Advice For The Young Investor

Don’t be fooled by the title of this post.  The advice I’m going to give will be of tremendous benefit to anybody of any age who’s just starting out on this great adventure of stock investing, or who’s still thinking about it but doesn’t know where to start.  (For you late-bloomers like me, perhaps another post I wrote will also be of benefit.) Continue reading “Advice For The Young Investor”

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When Is The Right Time To Sell A Stock?

In another post, I outlined some ideas on when to sell a stock based on looking at percentages.  In this post, I want to give some other ideas about when it might be a good time to get rid of a losing stock, or one that appears headed for a loss, or one that seems to be going nowhere any time soon. Continue reading “When Is The Right Time To Sell A Stock?”

The Market Will Sink You If You Don’t Understand It!

Up until a couple of years ago, I was a complete failure as a stock investor.  If there was a mistake in judgment as the result of impatience, greed, or ignorance, I had made it.  But if you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll learn that by starting to receive excellent advice not only on great companies to invest in but also the idea of buying and holding them for the long term, my fortunes have turned around considerably in a short time and so can yours. Continue reading “The Market Will Sink You If You Don’t Understand It!”

A Roller Coaster Only Hurts If You Jump Off

Being an investor in this day and age must be an awful lot harder than it was back in the days before you could simply buy or sell a stock with a few clicks or taps.  Now, I’m not talking about the speed and convenience of online trading – I wouldn’t give those up for anything!  Rather, I’m talking about the temptations that quick trading has introduced.

It’s all too easy for a person to get swept up into the temptation to buy a stock that is surging upwards to new heights.  But even easier is the temptation Continue reading “A Roller Coaster Only Hurts If You Jump Off”