I've made good money buying Apple stock on major downturns over the years. I'd like to do this more granularly, but don't have time (or day-trading skills or platform) to relentlessly buy minor downward blips and sell the recoveries. What's the easiest, most convenient, automated and newbie-friendly way to do this? Or, better: is there a way to piggyback on other's efforts (e.g. is there a fund operating according to this same thesis)? [more inside]
Oil has fallen by more than 50% since July 2014. How can I benefit from that fall, either by: 1. Gas banking - Is there a way I can buy gas at the current low rate and use it later after prices have risen? 2. Buying stock - Either a sector fund through an investment firm like Smith Barney, or buying pieces of stocks individually like through Ameritrade or Sharebuilder? 3. Or some other way? Or should I just buy the cheap gas and enjoy the reduction as long as it lasts?
I've always had an interest in the stock market and investing but have only given it a small amount of attention. I was recently trying to come up with ideas for a hobby and realized that (a) investing is something I have had a long standing interest in and (b) it's something that people can do as a hobby! What are some resources/guides/books for learning as much as possible about this? [more inside]
Should I stop throwing away those proxy voting things from the stocks I own? [more inside]
Should I go with the stock market? Or perhaps something less risky such as a CD? How much knowledge do I need to thrive in the stock market? Halp! [more inside]
Gift Filter: Mom wants to be better at the visual part of HTML design (books, software, dvd etc) and Dad is really into investing, Help! [more inside]
Our Investor is going independent. Anything I should be aware of before following him? [more inside]
Are there any online fantasy stock market simulations that let you invest in international stocks? Or, if not, Asian stocks? I currently use Vritual Stock Exchange, which is limited to NYSE stocks.
Should I sell out of a private company I own shares in? [more inside]
Writing covered calls as a feasible source of income for retail investor? [more inside]
Is the following securities transaction illegal? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an online discount brokerage that can execute trades internationally? All the online brokerages I've looked at that do international trades at all do them over the phone and charge a lot for these trades. [more inside]
I was wondering if now would be a good time to buy stock in, say, a bank. The theory being buy low and then some years from now, it would be high. I'm talking maybe $1000, such that if I lost it all, while I wouldn't be very happy about it, but it wouldn't break me. I realize you are not a lawyer, or financial analyst, or whatever. I'm looking for any opinion, for or against.
Is there anyone (especially online) who's collected reasonably well-informed stock picks from, say, 2, 5, or 15 years ago and explained why the recommendations did or did not work out? [more inside]
InvestingFilter: Is there anything inherently flawed about investing in index funds? [more inside]
What are the best ways to invest in Africa? [more inside]
How can I invest in low-cost medical clinics like RediClinic, CheckUps and Take Care? These are clinics that are inside drugstores and Wal-Mart and Target. I've visited their websites and searched in Google but they do not seem to be listed on any stock exchanges.