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Making an Investment Plan: Tactical vs Strategic Moves

March 27th, 2015

When it comes to creating a successful plan, it’s important to understand the difference between tactical vs strategic investment. This is an issue that can be confusing, but defining the differences between investment tactics and your overarching investment strategy is the real key to making money in the market. Planning Strategically Just about everyone who
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Everything You Need to Know About the Heinz Kraft Merger

March 27th, 2015

Ever since news broke at 5:30AM Tuesday morning that Heinz, owned by Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.A), is buying out Kraft Foods (KRFT), Investorguide.com has been looking through the S-4 filings and accompanying paperwork. We’ve gone through hundreds of pages of documentations and pulled out the core facts that every investor needs to know about the upcoming merger.
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How Will Interest Rates Influence the S&P 500?

March 26th, 2015

When markets started trading at the beginning of the year, one of the biggest questions on the minds of investors was: When will the Federal Reserve start raising interest rates, and what will be the overall impact on stock markets? There were widely varying forecasts on the total number of increases in interest rates that
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Pros and Cons of a Demo Account in Forex

March 20th, 2015

Several forex brokers and experts advise you to practice and hone your forex skills by creating a demo forex account first. A demo forex account is a sort of a virtual training program where you get to operate in a totally risk free environment. Practicing your trading skills in a demo forex account helps you
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HPQ’s Spin Off: Here’s Why Investors May Face Tough Challenges Ahead

March 16th, 2015

Hewlett-Packard may be at a disadvantage by focusing on selling to the consumer market in 2015. 2014 was perceived as a year of the corporate spin off in America, as enterprise companies such as Hewlett-Packard turned heads in both Wall Street and Silicon Valley. This year, corporate spin offs are expected to deliver another success.
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5 Facts You Need to Know About the Etsy IPO

March 5th, 2015

The popular online marketplace Etsy announced plans for an IPO yesterday. They filed the necessary S-1 with the SEC in order to be listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker ETSY. The ink on the paperwork is still wet, but we have dug through the documents, looked at the market, and put together these 5
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Stakeholder vs. Shareholder – What’s the Difference?

February 16th, 2015

One of the most important important distinctions when discussing business practices and business ethics is that between stakeholders and shareholders. While the two sound interchangeable, they are two differentiated concepts, with concern for stakeholders becoming an important point of consideration for increasingly socially conscious businesses and business models. Shareholder The definition of a shareholder has
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Strategies For Investing in Solar Energy

January 16th, 2015

My dad and I were discussing alternative energy investing and were wondering if you knew anything about solar investment that you might be able to share. Solar investment represents one of the fastest growing areas of energy investing and has the advantage of being relatively new compared to other industries. Solar technology makes up the
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Pitfalls and Strategies for a New Investor

January 16th, 2015

I have only recently come into enough money to begin investing, how can I avoid the pitfalls that a new investor might fall into and what kind of strategies do you recommend for a new investor? Knowing what strategies to use and avoiding pitfalls for a new investor does not need to be difficult. The
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What Companies Should I Invest In?

January 16th, 2015

I’ve only bought stock once on a company that went bankrupt and my stock wound up worth pennies on the dollar. What I’d like to know is, what companies to invest in? I don’t want to make the same mistake twice. To answer the question of “what companies to invest in?” the first thing to
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What is Investment Interest?

January 16th, 2015

I recently bought a bond for the first time ever, what I’d like to know is how does investment interest work and how can I start collecting? Basically, you most likely bought your bonds in some type of brokerage or other financial account, if the bond is a bearer bond, which means that the bond
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Tips for Investing in Bonds

January 16th, 2015

My grandfather died and left me as executor of his estate which includes sizeable cash assets. I want to keep the money safe for the rest of the family through bonds investment. Can you give me some ideas on how to make bonds investment? Bonds investment makes up one of the most conservative investment strategies
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Investment Strategies for Beginners

January 16th, 2015

I just inherited some money and want to make an investment in shares of stock. Do you have any advice for someone who has never invested in the stock market? Basically, the first thing to do would be to open a brokerage account with a reputable stock broker. Depending on how you want to go
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What are the Best Strategies for Energy Investments?

January 16th, 2015

I think that given current global conditions, prices on oil, natural gas and solar power might be a good place to invest. What do you think about energy investments and what are the best strategies? A number of different strategies exist for people to make energy investments. The most traditional strategy has been in oil
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What are the Benefits of Investing in Stocks?

January 16th, 2015

Many of my friends have invested in the stock market over the years, some have done well while others have been less fortunate, is it a good idea to put my extra cash in stock, why invest in stock? Investing in the stock market has traditionally been how the affluent hedge inflation risks. The stock
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What is the Best Investment?

January 16th, 2015

Over the years I’ve made many investments, some good, some not so good. In your opinion, what is the best investment? The answer to “what is the best investment?” lies with each individual investor. The best investment for a person who revels in taking risk might be buying near term expiring options, with a slim
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Where to Invest?

January 16th, 2015

My wife and I have been saving our extra money for a long time and would like to make some investments with it. I’d like to know where to invest? The answer to your question really depends on how much money you plan to invest, the return you expect on your money and the amount
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How Can I Invest in Gold?

January 16th, 2015

I have accumulated some funds that I would like to invest and I think that gold is likely to appreciate over the coming years. What I would like to know is, how can I invest in gold directly, and how can I invest in gold using other investment instruments? Basically, various methods exist to invest
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Limit Order vs. Stop Order

January 5th, 2015

When trading stocks it is not always possible (or desirable) to monitor the prices of stocks you hold or are considering holding all the time. In these cases most brokerages will allow you to place conditional instructions with them to make certain trades when a price is reached, these are referred to as Limit Orders
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BSE vs. NSE

January 5th, 2015

The two largest and most prominent stock exchanges in India are the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). While the BSE has the distinction of being the oldest stock exchange in Asia, established in 1875, the NSE has quickly grown to prominence since its creation in 1992. While these two markets
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