The Peter Lynch Strategy

Peter Lynch, for those unfamiliar, ran the Magellan Fund out of Fidelity Investments from the late 1970s to 1990.  The fund manager’s largest claim to fame was consistently doubling the S&P 500…


Warren Buffet vs. Peter Lynch

When the time comes that you’re ready to put the most profitable style of investing into action and start making some money, stop and ask yourself  “so what style works best”? Can’t think of an easy…


Options: Profit In The Stock Market Without Being a Millionaire

So just what exactly is an option contract?  It’s basically an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a particular underlying security.  Options come in two types, calls and puts, and you can…


Short Selling: Profit In Even The Worst Market Conditions

This is a style in which an investor sells borrowed securities in anticipation of a price decline and is required to return an equal number of shares at some point in the future. The payoff to…


Market Neutral: Ignore Overall Market Trends

This strategy attempts to hedge out most market risk by taking offsetting positions, often in different securities of the same issuer.  Market-neutral strategies are often employed by taking matching…


Macro Investing: Immunity To Company Performance

Macro investing is a style of investing that is most closely associated with the hedge fund world. When hedge funds first started, it was difficult to execute an investment strategy based upon a…


Growth and Income Investing: A Realistic Compromise

Generally, a Growth and Income company will have healthy balance sheets, consistent dividend payments, quality products and services and experienced management teams. Usually Growth and Income…


Income Investing: The Rising Interest Challenge

This style of investing aims to pick companies who provide a steady stream of income from a variety of investment types. When investors think of steady income they commonly think of fixed-income…


Pros and Cons of Growth Stock

When you think of a stock, most people think of a growth stock.  These are the stocks whose price chart starts out on the lower left-hand corner and the price follows some kind and staircase like…


Investment Styles To Profit In Any Market

Trying to conceptualize an investment style is difficult, due in part to the fact that the concept is about as concrete as quicksand.  In today’s world of ETFs, structured products, debt swaps,…