Category: The Very Basics Of Investing

Duration Of The Bear Markets And Percentage Drops of S&P500 During The Last Century

  S&P 500 percentage drops and duration of declines for the last 15 bear markets Bear markets are something inevitable and they are even good for the stock markets because they regulate and align it aligned with reality to ensure the most optimal allocation of capital in the changing economic environments. Bear markets come and go, and they will proceed to do so for the times markets exist. This is why it’s extremely important for any investor, trader, and market participant to know bear markets well so they can take advantage of them whenever they occur. Here is a nice...

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How Warren Buffett Makes So Much Money

Warren Buffet is one of the richest people on Earth (currently the 3rd) with a net worth of $73 billion. He has made a tremendous amount of money in his life. How much do you earn per year? How much do you work for your income? Do you like what you do? If you are not happy with your job and income, here is a simple way you can change this in your favor. I will show you how the greatest investor of our time makes billions of dollars every single year. After you read the following lines, you will...

What Is Dow Jones Industrial Average? The Basics Of Stock Market Indexes – For Dummies

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is one of the most important stock market indexes today, not only in North America but in the whole world. It’s a reliable indicator of stock market sentiment and it is used by lots of analysts, traders, companies, and investors from all around the globe every single day, for all kinds of purposes. That’s why it’s really important for everyone interested in the stock market to understand what The Dow Jones Index actually is and how it works. Below is a very simple explanation of this: What Is a Stock Market Index In the beginning,...

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7 Basic Tips To Help You Be A Better Investor And Make More Money From The Stock Market

You don’t need to be a genius if you want to be a good investor. Actually, investing is boring and a dummy thing, and everyone can do it! You need to stick to some rules and have some discipline, but it’s not rocket science at all. Here are some basic tips, that can significantly improve the performance of your portfolio. They are so simple and trivial, that many people would ignore them thinking they are too obvious to be true. But they are and can have some substantial effect on your returns. Don’t forget about the fees! Investors often don’t...

Gold ETFs invest only in gold and follow the price of the precious metal.

What Is An ETF? How To Invest In Exchange Traded Funds (Infographic)

ETFs are really popular financial instruments nowadays. But what is an ETF and what’s the big deal about investing in such? ETF is an abbreviation of Exchange Traded Funds and actually is an investment company, that collects money by selling shares to the broad public and invests the collected money in different assets like shares of other public companies, commodities, and all other kinds of assets. This way people, who have shares in such a fund get their money managed professionally and without their participation. They are just like mutual funds, except that they are traded on a regulated stock...

What Is A Stock Market Crash? When Do Market Crashes Happen And How To Predict Them?

A stock market crash is a sharp and unexpected decline of stock market prices for a very short period of time, usually accompanied by the decline of many other assets’ prices. As a result, most of the investors and speculators in the market realize significant capital losses. The losses themselves cause panic and fear among market participants, leading many investors to sell their stocks in a hurry and lock in their losses. This phenomenon is known as “panic selling” and it causes even greater declines in prices as the number of sellers outnumbers the buyers, this deepens the contraction and...

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Compound Interest Calculator – Calculate The Growth Of An Investment Over Time

You can use this simple and at the same time powerful compound interest calculator to see the magic of compounding, as Albert Einstein once said, it’s the 8th miracle of the world. Why is it called this way? If you want to enrich a bit your knowledge on the matter, you can check our cool topic about what compound interest is and how exactly it works. This a very basic article about what compounding is and how the compound interest formula works. We highly recommend checking it out first, especially if this is a new matter to you. Then come...

This is the formula of compounding interest.

What Is Compound Interest And How To Calculate It? The Compound Interest Formula

What compound interest is… Compound interest is the foundation of investing. It’s even more important, the whole financial system in our world is based on compound interest. It’s everywhere, and this is why it’s so important to understand exactly what compounding is. Here I will talk about the most commonly used compounding interest formulas in our everyday life and this way I will show you how the 8th miracle of the world works. Everybody knows what interest is. If you have $100 and put it in a bank account for a year at 5%, at the end of the year...

The basics of dividend investing.

How To Find The Best Dividend Stocks – 5 Key Things You Must Know

Investing in high dividend-paying stocks is a cool way to put your money to work. Why? Because it has many advantages over its alternatives like bond investing. If you are interested in all of the pros and cons of dividend investing, you can check our article on the matter here, in this post we are going to explain some key and very basic things one should know about dividend-paying stocks. If you are completely new in this field, you’d better check out our reading about the very basics of dividends. The current article is about the basic terms that characterize...

An example of dividend announcement and dividend dates of Royal Dutch Shell. There are 2 dividend dates - one for the two types of shares (a and B) the company has. The other dates are the same for A and B shares.

When Companies Pay Dividends – Declaration, Record, Ex-dividend, And Payment Dates

In this article, I will explain in simple words the most important dividend dates. If you still don’t know what a dividend is, I strongly recommend reading this article first… Everybody who invests in dividend-paying stock must know what each date means, and how it is used by investors. There are 4 important dates: declaration date, date of record, ex-dividend date, and payment date. Here are some details about each and if you still don’t understand them, you can check out the example below. What These Dates Actually Mean Declaration date – this is when the board of directors declares...