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Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Expensive Stocks That Should Split: MasterCard Incorporated (MA)

MasterCard is one of those expensive stocks that should split in 2012, to encourage more retail investment. Of course their nearly $400 price tag per share has no connection to valuation, but there is an argument for a split this year, or at least a DRIP or DSPP program.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
6 years ago
Expensive Stocks That Should Split: International Business Machines (IBM)

International Business Machines (ticker symbol: IBM) is one of those iconic stocks in the diversified technology sector that investors want to own. But with a lofty share price of $194.62 today (5/31/12) - down from a 52-week high of $210.69, this Dow Jones Industrial component’s share price is too high for many regular investors.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Combining Conservative Options Strategies: Selling Calls and Puts on Your Stocks

In a related article I discussed my three favorite options selling strategies for relatively conservative investors: covered calls, cash-secured puts, and bull put spreads. These can be used quite effectively in your online taxable portfolio, or in a Roth or Simple IRA account with options authorization. What's very powerful over time is how these stock option strategies can be combined, even if you don't start with a great deal of funds in your investment account.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
DRIP Investing: Dividend Reinvestment Plans

I now really love Dividend Reinvestment Plans, or DRIPS, as an alternate way to invest my hard-earned money. They offer low monthly or quarterly transaction costs (and sometimes company paid!), and provide a great way to accumulate shares in great companies over a long period of time. The best thing about DRIP plans or DSPP - direct stock purchase plans, is that after fees -- every dollar you give them is invested - resulting in whole and fractional shares. Since even fractional shares generate dividend income, your money grows faster. You don’t need a financial planner to tell you how smart that kind of compounding is! This is a big part of my long-term wealth building plan.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Beginners Guide Beyond Stocks: Options Selling-Basic Strategies for Individual Investors

Have you considered learning some stock options trading strategies? Lately the stock market seems like a very scary and volatile place for individual investors. Wall Street professionals are paid to worry about the constant and frequent gyrations of the market, but for the rest of us, we just want to invest our hard-earned savings in ways that grow over our working lifetime, outpaces inflation, and provides a decent return on investment. In the past, I have spent money trying to time the market, and to "swing for the fences" with my investments only to now simplify. There are numerous options strategies for every level of sophistication, and for every market condition, but I have found that there are three (3) basic stock, equity, and ETF options selling strategies that every individual investor should know: the covered call, the cash-secured put, and the bull put spread.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Facebook Going Public in 2012: What Can We Learn from the LinkedIn IPO?

Facebook's IPO will likely take place in spring or summer 2012. What can individual investors learn about Facebook's initial public offering of stock from the social media IPO of LinkedIn in 2011. Are there lessons to be learned? Are the companies similar enough to matter?

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Investing in Individual Stocks: Using Mutual Funds Research

Investing in individual stocks doesn't have to be as risky as some would lead you to believe. If you use individual holdings to augment or offset your mutual fund (stocks and bonds) assets in your work 401K or 403B retirement accounts -- you can have growth, income AND diversification.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
The Great Secret of Dividend Stock Investing

There is a well-kept, and best-kept secret of dividend stock investing... If you buy blue-chip companies for the long haul, this is the common sense about Growth and Income Stocks that you should know, and this is what helps take away most (or much of) the risk of investing.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Staggering Your Global Dividend Investing: Dividend Laddering on the Calendar

Companies that regularly pay a portion of their profits back to shareholders in the form of quarterly dividends are a solid way to approach long-term investing, but if you plan the payment schedule as you invest, it can be as powerful as laddering bonds with different expirations, and coupon payments throughout the calendar year.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
How to Paper Trade: Best Idea Before Options Trading

If you're considering options trading, you would be well served to spend some time paper trading rather than lose real money in your brokerage account while you learn. Here's a post about HOW TO and WHY you should paper trade, or practice trade options.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Invest in Ford in 2012: Buying Stock with a Focus on American Green Car Innovation

Ford Motor Company (ticker symbol: F) is starting to look like a compelling investment for 2012 and beyond -- because of a number of growth prospects, reduced debt, reinstated dividends, and green innovation in the areas of electric and hybrid vehicles - like their Ford Focus line.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Should I Buy Facebook: The Most Upbeat, Bullish Case for Facebook Stock Long Term

Now that the Facebook IPO has been such a disaster, should you buy the stock for long term after this pullback. If you are so inclined, here is the most bullish case for Facebook long-term.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Clear and Present Danger of Day Trading: Stocks, Options, Forex

Day trading appeals to many as a quick way to take gains out of the global stock markets. It is often more dangerous than most investors imagine, and many traders lose all of their investment capital and are permanently "blown out" of the market.

Entertainment
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Tag Your Friends in Facebook Photos: How and Why?

You should consider tagging all of your pics/photos on Facebook to add depth to your online photo album for your friends, family, and other people in your life. Enjoy your social networking!

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Everybody Loves MasterCard: Investing in Credit Card Stocks

You've heard of MasterCard Rewards? Stocks involved in credit and credit card transactions could continue to benefit from long-term global growth, and might deserve a place in your portfolio. It's definitely a solid franchise - but should you invest?

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Interesting Companies for Long-Term Investing: 2012 and Beyond

What does it take to find innovative companies for long-term investing? Here are some ideas of stock choices for 2012 and beyond that have the growth to be possible great investments. With a little work, you can find stocks, etf's, and mutual funds that give your exposure to some of these trends.

Entertainment
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Demi Lovato: Career Intimacy through Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube

Teen-star, Disney actress and singer Demi Lovato is using the power of social media like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to launch a mini-comeback after rehab for her album Unbroken. With three albums, movies, tours, and a Disney TV series under her belt, her fans continue to respect the intimacy of her honest connection.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Wealth Strategies: Diversify Your Income Streams

Here's a snapshot of my diversified income streams to help you implement your own wealth strategies. These include passive income ideas, dividend income (with DRIP plans) and freelancing. Making money online, investing, and more are part of my long term wealth plan!

Lifestyle
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
Christmas Gifts for Co-Workers: Simple Last Minute Cheap Present Ideas 2012

So what do you do if you have to buy a simple last-minute Christmas gift for a co-worker? The holidays are fun, busy, manic, and sometimes stressful without worrying about the perfect Christmas present for people in your office, at your job, and your place of employment. Here are a number of simple, cheap, last minute Christmas present ideas for co-workers.

Business & Money
by J. Tyson
7 years ago
What Makes a Great Employer?: Be Tough, Inspiring, and Fair

To be a great boss you need to earn the respect of your employees by caring about what you're doing - no matter what business you're in . You can be great employer by being tough, inspiring, and fair -- the benefits of that will be retention, prosperity, and morale for your company.

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