CapitalistLAD Joyful Christmas Guide

**THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST** As we usher in the season of joy and giving this fall, let us not forget the importance of keeping to prudent financial habits. In fact, Christmas doesn’t have to be an expensive occasion. Here are some easy-on-the-wallet festive tips the lads here would like to share with you. … Continue reading CapitalistLAD Joyful Christmas Guide

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Liquidation?! Who’s got your money?

In each trading day, billions of shares are being traded on stock exchanges around the world. With screens flickering at the tick of every price change, market participants actively buy and sell shares in a bid to make a profit. Traders would think about risks associated with macroeconomic and geopolitical news events that may change … Continue reading Liquidation?! Who’s got your money?

Why the stock market will go higher over time.

Companies increase revenue by increasing prices of their goods and services. Every year, we consumers pay more and more, complaining how everything has gotten more expensive. But if you’re an investor, you might have thought of the situation differently. Higher priced goods suggest high revenues (assuming no change in sales volume), potentially translating into better … Continue reading Why the stock market will go higher over time.

Raising Capital: Debt Financing

Starting a new business? You need capital! Expanding your existing business? You need capital! Starting a new family? You need capital too (in case nobody told you)! Firms need capital for various reasons; expanding scale of existing operations, new projects, corporate acquisitions, the list goes on…. There are two main ways firms can finance their … Continue reading Raising Capital: Debt Financing

How to invest with $100?

Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be construed as constitute or form a recommendation, financial advice, or an offer, invitation or solicitation from Funding Societies to buy or subscribe for any securities and/or investment products. The content and materials made available are for informational purposes only and should not be relied on without obtaining the … Continue reading How to invest with $100?

Lessons from 17th Century Tulipomania

How much would you pay for a stalk of tulip? If you haven’t heard of the Tulip Craze in the 17th century, it might surprise you how much people were willing to pay for a stalk of tulip. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org The Tulip Craze takes us back to 17th century Holland when speculators were interested … Continue reading Lessons from 17th Century Tulipomania

Candlesticks Chart Explained

Every stock or currency pair has a corresponding price chart that details every price movement within a given time-frame. It is common for beginners to read line charts, but the information on a line chart is insufficient as it only takes into account closing prices of each period. Hence, I would like to introduce a … Continue reading Candlesticks Chart Explained

Tips for those in their 20s, from a 23 year old.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are not to be taken as financial advice. We are not professional financial advisers. It is necessary to do your own due diligence before making any investment decision. Recently, CapitalistLAD joined InvestingNote to widen our engagement circle. Our content has been well received by the members of the … Continue reading Tips for those in their 20s, from a 23 year old.

What to do in a market correction?

For centuries, capital markets have tide over multiple boom and bust cycles. While each market cycle can be attributed to different events in the economy (i.e. Black Monday, Black Friday, dotcom bubble, sub-prime mortgage crisis), there are inherently two emotions that move markets in either direction - FEAR & GREED! The emotions of market participants … Continue reading What to do in a market correction?

What moves the market?

The marketplace is nothing but a reflection of “collective wisdom” on the prospects of the underlying assets that make up the market. As the market is always forward-looking the economy, stock prices at any point in time would have already discounted (factored in) the prospects (i.e. good earnings, revenue growth, sector expansion) of a stock. … Continue reading What moves the market?