Find The Right Stocks In A Volatile Market

As this market gets increasingly volatile it’s important to revisit your long-term investing strategy to make sure that you don’t waver. As I wrote last week, and as we’ve all known, a market correction wouldn’t be a surprise. And in fact, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. If you look back in time you’ll … Continue reading Find The Right Stocks In A Volatile Market

Cultivate This Invaluable Attribute to Ensure Investing Success

If I were to ask 100 investors what they think are indispensable attributes of great investors, I’d surmise that “intelligence,” “shrewdness,”  “ingenuity,” “foresight” would top the list. I’d also surmise that “patience” wouldn’t crack the top 10. Yet if there is another attribute more vital to ensuring investing gains over the long haul, I’d struggle … Continue reading Cultivate This Invaluable Attribute to Ensure Investing Success

How to Build a Portfolio For Wealth and Income

Starting can be the most difficult aspect of any endeavor.  Bewilderment or intimidation frequently arise from simply not knowing how or where to begin. Stock investing is no different. There is no shortage of investing options. But the question is, how to combine these options to produce an efficient portfolio – one constructed to generate … Continue reading How to Build a Portfolio For Wealth and Income

Don’t Be Intimidated By The Biotech Industry

Many investors steer clear of biotechnology companies because they don’t understand the biotech industry. Biotech is often perceived as a high-risk area of the market, appropriate only for those with biology and genetics backgrounds — or for pure speculators. There’s certainly some truth to this perception. The average investor isn’t likely to understand gene sequencing, … Continue reading Don’t Be Intimidated By The Biotech Industry

Bank of America Earnings Up, But Short of Estimates

Big banks have been beating low earnings expectations regularly the past couple years. Now that the bar isn’t set so low, modest earnings growth is no longer good enough. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) felt the brunt of higher expectations this morning. Bank of America earnings are up 20 cents per share, well ahead of … Continue reading Bank of America Earnings Up, But Short of Estimates