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How to create a stock portfolio spreadsheet (Google Sheets)

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.

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Dividends Investing

Invest only what you can afford to lock away

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.

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Investing Life

My investment goals for 2021

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.

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Dividends Investing

Are penny stocks worth it?

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.

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Investing

GME shows we don’t participate in a free market

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.

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Dividends Investing

How to become a safer investor

Becoming a safer investor isn’t rocket science. It also won’t require years of market experience and countless online courses. I’ve rounded up some helpful pointers that will not only make you a safer investor but are what I use on a daily basis when interacting with the markets.

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Investing

I love Tesla, but I refuse to invest in the stock

That’s quite the blog title, but hear me out before you close the tab thinking “This guy is just hurt because he missed out on the massive growth.” I love the Tesla Model S as a vehicle. I think it looks incredible, has amazing features and technology, and is consistently updated to keep it fresh. It’s what I want from a vehicle, but I just cannot get behind the company just yet.

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Dividends Investing

What is an ETF and does it pay dividends?

ETF stands for an exchange-traded fund, which essentially offers a way to invest in a wide range of shares or bonds using a single ticker and listing. An ETF usually tracks a single market, for instance, the FTSE 100 or NASDAQ. But why should you consider investing in one and do you earn dividends?

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Dividends Investing

What is a stock split?

A stock split is a process whereby a company essentially multiplies the total number of shares. The main reason for doing so is to increase liquidity and attract new investors by lowering the share price without affecting other important stock-related metrics. Common stock split ratios include 2-for-1, 3-for-1, and 4-for-1.

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Investing

S&P is teasing new all-time highs — what is going on?

The S&P 500 index, which essentially tracks the top 500 companies based in the U.S., is set to hit all-time highs. Wait, what? How is it possible for the stock market to hit all-time highs during a pandemic where hundreds of thousands of people have sadly lost their lives? The markets are strange mystical beasts.