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George Divel Investment Tip#16

Tips on Investment focusing on Energy and the Stimulus Package by George Divel

 

 

In a historic moment, the stimulus package has been signed into law and part of the six key areas in the plan is focusing on renewable energy. The stimulus plan will provide a fix to the tax issues that plagued this industry and stalled critical projects nationwide. It would take several months before the impact of the legislation can take effect and get the industry moving again. However, at this early stage, major players are already gearing up for expected growth and the nation’s direction in developing a Green Economy.

 

Increasing the nation’s energy efficiency can reap enormous economic benefits for the country. Investing in programs to develop more effective energy efficiency measures can reduce demands in energy, create reductions in harmful carbon emissions, and save money for both residential and business owners. Energy efficiency should be viewed as a reserve for hidden energy and a tremendous economic opportunity for investors and the nation is a whole.  

 

This renewed focus on energy can, as experts say, open up floodgates for new investments in various areas in this industry. If you need help identifying which areas, you can look for a mentor like George Divel to help you in your investment journey.

 

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February 23, 2009 Posted by | George Divel, Investment ideas | , , | Leave a comment

George Divel Investment Tip#15

Tips on Investment with the Current Economy by George Divel

 

The administration has now changed hands and people are still speculating on the outlook and trend of the economy in the coming months and years. Although burying your cash in an island somewhere seems like a good idea, financial experts still say that there are still some sensible investment areas even with the current condition of the economy. What is important here is to have a long-term outlook on things. Markets continue to fluctuate but thinking clearly amidst the chaos can help you ride the wave. As I have mentioned in Investment Tips#10 – do not panic. A smart investor never panics but looks for a window of opportunity.

 

One of the best tips in riding the waves of this financial storm is to create a diversified portfolio. Make it well balanced between stocks and bonds. Some experts are saying that this is the correct time to go bargain hunting in the stock market. Make your studies, explore and diversify.  The following are markets suggested by investment professionals that would be worth looking into this year.

 

* Commodities – Energy, precious metal (particularly gold), food and others are basic as it can get.

 

 * Basic Consumer Products – This includes healthcare, food and beverages, personal care, telecommunication.

 

* Blue-chip Stocks – As one financial expert said, stocks are one of the first choices that people opt to sell when the trend goes down. Check out Fortune 500 companies with international sales. These companies are more resilient in standing their ground while the economy collapses.

 

* Financial Services – People reading this might say that this is a foolish tip with the way things are going in the market. But hey, two years from now the country will still be in need of banks and those who survive today’s debacle will reach new heights.

 

With the unpredictability of the current market, it seems getting perfect timing is out of the question. However, financial experts say that you should look into the horizon when looking for areas to invest. If you need help identifying which areas, you can look for a mentor like George Divel to help you in your investment journey.

 

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February 1, 2009 Posted by | George Divel, Investment ideas | , , | Leave a comment

George Divel Investment Tip#14

Tips on Investment Planning by George Divel

 

There are several misconceptions on what forms of investments are the best to take, particularly for those who are new in investing. If you don’t have concrete insights on whatever market you are trying to pursue, don’t make a big mistake in jumping right in with a large chunk of your capital. The keys to success are to learn as much as possible regarding the market and not to make any mistakes and bad strategies previously committed. 

 

Investment planning involves a careful study on where you can actively participate with your money, which can yield you with the highest returns. The following are tips on how to do an effective investment planning.

 

* Identify what areas you are good at and what talents you excel in. Think of ways on how you can utilize and profit from these talents.

 

* Know how much time you can devote to your investment. Allocating time can prevent you from being sidetracked and guide you towards your goals.

 

* Enter a market or investment where you understand the risks, so the possibility of failure will not come as a shock.

 

* Select an investment that you enjoy. An activity that gives you much pleasure can prevent you from being distracted.

 

* Make short-term goals that are easier to achieve, as well as your long-term goals.

 

* Learn from the previous years’ successes and failures in the field of investments. Avoid the pitfall of making the same mistake that previous investors have already committed.

 

* Put all your investment plans in writing. Continue to make notes related to your investment everyday. Reflect on them regularly and make adjustments as necessary. Don’t get easily overwhelmed by early failures.

 

* Monitor your progress by documenting your milestones and achievements along the way. Let these indexes inform you if you need to make additional investments in time or money.

 

* Find a mentor like George Divel to help you in your investment journey. Learn from their mistakes. Be inspired by their successes.

 

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January 16, 2009 Posted by | George Divel, Investment ideas | , , , , | Leave a comment