The advantage of being an unsophisticated investor

No one could accuse me of being a sophisticated investor. I don’t have an M.B.A. I never studied accounting. I’ve never worked on Wall Street (and never will). The reasons for why I don’t qualify as a professional investor are many. Too many to list. Despite my lack of pedigree, I’m successful at finding worthwhile […]

A free app that makes stock valuation easy

In Peter Lynch’s book, he discusses the idea of valuation. He has a few different ways of doing it. The Peter Lynch Method One way is to look at the P/E ratio over time and compare it to a hypothetical average of 15. If the stock dips below the average, it’s a signal that it’s […]

One big investment decision I regret

One big investment decision I regret is not starting sooner. If you’ve ever looked at a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over a 30-year period, you’ll notice it always goes up. The further you go back in time, the larger the increase. Of course, there are blips on the chart where the direction […]

Should you sell your shares in Apple?

My mother asked me this question a couple of days ago. Shares in Apple dropped 10%. Tim Cook admitted iPhone sales in China were poor. Before this day, Apple shares had already dropped 35% from its high of $233. Apple… No Longer a Great Investment? For investors, Apple has for a long time been a […]