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,…


Why Market Fluctuations Matter Less Than We Think

For those with a significant investment portfolio, it can be tempting to obsess over market performance. It’s natural to worry about the daily fluctuations of the market and how it swings your…