Investing for the Sports Fan

The avid sports fan has a place in the Stock Market. If you have a passion for sports either as an amateur player or sports fan there are great stocks for you to invest. The sports retail and manufacturing industry is worth billions in revenue. Passions do not come cheap so maybe you can turn … Read more

Why is the Stock Market So Worried About Some Bad Mortgages

Beginning in the Spring of 2007 the stock market reporters discussed some problems in sub-prime loans and predatory lending practices by some mortgage companies. At first the stories were merely in passing, but as the months rolled by the story became front page news. The President of the United States, China’s financial network and the … Read more

Stocks for the Gambler

If you are a person who loves to gamble consider buying casino and gaming industry stocks. As you know the “House” always wins. Some of the stocks are healthy investments because there is real estate and other merchandise involved. Instead of feeding your quarters into a machine think about investing in the company. MGM Mirage … Read more

How To Invest in Gold

The diversified portfolio has a small position in the gold market. For some investing in gold means holding gold coins. Some speculators buy gold contact futures on the commodity exchange. Future contracts are risky because you are betting that the price of gold will go higher in the future. The contract requires a relatively small … Read more

How To Pick A Stock Broker

The key to any relationship particularly when it comes to money is choosing someone you can trust. A stock broker is essentially your agent in charge of your money. The main role of a stock broker is to provide the investor with timely good advice on picking the right investment for you and your money. … Read more

Know Your Mutual Funds

It is important for the individual investor to know about Mutual Funds. For some people the decision to invest in Mutual Funds is based on the premise that it is low risk investing. By in large this may be true, but it depends on the Mutual Fund and in particular the fund manager. A Mutual … Read more

What is a Hedge Fund

The simple answer to what is a Hedge Fund is that it is private equity funds which provide a hedge against market conditions. The Hedge Fund is not simple in practice. On a global basis there is over a trillion dollars of private investment capital that can literally invest in any commodity, currency indeses and … Read more

Should The Stock Investor Subscribe to a Business Publication?

In the world of stock investing, the more you know, the better you are. Most investors subscribe to at least one business journal and others subscribe to investor newsletters. The costs of subscriptions are reasonable compared to other specialized reading services. Many of the news journal also contain daily news stories and expert commentary. Most … Read more

What is the Reasoning Behind the Arbitration Agreement?

It is almost a universal practice to include an arbitration agreement when an investor opens a brokerage account or commodities, mutual fund account. An investor will find that in the process of signing up for a brokerage account there is a standard arbitration agreement contained in the packet of information. This article addresses some of … Read more

Are You A Stock Market Investor?

The threshold question before you decide to invest in the stock market is whether you are an investor. For some people the stock market may not be suited to their personality. This article addresses some of the qualities an investor should have in order to make a reasonable return in the stock market. Sure, there … Read more

The Stock Market: The Greatest Show on Earth

The Stock Market is like a day at the horse races, the state fair, and the gorilla exhibit rolled into one event. Nearly each hour of each day with the exception of some holidays the Stock Market is open somewhere in the world. The currency traders are the vampires of the Stock Market. Their work … Read more

Investing in Stocks Direct From the Company

There are companies that allow an investor to purchase stocks directly from the company. This is perfectly okay according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These are called Direct Stock Plans. It is called a DSPP. The company may require that you already have stocks through employment with the company. It is not required in … Read more