Share Buybacks And Shareholder Value
Buybacks often get a bad reputation, one I believe they don’t deserve.
Share buybacks are often unfairly criticized in the media when instead, it is the actions of the company management itself which leads to the destruction of shareholder value…read more
The Importance Of Financial Health
There I was, a severely myopic four-year-old boy and the sole child of a then 22-year-old single mother, using the handle of a broom to try and flush a furry gray rodent out of our kitchen cupboard.
Somewhere, between the black and white boxes of generic macaroni and cheese that were bought with food stamps, was my furry prey…read more
A Look At Value And Growth Stocks
Generally speaking, two terms are commonly used to describe the two main styles of investing, growth and value investing.
Some investors may purchase only value stocks while others may buy only growth stocks, the two styles of investing are not mutually exclusive. There are also investors who buy both types of stocks for their portfolio…read more
Investment Mistake Costs
Have you ever wondered what the real cost of an investment mistake is?
Few people have, it seems.
Many people appear to be more than happy to go merrily on their way, mindlessly churning their stock investment portfolios…read more
A Look At Margin
Margin is a loan from your brokerage for the purpose of buying more stocks than you otherwise would be able to purchase using the amount of cash you have on hand.
To use margin, you must apply and be approved to open a margin account by your brokerage. A margin account is different than the standard cash account that most investors first start using…read more
Initial Public Offerings
An initial public offering, or IPO, is the first offering of a company’s stock to the general public on the stock market. This process is also commonly referred to as “going public.”
Why Have An IPO?
While there are some substantial advantages for private companies to have an initial public offering and sell their shares on the open market. However, there are also some distinct disadvantages. The two must be weighed carefully…read more
Buy and hold investing is a time-tested passive investment strategy.
However, perhaps due to the influence of modern technology enabling easier access to the stock market, buy and hold investing seems to be less popular with investors these days.
That is a shame…read more
Investing A Small Amount Of Money
If you are new to investing, you probably don’t have a lot of money to invest. Not to fret. That is a good thing.
Investing is like any other learned skill, it takes time to become good at it. Actually, investing shares a lot with learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. You will fall down, most likely a lot.
When first starting to invest, it is probably best to make financial mistakes with a small amount of money, rather than a large amount…read more
Before you start investing, it is important to pay off high-interest debt.
High-interest debt, here meaning any debt that has an interest rate of 8% or above, should be paid off as quickly as possible.
A High-Interest Debt Hurdle
It doesn’t make any sense to invest your money in the hopes of earning 7% percent a year, if you are paying 18% percent on your credit cards…read more
That is a question many people ask.
There are many reasons why most, if not all, people should be investing.
Investing is one of the surest ways to financial success…read more