What Is Earnings Per Share (EPS) And How To Calculate It

When one rushes into business, they need to know that they should have a set of skills to be successful. Courage to invest is one of them, but blind intuition has benefited no one. Good investors use facts, indicators, tools, and measures to support their ideas and intuition. If we talk about stocks, in particular, Earnings Per Share (EPS) is a market ratio that everyone needs to understand and implement […]

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Investing in Cyclical and Non-Cyclical Stocks: How It Works

This English proverb says it all: people are different and they prefer different things. So do investors. Some like to invest in cryptocurrency while others enjoy putting their money in stocks.
Nevertheless, there is one thing that they all have in common – economic knowledge. Being an investor requires a specific set of skills, but if you don’t understand the basics of the global economy and how the market works, it will be difficult to make the right decisions

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What Should You Do When Bear Market Starts?

History proves that the stock market and the economy move in continuous cycles repeatedly.  A good investor understands the different stages of the economy to guide his investment decisions. The stock market also has its own unique seasons that are popularly called the bull and the bear market […]

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Afraid of Bears? These Are The Best Bear Market Stocks For 2018

The current bull market is entering its tenth year. Forecasting market tops and bottoms are tricky, but it’s inevitable that equity markets will falter at some point. Valuations are fairly high, and while corporates delivered solid earnings in 2017, investors would get very nervous if earnings failed to live up to expectations. Furthermore, volatility spiked recently after a long period at record lows.

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4 Top Energy Stocks To Consider Investing In For The Remainder of 2018

The energy sector was the weakest sector in the S&P500 in 2017, losing 5.1 percent. However, the sector ended the year 13 percent higher than the lowest levels it reached in August.The oil price is a function of supply and demand, and for much of the last decade supply has grown faster than demand. However, the lower oil price put the brakes on new supply, and better than expected global growth has caused demand to accelerate […]

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The Signals Are Here: Is Another Bear Market Ahead?

The well overdue correction in February, together with increased volatility this year has raised the above question for many investors. I shall examine some conflicting signals over whether to expect a bear market soon. Economic and earnings momentum are appearing sound enough. The high prices though that you must pay for this comfort in stocks is a concern.

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GE v Merck – Which Stock is The Better Investment For 2018?

Dogs of the Dow, have you ever heard about it? This strategy is to pick the ten highest yielding stocks from the Dow Jones Index at the end of the year. It often produces out of favor companies where share price weakness has resulted in a higher dividend yield. A good example is GE, which despite cutting its dividend still qualifies.

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Short-Term Trading Strategies That Really Work

Vary short-term trading styles include day trading and scalping strategies. These trading styles are very stressful and require a lot of patience, focus and commitment. To succeed, you need to be in front of the markets to make a profit. Day trading, also called intra-trading, is a style of trading where you open and close your trading positions within a day. With scalping trading it’s all about taking advantage of very small price changes within seconds or minutes like you can see on the below chart..

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5 Best Blue Chip Stocks to Buy in 2018

Now that we constantly read about disruption and its implication for large established companies, selecting the right blue chips to buy warrants a cautious approach. One only needs to look at how the Dow Jones components of decades gone by has since evolved to see that identifying large blue chips that you know will be thriving in the long term is not necessarily easy […]

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5 Best Gold Mining Stocks To Buy In 2018

Gold has experienced a relatively quiet time in the headlines during 2017, which might make it a good time to examine the sector. There are not that many investments around the world that are still well down from 2011 levels like gold. Whilst Bitcoin has been all the rage of late and obviously exhibits many clear differences, it is interesting that the gold price has been subdued given it does share some similar attributes[…]

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Stock Options Basics – How It Works,Types And Benefits

A stock option is an agreement between two parties – a holder (buyer) and a seller (writer). The buyer purchases the right (but not the obligation) to buy or sell stocks at a predetermined price for an agreed upon period of time.Stock options are derivatives which means that their price derives from a security, called underlying stock. Companies and investors use them because of two main reasons – to hedge and speculate […]

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P/E Ratio – What Is It And How To Calculate Its Value

P/E ratio stands for price-earnings ratio. This is a measure that reflects the price of a company’s share compared to the earnings per share. Why is this important to investors. Well, briefly the P/E ratio shows how much should an investor pay for $1 of a company’s earnings. The higher the ratio, the more an investor should pay for the company’s earnings […]

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Two High Dividend Stocks To Buy In 2018

Yield investors sometimes shy away from stocks showing a dividend yield of above 6%, the theory being at a certain level it could prove too good to be true. This thinking may have provided a contrarian opportunity in RDS, with the energy sector being one of the […]

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Investing in Marijuana – The New Trend?

Forget about getting high and making joints; we are talking about business and investing. The use of medical marijuana has been known to humanity for thousands of years, virtually. Why not invest in this opportunity? What are the main reasons for it? Are there any pitfalls down the road? Which are the best stocks in the market?

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8 Keys To Survival In A Bear Market

The period of time when prices generally decline is referred to as the duration. Most bear market durations lasted more than one year but did not extend to more than two years.  Available historical data reveal that a bear market duration ranged anywhere from a brief three months to a long three-year spell […]

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