Fiat Money vs. Commodity Money: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

“Money, it’s a crime.” Pink Floyd My grandparents used to say that money makes the world go around, but what do we know about the money we use today? We currently use fiat money but also deal with commodity money as well. And then, we add Bitcoin and other types of electronic currency, and we […]

The Top 8 Stock Market Secrets to Success That Investors MUST Know

To get to the secret of success in the stock market takes just a few easy to remember, short phrases which are mostly well-known by seasoned investors. Some of them can be easy to forget—that’s why it’s good to go back to the basics. If you’re struggling with your performance in the market, why not […]

Beginner’s Guide: 7 Steps to Understanding the Stock Market

This easy-to-follow beginner’s guide will help you learn how to invest in the stock market. We’ll be leaving out all the confusing Wall Street jargon and explaining things in simple terms. [10-minute read] Before we get started, here is a breakdown of the 7 categories for this guide (Click to Skip Ahead): 1. Stock Market […]

Beginner’s Guide to Finding High ROIC Stocks Anytime You Want

In general, long term investors should target high ROIC stocks for their portfolio because these tend to be the companies that can sustain higher long term growth. Companies with a high ROIC tend to be better investments than companies with a low ROIC, but not always. The price you pay matters, and ROIC can be […]

VOO vs. SPY – Which One Will Make You More MONEY?

One of the most common things that you will ever hear in the investing world is people using S&P 500 returns as a benchmark or basis for investing and even financial planning. Ok…that sounds great, but how exactly can you simply invest in the S&P 500? Well, it actually is as easy as finding an […]

Beginner’s Guide to the Yahoo Finance Numbers [Updated]

This guide will assume you are an absolute beginner when it comes to using ticker systems like Yahoo Finance. The world of stock investments might seem confusing and overwhelming, with plenty of symbols and slang to mull over. Don’t worry. I’ve broken down the basics to the stock market before, with my beginner’s guide having […]

3 Ways to Estimate Total Addressable Market (TAM) Pragmatically

According to McKinsey, the global TAM (total addressable market) for the payments industry is $4.6 trillion. The U.S. payments market expects to reach $236.1 billion by 2028, from the current level of $68 billion. Many investors or analysts estimate or calculate the total addressable market of the industry they analyze to understand better the market […]

The 2 Main Types of REITs and Their Risks and Rewards

REITs are a key consideration when contemplating diversifying your portfolio. REIT, which stands for real estate investment trusts, offers the ability to invest in real estate with more liquidity and diversification, and best of all, there are multiple types of REITs to buy, such as retail, office, or specialized, to name a few. Another benefit […]

The Recession Resistant Triple Net REIT [Complete Guide]

The major source of income for all REITs are the rents they collect from their tenants, but how much do we know about the leases the business operate under? Most of us are not familiar with those leases and the types, such as a triple net lease. A triple net REIT is a particular kind […]

Net Asset Value Model: A Valuable Tool for Finding the Intrinsic Value of a REIT

Real estate investment trusts or REITs are companies that own, manage, and finance income-producing properties. By law, these businesses must distribute at least 90% of its profits to shareholders as dividends. Valuing REITs is a difficult proposition because of the structure of the business and the fact that shareholders receive the majority of the free […]