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Investment Opportunties Every 20-Something Should Know

As a 20-something, you know the value of money. By now, you will have realized that money offers you stability. Sorting out your finances is not the only thing you can do for your bank account. Have you ever considered investing some cash into a project. You might not think that investments are for young people, but they are. If you have any excess income, you can use it to create financial stability for your future. What could be better than that? Let’s take a look at some of the …

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Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors

Investment is a good way to plan for your future, and the earlier you start, the more you will get out of it. Saying that, there are some common mistakes made by first-time investors that can be costly. Here are five of them.
Investing In The First Place
Before you start any investment plan, make sure you pay off debts first. The return you get on the vast majority of investments – whether stocks, cash or bonds – will be dwarfed by the interest you pay on your debts. That means that …

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[7 May 2015 | Comments Off on Blue Chip Stocks | ]
Blue Chip Stocks

Most nonprofit foundations, retirees, and financially responsible individuals choose blue chip investments. They choose these investments because they yield high profits over a long period of time. The term blue chip investment came from the game of poker. In poker, the most valuable chip is the blue, and the most valuable investment is the blue chip investment.
Benefits of a Blue Chip Stock
A blue chip stock is stock in a company that is established, to confirm if they are established you can look at their earning records for the past several …

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[21 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Investing in entertainment: Turning your hobby into a promising portfolio | ]
Investing in entertainment: Turning your hobby into a promising portfolio

Investing in entertainment can be quite a profitable venture if done correctly. This is where you as an investor can turn your hobby into a promising portfolio. Your hobby may be movies, music or sports, and getting involved in the investment side of something you love may provide not only financial reward, but also great personal satisfaction.
Risk management in entertainment sector investments
When undertaking investments in the entertainment sector, it is important to have a good risk management strategy. This is because some of the investments may be capital intensive, and …

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Play to Learn & Make Learning Pay

It can take quite a while to get to the point where someone can feel comfortable playing the markets. For many such reservations are enough to keep them out of the market for good. It can seem as though wading through all the complexity and learning a whole new vocabulary is more trouble than its worth.
Needless to say, this is a mistake. There are, however, ways to soften the blow, to develop a familiarity with the way markets and market operators work and thereby to open up the possibility of …

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8 Tips for First-Time Investors

Stocks and bonds can be intimidating things, especially for those without a formal financial background. Here are just eight tips for the first-time investor that will shed some light on the enigmatic practice.
1. Establish Goals
What are you hoping to achieve with your investment pursuits? Do you need money by the end of the year to start a business, or are you thinking long-term for things like your child’s college fund? Knowing your goals in advance will help you make better decisions about risk assessments and payoff options.
2. Save Your Money
While …

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Investing 101 – A Mini Guide

Before you get started in investing, there are some terms and strategies you need to understand so that you can avoid some common mistakes. First of all, you need to understand that making money from investments comes directly from the amount of risk you take. If you aren’t a risk-taker, then some forms of investing aren’t for you.
There are low-risk investments that the average individual can partake in without feeling the pressure of higher-risk investment.  These low-risk investments, such as bonds, certificates of deposit and savings accounts pay off relatively …

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[9 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on The Risk Principle of Investment | ]
The Risk Principle of Investment

Risk is inherent in investment. But if you are unwilling to assume a certain level of risk, you will most assuredly lose wealth. This is the reality of buying power as it relates to inflation. As a nation’s currency is inflated, individual dollars are worth less over time. So that $10,000 you have sewed into your mattress won’t get you the same amount of stuff in 10 years that it does today. This is why people invest, to protect and increase the buying power of their hard won dough. But …