How to Invest







If you want to learn more about investing but have no previous experience, the Beginner's Corner is for you. Here, you can discover basic investments such as stocks and bonds, read about speculative practices such as trading on margin and shorting, and learn how to open a brokerage account to begin investing today.

Risk Management: 6 Warning Signs a Company May Be Headed for Trouble
Part of intelligent investing or asset allocation is controlling risk exposure through risk management. In this article, you can learn to identify six warning signs in a potential investment that should raise red flags.

Frictional Expenses: The Hidden Investment Tax
Few investors are aware of the tremendous damage so-called frictional expenses impose on investment performance. By merely reducing these expenses, you may be able to significantly increase your long-term rate of return by lowering your overall cost basis. In this article, we are going to examine some of the most frequent and costly frictional expenses and discuss ways you can lower or eliminate them.

Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid
Many investors invariably become their own worst enemy by making four tragic mistakes. Discover what those mistakes are and how you can avoid them.

Four More Investing Mistakes to Avoid
The key to building wealth lies not making brilliant allocation decisions, but rather avoiding large mistakes. These four investing mistakes are among the most common committed every day. Make sure you aren't guilty. This article is a sequel to Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid: Becoming Your Portfolio's Worst Enemy.

Offshore Investing
The world’s economies still dance to different tunes and have different boom and bust cycles that tend to offset each other, even though the differences are getting smaller. As a result, international stocks can provide diversification for a portfolio heavy in U.S. stocks.

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks
I was recently interviewed for a press release through a financial question and answer format. One of the questions asked of me in the interview was: Where do you think the stock market is headed over the next five years?

Investing and Financial Planning
What exactly is financial planning, and why is it so important? Financial planning is the process of determining how to manage money, investing, present and future financial goals, and the strategy that should be undertaken to obtain them.

Introduction to Private Equity Investing
Private Equity Investing is investing into privately owned companies. A private investor can inject capital into a business that needs it. In return they will receive part-ownership in the company. The principle is the same as investing in the stock market, however, there is much more room for growth if the company you invest in takes off. Venture Capitalists are private equity investors on a large scale. They make big investments expecting massive returns. Even on a low budget you can be a private equity investor.

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