Buying Death

Buying Death

My family has been talking about stocks a lot while I’ve been home and I got showcase my little portfolio superstar a little more than usual. What my folks and my brother wanted to know was – how did I pick this stock? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for maxing out retirement accounts and…

How to Stop Fearing Stocks

How to Stop Fearing Stocks

Let’s face it; the stock market can be pretty intimidating. It’s like a foreign country – they use their own lingo, money suddenly seems to work differently and it’s (seemingly) in a constant state of unrest. It’s so easy to get swept up in the panic that the media can create about stocks crashing. They…

Why I Won’t Be Buying Apple Stock Anytime Soon

Why I Won’t Be Buying Apple Stock Anytime Soon

Last week I managed to make my stock purchase for 2016 and for a few minutes I was turning over some pretty big names in my head – Tesla, Amazon, Microsoft – and Apple. I was reading Kiplingers and it rated Apple as a buy stock. I’m an Apple girl (even if I don’t get…

What are the Advantages of CFD Trading?

What are the Advantages of CFD Trading?

CFDs or Contract for Difference is an agreement between two parties (the buyers and the seller). It is their agreement to exchange the difference in current value of the financial instrument and also its value at the time of the contract. If it is negative, the buyer will pay the difference amount to the seller.…

What Are Binary Options?

What Are Binary Options?

You may have seen an influx on personal finance blog about binary options lately and wondered exactly what they are. Binary options are a way to trade the price fluctuations in domestic and global markets. Yup. That does totally sound like gibberish. But here’s the deal – if you travel kind of often, you know…

How to Pick Individual Stocks

How to Pick Individual Stocks

  One of my financial goals each year for the past few has been to buy at least $1,000 in stocks. I’ve been sticking with individual stocks for this goal since my retirement accounts are loaded with mutual funds – but if you don’t own any stocks, either is fine and mutual fund and index…