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Behaviors that overshadow your returns

We live in a world where becoming an investor is easier than it ever has been before. Low cost mutual funds, ETFs, stocks and bonds allow unprecedented access to the capital economy. Tools like DIY.Fund make it easy to watch, analyze and understand investment...

Do you know when to sell?

Kenny Rogers used to sing, "You gotta know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away." While Rogers was referring to a gambler, the same is true in investing. Sometimes you should sell an investment. But do you know when? Investors often struggle...

DIY University: EBIT vs EBITDA

How much is a company worth to you? As a stock market investor, that's a question that you answer on a regular basis. Anytime you buy or sell a stock, you're answering the value question. But how should you assess the value of a company? Most DIY investors will...

DIY University: Understanding the P/E Ratio

What is the P/E Ratio? A P/E Ratio is the ratio between the market price for a stock (P) divided by the 12 Month Trailing Diluted Earnings Per Share (E) P/E Ratio =    Price per Share 12 Month Trailing Earnings per Share (EPS) A a low P/E ratio indicates that a...

A Perfect Time To Be a DIY Investor

DIY.FUND is changing the face of personal investing.  We provide the same tools advisors and professionals use so individuals can manage their investments themselves.  We have had some amazing feedback from our users as we enable more and more individuals to properly...

Meet us at #FinCon16

From September 21st-September 24th, we will attend FinCon16, a money and media conference. During the conference, we will compete in the FinTech Startup competition. We're excited to show off our professional grade software for the everyday investor. Big or small,...

Good or bad isn’t enough when choosing stocks

My first stock purchase ever was 40 shares of DPS. I loved Dr. Pepper, and I googled, "Is DPS a good stock?" Apparently, the answer was yes, because I proceeded to dump most of my life savings (a hair over $1000) into the stock. Nobody accused me of being a...

The Audacity to Invest

You can invest and achieve professional results It is no secret that most investors under perform the standard S&P 500 benchmark. Poor behaviors like chasing past performance, neglecting asset allocation, and succumbing to emotion in bear markets leaves average...

Seeking Alpha? 3 places you shouldn’t look

If you're the average investor, you're below average. According to the Dalbar Quantitative Analysis of Investor behavior, over the last 20 years, investors under-performed the markets by a whopping -4.66% annually. That's an alpha of -4.66% compounded annually....