all heard the stories of rags to riches in the investment world. More often than not, these stories come from some sort of transaction involving a penny stock. We've all probably seen Wolf of Wall Street, but we all can't be Jordan Belfort. Most of the people who choose to go down that path will only find their bank accounts and morale … [Read more...]

Picking the Best Growth Stocks for Your Portfolio

Picking the Best Growth Stocks for Your Portfolio

When people envision the stock market, particularly those who are not well versed on the subject, they tend to think of growth stocks. They think of the story of that one person who made a fortune off a stock and never had to work another day in their life. They think of a high class lifestyle with fancy cars and a Youtube video highlighting your rags to riches story and how … [Read more...]

The Limitations of Trading Options

The Limitations of Trading Options

I've always been a fan of options trading. In fact, I still use covered calls as a tool in my investing arsenal. That being said, options, when not used correctly, can pose a serious amount of risk to the unknowing investor. While options can be used as an effective tool for hedging and speculation, by nature they are highly complex and require a great deal of observation and … [Read more...]

Three Crucial Factors to Determine If You’re Ready to Invest

Three Crucial Factors to Determine If You’re Ready to Invest

Whether you are deciding to do it yourself or hire a financial planner to get it done for you, investing can be intimidating. But the reality is unless you plan on winning the lottery your retirement plan will more than likely include some sort of investment strategy. This could be anything from real estate, businesses, stocks, or bonds etc.There are two pretty significant … [Read more...]

The Advantages of Investing in Options

The Advantages of Investing in Options

Options are often associated with risk. This couldn`t be farther from the truth if used correctly. Before we dive into some advantages, it`s important that you know exactly what an option is. Here are a couple guides that should help you develop an understanding of an option:What Is An Option By Stocktrades Options Basics by InvestopediaSome of the advantages of … [Read more...]

Dividend or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Dividend or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Should I Invest In Dividend Or Growth Stocks? To someone learning how to invest in the stock market, the amount of options you have can be somewhat overwhelming. Stocks, bonds, annuities, options, forex, ETFs. It can all be a little too much to think about.I'm going to take a little time to go over the most popular investment vehicle that most investors choose, stocks. In … [Read more...]

Four Key Factors to Choosing an Online Brokerage

Four Key Factors to Choosing an Online Brokerage

We live in a day and age where everything is almost instant. The days of placing trades via telephone are almost over. So much so that your brokerage will often charge you a hefty chunk of cash to make one of these transactions.Online brokerages have made such sharp advancements over the past 5 years that most all of them at a quick glance will look the same. Finding the … [Read more...]

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