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

The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

Want to earn back some of that money you’re spending on gifts this holiday season? Invest in the very sector where you spent the money in the first place. It’s no secret that U.S. retailers make a killing between Black Friday and Christmas. The National Retail Foundation projects that U.S. shoppers will spend a record … Continue reading The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

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

Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013

We can just about close the books on 2013. The CliffsNotes version of how stock market trends in 2013 will be remembered is something most investors already know. Stocks thrived, achieving their best annual return in a decade. Commodities such as gold and silver struggled due to the lack of investor fear. And more companies … Continue reading Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013