7 Simple Steps to Earn 40% Annual Return in the Stock Market

Just a couple of decades ago it would have been almost unfathomable for the retail investor to consider generating consistent returns above 20% per year. Indeed, those who competed in arguably the most competitive financial market place, the stock market, were considered gurus when they beat the S&P 500 year in and year out. Others,…

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Have a short retirement time frame? Blue chips might not be the answer

Photo Credit: Greek Shares The traditional retirement think-tank would say that bluechips should make up your short term retirement holdings. Investing your cash in a blue chip stock for a few years is like placing your money in a money market account; the dividends bring the returns, and the capital gains are the bread winners….

How to Find Top Paying Dividend Stocks

Did you know 97% of the stock market returns between 1871-2003 came from reinvested dividends? Dividend paying stocks carry a unique feature that non-dividend stocks lack: the ability to reinvest earnings without doing anything (aka DRIP plans). Your reinvested dividends continue to buy shares whether you trade or not. Most online brokers give investors the…

Modern trading making earnings multiples obsolete

Price to earnings multiples were once the basis of investment decisions. The analysis was simple: the return divided by the stock price should properly valuate a certain company. But with many companies all over the map in both PE and PEG ratios, investors are looking for other guidelines for evaluating an investment. Technical trading has…

Best Investment Strategy in Recession: Buy Stocks

Many investors have turned in favor of traditionally safe investments in bonds and money market accounts to protect their capital. While these investments rarely go sour, they are indeed more likely to fall due to rising inflation. Attempts to protect money from instability in the markets exposes investments to new threats: rising inflation and a…