Investing is the midpoint between gambling and mattress stuffing. An investment is something that has a positive expected future outcome based on evidence. While investors cannot know everything about any given investment — predicting the future isn’t easy — investors should know enough to have reasonable forecasts about the future.
YCharts is an up and coming data service that allows investors the opportunity to see key metrics for any stock with a variety of extremely attractive charts. In essence, YCharts is making a prettier, more user-friendly Yahoo or Google Finance while delivering hard-to-calculate data in a quick and easy format.
It might be one of the most controversial issues in energy, but it’s having a profound impact on American energy production. Hydraulic fracturing is a new technology that allows us to search for oil in places we’ve never looked before, and make use of natural gas and oil deposits that were never before economical.
With Dell Inc. (DELL) in news wanting to go private, the roll of private equity firms is in the spotlight again. Private equity once hid in secrecy; being only a small part of the going-ons on Wall Street, private equity didn’t attract any real attention until the heyday of the 1980s and much later when [...]
The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry is growing at a dizzying pace as new funds are made available to investors each week. The growth in the industry doesn’t come without its growing pains – investors have to carefully look through available ETFs to find one that will work for their investment objectives.