What is Dollar-Cost Averaging? And Does it Help Your Returns?

Monday, June 04

What the hell is dollar-cost averaging!?!?!?!?! A fancy way of saying equal contributions over a period of time, could be weekly, monthly or quarterly. The goal is to prevent you from buying at the peak of the market ("Time Penalty") when prices are inflated and ease the pain of the inevitable b...


Can You Pass Buffett's Investing Quiz?

Monday, May 28

Do you remember your thoughts the first time one of your stocks dropped 10, 20, 30 or even 40%? Did you create an investing philosophy to help you understand the market volatility and stay focused? If you did then you're in good company! In one of Warren Buffett's essays, he explained how to inve...


Buy & Hold vs Mutual Funds

Monday, May 21

The boring buy and hold strategy has been frowned upon by our "we want it now" generation. If you remember I wrote briefly about the buy and hold strategy in the post titled Basics of the Stock Market for the Beginner (And the Expert) and again when I posted the Jack Bogle interview. I want to di...


Basics of the Stock Market for the Beginner (And the Expert)

Sunday, May 13

Before we start, if you’re skeptical about investing in the stock market because you don't really understand what it is, read my previous post on the Stock Market. Now that you know what the stock market is, let's learn how to take full advantage of the market returns. After reading this post you...


Is the Stock Market Fair?

Monday, May 07

I bought my first stock when I was in 6th grade, at 12 years-old. I had saved $1,000 in my bank account and purchased 50 shares of American Electric Power (AEP) at $20/share. After a few years AEP’s stock had jumped to $50/share so I sold all my stock, making a nice 150% profit.I wish I could tak...