Nick Webb

Getting a Second (or third) Opinion on where a Stock is Heading

When you are experiencing a medical condition, you will often reach out to a second doctor to get another opinion and (hopefully) confirming diagnosis on your proposed action. Likewise, you would probably like a second or third opinion before you invest in a stock to ensure that you are making the best investment possible. At …

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Portfolio Diversification: Four Common Mistakes That Investors Make

When it comes to portfolio diversification, investors are taught from an early age that they should not put all their eggs in one basket. By investing in a well-rounded portfolio you can still maintain your returns while decreasing your risk.  What does that mean in practical terms? Think about a portfolio where you had put …

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Why Investors Should Care About the Monthly Employment Report

Investors follow an avalanche of news every day, digest it, and apply it to their investments in the markets. For example, a negative Donald Trump tweet on China will lead technology investments down. A report on JUUL e-cigarette regulation will drop Altria and other tobacco stocks.  Economic reports are a little different. They do have …

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Anatomy of a Great Stock Pick: The Process Behind Sandy Chaikin’s FICO Selection

Fair Isaac Inc. is a credit reporting company that has had a marvelous run in the market this year. On June 27, Sandy Chaikin saw that there was even more upside with this stock, and made it one of her calls during the evening webinar. She had bought that stock at $300 earlier in the …

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Investing in Dividend Stocks: Know the Basic Definitions

I have written about picking up some dividend stocks recently. There are some tasty dividend yields out there. But before you do dive into dividend investing,  here are some basic definitions that will help you understand what is happening.  Let’s start with some definitions: 1.) Dividend Yield  The dividend yield is the amount that you …

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