Investment

Investment

Gain a holistic understanding of crucial investing concepts ranging from the stock market to real estate through in-depth analysis and explanations.
17
Oct

Facebook – A Safe Value Proposition

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Facebook needs no introduction, it is the largest social media company in the world, owning 4 of the 5 most popular social media platforms worldwide. As of 10/16/21,...
03
Oct

Key Lessons From The Market Wizards

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The Market Wizards is a classic trading book written by Jack D. Schwager and published back in 1989. It features a series of interviews that takes you through...
25
Sep

What Determines the Price and Coupon of a Bond?

By Aidan Hackett. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Bonds are instruments of debt. Companies use bonds as a way to raise capital without diluting shareholders equity. To a business, a bond is a gamble that a certain...

Bond Investment Strategies

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview All liquid assets have various investment strategies,...

How Easy is it to Get Rich from the Stock Market?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Getting rich. It’s the goal of...

Selling Cash Secured Puts

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Have you ever wanted to own...

Hedging – Why and How?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Hedging is a strategy employed by...

What are REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts)?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A REIT is a company that raises capital from a group of shareholders in order to purchase and manage a portfolio...
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Market Sentiment – Why the Market Always Moves Against You

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview It is a pretty well-known fact that around 80% of retail traders either lose or break even in the market. But...
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What is the VIX?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview VIX, which stands for the CBOE’s Volatility Index, is a real-time index that measures the volatility of the market. Often referred...
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Amazon – Still So Much More To Grow

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview What was once a small online book retailer has since evolved into the 5th largest company in the world with a...
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Basic Candlestick Patterns

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Candlesticks are a powerful tool used to track the price movements of a stock. In a previous article, we covered the...
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The Moving Average Crossover – A Simple Strategy

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The moving average crossover is a powerful strategy that can be used to follow trends in the market. It usually consists...
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How to Create the Perfect Stock Portfolio

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Behind an incredible stock portfolio lies hours and days worth of research and homework. If you’re willing to put in the work,...
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The Longest Bull Market in History

By Aidan Hackett. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview From the 9th of March 2009 to the 20th of February, the US stock market grew almost 4 times – 380%. By...
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How to Sell Options

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview There are 2 types of options contracts: calls and puts. Most options traders trade long calls or puts. But where do they...
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Introduction to Moving Averages

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The moving average is a popular indicator used to analyze the price movements of a particular stock or equity. It aggregates...
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Introduction to Risk Management

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You’ve probably heard the cliche “don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” and while it is a cliche, it isn’t...
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Can You Time the Market?

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Since 1926, the S&P 500 has had an average annual return of 10 to 11%. That means that $1,000 dollars invested...
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Alibaba: A Risky Value Proposition

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Alibaba is the largest retail commerce business in the world by Gross Merchandise Value,  the second largest Chinese company, and has...
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McDonalds: The King of Fast Food

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview McDonalds is a fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1955. Since then, it has grown to be the world’s largest fast-food restaurant...
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How to Obtain a Real Estate License

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview To pursue a career in real estate, a real estate license is required. Although it is not a lengthy process, it is...
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Bitcoin’s Bearish Fall

By Puja Shah. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A few months ago, you may have heard of quite a rumble of discussions about cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin, and how it seemed...
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5 Richest Towns in the US

By Puja Shah. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You’ve most likely seen really nice, expensive houses before and you’ve probably also thought that those who buy them are pretty wealthy....
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Introduction to Crashes and Bear Markets

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview You’ve likely heard of the 2020 stock market crash, the 2007-08 financial crisis, and the DotCom bubble. During these events, the...
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Peter Lynch’s 6 Stock Categories

By Ee Hsin Kok. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Stock categories are a great way for us to divide our investment portfolios and assess how diversified and/or volatile we can...
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What is the U.S. Treasury?

