ACTIVE TRADING STRATEGIES THAT ARE COMMONLY USED

Active traders buy and sell securities based on short-term movements capturing the market trend where the profits are made. There are several methods that can be used to accomplish an active-trading strategy as follows:

POSITION TRADING

Position trading makes use of longer term charts say from daily to monthly in combination with other methods to determine the trend of the current market direction.… Read More

COMMON INVESTING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

While making mistakes is part of the learning process, it’s all too often that plain old common sense separates a successful investor from a poor one. Being perfect may be impossible, but knowing some of the common investing errors can help deter you from going down the path of losers.… Read More

KEY INVESTING LESSONS LEARNED FROM WARREN BUFFET

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investor of all time and also one of the best teachers of investing. Here we discuss some of the lessons he has offered through his annual reports and countless interviews that you can use to invest better and reach your financial goals.   … Read More

KEY INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES REVEALED BY WARREN BUFFETT

Warren Buffett has created his wealth by making investments in various companies including stock markets. At writing of this article, Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The principles discussed here are revealed by Warren in what he calls Berkshire Owner’s Manual. … Read More

CHOOSING BETWEEN MUTUAL FUNDS AND STOCKS

Every investor is usually faced with two main options: Mutual Funds or Individual Stocks. Mutual funds are actively managed group of stocks, usually designed to beat the market with the assistance of a fund manager. Individual stocks can be bought by any investor through a brokerage, and it becomes the responsibility of the individual investor to maintain his/her portfolio.… Read More

UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS VERSUS TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Fundamental analysis and Technical analysis are two common methodologies used when analyzing any given investment. This article explains Fundamental Analysis vs. Technical Analysis investment methodologies to help you better understand how and when each is used.

Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis is the approach whereby one tries to calculate the intrinsic value of a given stock by looking at the basic economic factors, the fundamentals which would impact its value.… Read More

HOW TO INVEST IN FOREIGN STOCKS

Investing in foreign stocks means holding shares of companies that are not only based in different geographical locations but also driven by the respective economy-specific factors. Investing in foreign stocks helps to spread the investment risk among the international markets that are different from the home economies.  … Read More

KEY PRINCIPLES TO INVESTING IN A STOCK

In this article we look at the four keys that we believe every stock investment should have. These are not new things but rather the core principles that successful investors have been following for decades.

    1. Invest in sectors and industries that you understand – Becoming an expert in certain areas of the market will give you an upper hand when it comes to selecting stocks to buy.
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RISKS THAT EVERY STOCK FACES

We have sector & company specific risks in investing. Here we look at some universal risks that every stock faces irrespective of its business.

  • Rating Risk – This occurs whenever a business is given a number to either achieve or maintain.  
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RULES TO SUCCESSFUL STOCK TRADING

To be successful in trading, one needs to understand the importance of and adhere to a set of rules that have guided all types of traders, with a variety of trading account sizes.  Each rule alone is important but when they work together the effects are strong.… Read More