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Safety margin; How to ensure returns from your stocks

“Value investing is trying to buy a dollar for fifty cents” – Warren Buffett The core principles of value investing revolve around the price at which an investor purchases securities. Because for value investors, what they buy is equally important as how much they buy it for. That’s where the margin of safety comes in. […]

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What Is Volatility: Overview, Types, Causes, How to Handle it, More

What is Volatility? When a market or asset has periods of unpredictable and sharp price swings, it is referred to as volatility. In general, indexes such as the S&P 500 gain or lose less than 1% per day. However, the market does experience major price movements from time to time, which experienced investors refer to as “volatility.” […]

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What is a Moat and why is it important in investing?

What do Amazon, Apple, and Google have in common? Apart from being some of the largest technology companies in the world, of course. They all have what Warren Buffet referred to as economic moats. Competitive advantage – Moat A company’s economic moat is a long-term competitive advantage a company has over the competing firms. An […]

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What is ETF? Meaning, function and why you need it

The first exchange-traded fund (ETF) was launched in 1993. Fast forward to date, and the global ETF assets stand at a whopping $9.1 trillion. In 2020 alone, investors poured more than $730 billion into ETFs. So what makes ETFs so popular among investors? Exchange-traded fund (ETF) Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are tradable securities that track an […]

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Book value; What it means to investors in 2021

When it comes to valuing a company and deciding whether it would be a good investment or not, things can get a little tricky. Of course, there are a lot of metrics you can look at, but it can be intimidating if you’re not sure what you’re looking at. For instance, you’ve probably heard about […]

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Why do we need the stock market? Function and importance

The answer is simple. The stock market provides companies access to money. That is the primary reason we need stock markets. But that’s not the only reason. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a stock market and why do we need it. What are stocks? Before we dive deeper into the stock market, it’s […]

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Enterprise value; Definition, importance, and calculation

What is enterprise value (EV)? In its simplest form, enterprise value (EV) is the theoretical takeover price of a company. Meaning, it is the company’s market value, which you need to pay for acquiring it. A company’s enterprise value is seen as a comprehensive alternative to its market cap and is mostly used in Mergers […]

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Invest in index funds; A complete beginners guide for 2021

 “Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!”  That’s John Bogle, on the importance of index funds. John Bogle was the founder and Chief Executive of The Vanguard Group. Most of all, he was the biggest proponent of index funds. To understand how big of a deal this introduction was, you […]

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Differences between stocks and bonds; A complete guide

Most individuals when they are starting with investing, tend to have a lot of questions. And one of the most common questions of them all is – should I invest in stocks or bonds, or if I invest in both, how much should I allocate to each one? For a lot of people, their investment […]

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How do stock markets work? Understanding the basics

When you start planning your finances, you’ll see that personal finance essentially comes down to this; earning, saving, and investing. The first two, earning and saving are pretty straightforward. You get a job, and you track your expenses and save as much as possible. But the third, investing- is not that simple. At least that’s […]

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Value trap; How it works and how to avoid in 2021

Value investing is one of the most popular investment strategies. The stock market has rewarded value investors with exponential returns. No wonder why so many new investors are intrigued by this successful strategy. However, there is one aspect that many investors look over and fall prey to – the value trap. Let’s see what it […]

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Dividend investing for beginners; A guide to passive income

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to investing in the stock market. Investing is the same as trading or gambling, or it is a get-rich-quick scheme – to name […]

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