By Aniket Bose. Edited By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The U.S. Treasury was created in 1789 and is primarily the government department that is in charge of issuing all bonds, notes,...
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Types of Stock Market Indicators

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Market indicators are quantitative and are used to explore stocks or other financial index data in an attempt to display moves in...
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An Overview of Bonds

By Michael Feng. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What are Bonds? In order to mitigate risk and protect their portfolio, many investors diversify their portfolio by investing in not only numerous...
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Introduction to Activist Investing

By Michael Feng. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview While people are focused on trading stocks and turning a profit, they often ignore the key concept of investing: owning a stake...
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The 2011 Debt Ceiling Crisis

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The term “debt ceiling” depicts the maximum amount of money that the U.S can borrow, and it was created under the Second...
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Black Monday the 2nd: 1987 Crash

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Black Monday occurred on October 19, 1987, where financial markets all over the world crashed immensely, with the U.S stock market specifically...
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The 2010 Flash Crash

By Dheeraj Veludandi. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The 2010 Flash Crash occurred on May 6, 2010 which caused many major stocks and indexes such as Dow Jones Industrial Average,...
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Dot-com Bubble

By Hrishikesh Menon. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The dot-com bubble of 2000 was a financial crisis led by the crash of internet company stocks. It was a bubble created...
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Staying Smart about Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview It is important to know that a low P/E ratio is generally better than a high P/E ratio before investing in the...
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Swing vs. Day Trading

By Arjun Chandrasekar. What’s the difference between swing and day trading? Well, day traders have multiple positions which they open and close through the day. Swing traders make trades that...
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What is a Stock Market Index?

By Arjun Chandrasekar. In simple terms, a stock market index shows the overall feeling of how an economy is progressing. An index, such as S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ,...
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Types of Portfolios

By Tarun Gopinath. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A portfolio is a collection of financial investments like stocks, bonds, commodities, cash, and cash equivalents, including closed-end funds and exchange traded...
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Top Brokers

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Brokers are the “middle man” or the intermediary between an investor and their trading. They can be a company with an online trading platform in which...
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Variations of Stock Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Essentially stock trading involves the buying and selling of stocks frequently in an attempt to time the market at the right time....
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The Seasonal Investing Strategy

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is the Seasonal Investing Strategy? The seasonal investing strategy acts as a guide for investors to bet on various stocks and sectors...
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Undervalued vs Overvalued Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Undervalued Stocks The term “undervalued stock” is referring to a stock that’s selling price is significantly below what is assumed to be its...
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Stop-loss Orders vs. Stop-Limit Orders

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What are Stop-loss Orders? A stop-loss order is an order that is placed with a broker with the intent to either buy or...
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges

By Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview As many of you may know, cryptocurrency is a form of currency that is digitally transcatable. Unlike regular investing, there’s no middleman involved when investing in...
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Stock Screeners Overview

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is a Stock Screener? A stock screener is a set of tools for investors that allows them to sort through the myriad...
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Fractional Shares

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview A fractional share is when you own less than one whole share of a company. Fractional shares allow investors to purchase stocks...
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Types of Trade Orders

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Introduction Stock trade orders primarily refer to the different types of orders that can be fulfilled or placed on trading exchanges for financial...
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Spoofing Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview “Spoofing” is a type of scam in which criminals attempt to attain someone else’s personal information while pretending to be a legitimate...
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Futures vs. Options Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview Futures and options trading are among the most common and beneficial types of investing for full-time investors. Both are classified, constricted, and...
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Death Cross Pattern

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Overview The death cross pattern is a technical chart pattern where the pattern indicates the potential for an investor for a major opportunity...
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High-Performance Green Stocks

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What Are Green Stocks? Green stocks are the stocks of companies that typically invest in environmentally friendly energy sources. Some of these stocks...
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What are Exchange Traded Funds?

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar An exchange-traded fund is basically a type of investment fund and an exchange-traded product. For example, they are mostly traded during stock exchanges....
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Asset Allocations

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. An asset allocation is primarily the implementation of an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of...
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Types of Stock Market Sectors

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Stock markets are an equity or share market which is the gathering of sellers and buyers of stocks. These stocks represent ownership rights...
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The Start of the New York Stock Exchange

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. The New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It is...
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The History of Stock Trading

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. Stocks are primarily an investment in a corporation that grants a shareholder certain ownership rights. They are shares into which a corporation’s ownership...
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Interim vs. Final Dividend

By Aniket Bose. Edited by Arjun Chandrasekar. What is a Dividend? A dividend is the distribution of some of a company’s earnings to its shareholders, which is determined by the...
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