Category Archives: Beginners

A collection of resources for beginners to get a grip on learning about stocks, mutual funds, and investing on their own

How Forex brokers make money

A lot of people started trading on forex from all across the world. If knowledgeable enough and a pinch of luck, a person can make quite a bit of money. Brokerage firms are a big part of the industry. They help people use popular platforms and perform operations on a daily bases. Generally, it is Read More…

Dogs of the Dow: The Simple Stock Picking Strategy that Works

Meet the Dogs No question about it, investing is a dog-eat-dog world. Traders are constantly developing and revising strategies in order to make the most money in the stock market. Throughout time many strategies have come and gone, few sustaining any significant longevity. However, over the past decades, Michael O’Higgins’ strategy coined “Dogs of the Read More…

Top Six Habits of Successful Investors

Successful investing does not come easy; there’s no question about it. There are too many participants in too many markets for “free” or “easy money” to be left on the table. Therefore, when looking across varying markets like real estate, equities, bonds, stock options, and even fine art, the concept of buying low and selling Read More…

Credit Reports

Credit Reports are basically a report that contains your credit history – both the good and bad. If you watch late-night TV, you have probably seen a few commercials offering free credit reports, so you might know that these are important. Most people, however, don’t know just how big a role a credit report can Read More…

What is the Federal Reserve?

Definition The Federal Reserve Bank, or the “Fed”, is the central banking system of the United States. It serves as the primary regulator of the US dollar, as well as the “lender of last resort” for other banks. Regulating Currency The Federal Reserve works to maintain the interest rates that banks use to lend money to Read More…