BP stock purchase – First Dividend stock

Oil prices have been absolutely crushed this year with the price of the commodity dropping more than 60% over the past 12 month. And as the price of oil goes down, so do the companies that produce the commodity. Investors absolutely hate oil stocks at the moment. This provides a perfect opportunity for small investor …

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Trading penny stocks can make you bankrupt! Story of KBIO

Penny stocks seem to be getting fashionable again. More and more people are trading penny stocks with the hope of getting rich quick. Whilst penny stocks can make you a lot of money in a short amount of time, there is also a huge risk of them making you bankrupt. No one likes the idea …

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My first individual stock purchase: Zambeef (ZAM)

The best ideas come from local knowledge. This is one of the philosophies preached by Peter Lynch, one of the greatest investors of the modern era. My Lynch firmly believed that individual investors had advantages over professionals when it came to research, because unlike the latter, individuals had more freedom to act independently and explore …

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Should you buy Berkshire Hathaway stock in your retirement account?

Warren Buffet is an investing legend. He has made investors in his holding company, Berkshire hathaway, very wealthy over his career. Over the past 35 years the Warren Buffet’s juggernaut that is Berkshire Hathaway has grown its book value at a compounded rate of return of 19.0%. To put that amazing run into perspective, the …

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5 easy ratios to look at before buying stocks and shares

In a previous article, I looked what trends and fundamentals to look at before buying a companies stock. This article will focus on five ratios you need to look at before buying into any business/stock. Of course, if you’re planning on buying a business you’ll need to consult an Austin business broker service and get …

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Best Performing Stock Markets Over The Last 10 years

For the people that have followed the Jeff bogle style index investing strategy, they have already figured out that passive investing beats active investing the majority of time. Investing in index funds has proved to give the average investor better returns than mutual funds and at a lower cost as well. But whilst investing in …

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3 Stocks To Hold In Retirement

The markets have been very volatile recently. And not just the UK stock market, markets around the world have shown to be very volatile in the past few weeks. Whilst this kind of volatility is not good for anyone, it is especially troublesome for people in retirement But the truth is that if you are …

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What is Causing Deflation? And the Best Stocks for Deflation.

The threat of deflation has been in the news recently. Many analysts fear that deflation could take the global economy off the road of recovery and plunge it back into the depth of a depression. And rightly so. Deflation has the effect of making consumers hold on to their money rather than spend it and …

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5 undervalued FTSE 100 stocks.

The bull market in stocks is in its 6th year now. Equities have enjoyed a stellar last few years and the FTSE 100 has almost doubled since the bottom of the financial crises. With stocks rising to new highs, it has become tricky to find companies that are still sold for good valuations. The FTSE …

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