Everyday That You’re Not Investing Is A Missed Opportunity.

Listen up, Dynalect readers. If you’re not actively investing your money, you’re missing out big time. 

We say that a lot around here, but I don’t think its really sunk in for most of you.

Consider this: if you have money sitting around in cash or in your bank account, you are losing money every single day.

So invest it! Time in the market is always better than timing the market; give yourself as much time in the market as you possibly can!  Continue reading “Everyday That You’re Not Investing Is A Missed Opportunity.”

The Market is Going… Up!?

To start this week off, let’s just take a moment to admire the fact that someone paid $2.7 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett yesterday. Granted, the money will be sent to a charity as part of a larger $25 million donation raised by Buffett in this annual auction event, but still… $2.7 million for lunch? You heard it from me first, that’s where I’m headed.

On to the more important stuff:

Conor and I have been in an ongoing debate about whether or not the current moment is an appropriate time to invest in the stock market. After all, equities valuations are through the roof, the unemployment rate is maxed out at 4.4%, the Fed is trying to slow economic expansion by raising interest rates, and our domestic political landscape is compromised to say the least.  Continue reading “The Market is Going… Up!?”

How to figure out which of the “BEST STOCKS TO BUY 2017!!!” are actually good stocks to buy.

If you search “good stocks to buy” on Google, you’re going to end up with more than 227,000,000 hits.

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That is madness. There is an endless supply of stock recommendations scattered across the internet for you to sift through, most of which are total garbage.

Continue reading “How to figure out which of the “BEST STOCKS TO BUY 2017!!!” are actually good stocks to buy.”

Bonds! A 3 Step Guide to Making Your First Purchase…

Last week, I offered a brief overview of the bond market. We talked about what a bond is and why you might want to consider adding some to your portfolio. This week, let’s take it a step further by discussing how to research different types of bonds, and bond funds, and then ultimately take the next step by making some investments!

Before we get started, let’s review some basics of bond investing: Continue reading “Bonds! A 3 Step Guide to Making Your First Purchase…”

Bonds! A First Glimpse

Bonds play a key role in a well-balanced portfolio, but so far here at Dynalect we haven’t spent much time talking about how to invest in bonds or what to look for in the bond market. As a young investor, bonds can be an excellent way to set aside money for the long term and receive “coupon” payments periodically. Especially as equities valuations are soaring in the US and many finance professionals are warning of an eminent correction or economic downturn, this is a great time to introduce the bond market to Dynalect readers and to offer yet another compelling investment opportunity to help you build your portfolio and curb some of the risk you might hold in your equity assets.

Continue reading “Bonds! A First Glimpse”

An Introduction to Cryptocurrency — Bitcoin

Greetings Dynalect Readers! I’d like to introduce a topic this week that has been on my mind for the past several months: Cryptocurrency.

Ah, yes; the time has arrived to discuss Bitcoin! We’ve all heard about popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin over the past several years, especially as the value of Bitcoins has risen considerably. In 2010, the cost of 1 Bitcoin was less than $1. As of the time this article was written, a single Bitcoin was valued at $1,785.44. Continue reading “An Introduction to Cryptocurrency — Bitcoin”

En Marche! Macron Claims Victory in France

It’s old news now, but Emmanuel Macron has officially won the presidential election in France. The centrist ex-banker with a pro-European attitude and a special interest in economic growth and financial matters has won the election by a huge margin; the current available projections are estimating that at least 65% of the French population voted for Macron. His victory has sent ripples through the traditional French political system, as he doesn’t belong to any of the major political parties. At only 39 years old, he has edged out Napolean Bonaparte himself, who rose to power at the age of 40, as the youngest leader of France in history. Continue reading “En Marche! Macron Claims Victory in France”