Consign Your Way to Fashion

I have on multiple occasions sorted through my closet to find, dresses, pants, tops, shoes and bags that I have neglected or have no use for anymore. The vintage clothing that we have horded over the many years of styles is becoming overwhelming and now is just cluttering your closet. It’s extremely hard to part ways with or throw away any of our classic pieces in our wardrobe. Instead of throwing away or giving away these precious clothes that have unfortunately become useless to your every day style these days. So the solution to this major problem is to use consignment shops instead of just throwing away your clothes that you spend your hard earned money on. Consignment shops allow you to get rid of your old fashions and sells then to new customers to add to their fashion collection, and you receive a portion of the sale.

1. Plato’s closet

Plato’s closet is a consignment shop that focuses mainly on buying, teen or young adult apparel from you. Plato’s closet accepts a good majority of both young men and young women clothing. Since they cannot accept every piece of clothing you brought in, one of Plato’s associates will search through your clothes to see what things are stylish, in good condition, appropriate for Plato’s customers. During this time, they encourage you to look around and find new buys for very cheap prices. Once they are done, sorting through the clothes you want to sell, they show you what Plato’s can accept at that time and then offer you a portion of price.

2. Clothes Mentor

Clothes Mentor is a great consignment shop to sell your unwanted clothing to. Clothes Mentor is concentrated on buying more business attire, woman like clothing. The Clothes Mentor associate searches through your clothes to sell and selects the pieces that they believe will be appealing to the sophisticated woman customers and the pieces that will sell in the Clothes Mentor store within a short period of time. Then while you browse through the already stuffed store of discounted gently used clothes they are trying to sell, the associate comes up with an offer of what they can and cannot accept. They then offer you a set portion of the amount of money that they believe they can sell your clothes for.

3. Castaways Consignment Shop

Castaway’s Consignment is a quaint little consignment shop in Washington, Illinois. So Castaway’s is not as big as Plato’s Closet or clothes mentor or a worldwide, well know consignment shop, but it should be. Castaway’s smaller shop buys and sells a variety of young woman and older woman clothing. I feel that at Castaways they tend to go through your clothes you want to sell in front of you, and explain why they can and cannot accept these particular pieces of clothing. Castaways is unique in the fact that they wait to make sure they are guaranteed to sell your clothes, before you get a portion of the sale.

Creating a New Appearance With Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is constantly growing in its popularity level. Also known medically as augmentation mammaplasty, this operation has been performed on a routine basis throughout the United States for the past 30 years. The implants of today offer more superior results than the ones from years gone by.

According to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of getting implants increased by as much as 40 percent between the years 2000 and 2010. Every year in the nation, approximately 300,000 females undergo this cosmetic procedure to enlarge their bosom. Most are pleased with the results and would recommend the procedure to others.

Not all women decide to get breast augmentation for the same reasons. There may be different issues that a patient wishes to correct with her body. Some ladies want larger breasts that nature did not give them, while others have a chest that is not shaped in the manner that they would like it to be (i.e. too flat or pointy).

There are other reasons as well. Some women have breasts that did not develop correctly, while others may experience asymmetry and feel self-conscious as a result of that. Volume can be lost from the tissues following pregnancy, breastfeeding or loss of weight. This can motivate a woman to want to get a breast augmentation procedure. Those with a figure that is heavier on the bottom may desire this operation because it will provide them with more of an hourglass figure that is balanced out in a more proportional fashion.

Getting breast implants will not only improve your appearance, but it will also help to improve your self-image and will increase your self-esteem and level of self-confidence. It will also make you feel more comfortable in your own skin. If you do not like the look of your bosom when you get dressed or look in a mirror, the breast augmentation procedure can help you to look better and feel better!

You may have more than one cosmetic issue that is bringing you down. If there are areas of your body that are drooping or sagging, you may be able to have other procedures performed at the same time as the implant surgery. If you are looking for a total reshaping and contouring of your body and not just a new look with your top half, liposuction or a tummy tuck may be operations that you could have carried out at the same time.

These concerns and issues will have to be discussed in detail with the doctor who will be performing your breast augmentation. There are some patients who, for any number of reasons, may be good candidates for implants, but would not be able to have other work done on them during the same surgery time slot.

