Archive for the ‘Investment’

  • The debate of rent or buy continues>
    The debate of rent or buy continues
    While buying any appliance, we get lured by its rent and deciding upon buying or renting. Every single electrical appliance puts us in a dilemma, as we often get into the debate of “rent or buy”. These days anything we buy is available on rent, and thus improving the home with electrical appliances has become an easy task. Not much of your funds are drained when it comes to renting and most of time people plunge into renting their appliances bagging as much saving as possible. For the big screen televisions people nowadays are found to rely on the renting centers where televisions from the major brands are available. The prices are competitive and one can easily rent since you need to pay just 180 dollars per month. However, there is cautionary deposit of 900 dollars attached to it and  [...]
    at May 16th, 2011 at 12:05 am
  • See the stupid stock moves of the year>
    See the stupid stock moves of the year
    Both goodness and stupidity are contagious and the later is common in stock market. I have seen how people follow suit the moment any news of economy strikes. Traders move together in the same way and hope that they will be getting profit by trading. How come staying as a run-of-the-mill can fetch them profit? To make profit one has to think and make intelligent moves in the stock market and not copy the stupidity of the fellow traders.  There are several occasions when traders make mistake by making stupid stock moves and other make the mistake by following it. The company iRobot made an excellent performance as its endings per share rouse splendidly. It sprang up from $ 0.23 to $ 0.27 per share and become the apple of eye of the stock analysts. The profit of the company was observed to be  [...]
    at May 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 am
  • Which corporate citizens shall you choose for investing?>
    Which corporate citizens shall you choose for investing?
    The companies nowadays are in the dual trouble as they are faxed with the aim of gaining high returns in their business while keeping their social responsibility at its place. The consumers today are aware enough about the environment ad they bank on the companies who embraces the corporate social responsibility. This has made companies today (willingly or unwillingly) have become corporate citizens. After all the business has to be made while keeping the consumers satisfied. And when the consumers are well informed, then business becomes a challenge. That’s why I believe that corporate citizenship is a type of business challenge for the present day entrepreneurs. Recently in an edition of Corporate Responsibility magazine 100 best corporate citizens were named and different elements of corporate  [...]
    at April 20th, 2011 at 05:04 am
  • New stock market investing approach: choose stocks that return in 2 folds>
    New stock market investing approach: choose stocks that return in 2 folds
    Investors often go for help to the seasoned investors who offer the advice of buying stocks that are relatively less subject to market volatility.  This advice often makes an investor land up into the situation of making bundled of stocks. However, a pro investor in the stock market won’t settle for return of stocks that ranges from 15 to 25 percent. The expert stock market investors go for stocks that can double the money. When earning money, is the motive of the investment then why to go for a risk mitigating approach which will bring return penny by penny? The ordinary stocks are not the daily cup of tea for the expert stock market investors. Just have a looks at the stocks that have doubled the return n the present stock market circumstances. Novellus Systems or NVLS, Holy Corp. or HOC,  [...]
    at April 6th, 2011 at 06:04 am
  • Just-in-time production model fails in time of troubles>
    Just-in-time production model fails in time of troubles
    Industrial methods for manufacturing keep changing with the advancement in technology. The just-in-time industrial methods gained prominence in Japan during the period of 1970 to 1980. This kind of industrial method in manufacturing companies opened ways to earn greater profits by reducing the cost of raw materials. The new just-in-time production model initiated by Japan gradually become an acceptable model for every manufacturing firm since the use of computer applications and network of transportation helped to run factories within budgeted raw materials. The just-in-time production model helped to make the supply chain model of every company get orchestrated in various fragments. And it is ensured that each fragment reaches its destination just-in-time to complete the subsequent step of  [...]
    at March 23rd, 2011 at 12:03 am
  • Three Investments You Need To Stay Away From This Year>
    Three Investments You Need To Stay Away From This Year
    Well, there are certain investments you need to avoid like the plague this year. Of course, some are obvious no-nos, such as email stock advice, there are some which are less obvious things to avoid, and these are related to how the state of the market is now. Time shares The basic idea of a time share is this. You own a property partially. You purchase a period of time in a year where you can use the property. Time shares have been popular with regular holiday goers since ages, where people from two parts of a country or even from different parts of the world can get involved in a time share property and share it for holidays. The basic problem is this, when you want to stop using the property, you can not stop paying for your share. You have to keep on paying unless you sell your share. If  [...]
    at March 7th, 2011 at 07:03 am
  • Risk tolerance and the appetite for risk>
    Risk tolerance and the appetite for risk
    Any savvy investor knows that one of the single most important concepts to learn as an investor is that of risk tolerance. Like a gambler, you need to know when to hold and fold. Timing is of the essence. Not timing things right could be the difference between making a great financial decision and making a terrible financial decision. Whenever you are making an investment decision, you need to know just how much of risk you can take on realistically. Risk tolerance by itself too is not the issue by itself either, because it can be either your emotional risk tolerance or financial risk tolerance that can come into question. Financial risk tolerance is all about objective. It is all about the numbers. Your portfolio and your financial situation is all about the numbers and all of it can determine  [...]
    at February 23rd, 2011 at 05:02 am
  • Investing for dummies, Seinfeld style>
    Investing for dummies, Seinfeld style
    I decided to try and inject some spark back into my writing, which I think has become a bit prosaic of late, and so I thought why not reference a character? On Youtube, I recently stumbled on a Seinfeld that cracked me up and I figured why not use him as a basis for a post? And so here is a small handbook on investing for dummies, the Seinfeld way. I’m Going Down With The Ship! That episode aired in the 1990’s, and that was the time I was just about beginning to hit double figures age-wise. I was beginning to become aware of the world around me, and this moment just stands out in my mind. George buys a stock on a hot tip and tries to get Jerry to tag along without knowing what the business is about. When Jerry’s investment (all $2,500 of it) starts to lose worth rapidly, George refuses  [...]
    at February 21st, 2011 at 12:02 am
  • Stock broker fraud: maybe it’s time for you to change brokers>
    Stock broker fraud: maybe it’s time for you to change brokers
    As people go, I think it’s pretty fair to say that I am quite the paranoid person. I’m not so paranoid as to look back over my shoulder with wide eyes every time I walk down a quiet street. I only do that sometimes. But yes, I am a naturally skeptic person. I take absolutely nothing on face value, even if someone I’ve known for years says it to me. If something sounds too good to be true, it always is for me. I look for the lie behind every smile and every sign of deception in that firm handshake that might just be looking to grab my money and run. So, as an investor, you can perhaps gauge how I feel about stock brokers and stock broker fraud. To say it gives me the jitters is like saying the pope is Catholic; it’s a major understatement. I’m not a conspiracy theorist; I don’t  [...]
    at December 13th, 2010 at 05:12 am
  • The long road ahead>
    The long road ahead
    A wave of infrastructure projects are sweeping across the face of this big blue rock we call planet Earth, but the United States is remarkably immune to this epidemic. And that can be put down largely to the stonewall America has presented to almost any and all opportunities to spend money. That more than anything else is hurting the improvements we need to put in place with roads, airports, seaports and railway systems across the length and breadth of the land of the free and home of the brave. Slightly worryingly, the American Society of Civil Engineers published a report that put the figure of investment needed for America at $1.6 trillion over a period spanning five years. And that’s just to bring infrastructure up to a level that can be deemed standard, so the road is long and arduous. But  [...]
    at October 27th, 2010 at 12:10 am