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What are Commodities and are all Commodity Traders Named Winthorpe?

Learn the basics of commodities investing before you open an account One of the first movies I remember watching is Trading Places in 1983. The movie revolves around the fortunes of a commodities trader, Dan Aykroyd, and vagrant-turned-trader Billy Ray Valentine, Eddie Murphy. The movie is hilarious but you already know that…because if you haven’t […]

How to Invest $1000 right NOW: My 5 Favorite Investments

Make your money work for you with these five favorite ways to invest $1000 right now That last thing you want to do after saving up that first $1000 to invest is to lose it! Whether its $100, a $1000 or a million, you worked for it and now you want to see it work […]

3 of the Best Stocks to Buy Before the Next Stock Market Crash

My favorite stocks to buy right now for protection and growth against an uncertain market The stock market has been crazy lately, as if stock prices aren’t supposed to go up forever! Stocks were getting expensive and long overdue for more than a small correction anyway. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to make […]

The Financially Dumb Reason to Start Investing Before Paying Off Debt

Investing before paying off debt brings two very important benefits you can’t afford to miss A lot of good financial decisions don’t make much financial sense. You can crunch the numbers all you want but they’re just not going to add up. For example, buying a home versus renting. The actual return on home ownership […]

7 Character Traits That Will Make You a Great Investor

Want to Be a Good Investor? It Helps to Have These 7 Traits What makes a good investor? Is it how much money they start with, their return on investment or how diversified they are? If you study the great investors of our time, you’ll find that while their backgrounds and investment vehicles are different, […]

Top 10 Investing Basics for New Investors

Starting an investment plan doesn’t have to be intimidating if you follow these top ten investing basics for new investors Having worked in investment analysis for nearly a decade, I forget sometimes how intimidating it can be for new investors to get started. Getting started investing is probably the most frequent question I get from […]