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Stock Splits

I often wonder if stock splits are really that good for an investor. I have posed this question to many experts with varying opinions. Some feel that a stock split encourages growth and shows the health of a particular company, while others say it has little to no effect at all. Both parties are correct but I tend to believe a split… Read More

Google (GOOG) Dilemma

My background is in the tech sector and for a number of years I have been looking at Google and kicking myself for not having purchased any stock when it first came on the market. I strongly believe that Google is here to stay and that they offer the best search engine product available today. Unbelievably Google is also great… Read More

Year End Review

2014 is here and I wanted to share with everyone how I did with my stocks for last year. I have been researching the stock market for a couple of years now and only started to invest in the market on August 27th 2013. Please keep in mind that these returns are representative of a four month period only. I would… Read More

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from My Stock Secrets! During the holidays do not ignore your stocks. This time of year there are some great investment opportunities available if you are watching. Coming January 2nd, you should see the markets jump up and down as people adjust their portfolios for 2014. If you are watching, you may see a buying opportunity that is… Read More

Rule of 72 – How Long to Double Your Money

How long it takes you to double your original investment is a pretty standard way for investors to determine the effectiveness of their portfolio. The goal as an investor should be to double your holdings in the safest and quickest way possible. Having the tools to help you determine if a stock is going to net you the return you are after… Read More

Price to Earnings Ratio – P/E

The standard definition of ‘Price-Earnings Ratio – P/E Ratio’  is the valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings. The P/E ratio is calculated as: Market Value per Share/Earnings per Share (EPS) For example, if a stock is currently trading at $50 a share and earnings over the last 12 months were $2.00 per share, the P/E… Read More


What are dividends? The literal definition is as follows: Dividends are the distribution of a portion of a company’s earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. The dividend is most often quoted in terms of the dollar amount each share receives (dividends per share). It can also be quoted in terms of a percent of… Read More

How To Select A Stock

Selecting a stock can be a challenge. Finding one that can check all the boxes in your rule book may seem impossible but with some effort some gems can be found. I usually start by looking at my stock portfolio to see where I am currently lacking strength. Once I determine the market sector I am weakest in I start… Read More

Getting Started

The question I am asked the most is “How can I get started?” and really the short answer is “open a trading account deposit some money and start trading”. But before you do…. I suggest you create a Google Finance account before you make any decisions. I like Google Finance as you can create an account, add stocks to your portfolio’s without… Read More

My Stock Secret

In our experience, people who invest tend not to follow their money as thoroughly as they should. Often times we take the advice of stock brokers and bankers as the definitive word in how to invest never once following up on their advise. We assume that they know more than we do, and have our best interests at heart which… Read More