Do You Know the Difference Between a Traditional IRA, a Roth IRA and a 401k?

The best investment method for you can vary. May 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose discusses some of his favorite investment options, including funds that can help you make money while also being accessible. The finance expert explains the distinctions among different types of accounts: a Roth IRA, an IRA and a 401k. You may also choose to put your money in ETFs and funds, but you should be wary of how valuable your investments are and check to see whether your stocks’ prices are fluctuating. Click the video to hear more.  Related: Want to Start a Business? Here’s How to Find Your First, Great Idea. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the […]

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Amateur Investors are Bullish About Cannabis. That Has the Pros a Little Worried.

May 6, 2019 4 min read Retail stock investors are bullish — perhaps to a fault — about the prospects of publicly traded cannabis companies, according to a recent survey of 250 people who currently own marijuana related stocks. The survey, conducted in March by KCSA Strategic Communications, found that 90 percent of the investors reported their portfolios had appreciated, which might explain why 50 percent said they had sold non-cannabis stocks to buy cannabis stocks. “This is a fundamental shift taking place in society, right before our eyes, it’s exciting, it’s once in a lifetime, it’s lucrative and they want in on it,” said Lewis Goldberg, managing partner at KCSA and host of The Green Rush podcast. Related: Pay Attention to These 6 Cannabis Industry Trends The enthusiasm for cannabis has investors wisely spreading their money around — 52 percent said they own six or more cannabis stocks while […]

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Red Flags You Should Look for in Quarterly Earnings Reports

Phil Town explains the key areas to watch out for when reviewing this financial info. May 3, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town discusses how to approach listening to quarterly earnings calls, which can be a gold mine of information for investors.  In terms of general information, Phil Town points out that these calls usually take place on the same day that the quarterly earnings report comes out. It may also be a good idea to review the annual report, the 10k, as well. If a company is worthwhile, these reports will be extremely enlightening, since the document will provide accurate and honest information.  Town also recommends being overly critical when listening to calls, such as evaluating if you even believe what you’re hearing. You want to make sure your money is going into a trustworthy company […]

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The Mooch Makes the Case for Cannabis Investment

There is growing evidence legalized marijuana brings societal benefits, one of which is the potential for enormous profits. March 11, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s been more than two decades since California voters approved what seemed then like a radical proposition: legalized medical marijuana. Today, legal marijuana is widespread — 33 states have legal medical marijuana, and 10 states (including Washington, D.C.) allow for legal recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 and over. Cannabis has come a long way from the dark alleys of the prohibition. It is not only viewed as a recreational novelty, but also as an effective way to relieve chronic pain. It’s also a big business. According to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, global spending on legal cannabis is expected to grow 230 percent to $32 billion in 2022, up from $9.5 billion in 2017. Wall Street […]

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How Ben Graham’s Financial Strategies Still Have Merit Today

Phil Town breaks down the benefits of value investing. March 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town discusses the history of value investing and its significance for your modern investing strategies. Buying low and selling high makes a lot of sense in theory, but it is rarely ever so simple. Town explains that in the 1930s, Ben Graham made a deliberate effort to snap up undervalued stocks before other investors. While value investing has changed since then, Town says that modern investors can use value investing in new ways to help them make money. These tactics include understanding what is the true value of a company as well as maintaining patience throughout the research process. Click the video to learn more. Related: Set Clear Financial Goals by Making Unbreakable Promises Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We […]

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How to Figure Out Which Stocks Fit Your Portfolio

Look at these key factors when making your decisions. February 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town discusses how to set up a stock wishlist and a watchlist. Town explains that stocks on your wishlist should be companies you have completed research on and are interested in buying. On the otherhand, a watchlist should be a collection of stocks you are interested but still need to look into.  Instead of being extremely lazy during a certain period, and very aggressive in the next, Town recommends an alternative. When other investors are pulling back, you should choose to be more aggressive.  A stock wishlist — a list backed up by research — can be extremely helpful when you are in a high pressure scenario and need to make a decision quickly, without letting emotions get in the way.  To move stocks […]

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Introductions to Making Money with Bitcoin, Stocks, and Forex Trading

Have you ever wanted to explore the many different options available for making money with financial markets and stock trading? If so, you will find some great value our article today. With cryptocurrency, the stock market, and forex trading always getting so much attention, it’s important to have a good understanding on each before you get started. All of these options are great, if done correctly, they can all lead to more passive income. To help with this process, we’ve provided some of the best resources on each for you below. Why Beginners Continually Seek Out Forex Trading The Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market remains are the world’s largest and most liquid financial market due to the fact that nearly every country requires the use of various currencies to engage in trade and other transactions. Since the market itself is relatively large, several budding investors and even seasoned traders are encouraged […]

