What are the Different Types of Mutual Funds, and What do They Mean?

Mutual funds are a great vehicle for growing your money. Keep reading to find out more about them and what types of mutual funds may work best for you. When you first began investing, you may have opened an investment account online and started to look through all the individual stock opportunities. That is certainly […]

Top-Down Analysis – The Big Picture

Top-down analysis is an investing approach that examines the big picture of macro factors in the economy such as interest rates, GDP growth, inflation, employment, default rates, and taxes. These macroeconomic factors are critical to choosing which countries, asset classes, and industries to allocate investments to. It is important for investors to be aware of […]

Secular Trend Definition and Examples

Secular is the term used to describe trends that are long-term in nature and not affected by short-term seasonal, cyclical, or economic factors. Secular trends are driven by fundamental changes in critical areas such as technology, politics, and demographics, as well as societal changes which drive consumer behavior. While secular trends are expected to continue […]

How It’s Possible to Begin Investing With No Money

Although it’s not easy to start investing with no money, it certainly isn’t impossible. Keep reading for tips to start your investment accounts now! There is one saying that you hear many people allude to, and that is, “it takes money to make money”. And while that may be somewhat true, it doesn’t mean you […]

Explaining the Trailing Stop Limit and a Better Alternative

A trailing stop limit is an order you place with your broker. It places a limit on your loss so that you don’t sell too low. For example, say you have a stock trading at $10 and you put a stop loss at $9 and a stop limit at $8.50. If the stock suddenly crashes […]

Crypto Pt3: Hidden Disadvantages of Crypto (Fees, Wait Times, Complexity…)

Many people can intuitively grasp the obvious disadvantages of cryptocurrency—it’s risky, volatile, unregulated, and (currently) unwieldy. However, there’s additional disadvantages of using cryptocurrency you’ll only come across as a user. This post will cover some of those hidden disadvantages. That’s not to say that cryptocurrency can’t improve, and that many of these problems won’t eventually […]

Understanding Cryptocurrency (Pt 2): Token Vs Coin

The crypto world can seem endlessly confusing, but it isn’t that bad. There are tokens, coins, blockchains, deFi, dApps, and ‘doh (kidding)—but there is a basic hierarchy to it all. Think of the difference of a token vs coin like roads vs interstate highways. Every highway is also a road, but not every road is […]

Crypto and Blockchain for Beginners – It’s All About Democracy!

I’m not a crypto or blockchain expert. In fact I barely know what I’m talking about, and maybe because I’m such a crypto beginner I can explain it simply for other beginners. I always thought of crypto as an investment option. This is wrong! Crypto and the blockchain are so much more than just another […]

The Keys to a Well-Diversified Portfolio

So, let’s say you have taken the first big step in your investing career, you have either started up your first trading account, or invested in your first rental property, or maybe you have even gotten into cryptocurrency.  That is fantastic, the hardest part of starting is getting everything set up and getting money into […]