Investment Articles

Customer Service as an Investment Tactic

An undisclosed number of years back (seemingly before someone figured out that tires should be round) when our family car needed gasoline, we pulled into a ‘service station.’ The first thing that would happen was a friendly man dressed in a neat uniform magically appeared with bubble gum or suckers for the kids.

Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

A recent cartoon in my daily newspaper showed two guys sitting in a bar. One is saying to the other: “I did learn something from my broker…how to diversify my investment losses.”

What is Not Measured is Not Managed: Tracking the Success of your Brand Investment

Many companies acknowledge the importance of brands as assets that hold leverageable value and can build and sustain competitive advantage. But in the current challenging economic environment, investments require careful consideration – and measurable proof of return. If brands are to be considered assets, they should be held to the same standards of performance and measurements as other assets, such as real estate or financial investments.

Triple Your Investment Returns in Four Easy Steps

Whether you’re young and just starting out, you’re approaching mid-life and accumulating savings or you’re nearing retirement age, you can put a huge number of extra dollars in your pocket and in the pockets of your heirs if you just do a few things right.

If Marketing is an Expense, Then You’re Doing It Wrong

What do many companies do when sales are low?

They cut costs, all costs, even marketing costs. They say, “Marketing is an expense. We’re cutting expenses. Period.”

Calculating ROI on your Investment in Requirements Management Tools

There’s no question that a commercial Requirements Management tool is very useful; but, can it pay for itself at your company? In this article we’ll look at a model to help you calculate ROI on Requirements Management tools.

Boosting the ROI on Your Investment in People Part 2

The first article of this series discussed the process of clarifying the desired future state of your organization as the first step in improving the productivity of your group. The clarification phase is the one most often skipped when trying to deal with organizational issues. Managers commonly try to jump directly into the second phase, planning, often with disastrous results.

How To Avoid Losing Money As Your Local Currency Keeps Depreciating
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Have you lost money because your local currency depreciated against major currencies? What is your hedging strategy?

If live in a developing country and invest in local investments instruments, you will agree that devaluation of local currencies is by far the number one reason why most good projects do not yield returns promised by promoters and fund managers.

How to Avoid the Worst Mistakes

Investing is about taking risks, and when you do that, you’re entitled to expect a return that’s commensurate with the level of risk you take. But if you’re not careful, your own mistakes can prevent you from achieving the return that should be yours.

Retirement Investing For The Independent Contractor

Hi Ulli,
Thanks for offering your knowledge to help WebProNews readers out! Here’s my question:
I work for a small family owned company. Although I have worked here for over a year and work a 40 hour week, I am not hired as an “employee” because they can’t afford to offer me any sort of benefits yet. I am an “independent contractor” for them and file my taxes as such. Because of this, I do not have a 401K and need to start investing for my future in ways other then my savings account! My salary is 55K per year. What are my options and what do you suggest? Thanks for your help!

Boosting the ROI on Your Investment in People – Part 1

More and more, technical executives and managers are challenged to measure and improve the ROI on projects and infrastructure investments.

Protect Your Time Investment

If you’re tired of feeling tired, take heart. While we can’t add more hours in our day (that’s actually a blessing!) we can get much smarter about using the time we have. You are probably already familiar with the popular concepts of time management that encourage you to determine your values and set priorities. These are helpful ideas and the right place to start. But after you’ve learned these tools, you’ll probably discover an age old wisdom when it comes to practicing them.

Ulli Niemann Answers Investing Questions

Ulli Niemann will answer all types of investment questions, like “what kind of an IRA should I choose? How can I find an Investment Advisor? What type of mutual funds should I pick? How can I avoid being financially devastated by the bear market? How can I avoid some of the broker garbage fees?”

How to MROI (Maximize Return on Investment) in Your Marketing

MROI means Maximizing Return on Investment. How do you do this in marketing? Track, measure, analyze, strategize. Get the data and massage it when you plan your marketing strategy. Here are some questions you should be able to answer.

How to find an Investment Advisor

Do you think you need an Investment Advisor? Hold on before you answer because this is sort of a trick question. Also, I am definitely biased because I am an Investment Advisor. Nonetheless, I think I can assist you in looking at this issue in a way that will serve you.

Find a Methodology and Minimize Investment Madness

There are many reasons to be investing these days, and too much opportunity to not have your money working for you. However, I believe the majority of people dread having to deal with investment matters, and tend to jump into purchases and then hold their breath hoping for the best. After a long day at work and taking care of the family, it’s hard to get excited about reading up on your 401(k) options, Morningstar ratings and fund performances.

Business Investment or Divine Intervention: Understanding Angel Investors

You’ve already gone to friends and family for help. You know your company doesn’t qualify for a bank loan. And it’s too early for venture capital. So what’s an entrepreneur to do? Start looking for an angel investor. Angel investors — private individuals who invest their own money in companies — fund more companies at an earlier stage with more dollars than any other kind of capital.

The Criteria That Determines Your Property Investment Success

In order to satisfy your Investment Objectives you will need to set certain Buying Criteria – against which you will rate each and every investment you undertake.

Again, these Criteria are ranked in what has (over the years) become accepted as being their relative importance, for making a sound property investment.

Quick 5 Day No Investment Money Maker

In a quick hurry to get some cash for the holidays?

Here’s my simple plan that can put cash in your hand in under a week without spending a dime!

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