Your Guide to Better Investment

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]

What are Binary Options All About

Over the years binary options have become increasingly popular among investors. It is a financial option where there are only two possible outcomes: Paying off a fixed amount as per the initial option or not paying off at all. Essentially the trader is ‘predicting’ what they feel will happen to the product over a certain period of time (i.e. will it close higher or lower at a certain time), and if they’re right they make a profit, but... [Continue Reading]

Max Out Your IRA before Making Any Other Investment

We get it. When you work hard day in and day out, and you only have so much disposable income floating around, it’s hard not to use it to reward yourself for all your hard work. After all, the government takes its fair share of taxes and most of what’s left can be expected to go to buzz-killing bills. With the tiny portion you have left after all is said and done and all your necessities have been taken care of, the temptation to splurge on... [Continue Reading]

Thinking Of Investing In Real Estate? Here's What You Need To Know

If you have got to the point where you want to invest in real estate, there are a few things that you need to know before you go ahead. Yes, real estate is a great investment. However, there are some crucial things that you should know, before choosing to invest. To ensure that you are aware of all the crucial details as an investor, we have put together a guide to everything that new investors need to know, below: Picture from Flickr Know your... [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]