How To Invest

Pat McKeough has been making investing for beginners simple—and profitable—by helping investors make big gains for more than 25 years. His advice to beginning investors is the same as it is for all investors: buy high-quality, mostly dividend paying stocks (or ETFs that hold these stocks) and evenly spread your investments over the five main economic sectors (Resources, Manufacturing, Finance, Utilities and Consumer). Pat also believes investors should avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight and focus on those with hidden or little-noticed assets.

In addition, Pat thinks then beginner investors should cultivate two important qualities: a healthy sense of skepticism and patience.


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Investors should approach all investments with a healthy sense of skepticism. This can help keep you out of fraudulent stocks that masquerade as high-quality stocks. It will also keep you out of legally operated, but poorly managed, companies that promise more than they can possibly deliver.

If you are a new investor, you should also realize that losing patience can cause you to sell your best choices right before a big rise. All too often, investors buy a promising stock just as it enters a period of price stagnation. Even the best-performing stocks run into these unpredictable phases from time to time. They move mainly sideways in a wide range for months or years before their next big rise begins. (Stock brokers often refer to these stocks as “dead money.”)

If you lack patience, you run a big risk of selling your best choices in the midst of one of these phases, prior to the next big move upward. If you lose patience and sell, you are particularly likely to do so in the low end of the trading range, when stock prices have weakened and confidence in the stock has waned.


NEW! The real secrets of successful investing

Successful investors have good habits. Investors who let their emotions rule can face tremendous losses. Pat McKeough’s new report “How to invest in stocks” shows you how to stay in control so that you can make the right decisions even in the worst markets.

 

Read this FREE report >>

 


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Hi Pat: I have a question regarding dividends. In your opinion, is it better to buy a stock just before the ex-dividend date or just after? What about the dividend capture strategy? Thanks as always.

A: There are a number of dates related to the payment of dividends:

The declaration date is the date on which a company’s board of directors actually sets the amount of the next dividend. Typically it is a number of weeks in advance of the actual… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Here’s a stock I would appreciate an opinion on: Seahawk Ventures (SHV). Thanks.

A: Seahawk Ventures Inc., $0.18, symbol SHV on the Canadian Securities Exchange (Shares outstanding: 141.1 million; Market cap: $7.1 million; www.seahawkventuresinc.com), is a Canadian resource exploration company.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), formerly the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), is one of the country’s alternative stock… Read More