Archive | Education RSS feed for this section

The Power of Dividend Reinvestment

The longer a saver leaves his money untouched, the better the growth in his capital. Interest earned piles up, and itself earns interest. Over many years, the effect of interest earned on interest can be quite dramatic, and leads to a savings phenomenon known as compounding. This is the principle behind reinvesting dividends rather than […]

Read more

How to Trade Stocks: Things You Should Know Before You Start

Trading stocks has become enormously popular over the past decade as the internet has made it easier and more accessible. You can create an account with one of many online brokerages, meaning you can buy and sell stocks, options, commodities, currency, and ETFs with ease, all with the click of a mouse. Of course, there […]

Read more

7 of the Best Investing Magazines

Whenever someone asks me what the best xxx are, I always feel the need to give this caveat: I can give you my opinion, but that doesn’t mean what I say is, definitively, the best. With that bit of a disclaimer out of the way, there are a lot of good investing magazines out there […]

Read more

How to Trade Forex: Getting Started

Do you know about foreign currency exchange (forex)? If you’re not too familiar with trading forex, but want to learn to trade forex, this article is for you. Forex is one of the most exciting means of investing and trading online in today’s market. At virtually any time during the week, you can buy and […]

Read more

Is Forex a Bad Investment?

Traders and non-traders alike are afraid of bad investments and wary of risk. This is a rule for all of us; those who aren’t afraid of risk or losses at all don’t last very long in the business. The extent of your fear may vary, of course, and some trading assets make more traders more […]

Read more

Are Managed Forex Accounts A Good Alternative Investment?

If you invest in mutual funds, chances are you invest in an asset class that is managed professionally. In other words, all you really do is select the mutual fund and put your money into it; all the decisions about what stocks to buy to make up the fund and where your money actually goes […]

Read more

How to Find the Best High Dividend Mutual Funds

There are good mutual funds and bad mutual funds. How do you tell which is which for your needs? For many investors, good mutual funds are mutual funds that return high amounts of dividends, which are regular payments made from the profits gained by the mutual fund. High dividend mutual funds are great assets to […]

Read more

Individual Stocks or Mutual Funds?

If you want to invest and grow your money, you have many choices. You can play in the stock market and invest in stocks, picking and choosing like Warren Buffett or a $20 billion hedge fund manager. Or, you can go with mutual funds, choosing to spread yourself out a bit and diversify. There are […]

Read more

8 Of The Best Stock Trading EBooks

There are an awful lot of books out there dedicated to the subject of stock trading, and through my career it feels like I’ve read most of them. A trader never stops learning. But with the advent of the internet and the world wide web, not only has the business of trading stocks and shares […]

Read more

What is a Stock Split?

In simple terms, a stock split is a way in which the management of a company can reduce the price of its shares without reducing the value of the company. Why Conduct a Stock Split? For a number of reasons, a company whose shares are traded on exchange might decide to conduct a stock split. […]

Read more