Posts of April 2018.

Investing 101: Stocks & Shares Basics

Investing
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Apr 1, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
Investing 101: Stocks & Shares Basics

Defining Shares: The most common and widely accepted definition of shares is that they “are units of ownership in a corporation or financial asset” (Investopedia, 2018). This is to say that you can divide a company into equal parts, and each part constitutes a single share. In modern times, the first company to have its shares traded was the Dutch East India Company, the globe sprawlin...

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Free Stock Trading Training

Investing
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Apr 9, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
Free Stock Trading Training

At the Horizon Institute, we like to share some of our best content with our loyal readers and subscribers and today we continue in the spirit of free stuff. So many people enter the world of finance (and specifically, the financial markets) for the first time every year, and this is understandable given the long term returns on investments at between 8-10% on major stock indexes such as the ...

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10 Best Stock Trading Books for Beginners

Personal Finance
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Apr 9, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
10 Best Stock Trading Books for Beginners

1. Investing in Shares: The Definitive 101 When it comes to just starting out, investing in shares provides a unique insight into the processes and jargon used in the financial markets but breaks it down into an easy and digestible format. Unique to this book is a step-by-step guide on the best way to buy your first stock from the market. Fi...

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Binary Options Education

Investing
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Apr 16, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
Binary Options Education

Binary options have been around for a very long time, it is now 2018 and every 6th message on Quora is still for IQ binary options, questions such as Is IQ Option a scam or a trustworthy broker? pop up daily. Lets take a few steps back, what is binary options trading and how does it work? Binary Options Defined: There is usually a proposition, such as stock A w...

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Investing in Shares: The Beginners Stock Trading Course:

Education
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Apr 16, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
Investing in Shares: The Beginners Stock Trading Course:

Early Access Release: 14th April 2018 Today we are delighted to announce the launch of Investing in Shares: The Beginners Stock Trading Course here. This course has been a work in progress since the release of our book Investing in Shares: The Definitive 101 published March 29th, 2018. The course provides seamless integration from our book (Available for free here) and builds up...

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Growth of the FinTech Sector in Wales:

Investing
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Apr 21, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
Growth of the FinTech Sector in Wales:

Why Wales? A decade ago it was all but non-existent, today it is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Welsh economy, worth an estimated £8.2bn and employing over 44,000 people in Wales today (Secretary of State for Wales, 2018). FinTech is trail-blazing across Wales, which has led to Cardiff becoming an alternative FinTech capital outside of London. The substantial reductions...

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How to start investing in stocks: A comprehensive guide

Investing
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Apr 21, 2018
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Karl Ahlstedt
How to start investing in stocks: A comprehensive guide

This guide will look at the strategies accessible to new investors, and how to apply it in a way that makes sense for you. From Reddit to Quora. I have seen first hand the common mistakes new investors make when buying shares (or any other asset) for the first time. I have seen how good advice from sophisticated investors can be taken out of context and lead to the newbie making bad, and ...

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