Almost everyone knows the name Warren Buffett, regardless of whether they invest in the stock market or not. In case you don’t, Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate of companies based in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway also happens to be the eighth-largest company in the world by revenue.… Keep reading.
I get bored when looking for financial advice and seeing the same things. Target date funds, time horizons, budgets, 401(k)s, financial advisors, etc. So I decided to try a different approach and look for money advice in an unlikely but surprisingly intuitive source: rappers.… Keep reading.
After hitting the all-important price of $1,000 per share in June 2017, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has caught fire, soaring as high as $1,763.10 per share over the past year. An initial investment of $1,000 in Amazon a decade ago is now worth over $20,000, and there appears to be no end in sight for the Amazon stock strong performance.… Keep reading.
You’ve graduated from college, you’re achieving in your career, and thinking about buying your first stock. The only problem is, you were never precisely taught what the best stocks to invest in or where to start the research. Many successful Stockpile customers have found financial TED Talks to be a high starting point.… Keep reading.
The more critical issue to be addressed is not whether bitcoin belongs to an investment portfolio, but “how does bitcoin, or cryptocurrency in general, affect the investor’s profile?” It is more of a matter of where to put bitcoins in the portfolio and how much space does it occupy there.… Keep reading.
The terms “bull” and “bear” describe how stock markets perform generally, but also indicates how investors feel about the market and the trends that emerge as a result. Bull and bear markets are common stock market terms.
Bull and Bear Markets
A bull market refers to a market that is on the rise, which is typified by a sustained increase in market share prices.… Keep reading.
When a company turns a profit, what happens to the money that they receive? The business usually has two simple choices: they can keep the cash within the company, or they can give the money back to the people who invest in the company.… Keep reading.
Cheat Sheet for the S&P 500:
- The S&P 500 stands for Standard & Poor’s 500. It’s an index of 500 companies.
- It is the main benchmark investors try to beat with their own stock portfolios.
- The 500 stocks are updated regularly to represent the overall stock market.
Cheat Sheet for the Dow Jones Industrial Average:
- It’s an example of a stock market index, a collection of stocks.
- There are 30 companies in the DJIA.
- You don’t have to buy all 30 stocks to track the Dow. You can buy an ETF (exchange-traded fund).
Cheat Sheet for cost basis:
- Cost basis is a fancy name for the price you originally paid for your stock.
- It is used to calculate the money you made or lost for tax purposes.
The cost basis is the original value you paid for an investment, adjusted for stock splits and dividends.… Keep reading.