Stock is essentially a security that indicates the ownership of a company. Also known as equity, holding shares of a stock enables the owner access to assets, profits, and votes equal to how much of a stock is held. The more stock a party holds of a company, the more they’re entitled to.
The markets are turning red. You’ve enjoyed countless months of safe passage into the lands of green gains, but now your portfolio is starting to slide. What do you do? Sell everything and hope that the markets will recover within the next few years? Not at all! Here’s what you need to do when the markets inevitably crash.
There are a few tools out there that allow you to manage and track your investment portfolio as well as earned dividends. My dividend tracker spreadsheet is but one example, using Google Sheets. But not everyone wants a spreadsheet to keep tabs on their investments, which is where a service like Digrin comes into play. I’m going to compare my tracker to Digrin.
Cryptocurrencies may be a joke to you, but there’s no escaping the fact millions of people are actively trading digital currencies and even governments are starting to take note. If you’re accumulating some Bitcoin or are using digital currencies to store some wealth, I’ve added the ability to track cryptocurrencies in the Dividend Tracker.
When receiving a dividend, it’s considered a form of income. Even though you may have already paid some form of tax on the money you invest in a company, you will still have to pay tax when earning dividends. If you hold shares outside of a stocks and shares ISA, you will need to pay tax and this guide will run you through everything for the UK.
You’ve probably seen some of those amazing spreadsheets experienced investors use to keep tabs on how their portfolios are performing. Interestingly, even if you’re not familiar with Google Sheets, it’s really easy to create your own. And if you don’t quite have the spare time, you can always use my dividend tracker.
I don’t enjoy using the same old “invest only what you can afford to lose” since that brands investing with the same brush as gambling. To me, investing in the stock market is not gambling, not unless you attempt to do active trading to make a buck in quick turnarounds. Still, you should only invest what you can afford to lock away in a vault.
2020 was … well, an interesting year to say the very least. It’s one for the history books that a large percentage of the human population would rather forget. Still, it’s important we all look to the future and try to make the most of 2021. I have a few goals in mind that I’d like to make a public record of and share with you all.
Penny stocks are considered by many investors to be the bargain basement of the stock market. These are the stocks that are ideally suited to those with not so much spare cash who simply wish to have a piece of the action. Sometimes they can be brilliant investments, but other times it’s a massive gamble.
Something incredible is currently underway between retail investors (the general public) and big money hedge funds over GameStop. Yes, that very same brick-and-mortar store that sells video games. While this current situation has the potential to redistribute considerable wealth, it has also showcased just how closed the stock market really is.