“The Women of Mormondom:” A Tell-All About the Adam-God Doctrine Venerated by the Mormon Church

Most Christian people unschooled in Mormon doctrinal history, who are currently being taught LDS doctrine by the full-time Mormon missionaries (those 58,000 some-odd young men and women who wear suits and ties and modest dresses, with badges identifying them as elders and sisters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and by the millions of older part-time men and women called ward missionaries, don’t realize what went on in the Salt Lake Utah Valley from 1851 to around 1900; that is, the religious culture of the Mormon people, the god that they worshiped, and the detailed theology surrounding that worship. To be perfectly honest, some of those full-time and ward missionaries ignorantly don’t have any idea about correct Mormon history. The changing doctrines established by the first founding prophet of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, from 1830 to 1844, were declared by Smith to be continuing revelations from his god, and thus were rendered by him as cannon scripture (the mind, will, and voice of the Mormon lord). You see, after Joseph Smith was lynched and killed by his detractors in Carthage, Illinois in 1844, Brigham Young, the second prophet, seer, and revelator of the Mormon Church, led the primary component of the multi-splintered LDS Church from Nauvoo, Illinois west to the Salt Lake Valley in order to practice, in virtual isolation, the religion given to them by Joseph Smith. Yet, Young took with him, from Nauvoo, thousands of former Christians who had come from all over the world to follow what they thought were the commandments of Jesus Christ.

This essay is concerned with, and focused on, the primary theological doctrine practiced by the rank-and-file Mormon people, which, in its original form, was concocted, and verbally rendered, by Joseph Smith before his death; and which was expanded by Brigham Young into a formal written cannon doctrine that was placed, in 1877, as a liturgy into the Mormon temple rite in the St. George Mormon Temple. The problem that arose at the advent of the 20th Century, some 23 years after the death of Brigham Young, was that this precious Mormon doctrine was totally unchristian in theology and, thus, a detriment to the false pretensions of the Mormon Church before the American Christian world that Mormonism was a Christian religion. This was during the time that Utah was being considered for annexation as a U.S. state. You see, all of the 20th Century Mormon prophets, seers, and revelators, who have comprised the First Presidency (the presiding Mormon prophet and his two apostle counselors) and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the second ruling body of Mormon General Authorities), have denied, and currently deny, that Brigham Young, as a presiding prophet of the Mormon Church for nearly 32 years, proclaimed, as the Adam-God Doctrine, that Adam, of the Garden of Eden, and Eve, his wife, were the heavenly father-god and the mother-goddess that procreated the spirits of all the men and women who were born, are being born, and will be born into mortality. Moreover, one of the 20th Century’s presiding prophets, and presidents of the LDS Church, Spencer W. Kimball, called the person who concocted the Adam-God Doctrine a heretic and, more or less, damned him (Brigham Young) to perdition in one of his LDS General Conference addresses in 1984. Nonetheless, since the year 1995 the Internet has opened-up a virtual library of 19th Century Mormon doctrinal history to the world, which was deliberately hidden by the Mormon Church from the eyes of the Christian world for the greater part of the 20th Century.

Most non-fiction books written by authors are intended to, either, extol, define, or denigrate certain ideas and cultures, and the people who advocated or opposed them. Biographies are written to explain the facts surrounding peoples’ lives, and books of history are written to explore the facts surrounding events that have shaped particular societies. Most biographies are written after the people, about whom they concern, are dead. Take, for instance, the original biography of George Washington, by the author Weems. This historical collection of facts about George Washington has always, since its publication, been regarded as essentially correct; though certain details about Washington’s youth have been debated as to their complete correctness. Essentially all books that have been written about particular 17th, 18th, and 19th Century cultures, extolling them during the time that they existed, have been regarded by most historians as factually correct, especially if the presiding figures of those cultures put their seals of approval on the books. As such, the most revealing written work describing the theological doctrines of the Mormon Church, as the Mormon people practiced their religion in the theocratic Utah Valley under the thumb of the presiding Mormon Prophet, Brigham Young, from 1851 until around 1877, was a book written in 1877, by Edward W. Tullidge, which was reviewed and blessed by Brigham Young before its publication, and dedicated to the second General President of the LDS Relief Society, Eliza R. Snow. Its title is “The Women of Mormondom.” Approximately five hundred copies of the book were printed between 1877 and 1900, but very few of them remain in existence today because, in 1907, the presiding Mormon prophet, Joseph F. Smith, ordered that all copies of the book, in the possession of faithful Mormons in Utah and Idaho, be burned in order to destroy the existing written evidence of the Mormon culture surrounding the Adam-God Doctrine. Most of the faithful true-blue Mormons complied with Smith’s order, which left only a scant few copies of the book remaining; those possessed by libraries and collectors around the world. Fortunately, the book can still be requested and obtained via inter-library loan by those individuals desiring to read it.

