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Become a Better Investor: 10 Investment Rules for Better Investment Returns

Investing is both an art and a science. If you want to maximize your investment return, you’ll need to understand some basic investment rules. Following these rules can help you minimize risk while enhancing your growth potential. Here are 10 rules for beginners and seasoned investors alike. 1. Define Your Investment Goals Before you invest…


Birkenstock’s Stumbles | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  How do you feel about hippie footwear? Me? As a gorilla – I have no use for shoes in general… But if I did – I probably wouldn’t buy Birkenstocks – they’re just not my style. However, I would be remiss to acknowledge their popularity amongst the younger generations – as I see them…

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Short-Term Gains: Swing Trading Strategies

Swing traders take advantage of market volatility to generate profits over the course of a few weeks at most. This investment method carries some risk, but the right swing trading strategies can pay off for savvy investors.  The good news is that swing trading isn’t hard to learn. In fact, Raymond Rondeau, the president of…

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Investing Debut: How to Invest in IPO Stocks

While 2022 wasn’t a banner year for IPOs, experts predict that the number and value of IPOs are expected to increase in 2023 and beyond. When you hear that a company is officially going public, you may be tempted to jump on board. After all, investing in an IPO can help you get in on…

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Time Is Money: Can You Trade Options After Hours?

Both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ operate within a set of predefined trading hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. But can you trade options after hours?  While after-hours options trading was once restricted to institutional investors, it’s now possible for anyone to trade options after hours. You just need to have the…


Moving Average Stock Strategies

Stock traders rely on a series of technical indicators to influence their investment decisions. Among these is the stock moving average (MA), a particularly valuable tool now that the stock market is experiencing inflation-related volatility.  Here’s what investors should know about moving average stock trading — and how to harness this data for more favorable…


Learning Curve: Why You Should Use a Trading Simulator

Every fighter pilot knows the importance of spending time in a flight simulator. A simulator lets you get used to the mechanics of flying without the real-world peril of a devastating crash.  A trading simulator operates on the same basic principle. The more time you devote to a virtual trading platform, the better equipped you’ll…

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Why Is the Stock Market Going Up?

The past year hasn’t been kind to stock market investors. The S&P 500 index dropped by 19% for the year, while the Nasdaq Composite index fell by a staggering 33%. But the stock market has experienced something of a rally in recent months. Why is the stock market going up? And what can investors expect…


Where to Invest $1,000 Right Now! Put Your Money to Work

Creating an emergency fund can help you cover unexpected expenses and maintain your peace of mind. But leaving all your cash sitting in a traditional savings account is no way to build wealth.  Once you have built a healthy savings account, you should consider putting your next $1,000 to work.  We get it. If you…


What Is an IPO? Everything You Need to Know

No matter how long you have been investing, growing your portfolio is undoubtedly at the top of your to-do list. While there are many great ways to maximize your gains, one popular strategy involves investing in companies that have recently gone public.  When researching privately owned businesses that are preparing to list their shares on…