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7 Types of Investments Entrepreneurs Should Know About

Get started investing with these tips. November 23, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Due Investing is an important part of preparing for the future. If you want to retire someday, investments and other retirement savings are vital for success. But, if you don’t know where to start, the entire world of investments can feel intimidating. Here is a list of seven types of investments you should know about and how they may fit into your long-term financial plan. Treasury Bills Every investment has some level of risk, but the lowest risk investment is one with the United States government. Treasury Bills are the closest thing to “risk-free” investing you’ll find. But, where there is little risk, you’ll also find little return. Treasury Bills are ultra-low-risk investments that many investors buy through a mutual fund or ETF. Often called “T Bills” by experienced investors, annual yields range from around 2 […]

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The Advantage of the Small, Independent Investor

A small investor can have unique advantages in terms of agility and number of options. November 16, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Investing as a smaller investor, without a fund manager, can seem daunting at first, but in reality, you may have the advantage. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town lays out a few strategies that can serve smaller investors — not necessarily large fund managers — well. A small investor can afford you more agility and flexibility. Oftentimes, managing a lot of money can make your investment process less agile and limited in the number of companies you can invest in. Fund managers (versus smaller investors) are often under a lot of pressure. Smaller investors have the advantage of being patient with their money and waiting for a good deal. Fund managers, on the other hand, often have the obligation to invest their […]

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Six Sure Fire Ways To Grow Your Twitter Profile

No one can argue with the importance of social media, especially, popular networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. I have decided to create “3” new lengthier posts which will focus on growing your social profile. Knowing how to grow these profiles will help you promote your content to the right type of people who will engage with it going forward. Many times we all setup social accounts which add no value to our marketing efforts, so our time could have been utilized better some where else. With that said, If you don’t have a Twitter account, then I recommend for you to set one up so you can apply these strategies I’m going to discuss. We are going to focus on a few ways right now to make sure it’s get’s setup correctly. You can follow through on the steps so by the time you are done reading you’ll have […]

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Where to Start Investing If You Are Still Paying Off Student Loans

On average, today’s graduates typically enter the workforce with nearly $40,000 in student debt. November 2, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town discusses the likelihood of young people investing even while holding staggering student debt. The prospect of putting more money aside when you are working at chipping away at years of loans can seem nearly impossible.  If you are able to invest, Town advises that money invested at a young age carries more value, since it has more time to compound. When investing, it’s important to keep in mind that even small amounts can make a difference. Moreover, if you want to move toward financial freedom, an important step is making an effort toward saving.   Click play to hear more. Related: Here’s the Closest Way to Successfully Time the Stock Market Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful […]

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The Healthy Investing Habits to Start Doing in Your 30s

With these money tips, you’re on your way to seeing triple and quadruple your savings. October 19, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town explains some of the best ways to invest in your 30s. One value to pay special attention to is compound interest. Compound interest creates overwhelming value over time, especially if you begin investing early in your life. Getting a jump start on saving will help you later in life when you want to do whatever you want or be as productive as possible. Another tip: When you get a raise, increase your 401(k) payments. Concentrate on saving as much as you can and avoid the lifestyle creep by maintaining the same standard of living even as you accrue more income. Town says he was able to build wealth by cutting down his yearly salary to just $4,000 and living with […]

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What to Look for on Profit and Loss Statements When Investing

This important little statement can offer significant insights into a company’s performance. October 12, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Profit and loss statements are a great measure of a company’s performance — though when reviewing a P&L statement, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town recommends looking out for a few factors, so you are getting a complete idea of a company’s financial condition.  A P&L statement shows the company’s revenue, expenses and net income for the latest quarter. Revenue and earnings per share — which are always on the statement — are some of the most significant values. Investors are always focusing a majority of their attention on these values. Though to get a full picture of how a company is performing, the entirety of the statement should be analyzed.  Town notes that the statement can be confusing in that value and price are often going in opposite directions. Moreover, […]

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Got $500? Here Are the Smartest Ways to Invest It.

