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Good Investing Is A Mix Of Talent & Skill … and Patience

If you're a young investor just entering, or looking to enter, the stock market - this is a perhaps great time to be in your position. Done right, investing can actually be more interesting and much simpler, and enjoyable, than most people will have you believe. "You see, I always thought that 'numbers are not my thing'. But hey, I love stories and as I started taking interest in businesses,
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Have more than one brokerage accounts? Bring them into Stockal

Managing money invested across multiple brokerage accounts is never easy. And a lot of us own and operate multiple accounts. Opening different accounts as and when an opportunity (or need?) comes up. For instance, our 401(k) account takes care of most of our compliance needs. Then there’s an account for other passive instruments and, potentially one more for active – often mostly stock – investments. Some brokers offer better commission rates
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Myths about Investing that we need to get over with today!

We need a huge amount of money to get started  We need money to start investing, true. But we do not need to be a hotshot with loads of money to get started. Investing a modest amount every month can result in major savings upon retirement. Various avenues can be used as a starting point -Mutual funds, ETFs or even fractional shares. We don’t need to be rich to start
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Fund Share Classes – From A to Z

When looking to either initially build out a portfolio or add to an existing one, investors need to spend a significant amount of time researching different fund families and often multiple funds within a family with varying objectives. However, the “fun” does not end there. After an individual has selected the applicable fund that meets his or her needs and has the best prospects for appreciation, a decision must be
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How To Use Social Media As An Investment Tool?

If you’re not using Twitter, StockTwits, LinkedIn and other social media when you invest, you could be making a mistake that could deprive you of potential profits. One big catalyst that came in 2013 was the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] began allowing companies to use Facebook and Twitter to communicate information to investors. And they have been using social media as a way of releasing earnings information and significant corporate news.
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Bond Vs. Equity Returns

Bond and equity returns consist of capital gains and cash distributions. Bond returns consist mainly of periodic interest payments. Equity returns consist mainly of capital gains when you sell, although some companies pay cash dividends as well. The total return of your portfolio depends on your mix of stocks, bonds and other assets, as well as overall economic conditions. Bond Returns Bond returns depend on several factors, such as interest
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What Are GDP, CPI and PPI & Why Do They Matter?

One of the things that can be daunting for those new to the investing and trading world is the plethora of acronyms and abbreviations that those with more experience throw around. They are often to do with analyzing an individual stock or its performance, but some refer to economic data that, taken together, help you to form an opinion on and, more importantly an outlook for, the broader economy. GDP,
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Caterpillar faces the effects of commodity slump, and Fedex announces strong revenue results

CAT – Caterpillar, Inc. is a manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, construction and mining equipment. It operates in Energy and transportation industry, Construction Industry and Resource industry. CAT- Caterpillar, Inc Fundamentals Previously closed at 74.34 Day's high 74.51 Day's low  72.20 P/E ratio 21.24 EPS 3.50   Analysts opinion Analysts have a consensus “Hold” rating for the stock with a target price of $60.50. Analysts
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How to know what the market is saying about your stocks

In the last of couple of years you might have noticed multiple instances of people (mostly, media) talking about traders and trading houses making winning stock market bets based on what they read on Twitter or some discussion forum. While cases like these are few and far between, it is certainly a reality that you "cannot follow the stock market enough"! Traditionally, investors have depended on analyst opinion, who, in-turn, often