Basic Investing


How to Effectively Read and Analyze a Balance Sheet

In this article, I will show you how to effectively read and analyze a balance sheet. This sheet is a snapshot of a company's financial position, and shows investors and analysts the worth of a company, also known as the "book" value. Typically, this sheet will be shared in quarterly (10-Q) and annual (10-K) reports, […]

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How to Effectively Read and Analyze an Income Statement

In this article, I will show you how to effectively read and analyze an income statement. This statement summarizes all revenues and expenses over a particular period, and is presented in quarterly (10-Q) and annual (10-K) reports. The purpose of an income statement is to show a company's financial performance over a particular period, which […]

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Importance of the Circle of Competence for Investors

In this article, I will discuss the importance of Warren Buffett's circle of competence for investors. I will also explain how you can identify its boundaries, how you can expand your circle of competence, and how value investors can use this information to make smarter investment decisions. Put simply, the "circle of competence," a term […]

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Why Stock Prices Fall After Beating Earnings

In this article, I will discuss why stock prices fall after beating earnings (aka good earning announcements), which is a common question many new investors ask around earnings season. The short answer to this comes down to the future expectations of analysts and investors, along with supply and demand. These two factors therefore drive much […]

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7 Investments Beyond the Stock Market

In this article, I will cover 7 investments beyond the stock market that you can utilize alongside your stock market investments. Just as you should diversify what stocks you own, you should also diversify what assets you own as well. Beyond the stock market, there are a number of different assets you can invest in. […]

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12 Reasons on Why a Stock Price May Change

In this article, I will cover the 12 main reasons on why a stock price may change. After reading through this article, you should be able to apply this information to make more informed investment decisions in the future. It can be uneasy for new investors when they purchase a stock and see the stock […]

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Importance of a Roth IRA and Compound Interest

In this article, I will discuss the importance of a Roth IRA and compound interest, and how you can use a Roth IRA to become a millionaire while sheltering yourself from the Internal Revenue System (IRS). This does not mean dodging phone calls, creating offshore accounts, or doing something illegal. It's as simple as opening […]

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The 5 Most Common Stock Market Investment Strategies

In this article, I will cover the 5 most common stock market investment strategies, the challenges of each strategy, and which types of investors would be better suited towards a particular strategy. In short, most investors should stick with prioritizing the first three strategies, while more sophisticated/technical investors can consider the last two strategies. Strategy […]

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10 Crucial Investment Principles You Need to Have

In this article, I will discuss the 10 crucial investment principles you need to have as a stock market investor. By the end of this article, you will have gained a broader understanding of the stock market and will be able to apply this knowledge to improve your long-term returns. Through looking at what the […]

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