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How to Read a Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a snapshot of what the company owns and what the company owes. Being able to read and understand a balance sheet is a key component to doing investment research. What’s a Balance Sheet? And now for the bad news. From here on in, the material gets really, really dry. No more Read More…

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How to Value a Business

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Stock Market Bubbles

It’s a Trap! In 1996, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan made a speech about rising stock market bubbles in which he said: “But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions?” Those words, “irrational exuberance,” became Greenspan’s signature phrase. But what did he mean? “Irrational Read More…

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How to Value a Stock

Introduction If you want to learn how to value a stock well…they aren’t priced like the items at your local grocery store. They are constantly changing, with dramatic results. Imagine going to the store and paying $20 for a loaf of bread that was $2 a week ago.  This article will teach you how to Read More…

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The Best Investment Apps of 2020

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How to Invest with Little Money

Wall Street, here I come! OK, so you’ve read all about market risk, you’ve figured out your investment profile and you’ve completed the courses on how to analyze a stock. But how do you start investing? If you’re like most people, that’s exciting—but also a bit scary. After all, up to now it’s all been about Read More…

Best Stock Picking Newsletter

Investment newsletters make getting stock market analysis and stock recommendations easy. But… there are so many newsletters to choose from… how do you know which newsletter provides the best stock recommendations? I am a huge fan of buying stocks because buying individual companies helps me outperform index funds and beat the market. How do I Read More…