Barron’s Magazine Review – Helping You with Investments

If you work in the financial or investment sectors then you are probably already aware of the Barron’s magazine.  It is a weekly journal that includes two sections which I will go on to describe below.  This Barron’s Magazine Review is intended to be completely independent – I have been subscribed to this magazine for six months now so think I am in a good position to give an un-biased overview of what you can expect should you decide to subscribe to Barron’s Magazine.

Barron’s Magazine Review – What’s Included?

The first section of Barron’s includes useful editorial and content such as the latest news, financial stories, guest interviews, and business of trading analysis.  There are articles included from a very wide selection of subject matter.  For example, want to know about stocks, bonds, and the global economy?  Then section one will definitely interest you.  There is also content related to all the global markets, commodities, and share options.

What I have found most useful though in the first section is the columns related to stocks. These are accompanied by fund manager interviews with special detailed analysis and articles relating to specific featured industries and companies.

Moving on to section two (which is a pull-out insert inside the middle of the magazine) which is more focused on niche areas – for example commodities and stock options.  Personally I do not think that these are covered as comprehensively as they could be as the stock tables that are listed can be seen listed in real-time on the web (or even on Barrons.com).  However, I do like the fact that some of the less popular economic indicators are listed, which is sometimes hard to find online.

The Benefits to a Barron’s Magazine Subscription

Barron’s Magazine lists stock that could work for you – but as with any stock advice it makes no sense for you to simply rush out and buy it just because you have seen it recommended in Barron’s.  This is an investment publication that is intended to offer you insight on research and you should consider it simply as a guide for inspiration.

A Barron’s Magazine subscription should be your help in educating you on the issues that related to the different companies and industries that you are thinking about investing in rather than be viewed as the be all and end all of financial stock trading advice.  That’s how I use Barron’s… if I see something in there that looks promising then I will get online and start doing my own additional research so that any decisions I make are fully investigated, ratified, and I understand the inherent purchase risks.

Your job as a financial investor is to take the information that you see in the Barron’s Magazine and then take their analysis and combine it with all the other detail and information that you can find in order to make the best decisions for you and your portfolio.

Barron’s Magazine Review – Conclusion

So to conclude, I would recommend Barron’s Magazine to any person, whether professional or a bedroom trader to subscribe to the magazine.  There is plenty of information inside to help inform and keep you abreast on current developments.  You should view it as another weapon in your financial analysis arsenal – as the picks and stock recommendations in there are typically very good.  However, it’s your money that you are playing with so don’t just take the advice for granted… act with your own set of due diligence methods.  If you do this then you should find that the Barron’s Magazine is a very useful asset for years to come when it comes to trading in stocks and shares.

Author Credit:

James Ashby regular writes guest columns for some of the leading financial websites plus some of the many different Wall Street print-based publications.  If you want to know more about the Barron’s offering then please read James’ full post on this subject on the Wall Street Subscriptions’ website.  You can read the full review on this Barron’s Magazine Review page.

Are Automated Forex Trading Systems Worth A Try?

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When it comes to trading and making money, the Forex Trading Market has become intensely fascinating to individuals that want to earn quick money, through a rewarding new method. Forex gives traders yet another option and opportunity, to bring in an additional income. The Forex market is somewhat unlike the traditional stock market though. With Forex you’re investing in foreign stocks and bonds, in the form of currency. You’re not investing in companies, rather it you’re investing in the value of foreign currency, and the value’s fluctuations.  Note:  The forex market is not like investing in a high yield CD.  You can lose large amounts of money doing this, so be sure you know what you’re doing before you devote much money to any trading strategy.

English: Forex. Aalborg, DK
English: Forex. Aalborg, DK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Potential for Earnings in the Forex Market

Because of these differences, you cannot just jump into the Forex market. You have to have some level of education to understand what you’re doing before you get started. This learning curve can seem very frustrating for some people. This is because there is a lot of money to be made in the Forex market – and this money can be made very quickly.

Getting Started With Forex Without Formal Training

If you don’t have time to learn exactly how to use Forex before you start investing, then the you can purchase a Forex automated forex trading system. With this type of trading system, a machine, or a software program makes your choices for you. These automated systems were designed by acclaimed Forex experts – based on trends and common occurrences in the market. These systems will not provide you with a guaranteed solution for success, because this is unrealistic. There is nothing that can do that. But these automated solutions have been known to earn good money for some investors, at least over the short term.  Of course, nothing lasts forever.  Successful trading systems have a habit of being copied ad nauseum once their secrets become public knowledge.  Once that happens, the automated system tends to stop working.  That’s not to say you can’t get in and out at just the right time, but it is extremely difficult.  Buyer beware.

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Buying on Fundamentals

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A very successful investor was once asked “how do you make money in the stock market?” Buying on fundamentals. “Simple”, he said. “Buy low and sell high”.

1903 stock certificate of the Baltimore and Oh...
1903 stock certificate of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great advice, if only it were that simple. We all know that in order to make a profit you need to sell your stock at a higher price than you paid for it. But to do that, you have to pick the right stock and get the timing right.

This is where things get a little more difficult. How do you go about picking the right stock? And how do you know when is the right time to buy and when you should sell and close out your position?

One strategy that many successful investors follow is looking for stocks that are particularly undervalued or cheap, relative to the rest of the market. There could be a number of reasons why a company’s shares are cheap. The key thing is to find cheap stocks that are undervalued relative to what they should be be priced at.

If you can find a company with a strong balance sheet, with a good cash position, healthy revenues and decent profits, but with a share price that seems low, then you’ve probably found just such an undervalued stock, in which case it is probably worth investing in.

Ask yourself the question why is the stock priced low. If it’s for some inconsequential reason like a recent management change, a particularly strong competitor, the company not having the latest “hot product” or the sector itself being unfashionable for example, then you could be on to a winner. Whereas if the problems go deeper, such as heavy falls in revenues, profits turning to losses, significant debts, etc, then you are best to steer clear.

If you stick with the fundamentals and buy shares in healthy companies that just happen to be a little under priced right now, you will find that over time things will balance themselves out, the company’s price will get back in line with the market and your portfolio will benefit as a result.

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