When people think of disaster, they think of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and so on. But disasters are never confined into one category. There’s one particularly infuriating and painful category of disaster: financial.
Millions of people got their first taste of financial disaster in 2008, when the Great Recession happened. It’s been close to a decade since then and therefore people who have recovered may have forgotten how bad it was. Even people who lost everything in 2008 barely think about the situation.
The Great Recession should always garner attention in life. Think about what you lost in those years. This can include jobs, houses, stock and hard-earned [...]
Since Trump has become the new president, people have begun to wonder how his policies will affect the economy. Investors especially have a vested interest in this as they feel it could affect their investment strategy. But is there any real cause for concern? Not according to research from Fidelity Investments.
Fidelity Investments reviewed the performance of 3,000 of the largest US stocks while under Democratic and Republican presidencies. They found that the stocks on average increased 12.2 per year under Democratic presidents, while they rose 11.8 percent on average per year under Republican presidents.
This suggests that [...]
Many young investors today want to invest in their 20s but they don’t know how to do it. Contrary to popular belief, youngsters do think about retirement. This basically shows that they care about the future too, not just about the present. Here are 10 amazing tips to help 20-somethings to start investing in the future now.Gym membership
The United States spends a lot on healthcare expenses – about $2 trillion annually. The number could have been very different if people paid more attention to their general health. Getting fit at 20 prevents costly health concerns later in life. Don’t you think that it’s worth paying $10/week on a membership [...]
Before deciding to invest in property, one must set some priorities straight. Diversifying your portfolio is easier said than done. Fortunately, with the right guidelines you can do this without taking any foolish risks. First-time investors must get informed; owning a property is challenging, especially if you want to make it an investment – sell, flip, or rent. Here are 5 guidelines to help you buy property and make the most of an initial investment.1. Research is gold
Even though you may be tempted to work with a realtor to help you buy a property, we advise you to perform a research on your own. An agent often brings unnecessary pressure, not to mention that [...]
More surprising investment choices outside the traditional world of stocks, bonds and cash
There are several important components that make up an investment portfolio. Most people think of three main asset classes – cash, stocks and bonds. However, there are alternative investments – also known as unconventional asset classes – that get overlooked. In order to be able to understand these strategies and asset classes, an investor must first know how traditional assets work.
Stocks and bonds
Stocks and bonds are extremely common in the investment environment. Stocks in particular, are better known as equities. When investing in stocks, you basically own a part of [...]
There are a lot of investment related podcasts available, but it is still rather difficult to find high quality investment related podcasts that will truly build your skills and help you become a better investor.
In this post we have ranked 10 investment podcasts that are bound to raise your game and help you become a better investor.1. Value Investing Podcast
This is currently my favourite investment podcast. John Mihaljevic from the manual of ideas and his brother Oliver deliver interviews with some of the most legendary investors in the asset management industry. John is focusing on value investors, but in a very broad sense, inclusive of investors that might [...]