“Time is money.” How often have you heard that? The funny thing about investing is that the correlation of time and money is absolutely true. There’s even a nifty calculation in finance theory that proves it, called, naturally, the “time value of money.” Continue reading
What is the difference between saving and investing? To put it bluntly, saving is setting aside money, while investing it putting it to work to make more money. Continue reading
“Buy low, sell high.” Simple, right?
There are, of course, other ways to make money investing, such as steadily increasing dividends, interest payments on a bond, or taking income from a real estate investment trust. Compounding, too, is an important idea. Continue reading
“Assets decline in value until they reach the hands of their true owners.” — Anon.
Quick, answer this question: If you buy a share of a stock for $1 and sell it a year later for $1.20, what is your percentage gain? Continue reading
“It is usually agreed that casinos should, in the public interest, be inaccessible and expensive. And perhaps the same is true of Stock Exchanges.” — John Maynard Keynes
While he’s remembered for the idea that governments should spend in tough times to offset recessions (called “Keynesianism”), British economist John Maynard Keynes nevertheless had an enviable track record as an investor. Continue reading