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How to begin investing, Investing Principles

Mistakes of inexperienced investors

We’re in a bull market since the crash of 2008, and many young investors only know share prices go up. This may the reason why they buy the wrong companies. Here are two examples. I often point out that I read through social media to get a notion of what the average private investor does. I’m in some Facebook groups …

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5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes Most People Make

Individual retirement planning is one of the most important financial goals. There are a lot of mistakes which can put your golden years in financial jeopardy. Do it right by avoiding these 5 common mistakes and increase your chances of enjoying a retired life full of economic independence. 1. Not Planning or Starting Too Late There are numerous studies which show that …

Investing Principles

Buy Companies, not Shares

What’s up with the investment market? Stocks are falling since weeks. They are as unpopular as they haven’t been for a long time. Volatility seems to become normal. It’s hard for the average investor to sail through these rough waters. After these many years of a bull market, nobody knows where the financial markets will go with the companies in …

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Market is falling – Investor’s time is coming

2018 was a time of joy and grief for any market participant. Stock market went up and down and ended up – unfortunately – very sad. What to do now? Let’s start with a good news for the average stock investor. You could have done worse if you would have invested in Bitcoin. The sharp loss of more than 80% …

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Buying an investment property for rental under the new tax plan

This guest post is from Onerent, a state of the art leasing & property management service. Given the new proposed United States tax plan from the Trump administration, investing in real estate has some potential implications for a new investor. Most consider the changes extremrely beneficial to first-time real estate investors in particular. To cover the basics first, the existing …

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Bitcoin Scams and How to Avoid Them

Since my last article on Bitcoin last December, the cryptocurrency fell from almost $20,000 to under $4,000. I told you back then not to invest in Bitcoin. Today’s article is about Bitcoin Scams an how to avoid them. Blockchain technology is very interesting and paying with cryptocurrencies may be the future, but using it as an investment vehicle is not the …

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Why You Should Check Your Credit Score Before Buying A Home

Buying a home is a great thing for many of us.  There are a lot of things you have to consider. Your credit score is one it. Find out, why you should check it, before buying a home. In some of the latest articles, you could learn about buying a property. Most of us need a mortgage to buy a home …

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An Investor’s Guide to Gold

If you have decided to diversify your investment by adding some gold, there is indeed much to consider. Gold, like any other valuable commodity, goes up or down in value, and you should determine exactly how much you are prepared to invest before making any enquiries. If you are thinking of adding some gold to your portfolio, in this investor’s …

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Thinking about buying an investment property? Here’s what you need to know.

Buying an investment property is a huge step in growing financially. For one, you have the chance to earn passive income. For another, it’s an opportunity to diversify your assets. That said, it’s also a huge responsibility, both personally and financially. If you’re going to take this step, you want to make sure that you’re well-prepared for what’s to come. …

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Financial Market

How to act when the markets fall?

October wasn’t a good month for stock markets. The Dow Jones Ind. lost around 7% from its high at the beginning of the month, the Nasdaq around 8%, the S&P 500 around 7%. What to do now when markets fall? When markets are dropping like they did this month, many people ask themselves what to do now. Selling before their …