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Bitcoin: Investment or Speculation?

by Miranda Marquit December 2, 2013

One of the trends picking up steam right now is bitcoin. Recently, the value of a bitcoin has reached the $1,000 mark on the exchanges that allow you to buy bitcoins with more traditional currencies. With interest in bitcoin growing, it’s time to ask yourself: Is this an investment, or is it speculation? What is [...]

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Warren Buffett and Jay-Z Forbes Interview – Lessons Learned

by Michael November 22, 2013

I recently watched a Forbes interview with Warren Buffet and Jay-Z. While an interview with these two individuals seems like a contrast on the surface, they actually share a similar message. They both grew from humble beginnings, have worked their way to where they are now, have become very successful businessmen and entrepreneurs, and are [...]

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Bond Funds May Not Be as Risk-Free As You Think

by Kevin Mercadante November 18, 2013

With the stock market largely stalled since May – albeit in record territory – nervousness is developing by investors wondering which direction it will go in from here. That kind of doubt breeds a natural inclination to seek out investment alternatives. One such alternative, traditionally, has been bonds. But since so few people fully understand [...]

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Should You Invest Your IRA in a Savings Account or CD? For Most People the Answer is No.

by November 7, 2013

Investing is a overwhelming topic when you are starting out. It can be complicated and it can be risky. You want to protect your hard-earned money from losses. Just look at what happened in 2008-2009 when the US stock market crashed and we entered the Great Recession. Big market events like the Great Recession and [...]

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Nervous About Stocks? Here’s What You Can Do About It

by Kevin Mercadante September 17, 2013

This is something of a tense time if you’re a stock market investor. After hitting record levels this past spring, the market is now languishing just below peak, and has been for months. Meanwhile, the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering it’s purchases of mortgage securities and federal government debt has caused interest rates to [...]

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Rule #1 of Investing – Markets Rise, and Markets Fall

by Kevin Mercadante August 5, 2013

Whenever there’s a bull market in stocks that goes on for several years, a certain amount complacency sets in. People load up on stocks, and settle back for what they expect will be a perpetual elevator ride to the top. But be warned: Rule #1 of investing – Markets rise, and markets fall. As much [...]

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E*Trade Online Brokerage Account Review

by July 26, 2013

E*Trade is one of the oldest and well-known online stock brokers in the US. E*Trade is an award winning brokerage firm and offers a wide variety of investing tools, resources, and features that place it among the leaders among both full service brokerages and discount brokerage firms. More importantly, E*Trade is affordable, with a commission [...]

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