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Archive for October, 2017

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 31, 2017

Is Credit Score an Accurate Tool for Evaluating Mortgage Applicants

Is Credit Score an Accurate Tool for Evaluating Mortgage Applicants

In the US and most countries, credit scoring is usually the first thing that a mortgage lender does upon receiving a application. The importance of credit ratings in the mortgage industry cannot be undermined, that’s for sure. But are they as accurate and effective are they are said to be? Well, we don’t think so Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 30, 2017

5 Reasons Buying a Home is a Worthwhile Investment

5 Reasons Buying a Home is a Worthwhile Investment

Buying a home is one of the smartest investment decisions you can make. Despite being a huge expense you’ll likely be paying off for the next 10 years or more, it gives you added freedom, stability, and peace of mind. Here are five reasons you should entertain the thought of investing in a home.   Continue reading →

Posted by Guest October 26, 2017

When is the Right Time to Invest in AAPL?

Apple is the biggest publicly traded company that is not a bank, with a market value of $752 billion. Newcomers will surely want to invest in this tech giant that shows no sign of stopping, despite pivot after pivot. Before deciding when to invest it is important to identify some patterns that can give you Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 25, 2017

6 Investment Opportunities You Should Jump On Right Now

6 Investment Opportunities You Should Jump On Right Now

The journey to financial freedom requires hard work, persistence, patience and sacrifice. One of the best ways to boost your income is to choose investment options that promise high returns. However, since such investments come with a certain degree of risk, you may not know where to start. If you are to identify great investment Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 24, 2017

Athletes and Financial Stability; 5 Trends That Have Changed Contract Negotiations

Athletes and Financial Stability; 5 Trends That Have Changed Contract Negotiations

Athletes are among those that many would consider to be superstars in American culture. They are literally revered by their fans in a lot of ways. While this is the case these days, it was not always this way. Athletes did not used to have the level of representation by agents and the like that Continue reading →

Does Seasonality Affect Stocks?

When analysts examine stocks, traditional forms of due diligence dominate: fundamental analysis, technical chart analysis, macroeconomic analysis, and even sentiment analysis. If you are an investment management firm looking to get an edge on your competition, it makes sense to conduct discounted cash flow analysis and extensive research. After all, you have extensive resources at Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 12, 2017

Is it time to be cautious?

If you follow my blog and read my outlooks for the market, you know that since December 2016 I have been bullish and pretty much criticized long term investors selling their positions in their portfolios based on valuations.   Here is a pictue from Hedgeye I posted to support my bullish view:     And Continue reading →

Which Options Brokers Are Best?

If you are new to trading, the best broker to choose might seem at first glance to be the one that offers lowest commissions costs. After all, any active trader worth his or her salt wants to keep transactional costs to a minimum. And any experienced trader knows that paying hefty commissions can eat up Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 10, 2017

Is a College Education Worth the Required Investment?

Is a College Education Worth the Required Investment?

With the constantly rising costs of tuition each and every year, students are graduating from college with large amounts of debt to go with their diplomas. There are many critics that claim that graduating with this debt is not worth the educational achievements, stating that attending college delays starting a career. This prohibits students from Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny October 09, 2017

Investing 101: Simple Tips to Start Investing Your Money

Investing 101: Simple Tips to Start Investing Your Money

The world of investing can seem pretty complicated to an outsider. If you’re curious about investing, don’t be daunted by the myriad of terms. The basics are actually pretty easy to learn, and you can pick up more as you go. Capital markets are accessible to individual investors too, so you can invest almost anywhere. Continue reading →