Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends

12 Stocks Building A Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends Forget about those “Make 534% On Every Trade” ads that you see on many financial websites. Real wealth is built with sweat equity and a sound financial plan. A long-term buy-and-hold investing approach focusing on quality dividend growth stocks has provided the means for many investors to enjoy a comfortable retirement. If you start early enough, you will go beyond a comfortable retirement into the realm of building long-term wealth. Below are several companies that are helping their shareholders build a comfortable retirement…

Market Speculator’s Knowhow

Market Speculator’s Knowhow: Process, Discipline and Focus Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful market speculator? The first answer that usually comes up is the mastery of chart reading, or another common perception is that one needs to gain lots of information about the companies or markets that he or she chooses to trade. The former is known as technical analysis, while the latter is referencing fundamentals. While it doesn’t hurt to understand both ways of looking at the markets, what I  most commonly see that poses the biggest challenge…

Share Buybacks

Share Buybacks: What You Need To Know Share buybacks are the most misunderstood way for a corporation to return cash to shareholders. Misunderstanding surround share repurchases is unfortunate.Many investors analyze a variety of financial ratios and metrics, but fail to look at share repurchases. It shouldn’t be this way.A definition of share buybacks is below: Share buybacks (also called share repurchases or stock repurchases) are when a publicly traded business uses cash to buy back some of its outstanding shares. Share buybacks reduce the amount of shares outstanding.This is good for the…

Best Dividend-Paying Funds

3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Financial Mutual Funds (FSVLX, PRISX, RYSFX) After a strong performance in 2015, the financial sector is off to a rocky start in 2016. Through March 17, 2016, the sector was down 5.71%. After an initial surge following the lead up to the Federal Reserve Board interest rate hike, bank stocks have come under pressure from concerns over low oil prices and troubling emerging markets debt. Banks and other financial institutions are expected to perform better with higher interest rates, but they may not rise fast enough to turn…

Best Kept Secret

Know the Best Kept Secret Having been in the trading and investing business for more than 20 years now, I have seen arbitrage opportunities come and go, a real strong edge or two fade away, rules or regulations close a loop hole to some free money and so on. Like anything in life, strong and easy opportunities to profit financially typically don’t last because enough people find out and compete for that opportunity, and it’s that competition that eliminates the opportunity. Today, the biggest edge that offers real strong consistent…

Value Investing

What Is Value Investing? Unlike some investment strategies, value investing is pretty simple. It doesn’t require that you have an extensive background in finance (although understanding the basics will definitely help), sign up for an expensive subscription service or understand how to analyze squiggly lines on charts. If you have common sense, patience, money to invest and the willingness to do some reading and accounting, you can become a value investor. Here are five fundamental concepts you’ll need to understand before getting started. The Concepts Value Investing Fundamental No. 1:…

Pyramid Trading Strategy

Pyramid Trading Strategy – How To Turn Small Trades into Huge Trades “Let your winners run” they always say. Great! But, HOW do I do that? How do I turn small trades into big winners? You’ve probably asked yourself this many times. As great as all these old trading aphorisms are, they do seem a bit vague and don’t really give us any specifics or details on how exactly one accomplishes the wonderful things they imply. Today, we are going to discuss how you can turn small trades into big…

Thinking Charts Differently

Thinking Charts, a Little Different When it comes to trading and markets, at Online Trading Academy we tend to think different than conventional wisdom. The reason for this is we are focused on reality based trading and investing. One of the things I am always fascinated with his how we are taught to do certain things and how we learn, specifically when it comes to anything that has to do with competing. In the United States for example, we compete for jobs, money, better this and better that… Have you ever…

Visa Stock Buy

If you’re a reader of my blog, you know that I typically invest in companies with dividend yields above 2%. Visa Stock doesn’t fit this investment strategy. I do on occasion take chances on riskier investments regardless of yield, or in companies with a fantastic growth opportunity regardless of yield. In this case it’s the latter. I bought 25 shares of Visa Stock at a per share price of $79.11. The total invested amount of this purchase is $1,977.75.Visa Stock pays a very low yield of 0.69%. There’s not much near-term dividend income with this…