Why You Should Consider Joining an Investment Club

Why You Should Consider Joining an Investment Club

September 6, 2017September 6, 2017

For many younger investors, the idea of joining an investment club can see quite old fashioned; an outdated relic of a simpler time and a simpler stock market. Just hearing the term investment club co..

The Advantages of Investing in Options

The Advantages of Investing in Options

September 4, 2017September 4, 2017

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 is ..

Why Trend Following Can Work for Stock Picking

Why Trend Following Can Work for Stock Picking

August 25, 2017August 25, 2017

There’s no shortage of tactics for picking stocks. In fact, if you’re managing your own portfolio, chances are you’ve explored everything from detailed fundamental analysis to fast-p..

Dividend or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

Dividend or Growth Stocks – The Best Investment

August 25, 2017August 25, 2017

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, for..

Goldilocks Investing Is On the Wane

Goldilocks Investing Is On the Wane

August 11, 2017August 11, 2017

By, Barbara A. Friedberg What to do About the Impending Stock Market Decline We all know the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Once upon a time, a little girl with blonde hair named Goldilocks ..

Are Index Funds Wrecking Capitalism? Paul Singer Thinks So

Are Index Funds Wrecking Capitalism? Paul Singer Thinks So

August 5, 2017August 5, 2017

Passive investing is all the rage, with more than $500 billion torrenting into companies like Vanguard and Blackrock. Passive investing is typically accomplished with ETFs and/or index funds, which ar..

Is Peter Schiff Full of It?

Is Peter Schiff Full of It?

June 3, 2017June 3, 2017

Who is Peter Schiff? If you don’t know who Peter Schiff is, feel free to stop here and continue your life blissfully ignorant of his place in the investing and macroeconomics landscape. If you mus..

Revisiting The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville

Revisiting The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville

March 23, 2017March 23, 2017

By Ned Hawley A generation ago Warren Buffett delivered a speech at Columbia Business School titled The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville.  The title is a nod to the intellectual debt owed to t..

Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments

Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments

March 23, 2017March 23, 2017

Investing in Alternative Asset Classes It’s never easy to predict what markets will do in the future. That’s why it’s best to maintain a well-diversified, balanced portfolio to weath..

Is Stock Investing for You?

Is Stock Investing for You?

February 28, 2017February 28, 2017

If you want to succeed in the stock investing game, you have to know yourself. This means knowing how you think, your behavior patterns, and your emotional makeup. I’m not saying it’s easy, object..

Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data – P/E and P/B Ratios

Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data – P/E and P/B Ratios

February 9, 2017February 9, 2017

Stock market analysis websites are packed with data. New investors get overwhelmed with the onslaught of information available instantly through the internet, but comparatively few investors actually ..

Top 3 Trading Books Every Trader Should Read

Top 3 Trading Books Every Trader Should Read

February 8, 2017February 8, 2017

I put together a brief review of some of my favorite trading books that have helped me out over the years, especially when I was first starting out as a newbie trader. They helped me through hard time..

Long Term Investing: Understanding Bull and Bear Markets

Long Term Investing: Understanding Bull and Bear Markets

February 7, 2017February 7, 2017

When most of us start investing for the first time, we don’t know what to expect. When we allocate money for investments that are meant to grow over decades, it can be like sailing out into the midd..

How a Catalyst Turns into Dollar Signs

How a Catalyst Turns into Dollar Signs

February 6, 2017February 6, 2017

Those of us that have been around the block in the investing world know that there are several important signals for investors to watch. One of the most important of these is known as the catalyst. At..

Using The Graham Formula to Find Underpriced Stocks

Using The Graham Formula to Find Underpriced Stocks

January 23, 2017January 23, 2017

Knowing how to properly value a stock is probably the most important skill for a value investor to develop. The goal is to buy companies for less than their intrinsic value over a long period of time...

Wall Street Kitchen’s 4 Golden Rules for Returns

Wall Street Kitchen’s 4 Golden Rules for Returns

January 19, 2017January 19, 2017

Hello Modest Money fans! My name is Victor Chiu, author of the new book, Wall Street Kitchen – The Recipe Behind a Housewife’s 1000% Stock Return. This new book I recently wrote contains the true ..

3 Ways to Invest without the Stock Market

3 Ways to Invest without the Stock Market

December 15, 2016December 15, 2016

Investing is one of the best things that you can do for your future and the future of your loved ones. Investing allows your money that you’ve worked so hard for, to work for you. If you’v..

How Thinking Regionally Can Boost Your Investment Strategy

How Thinking Regionally Can Boost Your Investment Strategy

November 14, 2016November 14, 2016

When choosing what stocks to buy, smart investors look at a number of factors – recent profit reports, market trends, and company projections, among others. People like to invest in growing industri..

Low Risk Diversity: Building a Broad Stock Portfolio

Low Risk Diversity: Building a Broad Stock Portfolio

November 9, 2016November 9, 2016

A diverse stock portfolio is an important part of smart investing, but many people struggle to adequately diversify their holdings because of the work involved. If you want to invest in stocks across ..

The Link Between Stock Market Indexes and Life Insurance Policies

The Link Between Stock Market Indexes and Life Insurance Policies

October 24, 2016October 24, 2016

What is an Index? An index or indicator is like a marker of a certain subset of the stock market which makes it easier to watch how one set of stocks performs relative to others. Motley Fool stock pic..

Three Mistakes Most Beginners Make on the Stock Market

Three Mistakes Most Beginners Make on the Stock Market

October 20, 2016October 20, 2016

Recent surveys show that less than half of eligible people in America actually own stocks. Obviously, there are a variety of reasons for this statistic. Some people simply don’t have any money i..

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

September 21, 2016September 21, 2016

Investing in the stock market for the first time can be a scary thing. It may feel a lot like gambling at first, mostly because, in some ways, it is. That is not to say that thousands of people do no..

Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

September 19, 2016September 19, 2016

Imagine entering a position where your upside potential is infinite while downside risk is limited. Well it exists in every stock using a Stop Loss Order. A Stop Loss Order is an open order to sell an..

Making Money in a Bear Market

Making Money in a Bear Market

September 12, 2016September 12, 2016

Anyone who follows the stock market can tell you that Friday was a tough day for investors. The Dow closed down more than 400 points and none of the other indexes fared much better. It was only a few ..