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What Makes a Successful Value Investor

Checkout my introductory guides on value investing (Part 1, Part 2) — this is a more detailed guide. Different sources define value investing differently. Some say value investing is the investment philosophy that favors the purchase of stocks that are currently selling at low price-to-book ratios and have high dividend yields. Others say value investing is all about buying stocks with low P/E ratios. You will even sometimes hear that…

Day Trading vs Investing for the Future

This is one of my shorter posts, as previous articles have been written as very long and informative pieces. Every once in a while at Finance and Purpose, I’ll post tidbits of advice to address commonly asked questions. A lot of people have been asking me what the difference between day trading is versus investing. Among those who buy and sell stocks there is an ongoing debate about whether the…

Rare Earth Element Investment for the Future

China is the worlds largest extractor of Rare Earth Elements (REEs). The United States’ ever increasing dependency on China, has caused the Trump administration to declare this dependency as a national security vulnerability. Other factors include the electric car and technology industry whose engines require a massive amounts of Neodymium magnets. Additionally, the recent rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve make this commodity investment a good idea. As…

Diversify With Multiple Flags Pt 1

Diversify. We’ve all heard this old time, wise advice on investment portfolios. But most people never think to apply this in their lifestyles and geographic involvements. To the average joe, offshore banking is something for the rich and criminal, and learning a new language is hard — after all everyone speaks English right? Whether it’s to mitigate risk, or to spice up your life, associating yourself with multiple countries is…

The Simple Guide on Investing Pt 1

So you’re just out of college, into your first job, and now want to “invest” or “get into the stock market”. I’ve been there too. I started out clueless like you, and eventually learned the ropes. Remember, the theme of my posts are all about principles. This post will give you the basics, but always invest or trade based on your principles. Cover the Basics Before throwing away income into…

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