Should You Really Invest In Stocks?

I have a friend who, a few years ago, asked me if he should “get into” stock investing.  At the time, I was still wallowing in my losing ways, “gambling” with stocks as I describe in some of my other posts.  My paraphrased reply was:  ‘No, I don’t think you should.  But if you think you really have to, just do the opposite of what I’ve done and you should do just fine!’

What you’ll also read in some of my other posts is how my once-sinking ship has made a drastic turn-around, thanks in large part Continue reading “Should You Really Invest In Stocks?”

Some Crucial Lessons About Buy-and-Hold Investing

One mantra that everybody even remotely acquainted with investing has heard for many years now is “buy and hold”.  I first learned about it over 20 years ago, but I was too impatient to put into practice plus I didn’t have the right information.  Finally, after ‘seeing the light’ upon learning the right information, Continue reading “Some Crucial Lessons About Buy-and-Hold Investing”

Why Am I Holding On To Some Of My Losers?

There is a range of opinions about how to handle a stock that isn’t quite panning-out the way you had hoped.  Some people will tell you to hold on at all costs and for as long as possible if you still believe in the long-term outlook of the company.  Others will advise you Continue reading “Why Am I Holding On To Some Of My Losers?”

What If You Have A Stock That Doubles?

My previous post dealt with one of the most vexing questions that the stock investor has to deal with, namely the right time to buy a stock.  Now I’ll tackle the other question by listing some ideas about when to sell a stock.   Continue reading “What If You Have A Stock That Doubles?”

When Is The Right Time To Buy A Stock?

This is one of the two most vexing questions that the stock investor has to deal with.  The other one, of course, wrestles with the right time to sell a stock.  Some investors will struggle more with buying than selling, some vice-versa, whereas others Continue reading “When Is The Right Time To Buy A Stock?”

Tips For The Investor Who Started Too Late

A popular mantra that people constantly hear about from the investing community is how important it is to “start early”, ideally when one is in their early 20s.  Now by investing, I’ll be referring to investing in Continue reading “Tips For The Investor Who Started Too Late”

An Invest-imony

I find it ironic that I’ve decided to start this blog on April 1st. It wasn’t intentional, and this first post won’t be trying to fool anybody. Yet it is ironic in the sense that it’s a tale of how I was an investing fool for many years, but how in the past couple of years things have really started to come around.  I hope that you can benefit from my mistakes and lessons.

I decided to start investing mostly in stocks back in Continue reading “An Invest-imony”