There have been some turbulence in the stock market recently. There are been more days than not that have seen a hundred point swing one way or another. But, you shouldn't fear a falling stock market. So may even think that the US stock market is in a financial crisis. So, what is an investor to do during a turbulent, falling stock market? 3 Things To Do In A Falling Stock Market Tune Out All Of The Noise One thing that I do that many people do not understand is that I don’t watch the news. There is so much negative press out … [Read more...] about Three Things You Should Do In A Turbulent Stock Market
A stock split is a tactical decision and action made by any publicly traded company’s board of directors that increases the number of existing shares by splitting or dividing the shares into more shares. What Is A Stock Split? At first glance, it is a positive thing to investors and stock shareholders since their number of shares owned will increase. But, in reality, a stock split is not a value adding event. It doesn’t detract the value either. A stock split is just an accounting sleight of hand that increases the number of shares while … [Read more...] about What Is A Stock Split? And Should You Trade Before One?
A balance sheet of a company is where records of how much money the company has, how much debt it owes, and what is the remaining amount for the stock holders. It is a financial statement which lets investors know where the company stands with its financial accounts. If you want to keep track of how well the company you have invested in is doing and if they are in good status, you might want to check out the balance sheets of those companies. How Balance Sheets Are Constructed But if you are new to looking at these things, it is important … [Read more...] about Why Do Companies Carry So Much Cash On Their Balance Sheets?
Dollar cost averaging is a well established, tested, and extremely reliable approach to accumulate wealth. An investor who wants to put a lump sum of money into the stock market or mutual funds is wise to invest the money over a period of time in equal installments in order to avoid the devastating effect of a drop in the stock or mutual fund's share price immediately after investing a single, lump-sum investment. What Is Dollar Cost Averaging? Dollar cost average, or DCA, involves buying the same dollar amount of an investment at … [Read more...] about What Is Dollar Cost Averaging? – Advantages and Drawbacks