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What would you recommend as far as investing in “penny stocks” presently please?
Or stocks at a low cost that seem like there’s a pretty bright future ahead for a lot of financial growth?
(ex. a new medication/drug/pharmacuital)
Penny stocks are great, but I would avoid the ones under a dollar a share. For example, Best Buy started at less than $5. So there are some good companies, but it takes a lot of digging to find the good ones. You are looking for companies with good earnings, little debt, low capitalization, and good P/Es. For stocks under $5, very few will meet these requirements.
Stay away from the pharms unless they have patented drugs – do not invest in generic pharms, no growth there.
Check out which business sectors are the most popular and invest in the companies in those sectors. The number one, two and three are: technology, health care, and cyclicals (retail).
Watch CNBC, but don’t pay too much attention to the talking heads, except for Jim Cramer, the wild man – but he tries to teach you how to invest and has some great advice.
Get Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World by James J. Cramer
Listen to Jim Cramer on CNBC.com
Go to Clearstation for quotes and tutorials on investing at (http://clearstation.etrade.com/). Sign up is free.
Get this book: Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond (Wiley Finance) by Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Judd Kahn, Paul D. Sonkin, and Michael van Biema.
Another good book: The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of (Motley Fool) by David Gardner, Tom Gardner, and Selena Maranjian
Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich by James J. Cramer and Cliff Mason
I Want to Make Money in the Stock Market: Learn to Begin Investing Without Losing Your Life Savings! by Chris M. Hart
Sensible Stock Investing: How to Pick, Value, and Manage Stocks by David P. Van Knapp
Stock Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) by Paul Mladjenovic
All About Stock Market Strategies : The Easy Way To Get Started by David Brown and Kassandra Bentley
The Motley Fool Investment Guide and their Web site (http://www.fool.com/).
The Little Black Book of Microcap Investing: Beat the Market with NASDAQ/AMEX Microcap Stocks, OTCBB Penny Stocks, and Pink Sheet Stocks by Dan Holtzclaw
How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad, 3rd Edition by William J. O’Neil
Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management by Alexander Elder
Big Trends in Trading: Strategies to Master Major Market Moves (A Marketplace Book) by Price Headley
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds (Paperback)
by Charles Mackay (Author), Andrew Tobias (Foreword) This book talks about the Tulip craze in Holland where people would mortgage their homes to buy Tulip bulbs. Same thing happened in 2001 – 2002 with the Internet bubble that brought the stock market to its knees. The dot com companies were the Tulip bulbs.
Buy Investors Business Daily. It has lots of tutorials and I like it better than the stodgy Wall St Journal.
Money Game by Adam Smith
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings (Wiley Investment Classics) (Hardcover)
by Philip A. Fisher. Recommended by Warren Buffet who took $100,000 and grew it to $34 billion!
Value Investing with the Masters by Kirk Kazanjian
Valuegrowth Investing by Glen Arnold
The 5 Keys to Value Investing by J. Dennis Jean-Jacques
The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed. (Collins Business Essentials) by Benjamin Graham. Warren Buffet was his student at Columbia.
The Money Masters by John Train
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore
Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor by John C. Bogle
Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them: Lessons From The New Science Of Behavioral Economics by Gary Belsky
Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! by Phil Town . See his Web site at (http://www.ruleoneinvestor.com/). Free sign-up. I got the book at the library.
Listen. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these books – most can be found at your library and those that your library doesn’t have they can usually get from other libraries in your state.
Most of these books talk about stock and mutual fund investing, but for a good introduction to other forms of investing Gerald Appel has a great book called Opportunity Investing – How to Profit When Stock Advance, Stocks decline, Inflation Run Rampant, Prices fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof and Every Time In Between.
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman Not a book on investing, but it’s a nice segue into the next book.
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham
Finding your strengths is important when investing. These books teach you to build on your strengths, what you a good at. Everyone is good or passionate about something. Why not get better at what you are good at?
Most mutual funds do not even keep up the the return on the S&P. That’s like 99% of them.
Vanguard Index funds are a no brainer.
A CD is better than a savings account. They range from six months to several years. You cannot touch your money tho until the time limit is up.
Check out this Web site on Direct Investment Plans where you can buy shares directly from companies: (http://www.fool.com/School/DRIPs.htm). Usually no fees and you can buy one share at a time.
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P.S. This is a life-long learning process. Reading these books and applying the rules to analyzing stocks that may be good It takes time. Be patient and keep reading and listening.
P.P.S. Internet has lots of good stuff, for example (http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:moving_average_conve
Stockcharts.com is very good and their discussion of MACD is one of the best, barring its originator, Gerald Apple, but now we are getting into Technical Analysis and that is not for beginners.
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