Stocks vs Index Funds – The Urge to Risk It All

Stocks vs Index Funds – The Urge to Risk It All

January 7, 2019January 7, 2019

We understand where you are coming from. You see the returns on individual stocks (in retrospect) and you want a piece of that action. The advice given by the grand majority of the advisors and bloggers is that you should soc..

How to Teach Your Children to Invest in the Stock Market

How to Teach Your Children to Invest in the Stock Market

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018

Children are capable of more than we give them credit for. Adults often think of investing as a difficult topic, because it was difficult for them to learn at age 30 or 40, but children are so much more moldable and teachable..

How An Expense Ratio Is Robbing You Daily

How An Expense Ratio Is Robbing You Daily

October 23, 2018October 23, 2018

Investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are great ways for smaller investors to begin investing in the stock market. They are also a great way for people without a lot of money to invest in the stock market. But t..

Should Investors Buy Individual Stocks or Index Funds?

Should Investors Buy Individual Stocks or Index Funds?

October 4, 2018October 4, 2018

There are many different asset classes to choose from. Of all the investment options out there, investors can buy individual stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that include a combination of these asset classes. In addition, real ..

The Top 3 Places to Get Your Essential Stock Market News

The Top 3 Places to Get Your Essential Stock Market News

July 24, 2018July 24, 2018

Accurate, insightful, and timely information is essential to successful day trading. If you fail to keep up to date on the latest details and the rest of the market knows something that you don’t, you will quickly find ..

How to Find Rumor-Related Opportunities in the Market

How to Find Rumor-Related Opportunities in the Market

October 23, 2017October 23, 2017

  Rumors happen all the time in the market. While rumors are generally looked down upon, savvy traders find themselves searching for rumors as they have the potential to lead to massive movements in the market, crea..

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

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

September 17, 2017September 17, 2017

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 likel..

3 Indicators Active Traders Must Know

3 Indicators Active Traders Must Know

March 31, 2017March 31, 2017

Trading is one of the most complex, challenging and intimidating professions in the world. On the one hand, you have so many sources of information available that it is impossible to absorb it all. On the other hand, even wit..

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 the patriarchs of modern i..

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, objectively assessing yourself,..

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 know what to do with it. ..

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 story of how my mom was a..

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’ve never invested before, ..

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 picks tend to perform quite..

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 in savings that could be p..

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 not make consistent returns..

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 months ago when the Dow s..

The Rewards and Risks of Financial Spread Betting

The Rewards and Risks of Financial Spread Betting

March 22, 2016March 22, 2016

Often the most rewarding pursuits carry an element of risk. This is certainly true of financial spread betting. If you successfully navigate the risks, then the rewards can be massive. However, you could incur large losses if..

Why Company Earnings Matter

Why Company Earnings Matter

February 8, 2016February 8, 2016

If you have been following the Charisse Says series via Modest Money, you have learned how to take over a position of power over your money, why you need a financial advisor to grow your wealth, how to find the right one for ..