As I write this essay, I have, on my desk, a second, 1965, reprinted copy of “The Women of Mormondom,” (obtained from the Lovejoy library of Southern Illinois University) to which I am referring. Of all the people who eventually read this essay, I sincerely hope that it reaches the eyes of Marcus B. Nash, a member of the Mormon First Quorum of the Seventy, the body of Mormon General Authorities who are not prophets, seers, and revelators; but full-time men who do the official bidding of the presiding Mormon prophet and his twelve apostles. I knew Nash pretty well when he was a Mormon stake president in the Lynnwood, Washington Stake for a number of years, before he was made a Mormon general authority. On numerous occasions, I talked with him about Mormon doctrine. You see, it was during the year 1999 that the Lord Jesus made very clear to me the heinous heresies of Mormon theology and the doctrine arising from it; and it was in early 2000 that I made this officially known to Stake President Marcus Nash in a conference that I had alone with him, and only him.

I am sure that Nash distinctly recalls the occasion at the Mountlake Terrace, Washington Chapel, when I showed him detailed evidence, from a meticulously compiled book of Mormon doctrinal history written by Mormon historian Fred Collier, that Brigham Young, as a presiding prophet of the LDS Church, placed the Adam-God doctrine, in a written liturgy, into the Mormon temple rite as cannon scripture in the St. George Temple in 1877, just before his death. Nash, then an attorney (a graduate of the Brigham Young University Law School), just looked at me, like he already knew that what I was saying was fact, and said in a monotone, “You can’t be sure that’s the truth.” I remember responding, “It’s as much historical fact as the fact that Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.” Nash, for whom I had recently served as a ward mission leader of the Mountlake Terrace Ward, got up without saying anything else and walked toward the door of the small room in which we were sitting; but before he left he turned around and said, “You know, spouting stuff like that can cause you to lose your membership in the Church. I’d advise you to remain quiet about what you believe is fact.” About a week later, I was curtly, and unexpectedly summoned into the office of the Mountlake Terrace Ward Bishop, Kim Juritch, and bluntly told not to talk to any of the ward members about the Adam-God Doctrine, which I had mentioned to Marcus Nash. Juretich said, at that time, that my membership in the Church was on the line.

Tullidge’s book, “The Woman of Mormondom,” has a very ornate black and white picture of Eliza R. Snow on its second page. Snow was the second General President of the Mormon Relief Society, the official church auxiliary to which all faithful Mormon women belonged, and still belong, and was made the celestial (heavenly) polygamous wife of Joseph Smith (by proxy in the Mormon temple) before her death. Tullidge wrote his book dedicated to the task of revealing how the Mormon women of the Salt Lake, Utah Valley, both wives and unmarried spinsters (like Eliza R. Snow), were dedicated to the theological doctrines pronounced as cannon scripture, and the will, mind, and voice of the Mormon god, by Mormon Prophet Brigham Young. Further, yet, is the preeminent realization that the basic theology of the Adam-God Doctrine came not from Brigham Young, but from his mentor and teacher, Joseph Smith. On pages 13-14 of his book, Tullidge wrote:

“The oracle of this last grand truth of woman’s divinity and of her eternal Mother (Eve) as the partner with the Father (Adam) in the creation of the worlds, is none other than the Mormon Church. It was revealed in the glorious theology of Joseph (Smith), and established by Brigham (Young) in the vast patriarchal system which he has made firm as the foundations of the earth, by proclaiming Adam as our Father and God. The Father is first in name and order, but the Mother is with him, these twain, one from the beginning.”

The fact that Eliza R. Snow and Brigham Young, both, blessed his book and its contents before it was published indicate that they fully endorsed what Tullidge published as theological fact about the Adam-God Doctrine, and the other history, doctrine, and cultural practices of the 19th Century Mormon Church mentioned in the book. Tullidge’s book reveals the facts about the 49 year practice of the Adam-God Doctrine by the rank-and-file Mormon Church before and after the death of Brigham Young, with the same unadulterated veracity that Parson Weems wrote, in 1800, the biographical “The life of Washington.” This book is a complete vindication for the Mormon scholars and historians who were accused of blasphemy, and of teaching false doctrine, by the Mormon Church hierarchy. The Salt Lake Mormon leaders vilified and excommunicated any Mormon historian who publicly, and correctly, stated the doctrinal history of the Mormon Church and its intricate practice of the Adam-God Doctrine in its temple rite until around 1907. Yet, the attempts by the Mormon Church authoritarians to eviscerate, and rewrite, the cult’s own 19th Century history has, since 1990, backfired, and has clearly shown the world, especially since the advent of the Internet, that Mormon doctrine has, since 1830, been only a convolution of changeable uninspired man-made ordinances and rules, and not the word of an almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, and changeless God, everlasting to everlasting.

