​A triple threat portfolio built for diversification, capital gains and income.

This post was first published on NewVestor.com on February 6, 2020.

​Investing advisors usually require investing minimums, usually in the neighborhood of a few thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. But what if you only have $1,000 stashed away somewhere in a checking account collecting dust? Can you really buy over 7400 stocks with $1,000? Absolutely! Here’s how.

[Related: How to invest $50. Here’s what we recommend.]

How to buy 7400+ stocks with $1000 (Table)

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The table shows how you can allocate $1000 to buy nearly 7500 stocks, using 5 low-cost index…


Avoid these common investing mistakes to maximize your returns.

This post was first published on NewVestor.com on February 14, 2020.

Legendary investor Warren Buffet has two simple investing money rules. Rule №1: Never lose money. Rule №2: Never forget rule №1. Investors break these rules all the time with constant investing mistakes. We have compiled a list of 9 investing pitfalls that you should avoid to achieve maximum portfolio returns.

1. You expect to get rich overnight.

Investing saved money in the stock market is arguably the single most effective money decision that will make you become wealthy. But investing…


The stock market has been on collision course in recent weeks due mainly to the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Accordingly, we aligned our portfolio to help us weather this extreme period of volatility.

Investors have witnessed steep stock market declines — drops not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, amid the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). So far, all stock market indices are trading in negative territory. The coronavirus global pandemic, declared as such by the World Health Organization on 03/11/2020, is forcing investors to find ways to capitalize on this period of extreme volatility. Investing steps include, but…


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This article was originally published at newvestor.com on Dec 8, 2019.

To the patient and disciplined investor who stays the course during stock market storms: rejoice! Your pay month has arrived. December is usually considered a major dividend-paying month. Happy dividend-paying month! But what are dividends?

What are dividends?

In a previous post, we outlined two powerful engines that propel stock market wealth: capital gains and dividends. Dividends are essentially FREE money the stock or mutual fund gives you back for simply owning the stock or mutual fund. Think of dividends as the stock or company sharing its profits with its shareholders. There…


By Wadler Fleurina on The Capital

This article was originally published at newvestor.com on Sunday, Jan 11, 2020.

The 2020 tax filing season is upon us. For those who are expecting a refund check from Uncle Sam, this is a welcoming time of the year. For others who may owe the IRS, this is one of the more stressful times of the year. If you are one of the millions of Americans expecting a refund check this year, you can brighten your financial future and stretch your refund money well beyond 2020. Here’s how.

The different ways to use your tax refund

There are many ways to use your tax refund, including setting up…


By Wadler Fleurina on The Capital

This article was originally published at newvestor.com on Sunday, Jan 7, 2020.

Happy New Year 2020! In 2019, almost every investing strategy worked: stocks, bonds, gold. The longest bull market in recent memory lives on! Most, if not all investors, made money in the stock market in 2019. But what if you could make even more money? Here are 5 bold investing moves to help you make even more money in 2020.

1. Maintain your 2019 asset allocation portfolio.

If you had a diversified portfolio in 2019 (large caps, mid caps, small caps, foreign equities, bonds), you most likely experienced a nice, positive return on your investments…


This article was originally published at newvestor.com on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020.

Invest in real estate with REIT stocks or REIT ETFs.

Investors invest in REITs for various reasons, including but not limited to portfolio diversification, guaranteed dividend income, long-term capital appreciation, among others. If you are not familiar with REITs, our article on real estate investment trusts should bring you up to speed. Those who do not want to buy physical real estate can go with either REIT ETFs or individual REIT stocks.

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. …


This article was originally published at newvestor.com on Sunday, Sept 29, 2019.

15 Powerful Money Habits To Make You Wealthy.

It sucks being broke. There are not many people who would pass up on an opportunity to become wealthy. Sadly, very few people are aware of what it takes to get there. The following are 15 powerful and mind-blowing money habits to help you become super rich. One of them is guaranteed to keep your marital love flame burning!

1. Save but invest more.

There are those who save for retirement and there are those who invest for retirement. But saving and investing are two different things. Saving…


Retailers are hoping and praying you don’t see numbers 8 and 9, but the rich wants you to see number 10.

Originally published at https://newvestor.com on August 27, 2019.

Retirement planning is a topic that causes a lot of anxiety for many people. According to an article in CNBC, most Americans close to retirement have only 12% of what they will need in retirement. Some believe that there is no such thing as retirement. Those that do believe in saving for retirement delay doing so, thinking they can always catch up or start at any time. …


Diversification is the simple process of putting your money in different asset classes or sectors to minimize financial loss.

Originally published at https://newvestor.com on August 8, 2019.

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​An investing question that usually arises is, “How should I invest my IRA?” This question is as easy as it is complex; every investor has different individual objectives and needs. Once you have a basic understanding of the major investment asset classes, this question becomes easy to answer. This 6-fund portfolio not only diversify your investments across all asset classes, but also allow you to supercharge your returns.

A diversified portfolio

This investment…

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Blogger at NewVestor.com where we empower you to invest in mutual funds, index funds and exchange-traded funds to build wealth and reach financial independence.

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