A few months ago, a very curious thing started happening with this blog. I started getting regular and numerous e-mail notifications about new followers, all with an @outlook.com e-mail address and mostly non-sensical user names. However, none of them show up in my list of followers and so I’ll call them “mystery followers.” This is a bug of sorts that other WordPress bloggers have noted in forums, but which nobody seems to have an answer for. Allow me to entertain some thoughts. Continue reading “So You’re Following this Blog, Eh?”
Being a stock investor had been a relatively exciting ride until a couple of months ago. Until then, the stock market had been on an unprecedented upswing, barely being knocked off course since the bottom of the Great Recession in early 2009. Prior to this current turmoil, the market last underwent a bit of a correction from mid-2015 until early 2016 and had been on a tear until recently.
However, storm clouds have gathered and have been tossing the markets around for a couple of months now, Continue reading “What to Make of the Storm Clouds”
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”
Perhaps the greatest benefit to a person who wants to invest their money in this day and age is being able to access a nearly endless amount of information, analysis, and advice about a multitude of investment types, including stocks. From T.V. resources like Continue reading “A Successful Investor Needs the Right Personality, Not Just the Right Resources”
Some of you probably looked at the title of this post and thought that by clicking on it you would be led to one of those sites that tries to sell you on some earth-shattering business opportunity. Or maybe one of those Continue reading “How Anybody Can Own a Business”
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”
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?”
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?”
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?”
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”