How To Buy Shares And Know How Much To Pay

If you want to buy shares in a company then you will inevitably face the question of how much to pay for those shares. To answer this question, you need to know how much the company's shares are worth and to do that, you need to value them. Once you [...]

9 Lessons From The Recent Facebook IPO – Part 2

My previous post examined the recent Facebook IPO and started to list some of the lessons that you could learn from what happened. This post provides lessons 5 through to 9 to complete the list. If you missed part 1 with lessons 1 to 4, then click here to read [...]

9 Lessons From The Recent Facebook IPO – Part 1

The Facebook IPO has now been and gone and Facebook shares are being traded on the NASDAQ exchange, so what lessons can you learn from this? Whether you bought some Facebook shares in the IPO or not, if you are an investor in stocks and shares then it is likely [...]

Top Tips: 13 Reasons To Buy Diamond Stocks & Shares in 2012

In the UK, it is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrating 60 years on the throne and with all the talk of diamonds, I thought it would be appropriate to post my top reasons for why diamond stocks & shares make a good investment. Of course, investing directly in diamonds [...]

Dividend Yield: How To Calculate And Use The Dividend Yield To Pick Stocks

If you want to generate a passive income from your share portfolio then the dividend yield is the most important financial ratio that you can use to identify dividend paying shares. In this article, I'll explain exactly what the dividend yield is, how to calculate a dividend yield and how [...]

Dividends

Most investors (and especially short-term traders) are focused on share prices rising so that they can make a capital gain. In doing so they forget about dividends and the passive income that dividends generate. Unfortunately for them, it has been proven many times that it is the receipt of dividends [...]