Author: Brian Nibley

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5 investing rules to keep in mind

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It can be difficult trying to learn the rules of investing, because in reality, there are no hard and fast rules. There’s nothing stopping someone from …

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What is the spot market & how does it work?

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The spot market of a commodity is a market where buyers meet sellers and make an immediate exchange. In other words, delivery takes place at the …

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Guide to taxes and cryptocurrency

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With some investors seeing substantial profits in cryptocurrency, governments understandably want to take in cryptocurrency taxes. But since cryptocurrency trading is a relatively new type of investment, investors …

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How can I invest $1,000?

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Saving money is great. But today, savings accounts typically yield little to no interest. Those whose goal is to save money may want to consider choosing …

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5 important options trading strategies

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Options contracts represent agreements that give an investor the right — and in some cases, the obligation — to buy or sell a particular security at …

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The basics of electronic trading

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Electronic trading, also known as e-trading, refers to the process of conducting trades in financial markets through an online broker-dealer. These trades can take place in …

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Shorting a stock explained

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It’s possible to make money in the market no matter which way it moves — up, down or sideways (which are the only three ways markets …

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7 top ETF trends for 2021

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As 2020 ends, it’s clear that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become a popular way to invest. Like any investment product, things are always changing. Keeping an …

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Can you lose money in an index fund?

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Index funds allow investors to track the market in a low-cost, consistent way, according to most analysts and advisors. An index fund provides exposure to a diverse selection …

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Understanding stock dilution

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When a company reaches a certain size and meets certain requirements, its management can decide to offer shares of stock to the public. This process is …

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5 bullish indicators for a stock

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When it comes to figuring out when to buy a stock, there are two main schools of thought: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis involves all …

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Bear market investing strategies

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A bear market is generally defined as a drop of 20% or more from market highs. The term can be used to describe a specific security …

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5 trend indicators to know

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Trying to time the market is a difficult task that few non-professional investors do with repeatable success. Still, there are some ways to make more educated investment picks …

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Should I pull my money out of the stock market?

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When the stock market drops, some investors get antsy. Watching the market decline in real-time can be stressful. It may even seem like invested money is …

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7 investment opportunities in 2021

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Getting started investing can seem downright overwhelming. Newbie investors might find themselves flooded with questions — things like: •  “How do I start investing?”•  “What should my asset …

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A guide to high-risk stocks

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Investing always comes with risk. The question for most new investors will be how much risk they are willing to take on. Conventional wisdom often says …