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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Your Stock Market Attitude

Many people often wonder why some make it in the stock market and some don’t. They sometimes moan and say, “They have all the luck, that’s why.” True enough, luck can be a factor in one’s success or failure in the stock market. As most experts will allow, trading at the stock market is very similar to gambling. They both involve a great deal of risk. But unlike gambling, success or failure in the stock market is not solely dependent on luck. It has much to do with two things information and attitude.

Information has much to do with success or failure at the stock market. First of all, information makes stock trading more than just guesswork. Analyzing trends can help investors make educated guesses regarding their investments.

One important aspect that often goes unnoticed is the proper attitude investors must have towards investing. Too often, investors fall prey to the wrong type of attitude in investing. This leads to wrong decisions, and impulsive buying or selling. What are these attitudes, and how should they be avoided?

1. Many Investors Exhibit an Impatient Manner

Unfortunately, many investors get into the mix just because they are under the impression that they could get rich overnight as result of a few investments. This is so far from the truth. In fact, successful portfolios are built over time. Stocks take time to mature and appreciate. If the investor never realizes this, he or she might be looking to make a quick buck. And when he or she is unable to, he or she may become discouraged or may sell his or her shares for a lower price.

2. Many Investors Look to Take the Risk to Be Overnight Millionaires

Warren Buffet, the Wall Street Tycoon has this advice for investors: don’t bet all your marbles on stocks that seem to be skyrocketing today. They could crash tomorrow. Buffet confides that he has always built his empire over stocks that were stable and exhibited continued growth over the years. He says that these stocks are preferable to volatile stocks that could crash anytime.

Other investors fail to diversify their portfolios. Depending on how much risk one is willing to take, an investor should divide his or her portfolio into low-risk, medium-risk, and high-risk categories, and invest in such stocks. Some people are too risky and put their heads on the guillotine with high risk investments. Others will not risk their necks on any investments. One should choose an attitude that is just right for his or her risk tolerance.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Things that Affect Stock Market Price

How Stock Market Price Rises and Falls

Understanding how stock market price rises and falls is similar to understanding the prices of other products in the market. It also follows the law of supply and demand. Price of stocks rise and fall due to the following reasons:

1. Company profit projections and image

A company’s growth and profit forecasts describe how capable a company is in delivering its promises to its investors. These numerical projections are carefully prepared by a company based on their past profits and projected additional profits due to new products and services, operations and infrastructure improvement.

Aside from profit forecasts, company image can also make an impact on a company’s profitability. Rumors of change in management, take-over, mergers, and even personal issues about the company’s top executives can affect the company’s image.

For example, a rumor of a merger between two big companies projects more stability and greater profit projections for both companies. As more investors would want to buy stocks from these merging companies, the demand for their stocks will rise. Based on the law of supply and demand: the greater the demand for stocks, the higher will their prices be.

A bankruptcy rumor about a company can send its investors to sell all their stocks. If there are more sellers than buyers of stocks then the supply (of stocks) is greater than the demand for stocks thus, stock price will fall.

2. Political Economy

General news about the local and global politics has an immediate impact on the economy and consequently to stock market prices. Politics and economics are correlated. Positive news such as lower unemployment rates, increased productivity, peace and order, and strong confidence in the government has positive impact on the economy. Such news encourages more local and international investors to open companies in a certain location or country. This in turn would generate more jobs, and as an effect, would encourage more trading in the market at higher stock prices in general due to the increase in demand for stocks of different companies.

On the other hand, negative news such as political instability and turmoil, security problems such as terrorism and insurgency, frequent strikes, and inflation has negative impact on the stock market prices. Investors are driven away by these things and close-up. As an effect, more stockholders would sell out. This creates more sellers than buyers thus stock market prices fall.

3. Interest rates

Higher interest rates are associated with a slump in economic growth. This creates a sluggish environment where investors become apprehensive in buying stocks. Either they keep the status quo or sell out their stocks. When the demand for stocks is not high, prices will go down.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

OOT: Debt Consolidation Program for New York residents

Some times monthly bills reach such a level that people can’t manage to pay. When debts become unmanageable, people often decide to file bankruptcy without considering its effects on credit. However there are some good alternatives that help people repay debts and protect credit as well.

Debt Consolidation is one such option to manage your debts. It helps you in taking the right steps towards debt free life. Debt Consolidation Companies negotiate with your creditors for your outstanding debts and sketches a proper payment plan for you. Credit counselor also helps to make a proper budget for the future so that you can avoid debts in the coming days.

Before you join any consolidation program you should know more about debt consolidation companies. According to New York state law, every debt consolidator should be licensed by the department of banking or by an attorney and only a licensed debt consolidation company can accept payments from a debtor in order to pay his creditors. Also they must be non-profit company or attorney. According to law only a small fee can be charged but any advance fee or consultation charge for credit repair is totally illegal in New York. Some agencies conduct online debt consolidation programs. The laws are also same for them.

Debt Consolidation Care provides list of New York Debt Consolidation Companies for NY residents. Those are licensed in NY to conduct debt consolidation program. Contact Department of Banking to find out if a debt consolidator is licensed or not.

The New York State Department of Banking
2 Rector Street
New York, New York 10006
(212) 618-6445

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