Tuesday , 12 December 2017


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The Best Free Investing Tools on the Web

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There are plenty of really useful free websites out there that have historical market data, back-testing tools, risk statistics and scenario analysis capabilities. Here are a number of them that I have found helpful over the years:

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Is Short Selling Stocks Worth It?

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The practice of short selling - or betting against a specific stock or security - has all kinds of intrinsic risks and costs that need to be understood before it should be used as a tactic. Not grasping these risks can lead to all kinds of horror stories. Today’s infographic addresses the question of whether the risk of short selling is worth the potential payoff.

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Consider Diversifying Your Portfolio By Investing In Japan – Here’s Why

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Most investors do not have sufficient exposure to equities outside the United States in their portfolios (a phenomenon known as home country bias), even though investing internationally is another way of introducing diversification in a portfolio. Investors interested in looking abroad may wish to look to the Far East – specifically, Japan.

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A Look At “Safe” Investments: Just How Safe Are They?

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Is there such a thing as a truly "safe" investment? The short answer is that no investment is 100% safe, but there are certainly some investments that are better than others at protecting your hard-earned savings. Let's examine some of the most common "safe" investments and learn how good they actually are at shielding you from financial losses.

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Short Selling Stocks: The Long & the Short of It

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You can make money short selling a stock if its price goes down – but if its price goes up, your losses could be unlimited. [This short article outlines the theory behind short selling and what you need to know before doing so.] Words: 333

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Time the Market Using Momentum Indicators

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Never again will you have to rely totally on the ‘advise’ of your broker. With what happened last year to most portfolios it is imperative to do ones own analysis and be in a position to become better informed. If ever there was a “cut and save” investment advisory this article is it. Read More »