Government Bonds

Investing in bonds is a common investment choice in America. In fact, according to Larry Burkett, most Americans will probably invest in a bond at one time or another during their lives. He considers bonds to be “the backbone for …

Analyst Calls

Analyst calls provide an excellent way to get detailed information about a company and its future projections. Listening to analyst calls is a key component to fundamental analysis advised when trading stocks. Company sponsored calls are primarily for institutional investors …

The Role Interest Rates Play in the Economy

The Federal government controls aspects of the economy like interest rates, the amount of money in circulation and the inflation rate. Track these regularly as part of your fundamental analysis in the trading world. They serve as good indicators of …

Understanding the Business Cycle

In investing, it is important to be attuned to the stagse the economy cycles through called the business cycle. To help discern which part of the business cycle the economy is in, the National Board of Economic Research officially declares …

Players in the New York Stock Exchange

The Birth of the New York Stock Exchange The New York Stock Exchange is one of the best known industry brands in the world. This giant in the industry had its humble beginnings under a buttonwood tree. On May 17. …

Develop the Habit of Saving

The first step in investing is saving. In 1984, Americans saved an average of 10.8% of their income. In 2011, it is now at 3.6 percent of personal disposable income, its lowest level since the month the recession began. Paul Ashworth, …

Investing with the Margin of Safety Principle

Risk taking is a necessary part of investing. However, it’s advisable to find a balance between the risk-taking extremes of all or nothing. We can define this as a margin of safety. Chris Farrell, Economics Editor of Marketplace Money and …

Financial Risk Taking

Risk taking in life is inevitable. When it comes to investing, there are degrees of risk-taking involved. For some, investing money is seen as a game. For others, investing provides income. Regardless of motive, wise investments involve a fair amount …