Monday, June 26, 2017

5 Basics Everyone Should About the Stock Market

Investing in the stock market can be an effective way to grow wealth above the rate of inflation. However, it can also be an easy way to lose money if you aren't sure what you are doing.

Let's take a look at a few basic concepts that you need to know and understand to have success investing in the market.

The S$P 500 Has a Historical Return of 11 Percent Annually
Patience is an important trait to have if you are going to invest in stocks or any other type of security. It may be easier to show patience when you know that the
S&P 500 offers historical returns of 11 percent per year.

Roughly 7 percent of those gains are attributable to the increase in a stock's value while the other 4 percent can be attributed to dividends reinvested to buy more shares.

Diversify As Much as Possible 
One of the best ways to maximize overall returns is to have exposure to as many different stocks as possible. This means owning multiple companies within a sector as well as owning companies in multiple sectors.

You should also have money invested in government bonds, commodities such as gold and international markets. The easiest way to diversify your holdings is to buy an index or mutual fund. Doing so allows you to buy multiple companies in multiple sectors with one purchase.

Make Decisions Based on Your Goals and Timeline 
The only person who truly knows if an investment is right for you is you. While there is nothing wrong with speaking to a financial professional for help, that person doesn't always have your best interest in mind. Therefore, it is critical to know before you buy a stock or some other security why you are making the decision to do so.

For instance, if you are buying a dividend stock, it should be because you want to be an income investor during retirement. If you choose to buy the new hot technology stock, it should be because you like its growth potential over the next 10-30 years.

While government bonds may not offer the best returns, it should be where you want to put your money if you want a conservative investment that is unlikely to go down in value.

Keep Emotions to a Minimum 
You never want to buy just because the market is going up. You never want to sell just because the market is going down.

In some cases, buying when the market is going up means that you are buying high and are giving yourself limited room for profit. Selling during a correction means that you could lose out on months or years of potential growth for no good reason.

Depending on your investment goals, it may actually be a good idea to buy when the market is going down as it represents a chance to buy quality stocks at relatively low prices.

By relying on your investment plan, you rely less on your emotions and give yourself a better chance of meeting your financial goals both today and in the long run.

Don't Bother Trying to Time the Market

Just because a stock has gone up significantly in the past month doesn't mean that it can't keep going up for another year or two. Conversely, a stock won't stop falling just because it has decreased in value over the past month. The market is simply a place where buyers and sellers meet to gain consensus on what a given equity is worth.

While there are ways to gauge where the market may go in the next hour, day or week, there is no guarantee that your analysis is correct. This is why you have to rely on your research and your intuition as much as what an analyst may say when it comes to making decisions about your portfolio and
entering to the market.

It is important that you begin to invest your money as soon as it is feasible to do so. While the market will go down at times, it is almost guaranteed that you will make a profit given enough time and proper diversification. To start investing, you can open an account through one of many dozen brokers that operate both online and in the physical world.

Andrew Altman
Slickbucks.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

MicroCapCompany.com Interviews OTC Traded REAC Group Inc CEO Robert DeAngelis

Who are you? (include name, title, background, etc) 
My name is Robert DeAngelis, I've been involved in the real estate sector for over 30 years as a real estate agent, real estate marketer and real estate investor.  I am the CEO of REAC Group Inc. 

What does your company do? (include business activities, company name, stock symbol, how long has the company been publicly traded, etc.)
My company is focused on real estate businesses and investments.  REAC Group Inc trades on the OTC Markets currently under the stock ticker "REAC".  We've been public for over 5 years and seek partnerships in real estate ventures around the world. 

Where is the business located? (include location of offices or business activities)
We are based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but our investment focus on real estate is worldwide.  We are very opportunistic and our business activities are not limited.

Why should people invest or partner with your company? (include competitive advantage or what's in the future for your company, etc.)
Currently, we are a small company and the upside potential is large.  We are seeking to put money into cash flow positive deals and real estate partnerships that will bring the greatest ROI for shareholders. 

Where can they find out more information about your company? 
Check out our website at REACGroupInc.com


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Monday, June 12, 2017

How Penny Stock, Micro Cap & Small Cap REITS Can Benefit From Small Hotel & Motel Investments (Entrepreneurs Too!)

Some penny stocks looking to increase revenues or even begin to produce revenue may want to look at the hotel and motel market for sizable returns with little to no money down.  This could also work for just about any entrepreneur or private company. 

