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What the Value of the Dollar Means For Your Investments

Have you ever turned to CNBC and heard a commentator say that the dollar is up against the euro? Although this information may seem irrelevant to the everyday investor, this isn't the case. The value of the United States dollar matters a lot for your … [Read more...]

Foreign Investing 101: What You Should Know Before Investing Your Dollars Abroad

Emerging markets have been the hot investment areas over the past few years. Investors have rushed to invest in the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China). These countries have seen double digit growth rates as their economies have burst onto … [Read more...]

How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, weather is turning cold, and the year is rapidly coming to an end. You may be thinking it’s time to go holiday shopping. Although this may be true, it’s also time for you to do something else. It’ … [Read more...]

Is Now The Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

Want to find the best places to invest? Look for areas others are avoiding. I would rather invest in something that has been down for 10 years than one that has been booming for the past decade. Today, no sector has suffered more over the past … [Read more...]

When to Sell Stock: Three Signs It’s Time to Unload Your Shares

Do you know when to sell your stock? It would be great if you could buy a stock, bond, mutual fund, or exchange traded fund and just hold it forever. Sadly, this is not the case. With every investment, there will always come a time when you have … [Read more...]

Is That Stock Price a Good Value? How to Find Out

Have you ever wondered how you can tell if a stock is selling at a good price? Financial programs and magazines are always saying that this stock is cheap or this stock is expensive. How do they arrive at these conclusions? Today, we are going to … [Read more...]

Why Most Good Investors Speculate (And You Should, Too)

Are you an investor or a speculator? You may not be sure, but the two are quite different. The primary difference lies in the safety of the principal. The first rule of investing is not to lose money. Therefore, your primary goal is to protect … [Read more...]

Five Growth Stocks For Young Investors

You don't need to be a day-trading CNBC junkie to put a few growth stocks in your portfolio. In fact, a few well-placed growth stocks might serve long-run buy-and-hold investors well. Today, let's look at five companies that are good growth … [Read more...]

Selling Options: What Every Investor Needs to Know

Last week, we took a look at a few of the strategies that investors use when buying options. Although buying options has its advantages, selling options can also be a great way to pocket some extra cash. How does this work? Investors often write … [Read more...]

Buying Options: What Every Investor Needs to Know

Have you ever wondered about how to get started investing in options? Options trading has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. Television shows like Fast Money and Options Action devote a significant amount of time discussing option … [Read more...]