Entries tagged "investing"
The Buy What You Buy series is a personal experiment where Matt makes stock purchases based on personal purchases his family makes for everyday life.
I have now laid out the how and why of my Buy What You Buy Series. I ran my equation through my own finances and here more
With the Facebook IPO looming we begin to get questions like “should we buy this” or statements like “I want some of that.” Well, first of all IPOs are not open to the public. They are usually for the underwriting bank to sell to its clients1. More importantly, however, this more
As we come to a close of another year and the dust has settled a bit, let’s take a look back and recap what transpired. This year can be summed up with one word: VOLATILE. I have written quite a bit about volatility this year because triple digit swings in more
You likely saw or heard about the 60 Minutes Episode detailing numerous examples of members of Congress seemingly participating in legal insider trading. On some occasions they were even betting against the market during 2008 by shorting stocks. Not surprisingly, a bill was presented back in 2007 that would have limited more
Guidance. When most of us hear that word, we think of someone who gives advice or counseling to another to help resolve a problem or come to a solution. In the investment world, guidance carries a whole different meaning. For publicly traded companies, guidance is information that a company provides more
Europe. Everyone, myself included, is wondering how the debt crisis is going to play out. There are several issues and the problem stems from the high levels of debt and high obligation payments (liabilities) the countries in Europe are facing.
There is no silver bullet to solve this problem. Quite simply, too more
Are we headed back to 2008? This is a question on many people’s minds. While the markets have been on quite a bumpy ride over the past few months, there are several reasons why I don't think we are headed for as severe a downturn as 2008. The markets are trying more
What direction are we headed in?
Unfortunately the answer cannot be obtained by using a GPS Navigation System. With all the uncertainty surrounding the debt ceiling and potential U.S. Government Debt downgrade, panic has crept back into the markets and we are seeing volatility similar to the way we did in more
Of course investing and saving is important for your future but want to know a way to really get good return on your money? Invest in your own health.
I am not going to get extremely analytical here with the costs of health care. We all know it's expensive and looks more
What is the new flavor of the month? It is funny how the market works. What used to be a very popular and often talked about investment fell out of favor in 2009, 2010 and the first few months of 2011. I am talking about dividend paying investments, or what more
Resiliency might be the best word to sum up the market for the month of March. The market was dealing with the aftermath of the horrendous earthquake in Japan and the ongoing issues in the Middle East but the major indexes (NASDAQ, S&P 500 and DOW) still managed to eek more
Americans are starting to "re-emerge" out of the economic slide of the past few years and it seems old concerns are making a comeback. One of which is the discussion around raising children to understand money and be more financially literate. This isn’t teaching our kids about stocks and bonds. more
Well, don’t look now, but the market is starting to show the dreaded “VOLATILITY” again. Up triple digit points one day, down triple digit points the next. It has been a common theme during March. While most companies are still reporting good earnings and giving solid guidance, the unrest in more
Earnings season.It is upon us and kicking into full gear. This is where we get an idea of what to expect in the year ahead. Many of the big names (IBM, APPLE, GOOGLE, NETFLIX, JPMORGAN) have reported their earnings and are giving us a hint of where the overall economy more
Rapper turned businessman, 50 Cent, made major financial news last week when he single-handedly moved a stock, of which he owns a reported 10% stake, up by almost 250% in a day (and almost 500% in two days) by tweeting a “recommendation” to his 3.5 million followers on Twitter. It more
Let's start by admitting how emotional investing can be. Many decisions investors (and even some advisors) make on a regular basis are emotional. Sometimes these decisions are correct, but many times they are not. When investing for the long term, there really is not much room for emotional decisions. I like to define long more