As some of my reader may know, I invest in land via Homeskape (see Homeskape.net for some of my land listings).  I have decided to invest in multifamily apartment complexes and in my search I ran into an under priced motel for sale.  I'm trying to buy it and doing my due diligence as I am writing this post.  In the process I have been educating myself on the hotel and motel industry and how deals are structured.  As you can imagine every deal is different and the possibility to get into a deal with little money down exists.  In fact, there are some hotel deals that you can get for Free!!  Well sort of.  There are many instances where the owner of the motel or hotel just wants out of the deal.  It could be because they are ready to retire or they made all the money they need to make or a partnership is splitting up.  Whatever the reason....there are deals to be made. 

In this video Mike Hambright from FlipNerd.com interviews Jason Schubert.  Jason is a hotel owner that allows consults on how to buy and manage a hotel.  If you listen between the lines you can find some gems on hotel and motel investing. 




In my search to educate myself on buying a motel or hotel I also ran across this video from 2014 that was recorded at the 2014 New York Boutique Investment Conference.  This video also has a host of experts and operators that discuss attributes of boutique hotels and dynamics of the industry. 



After doing a quick analysis of the industry it seems to be under served in the micro cap world.  Smaller companies and entrepreneurs are well suited to work out deals with hotel owners or motel owners; especially those properties that are under performing.  In the micro cap sector I see hotel and motel deals as some of the best reverse merger or acquisition opportunities on the market today.  Penny stock, micro cap & small cap reits can benefit from small hotel and motel investments  because they add instant revenue to the company instantly, in many cases have upside potential, the acquisition puts assets on the books and in some cases keeps the prior owner as an equity partner (thus leaving the debt off the books).  Hotel and motel acquisitions are also a solid way for smaller companies to start paying a dividend; if they so wish. 

These are just a few thoughts I had when reviewing the sector.  What do you think?  Comment below, I respond to every comment. 

-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Benefits of Micro Postng Online

What the hell is micro posting?  Every time you are posting a tweet, a Facebook post, a blog post or a video online ....you are posting.  Any short form of that is "micro posting".  Tweets, memes, a message on Facebook are all considered micro post.  A 100 word blog post would be considered a "regular post". 

In today's Internet & Social Media era; attention spans are short.  Quick rapid postings on social media, blogs and other online platforms allow companies, startups and entrepreneurs to stay in front on consumers and build relationships on different online social channels.  Some of the benefits of micro postings online include:
  • Quick and easy to produce
  • The content produced can be scaled
  • Your message is concise and clear to the reader
  • You can regurgitate the content later in longer form
  • It allows you to practice and measure what works and what doesn't work
These are just a few reasons I think micro postings is a solid marketing move.  What do you think?  Comment below, I respond to every comment. 

-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

There Are Only 2 Kinds of Businesses: Those That Compete & Businesses That Have a Monopoly

The name Peter Thiel doesn't trend as much as it should, at least in my opinion.  I've posted a video previously where Peter discusses why competition is for losers.  after founding PayPal and selling it to Ebay, making him super rich, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. 

I think entrepreneurs should have great mentors, so I have begun posting video interviews of successful entrepreneurs in different sectors and fields so you, the reader, can get advice from those that have done it.  Create a profitable successful business that is. 

Peter thinks that their are only 2 kinds of businesses in the world.  Those that compete like crazy and those that have a monopoly.  And Peter states that an entrepreneur should be focused on accomplishing the latter; having a monopoly. Watch the interview here:



-Nick Coriano

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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations, which specializes in Investor Relations for companies valued under $1 Billion USD.

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations - a micro cap investor relations firm for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email us. If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 


Monday, May 22, 2017

What is an IPO?

An IPO is the abbreviation for an "Initial Public Offering".  An initial public offering is the first time a corporation's shares are available to the general investing public.  Some other ways to put it include:

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. (Source; Wiki)

An initial public offering (IPO) is the first time that the stock of a private company is offered to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but they can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded. In an IPO, the issuer obtains the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps determine what type of security to issue, the best offering price, the amount of shares to be issued and the time to bring it to market. Read more: Initial Public Offering (IPO) by Investopedia
After an IPO, shares (stock) of a company trade on a stock exchange and the general public can normally purchase the stock through their broker.  These brokers can include account at private wealth management firms like Merrill Lynch or Morgan Stanley or trading accounts online like Ameritrade or ScottTrade.  After an IPO the company which was once solely owned by private investors ...now has public investors.  This triggers certain disclosure requirements required by the S.E.C. and the stock exchange where the stock is now listed.  For example, large companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange are required to disclose audited financial statements every quarter and one annual report that showcases the company's activities and reports their financial statements once a year.