Category Archives: Beginners

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

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…

Why Invest In Stocks?

Simply put, when you have money to invest for an extended period of time (like 20 years or more), the stock market historically has provided the greatest return. When most people are able to save money, they usually put it in the bank. Banks usually pay interest on the cash in your account, so if Read More…

Intro to Stocks

The basics about stocks. What are they? What do they represent? How does Risk figure into stock ownership.