Investing for Beginners | Newbie Mistakes to Watch Out For

I made my first stock trade back in the autumn of 2007. I had read a few books on investing for beginners by Warren Buffet and also the book The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing. I knew just enough to be dangerous. And dangerous I was. I made some fantastic trades with 300 to 400% returns, […]

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 […]

High Frequency Trading: Man vs. Machine

High frequency trading has existed for several years, but recently the trading strategy has come under a lot of added scrutiny. Traders utilize computer algorithms and lightning fast data connections to receive data and place trades at intervals quicker than the average trader. When you and I place trades online, a confirmation is generated in […]

8 Ways To Earn Income When Interest Rates Suck

If you have any cash sitting in an account collecting interest, you’re well aware of the dismal rate of return that you’re earning. Don’t blame the banks though – they must invest in fairly low risk securities to keep your money safe. If they are not earning much, they will not pay you much. Income […]