What is an ETF?

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An ETF or exchange traded fund is a group of stocks that tracks an index. A well known example of a market ETF is SPY. SPY tracks 500 large US companies. These are companies which have common stock listed on several stock exchanges. You can buy or sell ETFs on the open market just as … Read more

Diversify your Portfolio with an Alternative Investment

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In this post we’ll be exploring an alternative investment that can be leased to provide you with a reoccurring payment much like a stock dividend. Unlike shares of a company this alternative investment cannot usually be liquidated quickly like stocks. However it has many characteristics to like, it’s less volatile than the stock market in … Read more

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks using Value Investing Principals

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Today we’ll look at how to select dividend stocks. If you’re interested in receiving dividend income, then finding quality dividend stocks is a good place to start. You can find information on companies that pay dividends online. Several good sites for aiding your search are Barron’s, Morningstar, Seeking Alpha, The Wall Street Journal, and Value … Read more

How to Choose a Company to Invest in

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There are several key factors that need to be considered before a company can be invested in, otherwise it’s just speculation. In this post we’ll explore investing using an investment strategy known as value investing. Value Investing simply involves buying and holding under-priced securities usually for the long term. Using the Value Investing Framework The … Read more

Why Invest in Companies?

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Of all the different kinds of investments you can make, investing in companies can pay solid returns over the long haul. Today we’ll look at the advantages of investing in shares of publicly traded companies. Since the early 1800’s companies have traded shares of their stock on different stock exchanges. This allowed for people to … Read more