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One of the keys to successful investing is to avoid costly mistakes that can take months or even years to recover from—that is, to win by not losing.
And the best way to avoid investment mistakes is to adopt the habits of successful investors. You can begin very profitably by cultivating these three personal mental strengths:
The deal that was cobbled together in Washington to avoid America’s so-called “fiscal cliff” appears to have staved off bad news, at least temporarily. But bad news about an individual stock can crop up any time—and often with far less warning than heavily reported crises like this one. It’s always upsetting, but it’s not necessarily a calamity.
When you hear bad …read more »
Falling profits, dividend cuts and police or security commission investigations are some of the well-known signs of risk detailed in even the most basic stock market advice. But wise investors will also stay alert for more subtle signs of problems that may be threatening a company’s prosperity.
Look for these 3 hints that a company may soon be facing big …read more »
Rather than “buy and hold,” we think it’s a good idea to invest in stocks and then “buy and watch closely.” That helps answer one important question we frequently get from investors: How often should they sell investments they own and buy new ones?
Our answer never varies. Do it as rarely as possible. That’s because turnover in your portfolio …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 investment advice, including stock trading advice that can help you reduce the risk of more aggressive investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows you how …read more »
Too much investor attention tends to be focused on economic forecasts. The fact is, forecasts provide little, if any, advantage when it comes to helpful stock market advice.
That’s especially true today in light of the uncertainty over America’s looming “fiscal cliff” and the bitter political debate over how to tackle that country’s federal budget deficit and exploding debt.
Most experienced, …read more »
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 »
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 »
An investment counsellor is an industry specialist who earns fees by giving advice to investors, and in many cases managing their investments for them. Their roles and functions are subject to strict regulatory requirements. Pat McKeough provides investment counselling through Successful Investor Wealth Management Inc. To learn more about this service, click here.
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