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Investing in the Next Great Companies

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Investing in the Next Great Companies

Investing in the Next Great Companies. By JOHANNA BENNETT | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR. The T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund looks for small dynamic firms, and the occasional non-yet public startup, that can grow much bigger. Article; Comments
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Your Questions About Invest In Gold Stock

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George asks…

Questions about stock market if it crashes again like N 1929?

Curious to know how the rich stayed rich during the depression. (Did they pull out all their money before the crash?) Was the money worthless back then as I feel it will be this time around (Trillions in debt and inflation is going to kill the dollar).

Also if I invest in GOLD stock how do I collect if the stock market crashes and the second Great Depression hits? Gold would sky rocket but if our money isn’t worth the paper to print it on what good is collecting from gold stocks anyway?

How is Wachovia bank doing these days? Would they survive a collapse like the first depression? What banks will make it through a second depression? I understand Government doesn’t want to tell us this information to keep a panic from starting so I am researching myself.

I would like to use this example to get my point across. Let’s say the year is 1925 to 1927 (Just before the great depression) knowing what we know now what sort of advice would you give the average guy back then if you could travel in time for only 5 minutes and only warn 1 person? For example some people made it through just fine but how? What would you tell others back then to do just before the crash so that they were prepared and didn’t suffer?

I may be wrong but I see doom on the horizon and I would like to prepare myself for the worse case Scenario. You might call me crazy or tell me it will never happen and that is fine but I am curious what someone today should do (Financially ) if we knew the second depression was only months to a year away.

Of course pay off debt, stock up on food, barter etc… Just curious how I should move my money so when the dollar is worth 0 I still have currency to remain wealthy. I know people say to buy Gold and that is fine but that doesn’t stop people from knowing you have it and taking it. Let’s say we are 6 months into a depression and you are known for buying stuff with gold you will become marked as a target.

financi4 answers:

This is not like 1929. There was very little government debt back then. Back then some rirch people indeed did get cleaned out. Some did not. I expect that the same will hold true today. It would have made no difference if one could travel back for 5 minutes to tell one person at the end of 1927. During 1928 and 1929 the stock market made its largest gains. Also back then the average guy did not have a 401k or an IRA account. In fact the average guy was making about $15 a week. The average guy was not actually effected by the crash until the layoffs began. Then the fun began. What makes this one different is the mammoth amount of debt being piled up by everyone. People, governments, companies. You name it they are loaded with debt. This crash began when all of a sudden people realized they could not afford the McMansions they had signed on for thinking that they would be able in a years time to flip them for a tidy profit. They wound up flipping them all right, back to the bank that had no business loaning them the money in the first place.

In the worse case scenario, it appears that gold might be best. The only way out for this government is to devalue the currency. They have absolutely no hope of paying even a very small portion of their debt and they are getting ready to add another trillion in hopes of buying our way out. It will not work.

If you will notice, gold is about the only thing that has not lost 50% of its value. About every thing else has except government bonds. People seem to be buying them thinking that they are safe. Ha ha.

Michael asks…

Could a beginning investor start out at scottrade.com with investing in gold and silver stock – step by step?

financi4 answers:

First of all, awesome decision going with Scottrade. I’m a big an of Scottrade personally. Yes, you can totally start out as a beginning invest buying gold and silver stocks on Scottrade. There are two main options.

The first are exchange traded funds (ETFs). The two most popular have ticker symbols GLD and SLV. These basically track the price of gold and silver. Making your purchase is as simple as funding your account, understanding how much you want to allocate to each, and then setting a buy order to order the number of shares you can afford to purchase (you can either do this online, or by calling/visiting your local Scottrade office). If you have any questions at all, make sure to contact your Scottrade office – that’s what they’re there for.

The second option is buying shares in gold mining companies. This gets a little more difficult analysis-wise because you’re no longer just “buying the metal” but you’re buying a company that mines the metal. You’ll want to read some articles/books (such as The Motley Fool) to understand balance sheets, income statements, and the gold mining business. Once you’ve decided, you can then buy your stocks just like GLD and SLV. I really enjoy the ETFs and gold mining companies, but just advise you to do your research before buying any stock and consider starting with the ETFs because they’re a bit easier for beginners.

William asks…

Is it best to invest in gold ores right now in the stock market?

financi4 answers:

It might be. Most of these gold ores are valued at a lot lower rates than the current gold price. You need to find out what value the company is using. They tend to use a 3 year average, rather than keep changing their valuation with the gold price. I think most companies are using something like $650/oz.
You also need to know who is valueing the ores (is it JORC complient) and whether the resource is inferred,estimated or proven (these each have completely different valuations), what grades the ore is, how costly it is to extract and transport. Whether there is suitable space to process the ore etc.etc.

Daniel asks…

Under which kind of circumstances do gold stocks perform well?

