The urge to sell stocks you hold in fear of them being overvalued can gnaw at even the most experienced investors. While this course of action may be warranted, the reasons for it are probably more boring than one might expect. You should only ever sell your stocks that you’ve planned on holding if your … More Think Twice Before You Sell
There are two subjects that have and will likely mystify people for the foreseeable future – diet and personal finance. It is unfortunate that these two subjects must be shielded under a veil of mysticism, but when you put them under the microscope, it is easy to see why they’re hard to pin down. Hearing … More What Finance and Diet Have in Common
The major source of return that stock investors search for in addition to appreciation is the dividend yield of a stock. While I’m not discounting the power of dividends, or its capacity to return to investors yield, I am stating that the importance so many investors hold onto common stocks is unfounded. To be an … More Why Dividends Might Not Matter As Much As You Think
If you either don’t have the time and or don’t have any interest in manually picking stocks or other investments for your portfolio, you would do yourself a service by searching for outside help. The process of hiring a financial advisor is much like hiring a plumber to fix an issue. If you are capable … More Should I Hire A Financial Advisor?
It seems as though “new” and “revolutionary” companies come by every other year. This is especially true today compared to decades ago as technology provides new opportunities for companies to take advantage of. A new invention that has just recently started to become commercially to consumers is synthetic meat which could prove to be an … More How to Determine if a Hyped Stock Has Legs to Stand on
When searching for good companies to buy stock in, it can be frustratingly difficult to put together a decent portfolio of stocks that meet your specific criteria. It’s tempting to just copy someone like Warren Buffett or a Howard Marks and jump into whatever they’re top 10 holdings are. Theoretically, this would give you the … More Should I Copy Another Stock Portfolio?
A common trap investors sometimes fall into is paying any mind to the price range that a particular stock has sold for in the past. The price-range, like many other metrics of stock “evaluation”, has very little to do with the actual value of a stock. Seeing that a stock is selling at a relatively … More Why the Price-Range is a Useless Metric
The single most reason why people don’t start investing is that they are unsure where to start. This is partially a result of the financial sector’s tendency to complicate information in an attempt to put up a barrier to entry and make their clients feel as though they know what they are doing. Of course, … More How Much Should I Learn About Investing?
With the Chinese stock market down considerably over the past few weeks, now is an especially attractive time to jump into an economy that has been growing rapidly over the past years. China’s GDP growth is expected to slow from its 10% GDP growth average in the past but growth is still expected to be … More Why You’re Gonna Need to Invest in China
The most common and effective way to value almost anything that earns money each year is to take its earnings per year and to multiply that figure by a multiplier. This valuation process is commonly used by stock investors to determine the earnings they’re getting for each dollar they invest. While this method is pretty … More Don’t Pay Attention to Recent Earnings