Category Archives: Investment 101

Risk and Allocation Basics

Investing in the markets is a bit of a double-edged sword. The higher the potential for gain, the greater the risk becomes. It works the other way too – the less risk you take on, the fewer gains you’re likely to have. Striking the right balance is essential for building the ideal portfolio. Taking on … Read More

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Here’s Why You Should Stay Far Away from Bitcoin

Regardless of whether you’re an active trader or just someone with internet access, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin. The crypto-currency can’t seem to avoid the headlines right now and it’s because of the incredible growth its undergoing. In the past three months, Bitcoin has risen nearly 400 percent, going from around $4,000 … Read More

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What to Expect from the Markets in 2018

This late in the year, all eyes are already focused on what 2018 will bring to the markets. While the year isn’t quite over yet, we’ve seen the resurgence of the oil industry following the OPEC-led collapse, the continuation of economic expansion and a steady Fed policy of increasing interest rates. Will 2018 be more … Read More

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What the Fall of the Coal Industry Means for Your Portfolio

The energy sector might be a cyclical industry in terms of stock performance, but the need for energy is something that will always exist. But with so many various forms of energy available, traders are left with a hard choice to make about where to invest. The political climate seems to shifting away from fossil … Read More

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Demystifying Bonds for the Average Investor

Bonds are considered one of the most essential parts of a well-balanced investment portfolio, but most investors are lost as to how bonds actually work. Even experienced investors only hold bonds as part of a mutual fund and don’t actually own bonds directly. Unlike stocks, bonds are valued both by their face value as well … Read More

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Are Luxury Homes an Indicator that the Economy Is Stronger than Expected?

There’s a lot of data investor pour over in order to come up with a model for economic growth. Things like employment, manufacturing orders and inflation are some of the most critical things investors look at, but it’s often the little details that tell the true story. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the housing … Read More

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Don’t Be Fooled By Deceptive Figures: What to Know about Lying Ratios

Investors are divided by how they analyze stocks. On one side, chartists use technical data, like chart patterns, momentum, volume and other data points in order to make predictions about future price movements. On the other side are fundamentalists, who disregard charts and graphs and focus more on financial and economic data along with things … Read More

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Why Earnings are the Biggest Risk to Markets Right Now

The markets are at record high values right now, while volatility has seemingly disappeared. All the good news has been priced into stocks, while bad news doesn’t appear to be reflected in most industries. While the third quarter of earnings statements is well under way, all eyes are already focused on what year-end results will … Read More

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3 Trading Strategies to Maximize Profits and Minimize Losses

The perfect investment pays off far more than you expect with no chance of turning negative. If such an opportunity existed, investors would create such a high demand with an equally high multiple, that it would eventually become just another trade. The quest to maximize potential gains, while risking the least amount possible is what drives … Read More

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How to Measure Risk and Reward in the Market

It might be an obvious statement to say that the goal of investing is to generate profit, but that’s not to say that all profits are created equal. Basing a successful strategy off the basis of total returns alone isn’t a valid methodology. There needs to be an accountability of risks taken to achieve the … Read More

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