What Is The Best Day Of The Month To Buy Stocks?

What is the best day of the month to buy stocks? This is an interesting question, and there actually have been some studies done on the subject. We will have a look at this and determine if you might benefit from investing at certain times.  What it comes down to is the best day of […]

The History of Trading: Who Were the First Stock Traders and What Can We Learn From Them?

If you look through the history of trading, you’ll see stock markets did not begin as the gargantuan behemoths they are today. The beginnings of trading wasn’t in stocks, as “companies” didn’t exist as they do today. In 12th century France there were those, on behalf of banks, in charge of managing and regulating debts […]

Investing 101: Recommended Reading

I have spent my life listening to others talk about investing and the research they put into those decisions. I’ve never actually been interested in that side of money. (Yes, I know, a seriously missed opportunity!) I choose what I do with my money solely based on other people’s advice. And then suddenly, I find […]

Do emotions Affect the Stock Market?

Do emotions affect the stock market? This is an argument that is old as the markets themselves, and no conclusive answer has ever been reached. Many claim that exuberance or panic can cause markets to rise or fall, but how much do these emotions really affect stock prices? In Favor of Emotions Those in the […]

What is Impact Investing?

What is impact investing? Impact Investing is a form of investing that invests in funds or organizations that have the intention of creating or furthering a social or environmental cause in addition to generating a financial return. There is a long history of individual investors and funds avoiding certain companies or asset classes which they […]

What is Causing the Bitcoin Decline?

Bitcoin made headlines last year after reaching meteoric heights. At one point, each Bitcoin was valued at over $19,000, driving up interest in cryptocurrency investments. But since that peak, the Bitcoin decline left many who aren’t familiar with cryptocurrency investments with questions. Most notably, what was causing Bitcoin to sink. If you’ve asked yourself the […]

You’re 18 years old? Start Investing Now.

The great thing about being young is that you have your entire life ahead of you. However, most people will not begin to think about their future lives until they are 30, 40, or even older. It is not that difficult for anyone to be financially free by retirement. You just need to be committed […]

Index Funds

Investing in the stock market can be a very intimidating proposition. There are over 9000 individual stocks to choose from on the major exchanges, then you have the pink sheets, exchange traded funds, sector funds, preferred stocks, foreign investments, ADRs, options – has your head stopped spinning yet? Fortunately for the average investor, Wall Street […]

Protect Your Investments – How To Shield Your Portfolio From Decline

In life, we’re always taking steps to protect our assets and property. Protection is often a necessity for survival as you buy insurance to guard your health and life insurance to protect your family in the event that you pass. In much the same way, we install alarms on our homes, acquire car insurance, home […]

What Drives Investor Behavior?

The American Dream is, “If we can dream it, we can do it”. Too often we take this mindset into stock trading and it fails us. When we read and hear success stories of the rich and famous it always includes their tales of how they never gave up. They followed their heart (emotions) and […]