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After all, the greatest obstacle that faces any investor is the mental messages which constantly bombard both the novice trader and the veteran. The constant battle of fear and greed, mixed with trade confidence or apprehension, is enough to drive even the most seasoned professional crazy. These articles are designed to give you advice based on the trials and tribulations of seasoned investors and traders. Use these articles to reinforce the lessons learned and reiterate proper techniques from the courses.


How Many Funds Should You Have in Your Portfolio?

Have you owned some mutual funds so long that you have forgotten why you bought them? Adding new mutual funds to your portfolio is far easier than reorganizing your fund portfolio and discarding inappropriate or simply poor-performing mutual funds. The answer to the question of how many mutual funds you should have in your portfolio is not just a number.

Inflation and Investments

When it comes to inflation, the question on many investors' minds is: "How will inflation affect my investments?" This is an especially important issue for people living on a fixed income, such as retirees. Inflation is defined as a sustained increase in the general level of prices for goods and services. It is measured as an annual percentage increase.

Crowd Funding Secrets to Success

Crowd funding is a new internet trend that allows artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs get free funding for their projects. You don't need a budget, and you don't need to convince "investors." All you need is a dream and the ability to talk about what you want to do. For example, imagine that you had started a record, and recorded on song, but you needed about $8,000 to finish your recording including

How to Manage a Bull Market

At least for the Equity market, happy times are here again. After losing 54 per cent of its value during the recent downtime, the market is way up. This is where it gets tricky. There is probably more money left on the table in rising markets than is lost in the worst downtimes. Here we some strategies to avoid that fate: A) When deploying new money, focus on value. The higher the market goes, the more risky growth Equities become.

How to Attract Venture Capital

How to attract venture capital is only for the few companies that will ever be thriving, right? If you spend enough time listening to venture capitalists and industry leaders talk about the next big opportunities in on-line commerce you may think so. Companies in huge markets like Netflix, Google, Amazon and Facebook have become bellwethers of the next generation of high growth e-commerce companies,

The Top Five Non-Retirement Investment Accounts

Most talk about investing focuses on what people can do to improve their retirement portfolios, but investing isn’t all about retirement! There are lots of ways to invest that don’t have anything to do with retirement, but are simply sound investments for people looking to utilize their capital. These are the top five non-retirement investment accounts

Investment Opportunities in Africa

With news of so many companies seeking bailout from the government and the stock markets collapsing continually, the investor’s world-over can get skeptical about their decision to invest in a particular economy or in a particular market. With so many markets failing, investors have been looking on to those untouched and unexplored markets with high potential.

How to Navigate Obstacles on the way to Achieving Goals

A wise navigator will increase their skill and knowledge base with each wrong move. In the same way, along life's journey, an person which has a winning mentality finds a way to benefit from each wrong turn. So, how does an individual go about effectively navigating toward a goal amidst seemingly crushing defeat?

How Students can make Money Online

How students make money online is a blazing question by many high school and college students. If you are a teen in high school or even in college, it can be a test to make any kind of money in today's world and economy. Working a part-time job is a great learning experience, but today's dollar doesn't buy a whole lot, not to mention to you have to work a set schedule that someone else creates for you.

Pyramiding to Increase Your Profits

In financial terms, the process of pyramiding entails adding to your winning trades to increase margin. Pyramiding can be applied to both long and short positions. As a result, large profits can be obtained as your position size gets bigger.

Things You Need To Know for a First Time Home Buyer

One might never realize how complex the home buying process really is until it’s your first one. Prepare your proof of income and assets - In all cases; you will be required to provide proof of your income and assets. Gather your latest pay stub, yearend income summary and investment portfolio statements. You will be ready when it will be the time to meet with your banker / mortgage broker.

Questions You Must Answer Before Buying Into an IPO

It's been more than a decade since investors were caught up in the crazy days of the technology boom that saw stocks soar to incredible heights. Some of the biggest profits were made (and lost) buying up shares of IPOs. That whole era ended quite poorly, but for a handful of especially knowledgeable investors, real fortunes were made before the boom went bust.

Tips from Successful House Flippers

Even with improvements in the housing market, there are still an abundance of foreclosed or bank-owned properties ready for house flippers--professionals who purchase troubled properties to renovate and resell. According to recent studies, investors flipped over to 90,000 homes in the first half of the year, making on average, $29,000 per flip.

Improving a Portfolio with Alpha and Beta

When an investor separates their portfolio into two portfolios, an alpha portfolio and a beta portfolio, they will have power over the combination of risks to which they are exposed. By selecting your alpha and beta exposure, one can enhance their returns by maintaining preferred risk levels. Idiosyncratic Risk comes from investing in a single security. The level of idiosyncratic risk a security possesses is highly dependent on its own unique characteristics. This is...

How an ETF Is Created

The creation and redemption process for ETF shares is almost the exact opposite of that of mutual fund shares. When investing in mutual funds, investors send cash to the fund company, which then uses that cash to purchase securities and in turn issue additional shares of the fund. When investors wish to redeem their mutual fund shares, the shares are returned to the mutual fund company in exchange for cash.

Advanced Stock Investing Strategies

A long straddle is an option strategy that can be used when you are anticipating a rather large move in a stock. If you are unsure which way the stock will move based on current events or a longer term outlook, a long straddle could provide a decent return on your money with limited risk.

The new age of Retirement

In recent decades retirement has been triggered by age, influenced by eligibility for social security benefits and employment retirement programs. Today retirement looks dissimilar, as the economy, good health and life expectancies have changed the retirement experience. Most of those eligible for retirement can't afford to retire and therefore stay in the workforce.

Things You Will Need To Survive If The Economy Stumbles

just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants to feed, clothe and supply you and your family? Do you have a plan? War could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict.

Top Investment Advice for Independent Investors

When engaging in any business activity one needs to have appropriate information and the best ideas on how to run his or her business effectively. Business ideas can always be acquired from a number of sources and materials. That is from business institutions such as colleges and universities, study materials such as books and business journals not to mention business advice

How to Buy Insurance for your Company

When you are searching for insurance for small business, it can feel like you are caught between a rock and a hard place. You want to be sure that you face absolutely everything you want to cover for insurance protection, but you are a local business running in a tense economy and probably do not want to spend a lot.

Nine ways to Make Money

The secret to making money is not working at a great paying job, it is discovering solutions to people’s problems, and it does not take a graduate degree to do that. To get your creative juices growing, check out these universal and not-so-regular ways of making some extra cash.

The State of the Union Address vs. Global Realities

State of the Union Address” was delivered by the American President, Barrack Obama. While he covered all the major issues that are on the agenda in American politics today, we will focus on the ones that he highlighted as the “North Star” issues, namely – “How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills they need to get those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?”

How to Sell Common Stock Shares

Selling common stock shares is not a difficult process, but can be expensive for someone that has no understanding of how common stock is bought or sold. Common stock shares are shares in an individual company that is sometimes called voting stock. For each share that is owned, the shareholder is entitled to one vote.

What is the Function of a Bank?

A bank is something that holds your money and keeps it nice and cozy. But why do banks exist? Well, they're not some benevolent entity that's just out to keep your money safe. They're out to make money, just like every other company. How do they do that?

What affects share price?

Here's a announcement from the Department of observable: Stock prices go up and down every day. What that means to you is, you cannot get too caught up in the market's ups and downs. In a statement attributed to Warren Buffett, he describes the stock market as a voting machine in the short term and a weighing machine in the long term.