Investing Archive

The best Predictors of Investment Success

The best predictors of investment success for any business should be visible and be able to guide the business owner on the way forward. It is important for all business owners to gauge and see …

Obamas Impact on the Market

On Obama’s Impact on the Markets The GDP of a nation measures its consumption, investment, trade exports minus imports, and government spending. Given that the first three of these measurements are not doing particularly well …

What happens when a Company Splits Stock

Investopedia defines a stock split as “A corporate action in which a company’s existing shares are divided into multiple shares….” While this sounds like a rather simplistic definition, it is as simple as that. To …

Job Security

Investing in Real Estate may be Simpler than You Think These days, with the traditional idea of “job security” proving itself to be nothing more than an illusion, many people are looking for alternative ways …

Investing under Obama

Did investors wary of an Obama presidency help send the stock market on a plummet in the latter half of 2008? Perhaps. Just how much of a factor our now president-elect was is probably impossible …

The Problem with Hedge Funds

There’s no problem with investing in hedge funds – if you have $20 million. But if you are a regular person or even just rich, then hedge funds are a terrible investment idea. The principle …

Ex Dividend Date

What is an Ex-Dividend Date? Companies pay dividends to their shareholders for holding/owning shares in the company. Dividends are the royalty or a form of benefit, usually paid in money to the shareholders of a …

Buying a Home

The housing market hit a rough patch the last two years, with a big decline in existing home sales and a record increase in foreclosures.  With the media portraying a bleak outlook, buyers have been …

Reasons to Invest in a Vacation Home

In today’s economy, many people are looking for ways to save money and very few are even considering making major investments. While many people are putting vacations on hold altogether, there are actually some good …

How to Invest in Growth

Whether you are just starting out in Investing or have been investing for a long time you need to have not only a diversified portfolio but you need to be equally invested in all sectors. In addition …

Top Level Blue Chip Stocks

Blue-chip stocks are those issued from companies that are rock solid, or seemingly have little risk. These are companies that have been tried and are true. They’ve met all the requirements and have a track …

How to Buy and Sell Overseas Property

Top 10 Tips for buying a home abroad Having recently and quite painlessly purchased a beautiful traditional Swiss chalet in the Alps I thought your readers might like my top tips. Recently I have read …

No Money down Real Estate

     A hot topic in the Real Estate arena is, how to invest in Real Estate without money. This to many might seem like a myth and impossible. The truth of the matter is that …

Benefits of Investing in a Mobile Home

Investing in mobile homes, can be like investing in untapped gold mines. Contrary to popular opinion, mobile homes make excellent investments, as long as investors approach the investment with care and skill. Understanding how to …

Tips on Trading Foreign Currency

Changing currency when traveling is always necessary. Thats why when one goes to a money exchange he or she should realize where and how to change it. There are many ways of getting scammed or …

Why Investing in Art Makes Good Sense

Whether you are looking to purchase something by one of the French masters, a contemporary sculptor or just looking for something bright and colorful to dress up that drab corner in the hall, investing in …

Real Estate Mistakes

Want to be a Successful Real Estate Investor?  Avoid these Rookie Mistakes. Beginning any new venture can be intimidating.  You’re stepping out of your comfort zone; putting yourself out there, taking a chance for the …

Make Money with Options

How to Make Money Selling Time Harness the power of put options to rake in a very decent income. Options have gotten a bad rap.  The collapse of the NASDAQ in 2000 humbled many a …

How to Survive a Stock Market Crash

Remaining calm, knowing your investment strategy, and diversification. These are the key components that will help you survive a market crash. Before going on to each of these stated components, it’s worth touching firstly on …

What is a Double Dip Housing Market

A double dip housing market is a bad sign of times to come.  A brief answer to the question of what is a double dip housing market is as follows: A double dip housing market …

Understanding the Stock Market

The stock market is a place where you can actually buy shares in a company. The value of those shares will go up or down depending on how well the company is doing, as well …