Category Archives: Investing

Topics relating specifically to investments

How to Tell an Investment is Too Risky for You

When you invest, you have to be prepared for risks. Every investment comes with risk. However, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore risks and invest anyway. It’s important to understand what is too risky for you, and what you can do to mitigate your risks while still earning an acceptable return. Understand Your Risk…Continue Reading

Low Cost Investments for a Weak Dollar

The American dollar remains near record lows against many foreign currencies. This creates opportunities and challenges for investors of all budgets. Aside from national pride, a weak currency affects wages, purchasing power and corporate profits. Each of these factors can impact the performance of stocks and bonds. A portfolio solely invested in domestic securities can…Continue Reading

5 Tips for Investing in P2P Loans

P2P loans are growing in popularity. Not only are borrowers finding them useful when more traditional lenders are reluctant to provide money, but investors are finding that it’s possible to diversify an income portfolio a little bit, and to see reasonable returns. If you want to invest in P2P loans, you can improve your chances…Continue Reading

Peer to Peer Lending Worked for Me!

I don’t typically write first person stories about my own financial situation. However, I had a really positive experience with social lending. Although a lot of people have used peer-to-peer lending for both borrowing loans and investing money, there are still many people out there who don’t know if social lending is right for them.…Continue Reading

Vertical Bull Spread For Income – Using Puts

A vertical bull spread is an income-generating options strategy suitable for when investors are bullish and expect underlying shares to rise substantially in the near term.  A vertical bull spread typically involves a long-short paired trade, using either puts or calls, at out-of-the-money strike prices with the same expiry date. Example Using Put Options For…Continue Reading

Simple Options Strategies for All Investors

Everyone thinks financial derivatives are weapons of mass destruction…  and to a large extent they are, especially if they fall into the wrong hands.  But if used with caution, derivatives and options can be handy little tools for incremental wealth creation. Derivatives – Simpler Than They Sound When most people hear the term derivatives, their minds…Continue Reading