From starting your own online business to using robo-advisors, here are a flurry of ideas to put your money to good use. September 19, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose digs into his best top picks for investing $500. The prospects to invest your money are myriad. But, if you are able to find a place that fits your needs, you can start investing immediately. To narrow down where to invest your money, Rose has a few recommendations. If you have never traded stock before, mutual funds and ETFs will make the most sense for you. These funds help you find diversified investment options and do not force you to pick individual stocks.  Some of these options include online brokers, such as Ally Invest and E-Trade, which both give you a wide array of stock options. Other tools include robo-advisors Betterment […]

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When Facing a Stock Market Crash, Here’s How to Still Make Money

September 7, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town, the next stock market crash may be coming soon.  Town is confident the next crash is on the horizon, since the current market is distinctly overpriced. High valuations are making it difficult to secure any margin of safety price. Town points out the last time prices were this high was in 1929.  From Town’s perspective, at times making money with the stock market involves waiting patiently. Town observes that many investors are pouring money into the market due to a perceived strong state. Town opts for a more passive approach, choosing to sit back and see where his money takes him, instead of falling into the hype. Town recommends being a smart investor by staying on the sidelines, and looking for opportunties to follow the smart money. A stock market crash does not […]

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Which Is Better, Day-Trading or Investing Long-Term?

You can get rich quick through day-trading, but it carries significant risk. August 17, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There is more than one way to approach the stock market, and many different schools of thought exist on how best to make money when buying and selling securities. One method that often gets a lot of attention is day-trading. On one hand, day-trading is lauded as the best way to get rich quick. On the other hand, there are countless warnings about the dire risks of day-trading. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town breaks down the differences, benefits and risks of day-trading and long-term investing so you can figure out which is best for you. Click play to learn more. Related: Intimidated by the Stock Market? Try Trading Index Funds. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and […]

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She Co-Founded One of the First Investment Funds in the Cannabis Industry

U.S. banking regulations making cannabis the toughest business there is for funding and investing. August 15, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Emily Paxhia co-founded one of the first funds to invest entirely in the cannabis and hemp industries with her brother in 2013: Poseidon Asset Management. She has been investing solely into cannabis for five years and has been one of the most successful funds in the space. Her mission has been to invest in quality companies that will help to drive the industry forward, hence changing outdated perceptions and allowing for job creation, innovation and social policy changes. What brought you into the cannabis industry? We saw an industry that was coming into the light in spite of all of the historical challenges around it. People want safe access to quality cannabis, and the cultivators and artisans want to connect with the consumers and patients […]

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Looking for a Lucrative Side Hustle? Try Investing.

Investing is one second job that allows both freedom and, possibly, great return. July 20, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town breaks down the benefits of taking on a second job in investing.  Investing as a second job affords ample freedom and is perceived as relatively low-commitment, as well as being a job where your boss is not constantly looking over your shoulder. Similar to other side jobs, the more you put into investing, the more return and difference you will see out your of side job.  To build up your skills and preparedness to invest, Town recommends the simple practice of learning to invest. An educated investor is someone who can master one basic practice: knowing when there is an edge. In most cases, that means spotting instances of fear or greed that can take over the […]

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The One Thing More Entrepreneurs Should Trust More Over Their Instincts

In the long run, your financial sheet will thank you. July 3, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Scott Oldford talks about investing your money wisely and avoiding making rash decisions only focused on the short term. Many people often do not spend money when they need to, and spend money when they cannot afford to do so.  Oldford stresses that instead of hoping that your gut will lead you in the smartest financial direction, look to your financial sheet instead. Instead of hoping that luck will lead you to profit, rely on your own knowledge. For Oldford, the need for rationale and logic over trusting your instinct can be more lucrative in the long run.   Click play to learn more about smart investing from Oldford. Related: How to Have a 6-Figure Launch For Your Business Mentorship Program (In Just […]

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Avoid Digging Yourself Into an Investment Hole With These Tips

Stand by these fundamental investing rules when picking and choosing companies. June 15, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town lays out a few guidelines to keep you from making poor investments. It can be helpful to know when a stock is overpriced. Even if you understand a lot about a product, but you pay too much, you will not have a smart investing career. This can be boiled down to knowing the difference betwen price and value, or realizing that a price is an arbitrary measurement and may not be indicative of real value. Town underscores the need to always stay rational. Emotion is the enemy of smart investing. To be a smart investor, you have to stay smart amid price swings. Town also recommends buying companies on sale. Fortunately for investors, the market is not always rational. Oftentimes, investors will jump on a particular company simply because […]

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