What do you really know when you think you know what stock to buy and when to buy it? Really. How deep do you go into understanding the fundamentals and predictable future trends – based upon currently available data – when it comes to picking a stock? Are you even clearly aware of the assumptions […]

If you’re thinking about investing in stocks that pay dividends then you need to know the meaning and importance of “record date” or “date of record” and the “ex-dividend date” or “ex-date.” Why? BecauseĀ  these dates determine when a stock purchaser is entitled to dividend payments. If you don’t know what those terms mean you […]

Buying and Selling Cyclical Stocks

While markets can have cycles certain markets are better defined as “cyclical”. One example of a cyclical market is the “energy and production” or “E & P” market. At the moment the price for a barrel of oil is down, significantly, from not too distant highs. Is this movement unpredictable? No. The question is “do […]

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