Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: investor

Bear Market

This is not the selling of a nude animal. It’s a falling market that makes investors growl.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Discount broker

broker’s services are on sale. I can get what I pay for though.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Diversification

I have rain boots, riding boots, ankle boots, booties and snow boots to wear depending on the occasion. I want just as much variety in my portfolio to perform well, no matter the market.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Active vs. Passive Investing

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Pre-my Man, I alternated between two dating philosophies.

Active: I was on the prowl. I shamelessly introduced myself to any man that caught my eye.

Passive: Who, me? [bat eyelashes] I fabulously sipped a single malt at the bar and men came to me.

Now that I’m taken, I see the middle path. Desperate does not look good, but playing too hard to get can backfire too. Now, I look fabulously approachable at all times.

My investing philosophy similarly take the middle path.

When investing, I’m in it for the long haul. I’m a value investor, a form of passive investing. I do extensive research before I buy, and then hold on tight to the stock!

Daily, I read the business section, but don’t act like an active investor. Active investors buy & sell throughout the day, hoping to make some quick $$.

It’s been worth it to passively wait to reach my long term goals, but it fun to follow the market!

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(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

Investment Requirement

I need to be X feet tall to ride Space Mountain. I need to invest Y to buy into a mutual fund.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Investor

Looking for a good deal. Not a steal. Opposite of speculator.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Margin

Borrow money to buy a security. One of many reasons the Great Depression was so GREAT.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Market Capitalization

=Share price multiplied by # of shares.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Market Timing

Perfect timing. Other than in my mother’s eyes, hard to do.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Minimum Investment

A specific “you must buy this” when investing in a security or mutual fund.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)