Stock Markets: Post Trump Effect

November 18, 2016 Shayan Salesi 4

Confused investors, fatigued fund managers, and disoriented traders. Sounds familiar? The market after the election has been a dangerous playing field. Players of the market are attempting to predict what a Trump presidency means. Based on Trump’s previous announcements, investors have sold bonds and their stock-market proxies, while snatching bank and infrastructure stocks on hopes of increased fiscal spending, lower […]

Mutual Fund Essentials

July 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

What is a Mutual Fund? Mutual Funds are a pool of professionally managed assets invested collectively, for investors with similar objectives. A fixed income Mutual Fund has a higher percentage of less risky assets, such as bonds and cash, where as equity Mutual Funds have a higher percentage of riskier assets, such as stocks. Keeping in mind, over the long […]

Stock Selection: To Buy or Not to Buy?

June 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 2

A mini guide to choosing the right stock… What to look for in a stock? Picking the right stock does involve a mixture of technical and fundamental analysis. Overlooking one aspect of the stock selection process can be a costly mistake, affecting the value of your portfolio. It’s important to do your homework before selecting a stock, and not to […]

3 Rules To Successful Investing

February 5, 2015 Jelani Smith 5

Equities are known to have higher volatility over the short run; hence they’re considered more of an investment for the longer term, where there is typically an uptrend. Many equity investors go into the market with the objective of making the highest Return on Investment (ROI) possible, however it is important for them to keep in mind the three basic […]