Category Archives: Investing

Tips, strategies, failures, success and more in investing.

Can you open an Interactive Brokers account with the minimum amount of $10,000 and then withdraw like $9,000 to trade with the remaining $1000?

Can you open an Interactive Brokers account with the minimum amount of $10,000 and then withdraw like $9,000 to trade with the remaining $1000? I would like to start trading, but the minimum amount is huge. Is it possible to just open the account with it and then leave just the amount I can trade with? Will they… Read More »

Easy Tips for Reading Financials: Introduction

When you are looking to invest, reading financials of a company gives you the blueprint. They can tell you what you need to know to make a solid investment decision. However, it can be tricky to figure these reports out. Here is a guide to help you as you begin to look over financial statements. The Basics To… Read More »

Better Investing Money Strategies for the Muddle Through Years? Solutions…

Last month, I took part in an interview with SuperMoney. They asked me lots of juicy questions about investing money strategies, so if you’d like to find out what they asked, head on over to their blog at Personal Finance @ Supermoney.com where you’ll find the article: Better Investing & Money Strategies.   Kenneth Dickson is a blogger/writer… Read More »

1998 Done: Watchful Waiting might be the best strategy!

Looking back on my history of stock buys is proving enlightening. In the first year, I bought five stocks, and had losses with two. Each of the losses was quite minor so I reckon I actually made some money in 1998. Well, except that 1998 isn’t done yet. Hah! Four days before Christmas I bought three more stocks.… Read More »

1998: The Year I Fell in Love With … Dell

… Tech Stocks. And how it almost worked out! With the recent updates on my first year, I managed to earn a paltry 20.4% return on my first four stock picks. Not bad. But then nothing to crow about … would you if you missed out on this return? In this article, you will learn about: my stock… Read More »

Five Basic Investment Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 so you’ll be on your way to making money in 2015!

After all, investing is a tricky and uncertain affair if you’ve never bought stocks or shares before; so here are five basic investment mistakes you can easily avoid…

3 Top Reasons to Use Online Stock Brokers

Online trading has exploded over the past couple of decades, since the beginning of companies like Datek Online (remember them?). Its popularity was made by the ease of use, cost of trades, and increasing number of platforms on which you could trade. There are many other reasons why so many people are doing it, but let’s check out what I… Read More »

The Virgin’s Lessons in Buying Stocks like it’s 1998 – 5 Lessons You Need to Know

So what did we learn? Doing this post, I’m afraid I’m just going to use Excel screenshots, rather than copying & pasting all those numbers. There really is too much room for errors! Lesson #1 Picking a basket of reasonable stocks is a sound idea, esp. if you are picking from a quality grouping. It doesn’t protect you… Read More »