Dealing with a Stock that Misses Earnings

What do you do when one of your stock’s misses earnings for the quarter? You know from my post on what causes the price of stocks to rise and fall that coming in short of analyst estimates for a quarterly report can be devastating for a stock’s price. However, if you hold individual stocks, one of those stocks will inevitably ... Read More »

What Causes Stock Prices to Rise and Fall?


Have you often wondered what causes stock prices to rise and fall? The emotional roller-coaster that results from a 2-point gain one day only to lose it the next can be more than some investors to bear. However, most of the changes in a stock’s price can be easily understood with what you are going to discover in this article. ... Read More »

Make Money Online through oDesk and Elance


I know many people out there want to learn to invest, but may barely have enough money to pay off their debts and contribute to their retirement accounts, let alone have extra left over to put into the market. As a result, from time to time I will be going over different methods to making money online. This can go ... Read More »

Apple CEO Speaks, Stock Continues to Rally

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke today at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference, discussing Apple’s turn around over the last 5 years. Of particular interest was that Apple’s sales overseas have increased nearly 15x in emerging markets, from $1.4 billion to $22 billion in revenues. Another particularly interesting piece was that Cook expects that Apple’s tablet business will eclipse their PC ... Read More »

What is P/E? What Price to Earnings Ratio Really Means


One of the most popular measurements used to evaluate a stock’s value is P/E, the price to earnings ratio. This is calculated by dividing the share price by the earnings per share (earnings are averaged over the last year). You can find the P/E already calculated for you on practically any stock database like Yahoo! or Google Finance as well ... Read More »

How to Invest Portfolio Defense – Week Ending Feb 10th 2012

In the first edition of my portfolio defense, I will be going over briefly why I own each stock in the my portfolio, why I think it is a good investment (or what I want it to hit before I take profits, depending on the type of investment). This is in the spirit of Peter Lynch’s two minute drill, where ... Read More »

Welcome to How to Invest HQ

Welcome to How to Invest HQ – an investing blog unlike anything out there online. The reason is I’m not an expert, nor do I claim to be. In fact, I’m a complete beginner when it comes to the stock market. This site is much more about documenting the process I am going through to learn to invest as a ... Read More »