Market Timing vs Time in the Market

Market Timing vs Time in the Market

Ask any reputable investor out there how you should be spending your money and chances are that they will immediately bring you up to speed on the concept of risk-to-reward and more specifically why you should always keep a close eye on the market before making any investments. This is …

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Short Selling Spreadsheet | Download Example Calculations

A short-selling spreadsheet will help you, as an investor, to understand your margin requirements and your potential profit at different prices. Download a short-selling spreadsheet below or follow along to make your own. This post assumes that you are familiar with the basics of short selling and the accompanying margin …

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Portfolio Volatility in Excel | A Look at Historical Risk

Portfolio volatility measures how much and how often your investments change in value. The change can be positive or negative. By looking at the historic volatility of a portfolio in Excel, an investor can decide how comfortable they are with the potential changes in value. Everybody likes volatility. As long …

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Compound Interest Investing Spreadsheet | How Money Grows

Compounding is the 8th Wonder of the world. Compounding is the most powerful force in nature. You have heard all the catchy sayings in regards to compounding. They’re overused, but they’re right. Compounding is very powerful. Until you’re able to see compounding in action, though, its power won’t be completely …

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“How Do I Make $1,000, $500, $100 a Month in Dividends?”

Monthly dividends provide reliable and consistent income. Receiving dividend income monthly is appealing because most expenses are also due monthly. Dividend investors need to know what size of portfolio is necessary to meet their income goals. How much you need to invest to make $100 a month in dividends depends …

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How Do I Calculate Dividends in Excel? Yield, Growth, Payout, Income

“What is the formula for dividends?” Dividend yield = Previous 12 months of dividends ÷ Current stock price Total dividend growth = (Current dividend amount ÷ Previous dividend amount) – 1 Dividend payout ratio = (Previous 12 months of dividends × Basic avg shares outstanding) ÷ Net profit available to …

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Pick an Industry’s Best Stocks – Competitive Market Analysis

“What is included in a competitive analysis?” A competitive (market) analysis consists of the stock you’re analyzing and its most appropriate competitors. Metrics are chosen to compare each company with the goal of understanding which is best poised for growth. Some metrics are universal, others are more industry-specific. In order …

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