‘How To’ Stock Market Tips On Investment Research

‘How To’ Stock Market Tips On Investment Research
News from Investor’s Business Daily:

Many investors buy and sell stocks according to chart factors alone, without ever really knowing anything about the companies, their products, their management or markets.

It’s a plausible strategy for chasing short-term or intermediate gains. But if you want to stalk big winners, it pays to be more far-sighted.

So where do you start?

Maybe you’ve picked a stock from IBD’s Your Weekly Review, Big Cap 20 or IBD 50. You have looked over the chart, read the chart analysis and looked over the earnings growth and other data in the IBD Stock Checkup at Investors.com.

You are interested and want to learn more.

The first steps are easy.

At the bottom of the Stock Checkup page you’ll find a list of recent IBD articles. Scan through those, particularly any pertinent New America or Industry Snapshot articles.

For broader perspective, go to IBD’s Get Quote page for the stock, where you’ll find a list of the other top stocks in the industry.

Chase down some New America and other art…………… continues on Investor’s Business Daily

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Giving Money to Your Grandchildren
News from AARP News:

Let’s hear it for grandparents! Financial planners tell me that, increasingly, you’re stepping up to help your grandchildren, especially with higher education expenses.

“There’s more of this going on than in the past, because more of the parents are hurting financially,” says Westwood, N.J., planner Tom Orecchio. Also, “Grandparents have a soft spot for giving to grandkids,” says Columbus, Ohio, planner Gary Vawter, “all the more so if the parents need less.”

Consider tax breaks and your own budget when making financial gifts to grandchildren. — Getty Images

Before you start writing checks, however, be sure that you have enough saved for yourself — to get through a business downturn or cover the potential cost of long-term care. God forbid you should have to ask for the money back.

You risk spending too much by making fixed, future promises, such as “$ 5,000…………… continues on AARP News

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