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Be Like Buffett

Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha himself, hasn’t written an investing book but has nonetheless imparted pearls of wisdom through the years.  So how can we mortals model our investing methodologies on his timeless principles?  A Giant for the Ages Some of us might be able to recall the ad campaign of yesteryear that enjoined …

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Why it’s Important to Pay Attention to Earnings Reports

It’s easy to skip earnings reports when there’s so much else to pay attention to in the equities markets.  Let’s learn why you won’t want to miss out on this essential piece of the puzzle. One More Thing to Pay Attention To? Investing, when it’s not 100% passive, requires a certain measure of attentiveness.  Alas, …

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Is it Better to Buy Individual Stocks or an Index Fund?

Individual stock picking versus index fund investing – it’s an age-old debate that rages on.  Knowing the pros and cons is essential for investors of all stripes. Buy the Stock, or the Whole Market? Before the Internet invaded people’s homes and workplaces, financial experts and individual investors alike would engage in heated debates about whether …

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How are stocks taxed?

Understanding the way stocks are taxed is very important, as it affects the value of your investment and is one of the major factors to be taken into account in making buy/sell decisions. Profit from the Sale of Stocks While your broker or financial adviser will probably explain to you the tax implications for your …

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Dividends vs Buybacks

While the company’s decision to choose between paying dividends and making a share repurchase/buyback depends on a number of factors, we will discuss the fundamental differences between these two from the investor’s perspective. Basic Definitions Dividends are the distributions to shareholders from the company’s earnings, usually paid at regular intervals, e.g. monthly, quarterly, or yearly. …

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