I took some time today to watch financial television with the volume off. I normally keep the volume off and just watch the stock tickers as they run across the screen. I noticed that many financial experts are turning bullish on investing in the stock market. One expert is even forecasting that the S&P 500 will approach 3,000 by 2013.
I just read a great article by Duff McDonald of Fortune Magazine on 5 Reasons Why He’s Not Buying Facebook. McDonald does an excellent job of breaking down the reasons for why he would not invest in Facebook. He gives detailed reasons for why he thinks that an investment in Facebook might be fool’s gold. If you had the opportunity, would you invest in Facebook?
Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a long time bull on Bank of America (BAC). I am not however a fan of the bank. I may disagree with the bank’s practices and believe that the savings rates are crummy but I still believe that the bank will make money over the next few years. In fact I think that if you are looking to make money investing that BofA is a good long term bet.
While the stock market is a great place to look if you are trying to make money investing; there are other advantages to investing in stock as well. Shareholders are entitled to many benefits that they may not be aware of. This article will help to familiarize you with a few of the benefits of investing in the stock market.
If you want to learn how to make money investing, then you need to look to the masters of investing. There are quite a few people that have proven that it is possible to build wealth investing in different asset classes. Some would say that these people were just in the right place at the right time. I would argue that it was hard work, consistency, and a dedication to their craft that helped to build their fortunes. Let’s take a look at the 5 men that knew how to make money investing.
Berkshire investors are smiling all the way to the bank. While my investment return was good in 2010, Buffett’s investment return was phenomenal. Buffett proved that despite his advanced age, he still has not lost his touch. Once again he beat the S&P 500 index. Berkshire has beaten the S&P 500 in four of the past five years.
What’s the fastest way to build wealth? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some people will tell you investing, others entrepreneurship, and others through invention. There is one surefire method that a billionaire ascribed as the best path to wealth.