In “The Women of Mormondom,” on page 180, Tullidge writes, “Adam is our Father and our God. He is the God of the earth.” So says Brigham Young. Adam is the great archangel of this creation. He is Michael. He is the Ancient of Days. He is the father of our elder brother, Jesus Christ-the father of him who shall come as Messiah to reign. He is the father of the spirits as well as the tabernacles of the sons and daughters of man, Adam!”

You see, Mormons believed, and many still believe, that Adam was resurrected prior to Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Further, on page 179, Tullidge continues. “Michael (another name for Adam) was a celestial, resurrected being, of another world.” You see, Joseph Smith taught, and Brigham Young expanded, the Mormon doctrine that ordinary mortal men can become gods, with a capital G, after they are resurrected, and that Adam was an ordinary mortal man who lived on in another previous world, on an earth somewhere in the cosmos, who was resurrected and made into a god, with a capital G. Brigham Young taught that Adam was not created, but came about biologically by being born in ordinary mortal fashion. On page 180, Tullidge continues. “Adam was not made out of a lump of clay, as we make a brick, nor was Eve taken as a rib -a bone– from his side. They came by generation (biological reproduction)… ” Through the time that Brigham Young advanced the Adam-God Doctrine, he preached the principles of the Doctrine in discourses pronounced during LDS General Conference. When the context of Tullidge’s words are examined and studied in “The Women of Mormondom,” the context of what Brigham Young said in the following segment of an April 9, 1852 General Conference address is totally understandable:

“When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Spirit. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family… However, I have told you the truth as far as I have gone… Jesus our elder brother was begotten in the flesh by the same character who was in the garden of Eden and who is our Father in heaven. Now, let all who hear these doctrines pause before they make light of them, or treat them with indifference, for they will prove their salvation or damnation.”

To understand that Edward Tullidge also, himself, fully believed the Adam-God Doctrine will assist the reader in realizing that he was writing what was the predominant theological belief among the Mormons (Latter-day Saints) in the Salt Lake Valley and among the British Mormons in 1877. On page 196, Tullidge wrote:

“When Brigham Young proclaimed to the nations that Adam was out Father and God, and Eve, his partner, the Mother of a world-both in a mortal and celestial sense-he made the most important revelation ever oracled to the race since the days of Adam himself.”

Tullidge makes plain the Mormon doctrine of the heavenly mother-goddess, who Eliza R. Snow immortalized in her song-poem, “O My Father.” As Brigham Young declared, “A race cannot be spiritually procreated without both a Father-god and a Mother-goddess. On page 197, in his book, Tullidge exclaims, “Thus opened creation, and the womb of everlasting motherhood throbbed with divine ecstasy. We shall prefer Brigham’s expounding of the dark passages of Genesis. Our first parents were not made up like mortal bricks. They came to be the Mother and Father of a new creation of souls.”

The worshiping of a Mother-goddess in heaven is an implicit part of Mormon theological doctrine that underscores the basic eternal rule that a Mormon man cannot become a god, with a capital G, but by adhering to, and obeying, all of the commandments of Mormonism, and that the celestial sexual relationship between a Mormon exalted-man god, with a capital G, and his wife, or wives, to whom he is sealed by power of the Mormon priesthood, and with whom he shares the priesthood power, is the only way procreation of spirit children, and the shaping of worlds through preexisting matter, can be accomplished. You see, a Mormon god, with a capital G, has no power to create, but only transform something preexisting through a partnership with his goddess-wife. Tullidge, on page 195, calls the doctrine of goddess-motherhood the “Trinity of Motherhood, or the celestial Masonry of Womanhood, and states that, “The book of patriarchal theology is full of conceptions. Like the star-bespangled heavens-like the eternities which it mantles-is that wonderful theology.” Regarding Eliza R. Snow’s own proclamation of the doctrine of the worship and veneration of the goddess-mother of this world, Eve, Tullidge, on page 190, writes, “It was of such a theme that “Sister Eliza” sang; and with such a theme her hymn of invocation to our Father and Mother in heaven soon made the saints familiar in every land. Let us somewhat further expound the theme of this hymn, which our poetess (Eliza) could not fully embody in the simple form of verse. God the Father, and God the Mother stand, in the grand preexisting view as the origin and center of the spirits of all the generations of mortals who had been entabernacled on this earth.”

