Finance Attitude - 6 Key Benefits of Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

6 Key Benefits of Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

Dividend-paying companies distribute a portion of the net income to the stockholders each year and reinvest the remaining profits back into the business. The payments are usually quarterly though there are companies that pay monthly.  

Full ArticleMon Oct 22, 2018 10:50pm EST
Finance Attitude - 3 Types of Profit Margins to Determine Before Investing in a Stock

3 Types of Profit Margins to Determine Before Investing in a Stock

To decide whether or not a particular company’s stock is worth including in a portfolio is a daunting task. An investor must analyze various company aspects before they invest their dollars. One key aspect to consider is the financial position of the company and more particularly the profit margin. A profit margin is the amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs in a business and is usually expressed as a percentage.  

Full ArticleThu Oct 18, 2018 10:15pm EST


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Finance Attitude - 9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know

9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know

A hedge fund is an alternative investment that pools capital from accredited individuals to speculate and uses diverse strategies to earn active alpha or return for the investors. To achieve a greater return on capital, hedge funds utilize different strategies and investing styles. All the fund types generally fall into five categories which include macro, event-driven, arbitrage, long/short and tactical trading. Here are the 9 common types of hedge funds that you need to know:  

Full ArticleSat Oct 6, 2018 10:50pm EST
Finance Attitude - 5 Crucial Things to Consider Before You Buy a Stock

5 Crucial Things to Consider Before You Buy a Stock

Investing in stock is an excellent way to build substantial wealth. However, stock prices are very volatile which makes investing highly risky and can even lead to massive losses particularly if investors are not keen enough before they buy a stock. It is imperative to do a thorough research before you place your hard earned cash on a company stock.  

Full ArticleThu Aug 16, 2018 10:55pm EST
Finance Attitude - Understanding the 3 Basic Stock Subclasses

Understanding the 3 Basic Stock Subclasses

Different Stock experts and traders have grouped stocks into classes and subclasses. The main class is the ordinary and the preferential shares. All publicly traded companies issue common or ordinary stock and some companies also issue preferred stock which is less risky but has lower returns. The subclasses are many and each has its own characteristics and is subject to specific external demands that affect the stock performance at any given time. The stocks are described based on the behavior that is subject to a variety of factors.  

Full ArticleThu Aug 16, 2018 10:50pm EST
Finance Attitude - 3 Ways to Buy Stock without a Full-Service Broker

3 Ways to Buy Stock without a Full-Service Broker

Trading a stock is in most cases done via brokerage firms. The investor first finds a reputable brokerage firm to facilitate the process. The full-service broker charges a hefty commission that eats into your investment returns. For these among other reasons, you may be compelled to decide not to use a stockbroker or avoid having a brokerage account to reduce the costs. The direct investment option has some pros and cons which you will need to weigh given your unique circumstances and preferences.  

Full ArticleSat May 12, 2018 10:50pm EST
Finance Attitude - 4 Things To Do Before You Trade Penny Stocks

4 Things To Do Before You Trade Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are shares that are traded for $5 each or less. Majority of these penny stocks are on the major stock exchanges such as NASDAQ, NYSE, American Stock Exchange, and the Bulletin board. The Bulletin Board is the best to get higher quality penny stocks. However, there are a few smaller ones which trade on the dark markets such as Pink Sheets, OTCQX and OTCQB. Focus on the high-quality companies which trade on the major trading exchanges to avoid losses and refrain from trading in the dark markets. Also, avoid free stock picks that promoters are pushing you to buy as they could be scams. Most of the genuine companies increase in size and price without a promoter.

Full ArticleMon Apr 30, 2018 10:55pm EST
Finance Attitude - 4 Common Types of Orders when Trading in Stocks

4 Common Types of Orders when Trading in Stocks

It is important for every stock investor to know the different types of orders in the stock market and when it is appropriate to apply them especially when you want to sell or buy stocks through a brokerage firm. Trade orders are instructions that are given to brokers to buy or sell a stock. All trades must have two orders which consist of an order to get into the trade or the buy order and an order to exit the trade or the sell order.  

Full ArticleTue Apr 17, 2018 10:55pm EST
Finance Attitude - 8 Popular Types of ETF to Include in Your Portfolio

8 Popular Types of ETF to Include in Your Portfolio

An Investor should always seek for opportunities to increase their portfolio and capitalize on such opportunities. The need to hedge your investments against risks and other emerging issues is a valid reason to increase your portfolio exposure and to work on your investment strategies. Here is a list of the most popular types of ETFs to consider adding into your portfolio.  

Full ArticleMon Apr 9, 2018 10:55pm EST
Finance Attitude - 8	Key Things to Look For in Dividend Stocks

8 Key Things to Look For in Dividend Stocks

A stock dividend is the dividend payout that is made to the investors in form of additional shares instead of cash payouts. Most dividend stocks yield a higher percentage of return on average compared to treasury bonds and conventional bank savings annually from their payouts. However, dividend stocks payouts can change significantly at an impulse and in turn, changes your value of investments. Therefore, if you desire to invest in dividend stocks, you need to be very selective.  

Full ArticleMon Mar 26, 2018 8:55pm EST