How to Invest In Stocks Safely

Carlos Slim, a Mexican business tycoon and one of the richest men of the world, has said that, “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.”

Investing in stocks is the easiest, most profitable and most tested method of growing your wealth. In recent years, the stock transactions have hugely increased. Earlier, it was considered as gambling and was exclusively for elite class. But now a day, it has become a money making method for middle class people too.

For any newbie in the stock market, the biggest question is how to invest in stocks? This article will educate you to invest confidently and intelligently.

Before knowing how to invest in stocks, knowing the ins and outs of stock investing is more important. There are some points that you must know about stock investing:

· It is not a stock, but a company which you are buying.

· 100 percent of your asset should never be a stock.

· The environment of the company influences the price of the stock.

· You common sense and logic is as important as the advice of an investment expert for choosing the right stock.

· Use stop-loss orders, if you don’t have any idea about the prospects of a company.

Here are some simple steps, following which you will easily learn investing in stocks.

Step 1.

Collect information about all the types of stocks in the stock market. There are large cap, mid cap and small cap stocks, energy and technology stocks, growth and value stocks etc. Try to get an idea of each type of stock by using stock analysis techniques. This will help you in deciding in which type of stock you want to invest. Once you have decided the type, make sure that you know each and everything about that type.

Step 2.

Collect information about the stock you are considering for buying. Check the earning history. The stock, you are considering to buy should be with a strong and decent earning history.

Step 3.

Investing is all about taking risk. In this step, you have to analyze your capability of taking risk. It means you have to analyze how much you can afford to lose. This will be the amount that you will invest.

Step 4.

In this step, you have to find the price per earning (P/E) ratio of that stock. It is price of a share divided by the total earnings. Now you have to use this P/E ratio to get the PEG ratio. It is actually P/E divided by the long term growth rate. A stock with a PEG near or less to 1.0 is a safer bet.

Step 5

Now you are ready to invest. Choose 15-20 stocks using portfolio management tools and keep tracking them. Buy only one or two stocks at a time. Keep tracking their cycle to enable your-self to buy and sell stock at right time.

Warren Buffet has said that, “You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.”

You can easily make good money in stocks; you just need to be smart enough.

Tips and warnings:

Taking advice from an investment expert before investing will be a wise move.

Gradual Development of the Parimutuel Horse Betting System

The operation of the parimutuel system had again been improved. The application of electricity had speeded the operation beyond belief, and many observers believed that Oiler, Ekberg, and Julius had perfected the totalisator. But other names were yet to come.

In the United States the parimutuel was having a stormy existence in what seemed to be eternal clashes with its arch enemy the bookmaker. The first American bookmaker of any consequence was James E. Kelley. In 1871 he made a winter book on the forth-coming Belmont Stakes to be run at Jerome Park in New York. Two or three years later an unnamed English bookmaker started taking bets at New York race tracks, and it was soon apparent that he had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Many others soon joined the gold rush, and it wasn’t long before book-making operations became more important news than racing itself.

Even before the American Revolution, there had been betting on horse races in the Colonies. The land owners bred, traded, and raced horses. Both gentry and commoners bet with all comers on the outcome of a race. In fact, horse racing was our first public sport and continued to be first until displaced in the late nineties by baseball.

Among our leading citizens who were interested in horse breed-ing and racing were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. In 1790 George Washington acted as judge at a race meeting at Alexandria, Virginia, in which his horse Magnolia ran and was defeated. Thomas Jefferson won a race that same day with his Roan Colt. In the spring of 1805 a match race between Andrew Jackson’s Truxton and Lazarus Cotton’s Greyhound was run at Hartsville, Tennessee. Truxton was the winner, and Andrew Jackson collected a side bet of five thousand dollars from Cotton. In those early days the race was all-important; the betting only incidental. When the bookmaker appeared, betting became more important than the races.

Casino Comps: Not Only For High Rollers – Everyone Can Get in on the Game, Here’s How It’s Done

Players that often visit casinos are aware that many patrons are comped during their stay. Regulars receive free or discounted rooms, meals, show tickets, free play, etc. Many average players that wager on penny, nickel, or quarter slot machines, bet $5 or $10 per hand at table games, think that the freebies are only for the high rollers. Nothing could be further from the truth.

How Casino Comps Work

Comps (complementaries) are valued at a portion of a player’s expected loss to the casino over time. This is called the house edge. For example, the house edge on Blackjack is about 0.5% when perfect basic strategy is used by the player. This means that a player’s theoretical loss is about 50 cents for every $100 bet. Players can win too, but that’s gambling. However in the long run over time, the house always wins, and comps keep players coming back.

