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Why Investing for Myself? (video)

Why invest for myself

Two videos covering four great reasons why I invest for myself. Compares mutual funds, etf’s and stockpicking. Do it yourself investing does not have to be hard and even using low cost etf’s can help returns.     Story on why invest for myself

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Six Things I Look For in a Dividend Stock

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Finding a great dividend growth stock will pay off for years to come. Investors who bought MacDonalds (MCD) in 1990 would find their dividend paying well over 50% on their original investment every year since 2010. Also the company continues to raise it’s dividend so this return keeps growing regardless of what the stock price […]

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Portfolio Allocation Decision: Diversify, Diworsify or Concentrate

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From the time I have started investing I have been diversifying my portfolio significantly holding 40 to 50 stocks with all positions under 5% of the portfolio. This is what they tell you you should do and this is what I did. Diversification is supposed to protect downdraft but what about upside? I really needed […]

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Analyzing Market Risk

Analyzing Market Risk

Market Risk: Market risk is the challenge of the overall market and unpredictable price swings. I can select good companies and still have them pulled down with a market correction or crash. The Stock market is on the short-term emotional and inefficient. Stocks fluctuate on news stories everyday and this is what creates buying and selling opportunities.Managing these […]

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Seven Points of Due Diligence to Improve Risk and Reward Ratio

price is what you pay value is what you get

Fair to great value stocks are harder to find when the general market is over-valued and easy to find during crashes. It requires patience to not jump into overvalued situations and the nerve to jump into undervalued situations. This is harder than it sounds because you are going against popular opinion. It is going against the popular decision that […]

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