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.


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How To Invest Library Archives

Q: Cybersecurity seems to be a big thing these days. What do you think about CrowdStrike? Thanks for all your great advice over the years!

A: CrowdStrike Holdings Inc., $253.18, symbol CRWD on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 199.2 million; Market cap: $56.5 billion; www.crowdstrike.com), is an Internet-based cybersecurity specialist. The company’s CrowdStrike Falcon platform aims to protect customers against cyberattacks on their endpoints and cloud data.

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The company’s Hydraulics segment serves diverse markets including material handling, construction equipment, agriculture, and specialized vehicles. Through its Sun Hydraulics and Faster Group units, it also serves the energy market and… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, July 9, 2021

PFIZER INC., $39.61, New York symbol PFE, is a top pick for 2021.

The company is one of the world’s largest makers of prescription drugs. Its top-selling brands include Lyrica (epilepsy), Celebrex (arthritis pain), Prevnar (pneumonia) and Enbrel (rheumatoid arthritis).

With the March 2021 payment, Pfizer raised… Read More