The No. 1 Way to Lose Money in the Market

Trades can go against us at any time. But if we know how to protect our working capital, the better off we are. When you trade, think of yourself as a small business owner. Small businesses have to worry about unsold inventory, the possibility of high staff turnover, potential fires and electrical shortages – worst … Continue reading “The No. 1 Way to Lose Money in the Market”

The Top 4 Penny Stock Myths to Avoid

Big returns can come in small packages. It’s why most of us are attracted to smaller-cap stocks. Unfortunately, there are also those of us that get caught up in the mistruths of small caps and miss the boat altogether. And I can assure you, that can cost you a good deal of money Myth No. … Continue reading “The Top 4 Penny Stock Myths to Avoid”

How to Invest in the Biggest Threat to the U.S. Financial System

A few keystrokes are all it takes. All of a sudden, your most private information is in the hands of criminals. What’s terrifying is that our own government isn’t prepared. Worse, our digital over-dependence means that our risk is greater than ever before with new attacks surfacing all the time. And just in case you … Continue reading “How to Invest in the Biggest Threat to the U.S. Financial System”

Two Small Cap Biotech Stocks with Major Catalysts

Biotech stocks may be one of the most speculative sectors of the market, but with aging baby boomers creating a surging demand for better care and treatment options, new innovations, and multi-billion-dollar merger and acquisition potential, the sector is not only explosive, but one of the most profitable. Sure, the sector can be plagued by … Continue reading “Two Small Cap Biotech Stocks with Major Catalysts”

Five Key Terms all Investors Should Understand

You don’t have to know everything when you invest. However, there are some key terms to master before you place your first trade.  After all, it never hurts to understand the bare-bones basics. Term No. 1 – Bid/Ask Price The bid price is the highest price a buyer is willing to pay for an investment.  … Continue reading “Five Key Terms all Investors Should Understand”

Why Investors are Buying Small Cap Oil Stocks

Small cap investors are pushing back into small cap oil stocks, like Laredo Petroleum (LPI), Northern Oil & Gas (NOG), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZ) as oil prices tick higher on key catalysts including: Catalyst No. 1 – Falling Crude Oil Supply According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude fell by 9.6 … Continue reading “Why Investors are Buying Small Cap Oil Stocks”

The Top 3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Investor

Like most investors, one of your top goals has been to enjoy a financially secure retirement at whatever age you choose.  That being the case, it stands to reason that your retirement “nest egg” should ideally generate above-market returns, often with below-market risk. But to do so, you need to have a plan in place.  … Continue reading “The Top 3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Investor”

The Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

You’d be surprised how many are making it near impossible to find success. That’s because they try a million different things.  They get far too wrapped up with too many ideas.  And they lose track of one of the best ways to make money today. Unbelievably, an astonishing nine out of every 10 investors fail … Continue reading “The Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make”

The Top 5 Fundamental Analysis Tools to Understand

Fundamental analysis is key to understanding the underlying nuts and bolts of a company’s engine.  Without it, you’re often just blindly buying a stock, hoping for the best. Think of fundamental analysis as a must for gauging company health. A fundamental analyst is simply trying to understand the intrinsic value of a company stock – … Continue reading “The Top 5 Fundamental Analysis Tools to Understand”

The Top 5 Ways to Become a Better Investor

When markets are riddled with volatility, tried-and-true actions can help investors boost their chances for long-term success. Step No. 1 – Have Stop Losses in Place All of a sudden, your favorite small cap stock is falling out of the sky. What do you do? Do you sell? Do you hold? Or, do you freeze, … Continue reading “The Top 5 Ways to Become a Better Investor”