Category Archives: General Tips

Why You Should Invest in the Market No One Is Paying Attention To

Oil hasn’t been popular with investors for quite a while. Since oil collapsed following an OPEC-led attack to bankrupt foreign oil producers and take back market share from new oil sources like U.S. shale, oil stocks have been looked at warily. But even though oil has been the most recent asset class to fall on … Read More

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Are Defensive Sectors Too Expensive to Be Valuable Right Now?

The markets have officially come off the post-election high and are now looking uncertain in the face of a far more aggressive rate hike from the Fed. Investors might be looking for some kind of safe haven asset class in order to weather a possible upcoming storm and classic defensive sectors like utilities, healthcare and … Read More

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How Recent Rate Hikes Could Affect Your Investments

The Fed raised the Fed Funds by 25 basis points in March, just three months after a rate hike in December. The last previous raise was in December the year before. And now the markets expect to see at least two more hikes before the end of 2017. Originally, the rate hike discussion kept getting … Read More

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IoT and the New Need for Cyber Security

Technology is a fast paced industry that’s constantly redefining the way we do business and live our day-to-day lives. In the same way the personal computer changed the world, IoT (Internet of Things) promises to be just as disruptive. IoT is technology that’s able to interact with other technology, like smart grids that can predict … Read More

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When to Sell a Stock That You Really Love

Investing online when emotions are high can have devastating consequences. You know the signs are pointing down, yet you can’t find it in yourself to sell your favorite stock. What do you do? The best way to combat emotions while trading is to have a list of rules. Many traders argue that the hardest part about … Read More

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Who’s Poised to Be the Next China?

For more than a decade, China has been the engine driving global economic growth. A leader in the emerging market economies with double digit GDP growth, a newly capitalist political regime and a rising middle class gave investors a guaranteed way to maximize profits. The exponential growth caused demand for commodities like steel and aluminum … Read More

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Space: The Next Investment Frontier

Most people think of space exploration as the domain of scientific discovery and nothing more. Only a handful of tech visionaries have already begun investing in what could be the next greatest economic expansion in human history. While it might seem like the stuff of science fiction, investors can already invest in space operations with defense … Read More

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Where M&A Activity is Healthy and Strong

One of the best ways investors can gauge the strength of the economy is through mergers and acquisitions (or M&A) activity. It tells investors that businesses are growing and that the economy is healthy enough to support large financial commitments. Historically, increased M&A activity has been associated with the availability of credit, deregulation or other … Read More

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Is the Global Rally for Real?

The bull has been marching for eight years now with no signs of weakness. In fact, the economic data keeps growing stronger, supporting the case for continued strength in the global rally. The Fed’s recent statements seem to indicate possible rate tightening to combat future inflation, as well – another sign that the markets are … Read More

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What the Business Cycle Says About Industry Stock Performance

The stock market is a dynamic entity that’s in constant motion. Investors analyze stock movements across various sectors in an attempt to spot trends and predict future patterns. One of the most often used methods for analyzing stock patterns is the business cycle. As the economy ebbs and wanes, certain sectors of the stock market … Read More

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