Category Archives: Investments

Becareful When Picking Mutual Fund Based on its Name

I am being forced to change my online broker due to some ridiculous new regulations within my company and in researching new online brokers I came across a ridiculous named Mutual Fund.  As you may know I am pretty much obsessed with creating a dividend based portfolio and so in doing my research to findContinue Reading

My First Experience With Being an Entrepreneur?

A lot of people talk about their first “job” and what they learned from it, or starting their first “full fledged” business, but I rarely read online people’s first experience with starting “something” for profit.  I am talking more grassroots…the “quasi” business.  The idea that you are creating value that someone is going to purchaseContinue Reading

Why Investment Services or Subscriptions Probably Don’t Make Sense to Purchase

I have a friend of a friend who works for a hedge fund and whenever I have a few drinks with him I try to understand what he does.  From what I can gather he has created an algorithm that tells him when to buy and sell stocks, derivatives and currencies on a large scale. Continue Reading

Catching up With Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2011

I never understand why money magazine, cnbc, fortune, etc., do not call out so-called experts when their stock picks are completely off.  I think it would be both entertaining and educational.  So when I came across an old Fortune Magazine today and saw the article, 10 Best Stocks for 2011, I wanted to see howContinue Reading

Important Dates When Investing in Dividend Producing Stocks

Regardless if you take a passive index ETF route, a mutual fund selection strategy or stock picking technique there are some important terms and ratios when you decide to invest.  However, when you are dealing with dividend paying stocks there are dates whose definitions can be considered a term of art and you should knowContinue Reading

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

I recently read two amazing articles on family businesses, and more specifically family business succession planning.  Both provided amazing statistics that I felt that I had to share since I know quite a few of my readers are business owners.  The take away from both stories that it is simply irresponsible if you have aContinue Reading