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Posted by Martin March 20, 2024

Rethinking Investment Choices: CDs vs. Annuities

When faced with the myriad of investment options available, many individuals find themselves comparing traditional investment vehicles like Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and annuities. While both offer unique advantages, a closer examination may reveal why they might not be the most lucrative options for those aiming for substantial long-term growth.      

Posted by Martin October 07, 2020

Why do so many people selling puts fail?

Maybe, you are one of the people who got excited and started selling put contracts against stocks or even dividend stocks and failed. I was there too. I was selling as a hell. I was selling puts a lot. And I failed too. Many times. I lost tons of money selling puts. Then the puts Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 06, 2020

Where Do You Keep Your Money In The Current Low Interest Environment?

I mentioned this topic in my previous post. But since then I developed this “cash storing” a bit beyond the original post. In the older post, I mentioned that I was buying a short-term bond ETF which was able to keep the value consistently over time. Even during the 2020 stock market slump, it dropped Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 27, 2020

Don’t waste money on $4,000+ seminars with bites for more $$$ seminars

Don't waste money on $4,000+ seminars with bites for more $$$ seminars

Just now, I have come across an announcement on Youtube about a never ever before and never ever in the future offered trading seminar with pre-lockdown and post-lockdown prices… “literally you get 50% off”… So I went to the website, announcing such a great deal, to check those pre-lockdown and after-lockdown, never seen prices, and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 06, 2020

What are the investment strategies you are having?

Strategy: I decided to invest into high quality dividend growth stocks.   Reason: To get paid regularly regardless of what the stock market is doing and regardless of what the stock price is. If you buy a growth stock and plan selling a portion of it to generate income and the stock drops, you will Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2020

How can I invest in stocks? My income is $2,000 and I left with $400 after all my spending

If $400 is money you can invest, then you have more than 45% of Americans. The best strategy would be, in my opinion, to invest in high quality dividend stocks – dividend aristocrats. Here is a list of all high quality dividend stocks – champions (aristocrats), challengers, and contenders, Dividend Growth Stocks CCC list go Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 14, 2020

What is the best way to enter stock trading with a limited budget for beginners in 2020?

Are you referring to “stock trading” or “stock investing”? Because there is a huge difference between the two. If you really mean “trading” then unfortunately you I have bad news for you. You won’t get rich quick. You won’t be able to trade successfully in a small account. You may have some success but long Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 12, 2020

Going into 2020, is there too much optimism in the stock market?

In fact, there is not too much optimism despite markets moving higher. Too many people are sitting aside expecting a crash, too many investors are pulling money out of the market (check equity funds outflows), too many pundits are speculating and competing in predictions who would nail the coming crash and recession. All this is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2020

What are some great stocks to buy? I’m 18 and I have around $2,000 to invest. I want to be extremely risky as I am young and have time in my future to save

If you want to be risky (which at your age is a great approach, because as you said, you have time on your side to make mistakes and repair them). In this case, individual stocks are the way to go. Forget mutual funds or ETFs. These are average and many do not even beat the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2020

What 4-5 stocks would you suggest are a good way to start investing in and why? Would you advise long term investment or buying and selling it within what specific period of time?

I do not think we can give you any specific advice on which particular stocks you should buy. However, I personally recommend dividend paying stocks, namely dividend growth stocks which have excellent dividend history. If you look at some of the great candidates then you will see that these were the companies which were increasing Continue reading →