Investment Guru Stock Tips and Expert Advice
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long term.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Never let knowledge stand in the way of truth.
We just focus on a few outstanding companies.
What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.
It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.
Sir Winston Churchill
Stock Investment Gurus
Compiled by the experts at Sophic Capital
I have mixed feelings about China. On the plus side, I think the country’s massive economic transformation may be one of the most impressive events in human history. Bringing hundreds of millions from primitive rural lives into relatively prosperous cities within a few years was awe-inspiring. I greatly admire the millions of Chinese entrepreneurs worldwide who create jobs and technology. They’ve helped the entire world in countless ways. Read more.
Investors in stocks these days are expecting far too much, and I’m going to explain why… A Paine Webber and Gallup Organization survey released in July shows that the least experienced investors–those who have invested for less than five years–expect annual returns over the next ten years of 22.6%. Even those who have invested for more than 20 years are expecting 12.9%. Now, I’d like to argue that we can’t come even remotely close to that 12.9%. Read more
This is July 4 weekend, when in the US we celebrate American independence. Rather than my usual economic/investment letter, this week I want to take a more philosophical tack, looking at some of the challenges we face as a country and culture, beginning with the freedom of the press but then turning to technology and even wealth disparity. We will have to consider what freedom of speech meant in the 1800s, what it meant at the turn of this last century, and what it means today in a world of social media. Read more.
“At the end of the day” is a trite figure of speech, but it sometimes fits. It signals you’ve used all your time, and now you’ll wrap up and begin thinking about tomorrow. I like to say designing the Strategic Investment Conference agenda is my personal art form. There’s more to it than just picking speakers and topics. The order matters, too, as does each session’s combination of viewpoints—especially pairing the speakers in panels and letting them test their views against one another. Read more.
Stock Investing 101
Once you have done your due diligence and found potential small-cap stocks, the next step is to actually invest in them. Even though they might sound the same, “picking small-cap stocks” and “investing in small-cap stocks” are actually slightly different things. Picking small-cap stocks is the process of researching and vetting potential stocks. Investing in small-cap stocks is the process of actually making an investment plan and purchasing shares. With that said, let’s examine how you can...
If you were to ask a room of 10 film critics what the best movie of all time is, there’s a good chance that you might get 10 different answers. This doesn’t mean that any of the film critics are trying to lie or mislead you. It also doesn’t mean that any film critic knows more than the others. It just means that people have different opinions and might base their arguments on different facts. One critic might love a movie like Forrest Gump because he thinks Tom Hanks is the greatest actor of...
Deciding to buy your first small small-cap stock is one of the most exciting decisions that you can make. This is because, while small-cap stocks might come with slightly more risk, they can also set your portfolio up to potentially experience higher-than-average long-term returns. That being said, if you’re new to small-cap stocks and investing then it can be difficult to know where to get started. To help out, we're here to offer a comprehensive guide to small-cap stocks, investing in...
When it comes to investing in large cap stocks versus small cap stocks and microcap stocks, several factors come into play. There are certainly risks involved in all market cap categories, and it takes a depth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that the right money is invested in the right opportunity at the right time. Market capitalization is often linked to the risk/reward factor of an individual investment. Companies with smaller market capitalization are small cap stocks. They...
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