It’s a well-known fact that “getting in on the ground floor” is one of the best ways to make big investment gains.
But, here’s the problem: Most of the time to “get in on the ground floor” of a company, you have to be 1) well connected, 2) already rich, or 3) very, very lucky.
Simply put, it’s not something most of us have the opportunity to do in private companies or other investment ventures.
But, there is a way we can “sort of” get in on the ground floor — and it’s in a place you wouldn’t expect — the stock market.
Now I know what you’re thinking …
By the time a company does its initial stock offering — its IPO — the opportunity to get in “on the ground floor” has passed. But frequently companies that issue their IPO to less fanfare than a Facebook or Google, offer investors another opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
by Mike Burnick
If you are a regular reader of Money and Markets, you know I’m a big fan of technical analysis when it comes to investing. I find it an indispensible tool for tracking financial market trends. In fact I just wrote about a simple yet effective trend-following indicator (see: Why the Trend is Still Your Friend).
by Bill Hall
This is the fifth — and final — in a series of Money and Markets columns where I’ll share with you the five essential building blocks that can help you successfully earn enduring gains in your portfolio.
by Mike Larson
I get it. I understand the reluctance to embrace this rally. I see it in the statistics week in and week out, which show much less money flowing into stocks than you might expect given the market’s performance.
by Douglas Davenport
Every investor is different. And every investor is influenced by his or her biases and personal experiences. It doesn’t matter if that investor is a professional money manager like me, or a dabbler who plays with a couple hundred dollars in an online trading account.
by Larry Edelson
Yes, gold and silver and related mining shares may bounce a bit more. But mark my words: If you’re buying them now on the basis that they’ve bottomed, you’re going to lose your shirt!
by Mike Larson
No soldier goes into battle without the best intelligence and gear possible.
No sailor heads out of port without researching the tides, the winds, and the waves.