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Subscribing to the adage, “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime,” Financial Poise offers its audience objective and plain English education about investing. If you are looking for recommendations on particular stocks or looking to make a quick buck trading, you came to the wrong place. Financial Poise teaches investors about the fundamentals of investing for the long term.

investing in real estate

The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Investing in Real Estate

Get Started Investing in Real Estate If you want to invest your savings prudently, there are plenty of alternatives available. Investing in real estate, savings accounts, stocks and mutual funds, hedge funds, precious metals, oil and gas and cryptocurrencies all each have distinct advantages, drawbacks, risks and rewards. Real estate is an easy way to […]


What You Need to Know About ‘Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums’

What is Given Can be Taken Away Policies from government have driven the markets in the recent past. The domestic equity stock market (i.e., S&P 500) increased 7.3% after Congress passed tax reform. However, steel and aluminum tariff news pulled down the market 3.7%, then tit-for-tat trade tariff talk tantrums with China took the S&P […]


cash flow vs. EBITDA

Measuring a Company’s Value: Cash Flow vs. EBITDA for Investment Performance

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in March of 2015. To view the original, click here. Using Cash Flow vs. EBITDA to Determine Value How do you monitor your investments’ performance? If the company is doing well, does that mean your investment is doing well? When it comes to cash […]


private equity investing

The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity Investing

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in January of 2013. To view the original, click here. Private Equity Investing Has Exploded Over Past 10 Years The mindset in private equity investing doesn’t seem to have changed much since I first wrote about investing in private equity funds for Financial […]


investing in comic books

Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One

Editor’s Note: This is an update of a similar article, published in July of 2015. To view that article, click here. Investing in Comic Books is No Joke Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book superheroes, interest in comic books is on the rise. In 2017, five of the 10 highest-grossing movies were […]


JOBS Act

Legacy of 2012 JOBS Act: Deregulation of Angel Investing

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of  a similar article, published in January of 2013. To view that article, click here. The JOBS Act Makes Raising Capital Easier Than Ever Signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) made it somewhat easier, and often […]


mutual fund investment

How Mutual Fund Investment Grew at the Expense of Investors

Editor’s Note: This article is an updated version of an article originally published on May 14, 2014. Mutual Fund Investment Left Investors Behind The Wall Street machine is interested in creating products for profit and not creating profit for the end user. Once you understand the rules of mutual fund investment, the better equipped you’ll […]


international venture capital

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International Venture Capital Races Ahead Take a look at The Fortune Unicorn List: Of the top 100 most valuable unicorns in 2016, 39 are currently based outside of the United States. Fundraising of U.S. VCs has dropped slowly as a percentage of global limited partner allocations over the last decade. However, non-US startups are receiving […]


how to identify a scam email

How to Identify a Scam Email or Phone Call (& How to Have Fun With It)

How to Identify a Scam Email: Exhibit A My dad got an email a few days ago. It looked like this: From: John Maryline [mailto:john.maryline@yahoo.com] Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 1:21 PM Subject: Your ATM Cards Released.. Attention: This is to inform you that we have agreed to release your fund valued at USD $5.8 […]


buying farmland as an investment

Can You Get Wealthy Buying Farmland as an Investment?

America’s Rich Soil Has Growth Potential Between 2009-2014 America’s farmland values grew rapidly, according to the USDA. In 2009, the value of an acre of farmland was $2000, and by 2014, the value of increased upward of $3000 per acre. Although growth in farmland prices tapered off and then decreased in value by 2016, the […]


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