Should Christians Buy Stocks?

The title of this post might appear to target a narrow audience but it also applies to any person of any belief system who thinks that there is some inherent wrong or evil with seeking to earn a return on money through investing it, especially in something as misunderstood as the stock market.   Continue reading “Should Christians Buy Stocks?”

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Choosing What to Invest in Does Not Need to be Complicated

When it comes to deciding what to invest in, particularly stocks, people can get easily overwhelmed – especially those just starting out.  Not only are there thousands of stocks to choose from but too many people focus on charts and numbers and the never-ending analysis and advice.  Some of the most successful investors in history, Continue reading “Choosing What to Invest in Does Not Need to be Complicated”

How To Fail as an Investor

Don’t let the title of this post throw you off, because I’m going to engage you in a bit of reverse psychology.  Sometimes, a great way to do something right is to instead learn how it’s done wrong and then do the opposite.

A few years back, a friend of mine who knew that I was into stock investing asked me if he should get into it as well.  My first suggestion was that he absolutely not, foolishly assuming that Continue reading “How To Fail as an Investor”

Being A Canadian Investor in the U.S. Market

The great turn-around in my stock portfolio began almost two years ago after I subscribed to an investing advice service that featured mostly American stocks.  Having experienced my losing ways in Canadian-only stocks, I figured with this fresh start that I would jump into owning stock in American companies, or at least stocks listed on the American exchanges even if some companies were Canadian-based.  Not that Canadian stocks were bad, Continue reading “Being A Canadian Investor in the U.S. Market”

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”

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?”

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?”

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”