I just started investing in the beginning of the year…I had a few people recommend gold stocks to me. Under which circumstances do gold stocks do well or bad in the stock market? Any of you guys invest in gold/silver? Thanks for your help!

financi4 answers:

I prefer ABX & AU stocks. They are too cheap compare with price of gold. Really cheap stocks. I have been loading up on ABX. It is amazing one. I am expecting 20% – 30% move up until year end, or at most early next year.
Gold will perform well when economy is struggling and when there are a lot of buyers.
Buyers will rush to gold, when central banks flood the market with money.
It may look complicated to understand, but lets take US central bank {FED} actions as example.
FED spend more than $2.66 trillion buying US government bonds in the past two years in order to stimulate the economy, that sent Gold price to all time high to around $1926 earlier this year.
Ever since gold has been falling. Why?? Because that amount of money did little to reduce unemployment PLUS the debt crisis in Europe is affecting the US economy.

So, what i am trying to say, investors will wait for more money from the FED. This is expected to happen late this year, or early half next year.

Paul asks…

How much money and I going to lose in the stock market tomorrow?

I’m heavily invested in gold miner stocks, which should shelter from some of the carnage but tomorrow should be more market wide pain.

With everything the way it is, whats going to happen in the market tomorrow? Particularly what will have so the Primary Metals -> Gold industry?

financi4 answers:

You could short the metals sector with this : http://www.profunds.com/profiles/profile.asp?id=135
and if you are long other stock sectors, there are many other short funds to “hedge” your portofolio.

Http://www.profunds.com/profiles/inverse.asp

http://www.rydexfunds.com/website/fund_info_fset.cfm?home=yes

but with all the instability in the MiddleEast, Iran and North Korea…..gold and most of the metals should gather support

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Your Questions About Purchased Songs On Itunes

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John asks…

How do I get my purchased itunes songs back onto itunes after having to delete everything on the computer.?

My computer got a trojan virus about a week ago and we had to delete everything and I’ve been reinstalling programs. I reinstalled itunes and logged on to my account. I can look at my account and purchase history and everything, but when I click to check for any available purchased song downloads, it says everything is already on itunes that I purchased. How do I get my songs?

Justin answers:

You can e-mail them and they’ll put your songs will appear into your available downloads.

David asks…

Can you keep purchased itunes songs on a new account?

My two brothers and I have been sharing an iTunes account, but now we can each get our own. Can we keep our already purchased songs if we’re each on a new account?

Justin answers:

Yes , instructions here: http://usitunes.blogspot.com/2008/12/multiple-itunes-accounts-on-1-pc.html

Paul asks…

How do you move purchased itunes songs from one library to another?

So my brother has his own itunes library on the same computer, just on a different server, and he ended up purchasing songs from itunes from my library, so i have no clue how to get them on his now, help?

Justin answers:

Try homesharing (a new feature that lets you transfer songs from different computers in the same house) if you can’t figure it out, burn the purchased songs onto an audio cd (put all the purchased songs in a playlist and go to the bottom of itunes when your on the playlist’s page you should see “burn to disc”) Then something will popup, make sure you’ve selected Audio CD, and click ‘begin’ or whatever. Oh, you need a blank disc to burn it onto. You can buy em anywhere (i use memorex brand) After you burn it, take out the disc, close the opened itunes, open his, reinsert the disc, and its like putting any CD onto iTunes

Charles asks…

How to backup only purchased itunes songs on usb?

I am getting a new ipod and i have all my other music backedup just not the purchased ones. and i only have a usb big enough for just my purchased songs. is this possible?

Justin answers:

Download a program called sharepod ( free program) plug your ipod in then extract those songs to a folder on your desktop. Sync the ipod with your new laptop then sync back the songs that you had from the folder with the extracted music back to your ipod

In this case select the songs that you want to have extracted from sharepod when the list populates.

Thomas asks…

My computer crashed, and all my purchased itunes songs are gone. Does anybody know how i can get them back?

Yeah, so does anybody know if there is anything i can do to get my purchased songs back? I never backed up my computer because it was new, but i did buy a lot of songs. So if you know a way get songs you have purchased back on your account then i would really like to know how!

Justin answers:

First try plugging in your iPod like Sam suggested. The instructions for getting the songs out of the ipod are here:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305465

If you didn’t put all your purchases on your iPod, you will have to email apple. Their contact sheet is here:

http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/browser/

Hope that helps.

Daniel asks…

How do I redownload purchased songs on iTunes?

So I’ve got about 40 songs already purchased on iTunes, but I got a new computer and I had to reinstall iTunes. How can I download all of the songs already purchased on my account into my new iTunes library.

Justin answers:

You’d have to buy them again to be able to download them. Copy the files from the old computer to the hard drive of the new one then import them to iTunes.

Ken asks…

Why cant i burn songs that i purchased off itunes onto a cd?

