Value investing is Warren Buffett’s bread and butter. He identifies “cheap” companies relative to its intrinsic value and purchases them. In this post I’d like to show you the steps I take to identify what value stocks are. Why Value Investing? Value stocks are generally referred to as stocks that are cheap and on sale … Read more Value Investing – Step by Step Guide
Last month I received an e-mail from TD Ameritrade saying they were eliminating commission free ETFs. A lot of my friends and family have IRAs and 401Ks with TD and invest there. More importantly, everyone has a Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund. Whether VTI or VTSAX. I felt it was my duty to determine how … Read more VTI or VTSAX
What happens when you combine the stock market and elections? Election years tend to shake up the market because of the contrasting business policies from each side. This year we had a Trump vs Hilary show down. Trump has been known to be very pro-business. A pro-business agenda may benefit the stock market and elections … Read more Stock Market and Elections
Today we’re going to calculate returns correctly I’m sure you’re all off to a great new year as the markets have never been more promising and abundantly green! So let’s figure out your returns! There are a few ways to calculate your returns. First the basics: If you’re trying to see how much you made … Read more Calculating Returns Correctly
With today’s dip, is now the time to buy? The S&P took a dip today as the impending rate hike looms over our shoulder. The expected 25-basis-point increase the Feds keep mentioning may be happening on December 15th afterall. Currently the market expects it with a 76% probability. The truth is, rates were low for … Read more Should you wait to buy the dip?