Tag: Investing

Insider Trading

Insider Trading – How to Follow Insider Trades

  Most people associate “insider trading” with secret tips and federal agents busting into a dirty hedge fund like Showtime’s Billions. That’s insider trading based on material non-public information (MNPI).  We will cover the illegal side briefly, but today’s article is mainly about the legal open market activities of company insiders. When an “insider” of […]

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Roth IRA vs 401k

Roth IRA vs 401k – What’s the Difference?

  If you have a 401k at work, you can still have your own Individual Retirement Account. The Roth IRA in particular has several distinct advantages (but disadvantages, too) compared to the workplace plan. Lets compare the Roth IRA vs 401k and see what the differences are. Roth IRA Overview As the name implies, the […]

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How to profit from inflation

How to Profit From Inflation with 4 Quality Assets

  Inflation can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. However, knowing how to profit from inflation is a great way to protect your money and even increase your wealth. What is Inflation? Inflation occurs when goods and services rise, making them more expensive relative to the amount of money you make. […]

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Bracket Orders

How to Use Bracket Orders the Right Way

  Different order types are among the most boring stock market subjects, mostly the focus of a small sect of high-frequency trading enthusiasts and opponents. But the discussion of stock market orders shouldn’t be about the orders themselves, but framed in a discussion about trade planning. Planning your trades has a significant material effect on […]

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bottom up investing

How Bottom-Up Investing Works

A bottom-up investing methodology focuses on analyzing individual companies initially before evaluating a stock-sector and the economic outlook. This differs from a top-down approach where an analyst would evaluate the macroeconomic environment first, and then focus on a sector before analyzing an individual stock. Bottom-up investors will first evaluate specific financial metrics, as well as […]

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Top Down Investing

How Top-Down Investing Works

Top-down investing is a forecasting approach that evaluates the broader macro picture before drilling down to look at the finer details. A macro forecasting approach is one where you might first look at global economic growth and factors that analyze global trends before looking at the investment thesis for an individual asset. A top-down approach […]

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How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

  Interest rates play an important role in how markets and economies function. Learn how interest rates affect the stock market and your portfolio below. Intro On March 15th, the Federal Reserve brought its benchmark interest rate down to 0% – 0.25% to combat the economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. source: tradingeconomics.com This […]

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Biden/Trump: Comparing Economic Plans

The public health crisis that began in December of 2019 has turned into a global economic crisis. Millions have lost their jobs and output and production has tumbled. In the US alone, as of mid-May 2020, more than 25-million people are receiving some form of unemployment insurance. This is up from less than 2 million […]

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