I purchased songs off iTunes and it wont let me burn put them on a cd? Is there any way that i can put them on a cd?
i have a cd burnder drive, it seems like these songs are locked (.m4a) could someone tell me the steps they do when burning a cd using itunes i might be doing it wrong…

Justin answers:

The files are protected which means they won’t go anywhere but an ipod as far as I know (that includes other mp3 players)

George asks…

Can purchased iTunes songs be burned to CD?

I am new to iTunes and have have encountered different answers just browsing the web. I want to purchase songs on iTunes and burn them to a CD.
awesome. thanks guys! the search results i was pulling up said something about the music beeing “AAC Protected” and not able to be burnt onto a cd
awesome. thanks guys! the search results i was pulling up said something about the music beeing “AAC Protected” and not able to be burnt onto a cd

Justin answers:

YES… I have been doing this for years!!!! And also yes, AAC protected can be burned to a CD also, I have been doing that for years too :)

An itunes protected song or songs can be burned on up to 7 cd’s but that is only if the playlist is EXACTLY the same, in same order with all the same songs….But it can be burned an UNLIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES if you just change one little thing on the 8th and up cd you burn.

Trust me I have been doing this since 2003 when the itunes store first came out :)

itunes is now selling non-protected (non copyrighted) songs for $1.29 each as opposed to protected tunes that sell for .99 The $1.29 unprotected songs have NO Restrictions.

Joseph asks…

folder just for purchased itunes songs?

I keep all of my music backed up on an external hard drive. All of my songs are backed up except for the ones I bought on itunes. Is there a folder just for purchased songs? I want to copy them onto my external to back them up. I would have to have to go through each artist folder to find all the songs.

Justin answers:

Nope. They all go in the folder (My)Music>iTunes>iTunes Media>iTunes Music>(Artist or compilation). If they were organized any other way, they wouldn’t actually be organized.

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Secure Stock Market Investing How to Minimize Your Risks

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Do you have a sizeable sum of money you want to start investing in a safe and reliable stock but having a hard time discovering the proper resource for monetary advice?

Creating the decision to commit a part of your cost savings is an essential one. Positioning some various stock ventures, when done with correct research beforehand, is the initial stage towards trying to increase the value of your belongings.

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Making an Knowledgeable Decision

Stock marketplace investing is not for everyone, so you will need to decide for yourself whether or not you are ready to handle the feasible results – both constructive and unfavorable – of this path.

You should not consider investing in stocks (yet) if you have not totally prepared how you will handle your investments. You should be in a position to maintain track of your stocks routinely and be vigilant to remain on top of stock marketplace developments.

Get Professional Assist with Your Portfolio

You also require to be acquainted and comfy with the specific stock that you are investing in. Turn out to be acquainted with previous and current trends of the stock, as nicely as economist predictions for its long term efficiency and worth.

While choosing your stocks, make certain not to select some thing too dangerous. Discovering a qualified and skilled broker to assist you produce your portfolio is absolutely important to an informed choice.

Agencies Accountable for Guarding Your Investments

It is helpful to faucet into the guidance of a professional broker, though this doesn’t totally protect you from rip-off artists. Your investment broker could turn out to be a dishonest – not so likely, but it does occur (believe “Bernie Madoff”). It is also possible your broker has received a bad tip from someone else – he’s only human, after all.

Fortunately, the stock marketplace is seriously controlled by federal legislation to keep unscrupulous business procedures to a minimum. This is achieved primarily through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as other federal bureaucratic companies.

The SEC regulates the stock marketplace by overseeing the management of securities transactions. The company handles the registration of new shares and the conduite of existing shares and companies to help stop people from falling victim to scams or fraud.

The Financial Business Regulatory Authority is a non-governmental regulatory arm of the stock marketplace. They set the standards that monetary experts, such as stockbrokers, are needed to follow, whilst overseeing the licensing and regulation of these exact same stockbrokers and monetary advisors.

Investing in the stock marketplace can seem like a risky financial commitment, but there are precautionary steps you can consider to reduce the risk. The keys to good results are personal study, planning, and looking for the guidance of a certified and trustworthy stockbroker.

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Dell 'Investing for the Future': CEO

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Dell 'Investing for the Future': CEO

"Clearly Dell is a company investing for its future," said the computer maker's chief, who returned to the helm of his namesake company in 2007 after a brief retirement. "We made $5 billion of acquisitions this year, really adding a lot of the key
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Dick's pulls some guns; investing firm sells stock in arms

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Dick's pulls some guns; investing firm sells stock in arms

Even amid reports of many Americans scrambling to buy guns, a major sporting goods chain suspended sales of some of its semi-automatic guns Tuesday while an investment firm moved to sell off a company whose rifle was reportedly used in last week's
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Six Things Dating Teaches Us About Investing

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Six Things Dating Teaches Us About Investing

Investing: The receptionist was pleasant, but the carpets were dull and the musty furniture reminded you of grandma's place in Brooklyn. You were ready to take your money to that Private Wealth Management Firm with the white marble staircase and baby
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