Whether you envision yourself sitting by the pool drinking Dom Perignon or jumping in piles of gold coins a la Uncle Scrooge, you can’t deny that the thought of being uber-wealthy makes for a good daydream. And some of us even think we can achieve those untold riches in no time through investing. So is there an investment that can get you rich quick?
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Sudarshan Sridharan is a North Carolina high school student who scored headlines recently… not for winning a football championship or starring in the school play, but for making $17,000 by betting on Tesla. That’s right: While most teens daydream about owning one of these cool cars, he went ahead and bought the stock.
Who of us hasn’t dreamed of moving abroad at some point? For some, the lure of exotic beaches or cosmopolitan cities has proved too great, and we’ve found ourselves living abroad as a U.S. expat. Moving away from the United States can be an amazing experience. It may lead to a lower cost of living, new career opportunities and the chance to immerse yourself in a new culture. For retirees, it’s a decision that’s growing in popularity. But when you move abroad, you also run into a new host of challenges, including how to manage your investments. Read on to learn about the best ways for U.S. expats to invest while living abroad.
Did you see the movie The Big Short? Based on a true story, it told the story of what happened when several hedge fund managers, investors and one bank salesman shorted the subprime mortgage market.
Socially responsible investing is a relatively new but fast-growing investment sector on Wall Street. This involves three things that are at least as important as the profitability of a company:
- The values the company holds.
- The way in which it conducts business.
- The “footprint” it leaves on the world.
For many folks out there, the word “investing” conjures up an intimidating picture: traders on the floor of the stock exchange frantically buying and selling stocks by yelling and waving their arms about. But while that does happen on a daily basis on Wall Street, that’s not investing as we know and love it here at Investor Junkie. Let’s get you over your fear of investing so you can start protecting your wealth today!
Ah, Millennials… those of us who are not of the generation born between 1981 and 1996 sure like to grumble about them. We often think of them as spoiled kids who have no idea of what the “real world” is like. Of course that’s just a stereotype. And in reality, there are a few things they can teach the rest of us about investing.
Last spring, my daughter (who was then in the fifth grade) brought home what I thought was an interesting class assignment. Grouped into pairs, the kids were supposed to research publicly traded companies, pick the one that seemed like the best investment to them, and paper trade its stock. However, it quickly became clear that there were big flaws in this lesson. For starters, I asked my daughter what company she and her friend were going to pick. “Mattel,” she answered. “Wait… why?” “Well, because people buy a lot of Barbie dolls.”
The holidays are here, which means it’s time to start checking off the items on your gift-shopping list. But what should you get the investors among your friends and family?
My wife and I went on vacation to Disney World a couple of years ago. The family had a great time, and I personally was glad to get away from business. We stayed at my parents’ Orange Lake Resort timeshare, which is just outside the park.