How to Invest HQ May Purchase Details

Just a quick post to mention that I made the next purchase for May on Friday the 25th for the How to Invest HQ Portfolio. I picked up three shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) at $303.00 a share. I mentioned in last month’s report that I was hoping Amazon would shed a bit more by the end of April so ... Read More »

Apple’s Q1 2014 Report Once Again Demonstrates AAPL Can Grow Without New Products

Apple (NAsDAQ: AAPL) reported its Q1 2014 earnings after the market closed on Wednesday, soundly thumping revenue, earnings, and EPS estimates. Here are the highlights: Steady Revenue Growth: Revenue of $45.6B ($43.5B consensus estimate) versus $43.6B in Q1 2013; a growth rate of ~4.6%. Bigger Earnings Than Expected: Earnings growth of ~7.4% from $9.5B in Q1 2013 to $10.2B in ... Read More »

How to Invest Portfolio Q1 2014 Update

The How to Invest HQ Portfolio is a free, follow-along stock portfolio designed to help individual investors learn how to invest in individual stocks. Each month, I add approximately $1,000 to the stock portfolio, investing into real positions. Each move made on behalf of the portfolio along with results are published quarterly in this recurring column. With the first three ... Read More »

How to Set Up Your Blog or Website on WordPress: A Foolproof Guide

This article is Part 3 of 8 in the articles series, How to Create a Blog or Website.. and Make a Full Time Living From It. In the first two steps, I discussed picking a topic and choosing a domain name. If you still need to pick a website topic and domain name, please see the guide overview. Now that ... Read More »

Best Stocks to Buy Now: April 2014’s Hot Stocks to Invest In

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Every month, I round up at least three of the best-priced stocks post them along with justification for why these companies make great buys. This recurring column also discusses the previous month’s hot stocks and whether or not they are still attractively priced. March and early April 2014 have not been very kind to growth stocks, but the short-term pain ... Read More »

April 2014 How to Invest HQ Portfolio Update

The How to Invest HQ Portfolio is a free public stock portfolio that can be viewed in full here. Each month, I add approximately $1,000 to real positions in the stock market and publish the results in this column. With the last day of trading in March having come to a close, it is time for an update to the ... Read More »

The 3 Golden Rules for Choosing A Domain Name for Your Website

Now that you have picked the perfect topic for your website, it is time to register a domain name. Getting your very own .com domain name only takes a few minutes and costs less than $11 a year. Registering a domain is not optional; freebie subdomains on sites like Blogger, WordPress, or Tumblr are not going to work. After all, ... Read More »

Picking the Perfect Niche: Choosing a Topic for Your Website

The first step in creating an income-producing website is to decide exactly what your website will be about. If you pick the wrong topic, you could significantly lower your earning potential. Worse yet, a site about a topic with no audience may never even get off of the ground. At the same time, indecisiveness is a trait that prevents many ... Read More »

Tech Stocks Down Big, April’s Portfolio Purchase Comes Early

Internet-based tech stocks performed atypically poorly today, taking dives across the board. Four of my favorite companies posted large losses, with Zillow (Z) down 6.27%, Google (GOOG) down 2.12%, Amazon (AMZN) down 2.43%, and LinkedIn (LNKD) down 4.36%. There was no particular reason behind the move. I believe the dip was likely the result of money managers readjusting portfolios as ... Read More »

How to Start a Blog or Website.. and Make a Full Time Living From It

If you have ever wanted to start your own profitable blog or website, then you have come to the right place. While this site is largely dedicated to helping the average investor get started and thrive with stock market investing, I decided to put together this guide after receiving a number of emails along the following lines: “I’d love to ... Read More »