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
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.
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
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,
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
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
This is part 1 of a 2-part blog series on the imminent future of stock market investing and the way socially active investors and traders can make the most of it Def: Stockal Media = (Stock Market + Social) Media We define “Social”, here, as a combination of popular platforms like Twitter, StockTwits, eToro, Facebook, discussion forums like SeekingAlpha, commenting platforms like Disqus and LiveFyre, and blogging platforms like Tumblr,