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Old 09-01-2006, 02:32 PM
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I know the mantra is to invest in your business, but if you're keeping yourself growing at a measured pace rather than throw all profits into reinvestment, you can find yourself with a pool of liquid assets that are doing squat just sitting in most business accounts.

In such instances it's worth considering investing directly onto financial stock markets with short-medium-long term outlooks, depending on how much you want to invest and with what goals. After all, a 5 year savings plan can be reinvested back into the business during that time.

Of course, ask your accountant to make sure you know your tax situation and whether it would even be a viable option for your funds, but if you do look at doing so then here's a few decent forums to ask questions about investing and investments (copied from my blog rather than link to it and be perceived as spam):

1. MoneyTec

A forum covering all aspects of investments and investing. A number of the forums are closed to public viewing, though, so you’ll have to join to see if any of these are useful for you.

http://www.moneytec.com/forums/index.php

2. Forex Factory

Forex factory - as the name suggests - focuses on foreign exchange, so-called “forex”. Be aware that forex is one of the high risk/gain investment areas, so tread very carefully in making forex investment decisions.

http://www.forexfactory.com/forexforum/

3. Motley Fool

One of the biggest money and investment sites out there, but unfortunately it’s not free to surf their forums without signing up for a free membership. Not ideal in terms of accessibility, but probably worth a look anyway.

http://boards.fool.com/Index.aspx?source=LN

4. Silicon Investor

Another custom forum, that has more in common with Usenet Newsgroups than vbulletin/phpbb, etc, but again, if you’re looking for information you may find something useful here.

http://www.siliconinvestor.com/

5. Trade2Win

Another pretty big vbulletin forum, and one of the biggest here, Trade2Win has a very comprehensive set of discussion boards, but you’ll also have to register to read the threads.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/index.php

6. Finance Markets boards

One of the smallest forums listed here, but with an emphasis on investing from a UK perspective, it covers an interesting niche.

http://www.financemarkets.co.uk/boards/

7. TalkStock

This one looks a bit too much like Usenet groups in that there seems to be little moderating in play here, but again, I figure a resource is a resource, and it may prove useful if you look.

http://talkstock.com/

8. StockHouse

Stockhouse has two sets of forums - free public use ones, and private member only forums. Both seem fairly well used on what seems an otherwise busy investors site.

http://www.stockhouse.com/bullboards/

9. Market Forum

Another site that looks like Usenet, except that instead of a lot of spam, you get a lot of ads posted as messages. Once you navigate past those, some interesting discussions to be read.

http://www.marketforum.com/

10. Superior Investor

The sloppy presentation hides an otherwise active and interesting investment forum, which has some interesting regular posters covering general investment topics.

http://www.superiorinvestor.net
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:13 AM
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I used to really like the Motley Fool, but although there are some people on the forums very knowledgable, I think TMF have gone far too much down the route of trying to generate revenue. My mailbox is full of stuff from them and I find some of the articles written by their people to be very misleading.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:08 PM
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^ cosign....
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:57 PM
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Are we talking about investors willing to invest in business opportunities or investors who want to invest into the market?
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:25 PM
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do we know of any forums for the introduction of private investors to these kind of business opportunities
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CrushedGrape
I used to really like the Motley Fool, but although there are some people on the forums very knowledgable, I think TMF have gone far too much down the route of trying to generate revenue. My mailbox is full of stuff from them and I find some of the articles written by their people to be very misleading.
I agree. Many of their articles are very well-written and informative. I love just searching for random articles, even on things I know just for another perspective. Of course, with such information readily available, it's no wonder they are trying to capitalize on it. It just sucks from a customers perspective.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:30 PM
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I realize this thread was started with an semi-advertisement... but I think the posting makes or at least hints at an important point...

Business owners, just for diversification reasons, need to have wealth stored someplace other than their business. That's too risky.

I think, actually, that it makes really good sense ( for financial planning as well as asset protection reasons) to store that wealth in retirement accounts where it basically can't be touched. I.e., in many states, even if you go bankrupt or your business folds, creditors can't get to your IRA, 401(k), etc.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:53 PM
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I believe we must not limit ourselves to just doing business. I would invest my profits to investment vehicles like stocks or mutual funds so my money will grow faster. Diversification is the key to success.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:03 PM
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Thanks for the information and collection of investment blogs.

I think diversifying revenue-generating processes is a great idea, I think many small businesses however may need interupted access to liquid assets and be unable to manage funds this way.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:29 AM
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This issue we should explore each other
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