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What Is Holding You Back From Investing?

Many of us consider investing but never get around to actually starting to invest. In this post let us take a look at some reasons why people don’t invest. There are several psychological and practical barriers that hold people back from making investments. For some making investments is natural, that is how their brain is [...]

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Should You Invest in Your Company's Stock

Should I Invest in the Stock of My Employer?

One of the most common investment mistakes people make is that they invest too much of their investment portfolio in the stock of their employer. This may be due to multiple reasons, such as – they get stock of the company as part of their compensation during bonus time (for some this may be in [...]

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5 Red Flags to Look For When Analyzing Companies

Every now and then we see companies drop tremendously in value in such a way the investors in their stock lose all the value or a significant portion of it.Is there a way one can tell that something like this can happen to a company? The truth is if it could be told with certainty [...]

How to Choose a Winning Stock

How to Identify the Next Starbucks or Apple

If I had time machine, I would go back in time and buy Apple stocks right before they announced the iPod and iPhone (among other things of course). That would have been one killer investment. Same is true with Starbucks, someone who identified the company in its early day and invested in their stock made [...]

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Common Mistakes New Investors Make

Are you new to investing in the stock market? In this article let us take a look at some of the common mistakes new investors in the stock market make. While these are some things to keep in mind for new investors, it is not uncommon for people with many years of investing experience as [...]

Why Should You Rebalance Your Portfolio?

Why Should You Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio?

When making investments one must target an asset allocation that is suitable for their risk appetite. Risk appetite is driven by various factors such as but not limited to age, price of the stock, current events, asset allocation at the time of making the investment, current geo-political scenarios, current regulatory scenarios, expected profit in the [...]

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5 Booming Property Hotspots in Australia in 2014

The property market can be notoriously fickle, confusing and daunting, but by doing plenty of research, you’ll soon begin to see things clearly. Since you’re reading this article, you’re clearly on the right track, so well done. Who knows, you could even be the next Bob Johnston (Australand), Ron Bakir (HomeCorp) or Ken Reed (Reed [...]

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Want to Start a Business? 3 Risks You Should Be Aware Of

Starting your own business is one of the greatest investments you can make. If you have a solid idea and are willing to put in the time and hard work to make the idea flourish, you could be a successful business owner. While many people dream of being their own boss there are also many [...]