• Why is everyone crazy about bitcoins ?

    A friend sold his bike to invest money in bitcoins.
    A friend sold his bike to invest money in bitcoins.
    13 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Should I invest in Gold orBitcoin?

    Best answer: Bitcoin is a scam. People have lost tons of money with it. With gold you lose money slower most of the time.

    I invest in rental real estate properties and in real estate investment trusts. The upside is not as big but there is little to no downside either. Just regular rents and dividends coming in every month.
    Best answer: Bitcoin is a scam. People have lost tons of money with it. With gold you lose money slower most of the time.

    I invest in rental real estate properties and in real estate investment trusts. The upside is not as big but there is little to no downside either. Just regular rents and dividends coming in every month.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • So apparently Shitcoin is a real cryptocurrency that you can actually buy. What...the...F***??

    Best answer: It's ironic b/c the value of the cryptocurrency (or any currency) is just the faith of the masses that it actually has value. So by calling it 'shitcoin', you make people less likely to respect it's value which... decreases it's value. This is one case where you really CAN judge a book by... show more
    Best answer: It's ironic b/c the value of the cryptocurrency (or any currency) is just the faith of the masses that it actually has value. So by calling it 'shitcoin', you make people less likely to respect it's value which... decreases it's value. This is one case where you really CAN judge a book by it's cover.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are some things to look out in the news that will almost guarantee that a stock will go up or down?

    Best answer: There are traders and investors. Traders watch the market with software that looks for patterns and trends in stock prices. They buy and sell in short time periods and the companies that the shares are ownership of really do not matter. There are also investors, that research and screen and find stocks underpriced... show more
    Best answer: There are traders and investors. Traders watch the market with software that looks for patterns and trends in stock prices. They buy and sell in short time periods and the companies that the shares are ownership of really do not matter. There are also investors, that research and screen and find stocks underpriced to their potential. These small and mid-cap (versus microcap, penny stock or famous large cap) take more analysis. Investors look for overreaction and wrong reactions of prices to news. The problem is that news is public. Occassionally, a tidbit is found that is missed as to what it means. That could be in a large cap as well. I am an investor with patience. I have found only a few unnoticed news items, In the past, Lions Gate Films high revenue growth by acquisitions even though losing money, bought at $2, sold at $4, $8, and $12 in pieces. HP-Compaq merger announce, but Compaq stock did not go up in price had a news article of mutual funds making heavy purchases of both HP+Compaq. This was a 30% gain gift of a merger I knew would happen even though the market was very skeptical. I own shares of CAI International, that has fallen in price on a good earnings report. The risk is a high debt level leverage, but for those with faith, I expect good rewards over time if the economy remains robust. Do your own research. There are no guarantees in news. Once announced, the market reacts in minutes. There is usually an over-reaction. You can either take a trader's approach or investors approach, but you need to decide whether you will be monitoring minutes of trading or wish to study and screen and just time your buys and sells over a longer period. No news guarantees a direction. A CEO resigns, and a stock can go up or down. I guess when CFO (Chief Financial Officer) resigns, the stock will fall as the company chicanery is uncovered. A company stating a negative outlook will fall, but it happens very quickly overnight and opens lower where it belongs. Maybe you can buy after the panic sellers are finished. Investors only look for misinterpeted news, or opposite market reactions. Traders trade on buying and selling in progress at a time, regardless of the cause or type of news. Do you know that the tax reform will cause some companies to announce a huge 1Q2018 loss as they write down tax advantaged investments? You would expect tax cuts to cause gains. Watch for the billion dollar losses for a market reaction price drop as a possible buy.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Thinking about investing in Amazon.?

    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why am I told stock requirement is higher?

    About 2 weeks ago the discount brokerage I deal with ETRADE called to tell me my holding of a trucking company stock of Werner Enterprises is having higher margin requirements. I got a message today saying it is going up tomorrow. They will say they want me to deposit money so I don't have to sell part of the... show more
    About 2 weeks ago the discount brokerage I deal with ETRADE called to tell me my holding of a trucking company stock of Werner Enterprises is having higher margin requirements. I got a message today saying it is going up tomorrow. They will say they want me to deposit money so I don't have to sell part of the stock. Margin buying is using my equity to borrow from the firm. Why am I being told this has higher maintenance requirement and I don't see it go up or is it likely it is going up at some time but the firm is not sure when?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best zero risk investment?

    19 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does anyone know what is the value of aerlingus shares now?

    Best answer: 2.53 Euros per share
    Best answer: 2.53 Euros per share
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What five stocks do you own?

    Best answer: I've never owned more than one but I don't own any right now.

    Apple, Amazon and Starbucks are who stick up in my mind, though... but I'm obviously no Wall St. maverick.
    Best answer: I've never owned more than one but I don't own any right now.

    Apple, Amazon and Starbucks are who stick up in my mind, though... but I'm obviously no Wall St. maverick.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is no-par value stock? (basic definition please)?

    Best answer: from the ACCOUNTING COACH website: From an accounting standpoint, the par value of an issued share of common stock must be recorded in an account separate from the amount received over and above the amount of par value. For example, if a corporation issues 100 new shares of its common stock for a total of $2,000... show more
    Best answer: from the ACCOUNTING COACH website:

    From an accounting standpoint, the par value of an issued share of common stock must be recorded in an account separate from the amount received over and above the amount of par value. For example, if a corporation issues 100 new shares of its common stock for a total of $2,000 and the stock's par value is $1 per share, the accounting entry is a debit to Cash for $2,000 and a credit to Common Stock—Par $100, and a credit to Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par for $1,900. In total the Cash account increased by $2,000 and the paid-in capital reported under stockholders' equity increased by a total of $2,000 ($100 + $1,900).

    If a corporation is not required to have a par value or a stated value and the corporation issues 100 shares for $2,000, then the accounting entry will be a debit to Cash for $2,000 and a credit to Common Stock for $2,000.

    In other words, when the issued stock has a par value, the proceeds from the issuance gets divided between two of the paid-in capital accounts within stockholders' equity. If the issued stock does not have a par value, the proceeds from the issuance goes into just one paid-in capital account within stockholders' equity.
    4 answers · 3 days ago