Stocks

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its predecessor, Real Money, in a number of ways. I quite enjoyed the first one; will I enjoy this one, too? Let’s find out! When I picked up Cramer’s first investment …

How To Read A Google Finance Stock Page

Lately, I’ve been using Google Finance more and more as a place to keep tabs on individual stocks. It presents the basic information I need in an easy-to-read format on a single page, so I don’t have to click around much to find what I need. Even better: it’s a one stop shop for the …

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The TSD5 Index: How Did My Gut Picks Do In January?

On December 6, I announced the TSD 5 index, a collection of five stocks that I picked mostly based upon my gut feeling about the company. Here’s what was in the index on January 1: Apple (AAPL, @ 84.84) Hasbro (HAS, @ 27.25) Whirlpool (WHR, @ 83.02) Riverbed Technology (RVBD, @ 30.70) Lowe’s (LOW, @ …

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Review: Jim Cramer’s Real Money

In the past, I concluded that Jim Cramer’s success was due to the entertainment factor. I had never heard of him before tuning into his show on CNBC, where his … enthusiasm for picking stocks seems to know no bounds. I generally concluded that he was a cartoon figure and left it at that, but …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. I won’t be shy about it: I really enjoyed this book. If I …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: General Trading Advice

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. As I mentioned earlier in the week, the frenetic writing style of this …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Building A Ten Stock Portfolio

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. Another interesting portion of the book was Jim’s recommendation of a ten stock …

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry and he claims to reveal his methodology in this book. Is it worth reading? Let’s find out. In the past, I concluded that Jim Cramer’s success was due to the …

Planning For My Roth IRA: Looking At Vanguard’s Target Retirement Funds

This year, I’ve made a commitment to start a Roth IRA and I’ve developed a very specific plan to make it happen. I’ve also decided to use Vanguard to manage the IRA because they’ve treated me very well in the past and their returns are strong. Now comes the hard part: how exactly do I …

The TSD 5 Index: How Did My Gut Picks Do In December?

On December 6, I announced the TSD 5 index, a collection of five stocks that I picked mostly based upon my gut feeling about the company. Here’s what was in the index on December 6: Apple (AAPL, @ 90.01) Hasbro (HAS, @ 27.19) Whirlpool (WHR, @ 86.70) Riverbed Technology (RVBD, @ 32.65) Lowe’s (LOW, @ …

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Is Stock Investing Really The Best Way To Go?

Over the last several months, I’ve read a ton of personal finance material, and it all keeps coming back to the same idea that basically says if you want to make big money, you have to participate in stock investing, but as you approach your goals, you should move gradually to safer investments like bonds …

Five Solid Companies To Invest In

I subscribe to the general philosophy that you should invest in what you know. Although I currently don’t own individual stocks, I have begun following the stock market with great interest and have been keeping an eye on what makes money and what doesn’t. What I’ve seen, time and time again, is that companies that …

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