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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cyber Monday: Record $1.25 Billion

Many companies today are attracting outside attention from venture capitalists, investors and others – and they are doing so with unusual approaches. This year, Cyber Monday showed a record $1.25 billion in sales.  Seeing the incredible possibilities in the online retail world, venture capitalists are investing a record amount in the field.  According to Thomson Reuters data, venture capitalists invested a record $2.39 billion in online shopping just this year. Another field that is shown possibilities and growth is the residential real estate investment market.  Transcendent Investment Management with founder Jordan Kavana, have been approached by various private equity and hedge funds who have expressed interest  in their platform. This field is growing stronger in the market place, as investors start to see the potential in the real estate investment industry.  A company like TIM, for instance, is able to use a proprietary web-based system to pinpoint specific real estate opportunities and market bases by combining both private and public data sources. Similarly, they are the only national player with a specific two-pronged tactic for real estate investment. Buying and selling homes, as well as purchasing single family properties and other residential assets which are put up for rent, enables investors to take both short and long positions in the asset class, bringing in widespread gains and creating stability in the real estate market.

Home Depot Can Improve Your Financial Home

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is a well known chain that sells home improvement products. In addition, it also sells and installs various items such as central air conditioners and generators. On November 1, Home Depot had 2,246 stores, located mainly in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China. As far as fundamentals are concerned, net income… Continue Reading

Coca Cola Safe Harbor In Recession

Coca Cola (KO), the colossus company that served the world before we were born, is one of the more relatively stable investments for our time. The company has been in business for over 120 years so it has a wealth of experience and assets. The company sells soft drinks, juices, coffees, teas, energy drinks,  and… Continue Reading

How To Diversify your Portfolio

So far we have discussed various types of risk and the concept of diversification. Here are some ideas about how to diversify your portfolio to avoid risk and make money. First, one can reduce risk by including cash and bonds in one’s portfolio. Cash can be invested in short-term money markets which can be sold… Continue Reading

The Risk-Reward Tradeoff

The Risk-Reward Tradeoff involves understanding the amount of risk that you are willing take in investing. The general rule is that an investor makes riskier investments in order to get higher rewards (i.e. earn more money). Low risk investments generally are expected to produce low level returns. High risk investments hopefully offer a high level… Continue Reading

More Types Of Risk

Country Risk is the risk that a country will default of its debts. When a country fails to pay its debts, many of the businesses institutions in the country are damages as well as companies outside of the country. County risk affects bonds, stocks, futures, options, and mutual funds in the defaulting country. Foreign-Exchange Risk… Continue Reading

Risk Categories

There are 2 basic risk categories: systematic risk and unsystematic risk. Systematic risk is usually a general event or phenomenon which can affect many of your portfolio’s investments. An important political happening can affect the whole market including several of your assets. The individual investor cannot do anything to protect himself against this kind of… Continue Reading