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Many investors start their search for winning stocks by looking at a company’s income statement and balance sheet. But it helps to remember that earnings are adjusted and that some items in a corporate report are more useful to investors than others.
A company’s earnings are different from an employee’s salary. Earnings are indefinite and subject to revision, even years …read more »
For many investors today, the name John Templeton might not be familiar except as half the name of big U.S. fund company Franklin Templeton (and it’s Ben Franklin’s face on the company logo rather than Templeton’s). But until a decade or so ago, John Templeton was as well-known and as highly regarded as Warren Buffett is today.
Templeton got his start …read more »
Even when stock markets are in an upward trend, they are still subject to sharp setbacks, such as the one triggered by the re-election of Barack Obama as president last week. Many investors seek to protect their profits against such reverses though the use of stop-loss orders.
Before you try this approach, you should keep in mind that stop-loss …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you investment advice on stocks and other topics that will help you develop a successful approach to investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put it …read more »
From time to time, companies set up one or more of their divisions or subsidiaries as an independent company, then hand out shares in that company to their own shareholders, as a special dividend or “spinoff”.
Many investors seem to view spinoffs as a nuisance, because they leave you with a tiny holding in a stock you didn’t choose and …read more »
Trading online through a discount broker, rather than with a full-service broker, is now the preferred option for many investors.
The main advantage of switching to a discount stock broker is lower commissions. Commission rates can be even cheaper if you trade stocks with your discount broker online, as opposed to placing orders over the telephone.
Although lower commissions are a …read more »
“Theme investing” can pay off from time to time. Recent investment themes have included renewable energy and emerging markets such as China and India. Today’s most popular investment themes include social media.
However, theme investing can turn out badly for investors, especially those who get in late or forget about investment quality.
The reason why is straightforward. When you indulge in …read more »
These days, more investors suffer from what you might call “pre-retirement financial stress syndrome.” That’s the malady that strikes when it dawns on you that you don’t have enough money saved to be able to earn the retirement income stream you were banking on.
Some investors in this situation ask us if we can supply one last can’t-miss trading idea …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our ‘Investor Toolkit’ series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific stock market advice and other investment tips that will help you develop a successful approach to investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put …read more »
Not long ago, a member of our Inner Circle asked a question that’s too broad for a simple answer:
“With its large and cheap labour force, China has been exporting deflation to the rest of the world. It seems that this trend is now reversing and China will be exporting inflation. Chinese workers are demanding higher wages and are becoming …read more »
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