Investing

3 Chess Strategies that Can Dramatically Improve Your Investments

November 25, 2014
Rich as a King

Are you a strategic investor? I asked World Chess Champion Susan Polgar why people rarely invest strategically, and she explained to me that what happens to chess players also happens to investors. It’s not that being a strategic thinker is so complicated; rather, people are just not in the habit. And, if you’re not in […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Trend Investing: 5 Basics for New Investors

July 21, 2014
Trend Investing

When it comes to investing, there are never “sure things.” Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably engaged in illegal activities, and you want to get as far away as possible, as soon as possible. The fact that you can never guarantee a return on an investment shouldn’t keep you from investing altogether, though. While […]

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5 Alternative Investment Strategies for 2014

March 28, 2014
Alternative Investment Strategies

After the US goes through a recession, most people focus on the negative.  If you ask around, many people will tell you that the economy is in shambles, and the recession is hurting us all.  However, if you look up what is going on, you will see that the stock market is near the highest […]

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What Are Bitcoins and How Do They Work?

January 29, 2014
What are Bitcoins

You may have heard the latest buzz about Bitcoins.  They have been in the news lately as they are suddenly surging into popularity.  Personally, I had heard the term, but until recently I was not quite sure exactly what they were (other than a virtual currency).  A little bit of research has led me to […]

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The Basics of Shorting a Stock

January 20, 2014
Shorting a stock

There is a lot that goes into the stock market.  And I am not just talking about the volume of money that is moved on a daily basis.  The entire process of getting your company prepped for an IPO, as well as the logistics and the regulations that follow, is enough to make most people’s […]

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Investing with a Small Budget

November 26, 2013
Investing on a small budget

Investing with limited money can pose financial and emotional challenges. A small budget may limit investment choices, which can frustrate eager investors hearing of high returns by hedge funds or trading strategies geared to high net worth clients. Those without a company 401k may feel particularly short of choices. Thankfully, small investors have an array […]

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Bond Value and Interest Rate Correlation

November 7, 2013
Bond Value and Interest Rate Correlation

Most of us vaguely know the correlation between bonds and interest rates.  But some of it is still a bit unclear, and many people do not know what to do when interest rates start to rise.  The concept is actually pretty easy if we simplify matters a little.  But first, we need to see what […]

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