Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Got To Be In The Markets

Picking stocks is hard. You have to research a company thoroughly by going through financial reports, earnings call transcripts, new articles, etc. Study a company and figure out if it is a worthwhile investing based on past performance while also looking through your crystal ball and projecting future gains based on the information you have at the moment. Things change all the time so every single investment, no matter how much or little risk you think there is, is a leap of faith.

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Some Of My Favorite Investing Related Sites To Visit

The most important materials I feel for getting an idea on the health of a company are the financial reports and guidance on future results. Typically, a stock price rises when the company beats analyst estimates and have strong guidance for future business. By reading the financial reports, you can hope to make an unbiased opinion on the company performance. Besides these reports there is a huge amount of resources on television, internet, and other forms of media hoping to inform the public of different things. Some of them I find lacking the long-term view I have in investing while others give me the information I need to make informed decisions. Here are some resources I find very helpful in keeping informed in the world of investing.

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Quarterly Report: 1st QTR 2015

The first quarter of 2015 was not a pretty one for the IWC Stock Portfolio fund with a negative return of -0.8%. It was a choppy quarter with some highlights (performance of CTSH) and some lowlights (the downfall of NOV following the price of oil). Overall, there are some thoughts that may change the IWC Stock Portfolio in the next few quarters with some shifting in capital. For more details, click on the Read More link found below.

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Selling Strategy Using Baidu/Qihoo 360 As Case Study

If you have followed recent Invest With Color articles you would know how bullish I am on the Chinese internet market as a whole. China has the largest amount of internet users and still only have an adoption rate in the low 40% range. Most of the developed world is hovering around 80% which gives China room to double the amount of internet users. This suggests that companies that currently dominant the internet space in China have a chance to explode in value. For more information, click on the Read More link found below.

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Is Google The Investment For The Coming Shift In Media?

Is Google primed to be the biggest winner in the growing shift in media viewing habits? As we move from TVs to internet viewership, Google may be the investment to ride moving forward. Google has been known as an innovative company but their core business is revenue from advertising. The future of advertising will be key for an investment thesis in Google, Inc. 

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Week In Review: Week of March 9, 2015

The week that was contained mostly red with only Yamana Gold (AUY) posting a positive return. The IWC Stock Portfolio dropped a whopping 2.5% over the week with gold miners, chinese internet companies and energy holdings all falling big time. One learning from the week was how difficult it was not observing the performance of the individual holdings throughout the week...

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Week In Review: Week of March 2, 2015

One of the habits I have is checking my stock portfolio multiple times a day. Any change, whether positive or negative, made me anxious to either buy or sell a stock. It's tough when you put your money to work and check every movement like a micro-manager. One initiative I’m undertaking is a simple one: limit my view of my portfolio from multiple times a day to once a week except for news releases and earnings reports. 

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