Your Guide to Better Investment

What To Consider Before Making An Investment Decision

It’s so easy for investments to go wrong. All that money you thought would pay off can suddenly go down the drain. Any kind of investment is a calculated risk, but you are really doing enough to ensure it’s the right decision? Can you guarantee that you’re ready to jump head first into this? Well, we’re going to give you a chance to re-evaluate that decision. Have a read through of some of our tips, and see if you’re going... [Continue Reading]

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

It is no easy task to get your house ready to sell. From the outside to the inside, it's got to be ready to show, sparkling, clutter free and smelling like freshly baked cookies. The price also must be right, or you'll waste everyone's time, including your own. Yes, it takes work, whether you sell it yourself, have a home buying service take it off your hands or use a realtor. But the more work you put in it, the more money you'll get out of it. How... [Continue Reading]

Staging Your House for a Viewing

In the real estate business, there is no such thing as the perfect house without hard work. Every house that looks like it came off a page of a magazine has had a small army of people working on it to look a certain way. Those of you who have been house hunting or investment property hunting would definitely have come across that house which was perfectly laid out and invited you to consider it again. Houses such as these, as opposed to the houses... [Continue Reading]

What Does A Diverse Portfolio Look Like?

There’s one golden rule of investing that trumps all others: diversify. In other words, never put all your eggs in one basket. Imagine if you put all your money into one single stock (let’s say it’s Twitter). Now, if Twitter’s share price hemorrhages (like it’s doing right now), you’ll lose all your money. Even if you spread your investments in lots of tech stocks, you still risk losing money if the tech market... [Continue Reading]

How the Right Credit Card Processor Can Maximize Profits this Holiday Season

Is your business ready for the holiday season? Do you have plans in place for sales and advertising, and a good amount of inventory? While getting plans into place and stocking your inventory are important, you may be forgetting one more important thing for success- the right credit card processor. As you enter a season that is full of opportunities to increase your sales, make sure that your company is on the right track. Here are all of the... [Continue Reading]

How to Organize Your Tax Documents

Tax season is approaching and when it comes to your tax documents, it helps to be organized. This will save you time and energy when it comes time to file. If the IRS needs extra information from you, having organized docs will be a lifesaver. Luckily, organizing your tax documents shouldn’t be too difficult. Below is a list of tips that will help you whip your file system into shape. Use file folders, labels, highlighter, and any other... [Continue Reading]

How to Make a Profit Off an Investment Property

With real estate still being one of the best investments in today’s market, many people are interested in purchasing homes to either rent or renovate for profit. While many people can make a great deal of money off investment properties, it can be difficult to get a start in this type of business. There are a few key things that can help you not only find the right property, but also to sell the property for a profit. Here are a few tips to... [Continue Reading]

Successful Ways to Assess Investment Performance

You cannot use the amount of the return alone to assess the performance of your investment. After all, even though your stock portfolio may be up by 15%, it does not mean that it is performing quite as well as it should. So, how can you identify how successful your investment is? If you are at a loss, here are two ways not to assess your stocks and three proven ways to assess your investment portfolio successfully. Why You Shouldn’t Use Indexes ... [Continue Reading]

Investing 101: What is a balanced mutual fund?

If you are new to the investing game, educating yourself can seem like something akin to learning a whole new language. Before you delve into investing, however, it’s important to understand some important terms. “Balanced mutual fund” is one such term with which you should familiarize yourself before you start investing. Essentially, mutual funds are classified in accordance to the types of investments they own. For example, some... [Continue Reading]

Use Free COT Charts to Better Understand the COT Reports

The Commitments of Traders (COT) reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC. Reports are available in both a short and long format. The short report shows open interest separately by reportable and nonreportable positions.[Continue Reading]