The S&P daily chart does not look good for the bulls because it appears that a short-term correction is forthcoming. The S&P 500 has been stuck between 2,100 and 2,200 for quite some time. It has also been forming lower highs since August. The chart does not look particularly encouraging for the buyers. If it’s… Continue reading Are Stocks Due for a Correction?
The Dogs of the Dow strategy is fairly simple. At he beginning of the year, buy equal numbers of the shares of the 10 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial components with the highest dividend yields. Re-balance the portfolio annually, which means, sell the companies that no longer on the top 10, and buy the… Continue reading In Addition to Dogs of the Dow
Let’s take a closer look at the investment vehicles. Mutual Funds Through mutual funds, you can invest in many companies at once whether they are good old fashioned dividend paying companies, biotech, or growth oriented companies. When you invest in many companies through mutual funds, it helps you reduce the risks that come with investing… Continue reading Taking a Holistic View of Your Investment Strategies – Part II
One aspect of the investment strategies is paying off your debt. Investing does not narrowly mean one must buy mutual funds or stocks. If your credit card debt is costing you 15% of interest a year, pay off the credit card debt first. You’ll be saving 15% or more a year. That’s investing, investing for… Continue reading Taking a Holistic View of Your Investment Strategies – Part I
What type of an investor are you? A bargain hunter or an aggressive risk taker? Are you an aggressive driver or a defensive one? The type of strategy that is suitable for you depends on your personality and your life situations. If you are not comfortable with risks, it does not make any sense to… Continue reading What Type of an Investor Are You?
Everything we have talked about investing in this blog is to make it simple and easy. We all have our day jobs. We all have our loved ones to care about. There’s not much time left for us to time the markets and figure out when to buy and sell. The majority of us invest… Continue reading The Time Has Come – Where Does the Market Go from Here?
You don’t need to trade every day to beat the market. In fact, frequent trades can lower the profitability because the commissions eat away the profits. Your success increases with fewer trades and the longer holding period. The trend tells us that the longer you hold an investment, the better performance of your portfolio will… Continue reading Debunk the Myth of the Buy and Hold Strategy
The British pound has fallen sharply after Britain’s official referendum, Brexit, in June. The UK’s hard Brexit has become clear. The pound again plummeted lower, and fell to 1.27 US dollars, a record low since 1985. The pound may fall to $ 1.10, or even fall to parity against the dollar. Can it happen? Maybe.… Continue reading How Low Can the Pound Go?
If you are a long term investor, and you are long away from your retirement age, you have several options: Do noting and weather it out. The markets could be volatile in the near future. Ignore it. Invest as usual in the 401K, IRA or any of the portfolios. Re-balance your portfolios. With Fed raising… Continue reading How Deutsche Bank Crisis Could Affect Your Investment – Part 2