How to Get Casino Comps

Sign up for a Players Club card without hesitation. All casinos offer them at no charge. Each time you use it at a slot machine or table game, you build up points. Of course the more you play the more points you earn. Depending on where you play and your level of play your points can be used towards meals, hotel stays, exclusive event invitations, show tickets, cash back and more. Rewards vary between casinos and are liquid (change often). Always check with the Players Club associates for specifics.

How Comps are Determined

Points on your card are determined by the amount of credit (coin in) at any machine game after you insert your players card in the appropriate slot. The amount you play is not as important as length of time you play. For example, If you put $20 in a quarter slot machine, and you play for an hour or so with it, the amount of coin in could be $100 or more. The amount through put is what counts.

If you play table games, place your card on the table with your cash when you buy-in. The dealer will give it to the pit boss who will record it. The card will be returned to you promptly. Your average bet will be monitored and recorded from time to time during your session.Once again, how long you play takes precedence for comp rewards.

Once you’re established as a steady player you’ll receive offers in your mailbox(snail mail and/or e-mail).

If you’re a table game player that wagers $25 per hand and higher, ask the pit boss to rate you. S/he will keep track of your average bet size for as long as you play. If you play for two or three hours always ask if you’re entitled to any comps.

For table games,the comps players receive depends on the game you’re playing. For example, three hours of Blackjack at your theoretical loss of 0.5% will earn you less in rewards than three hours of Caribbean Stud Poker, where your expected loss is 5.2%.

The same applies to slot and video poker machines. For example, three hours of video poker play will earn you less in comps than the same time at a slot machine, because video poker has a skill element to it, whereas slots do not.

Where you play is also a factor. Playing as a Vegas locals casino could earn you more generous rewards than playing the same amount of time at the upscale Wynn and Bellagio resorts.

When to Talk to a Host

If you’re planning to stay for a few days call the casino and ask to speak to a casino host. S/he can offer you special room rates and will book your room for you. Tell the host what games you play and what your betting level is. You may also want to enquire about making an upfront cashier deposit. For example, if you’re staying for four days and deposit $2,000, you can draw out $500 a day to prove your betting level. If you’re playing tables get to know the pit crew(s). This can go a long way with your host relationship.

Remember, always be a responsible gambler. Always let the casino comp your play. Never play just for comps.

Good Luck!

Hangman Game Can Be Great Fun While Learning New Words

Children love learning new things, especially if it involves fun and laughter. Even adults find brain teaser games to be interesting at times. For example, the Hangman game is a exciting way to learn new words. It is basically a word game, where a participant will have to guess the complete word, by guessing one letter at a time.

Well, there is a sight twist in the game, which makes it more interesting. Each time you make a wrong guess, the shape of the hangman starts forming. If you make too many wrong guesses, and if the hangman gets completed before you finish guessing the complete word, then you lose that that round.

Basically the hangman here is nothing but the number of letter guessing opportunities that you get. That is what makes the game all the more interesting. You could also make the game more fun by playing on various words or phrase categories like movie names, place names, etc.

This game has been customized in many different versions and languages. You can also play it on your computers instead of pen and paper. People love playing hangman because it is more like a learning exercise combined with recreational activity. It is an indirect method for memorizing spellings. It will help you enhance your vocabulary.

Some playing tips:

There are some good strategies involved in playing hangman. Most of the habitual gamers guess the vowels first, because almost all words will have them. The most common vowel is the letter “E”, because it appears in most of the words. Likewise, the letter “T” is the most common consonant. The hangman game is usually played in English language.

This game is that it can be played offline as well as online. If you are engaging in this recreational activity offline, then you’ll need a pen and paper, or a marker pen and a whiteboard. The game requires at least two participants. However, the more the number of people, the merrier it becomes.

To start with this challenge, you’ll need to draw a noose on a sheet of paper or a board, which is generally in an inverted L shape. The next step is to think of a word, based on the decided theme. It could be names of the movies, places, animals, birds, and others. For example if the word is Lion, then you will need to make four dashes on the sheet of paper, one for each letter.

Your opponent has to then start guessing the letters. For each wrong guess, you will need to draw a each organ of hangman, who is nothing but a stickman. For each right guess, you will need to write the letter above the appropriate dash. Basically, your opponent has to guess the complete word, before the hangman gets completed.

On the other hand, the online hangman game is quite different. You do not necessarily need an opponent to play with. You can either enjoy playing with the system, or with your friends.