The relegation of Jesus to Adam and Eve, the Father and Mother in heaven is clearly understood in Tullidge’s explication of basic Mormon theology spawned by Joseph Smith, expanded and clarified by Brigham Young, and worshiped and venerated by all of the Mormons who accepted the temple doctrines expressed by liturgy, during and after 1877, in what Brigham Young entitled the “Lecture before the Veil.” This was basic Mormon theological doctrine that all Mormon men and women, who aspired to be gods and goddesses, had to accept by swearing fidelity and allegiance to the secrets of the Mormon temple. As a further evidence of the truthful and factual writing of Edward W. Tullidge, in his book, “The Women of Mormondom,” the complete explication of the “Lecture at the Veil,” the composite Adam-God Doctrine, which was placed into the Mormon temple rite by Brigham Young in 1877, may be found in its entirety in the 1979 book compiled by Fred C. Collier, “Unpublished Revelations of the Prophets and Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Volume 1, Part 75.” The original document, handwritten by N. John Nuttal, Brigham Young’s private secretary, in February 1877, from the spoken words of Brigham Young, was placed in the vault, or safe, of the St. George LDS Temple in 1877, and it has remained there unto the present day; unless it has been destroyed by order of a presiding Mormon prophet, since 1877, to eviscerate evidence that might be subpoenaed by a court of law to prove that the Adam-God Doctrine was, indeed, regarded as holy Mormon doctrine and scripture in the Mormon temple.

Therefore, there is no doubt that the book, “The Women of Mormondom” was intended by Edward Tullidge to encapsulate, and to expound, the polytheistic patriarchal theology of Mormonism and to extol what Brigham Young had revealed as the mind, the word, and the voice of the Mormon lord, and the power of the Mormon god unto salvation, according to the cannon scripture found in the book of LDS scripture known as the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 68, verse 4. The book was also to extol Eliza R. Snow and her dedication to the Adam-God Doctrine through her poetry, songs, and other good works. The ever-changing face of Mormonism, therefore, cogently illustrates that what was once, in the 19th Century, sacred LDS doctrine, was pragmatically changed by the Mormon hierarchy to be regarded as heresy in the 20th Century and to be, on the surface, denied as fundamental Mormon theology. This pragmatic change was, however, intended not as an evisceration of the doctrines of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, but only as a deceptive smoke-screen to manipulate Christians into believing that Mormons worship the Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, which they don’t. The Mormons wanted, in a manner of speaking, to have their cake and eat it, too; but historical facts and the essence of truth cannot be hidden very long without the pretenders being detected. Those converts to Mormonism will eventually discover through their own research efforts, or being informed by an essay such as this, what the Mormons believed as theological doctrine during the 19th Century, and what they did to hide it from mainstream Christianity during the 20th Century. Thereafter, they will have to decide whether they will continue to serve the false gods of Mormonism or turn away from them and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Savior of the world, the one God and master of the universe. I hope that Mormon Marcus Nash will eventually be one of these people.

The proof, they say, is in the pudding. This simply means that the taste of a resulting pudding, created from a variety of, supposedly, good ingredients, will determine whether it is fit for consumption. Jesus said that a fountain of water can not bring forth, both, bitter and sweet water. A good tree will also produce good fruit, not fruit that is not good to eat. The Lord Jesus used these examples to illustrate what the Apostle Paul would say later, in different words, in the Book of Galations, the first chapter. Paul said, in paraphrase, that if any other teacher, or proclaimed prophet, teaches any other Gospel than the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, found in the holy scriptures written and delivered by the Apostles of Jesus, as found in the Holy Bible, let that teacher, prophet, or whoever, be accursed. That is, you turn away from the false teaching and cleave unto the words of life spoken by Jesus and his true Apostles. Let the Lord do the accursing.

There are so many of those false gospels in the world today, and Mormonism is, but, one of them. But because I know what it is, and how it’s false doctrines took it took me away from my Lord Jesus for over 30 years, I want others to know what I know. And that is that Jesus is truly alive, and that the Holy Spirit is ever ready to reveal the power of Christ’s precious saving blood to the mind, and heart, of man. I pray that all who read this essay will allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth of Jesus’ holy Gospel to them, and accept the Savior and follow him throughout their lives.

Fashion Clothing For Women

Women of every background have one thing in common: they love their clothes. Ask any woman, no matter their financial situation, if they have any spare room in their closet, the answer is most likely a resounding “No”. Fashion designers know this little caveat as well. Whether they are famous enough to have their own line of clothing like Vera Wang, or are still working for the discount chain’s store brand, these designers have a true knack for getting the right fashions to the stores at the right time. This is because being fashion forward is more than following trends; it is setting them in the first place.

Today’s fashionista’s have more and more to choose from when it comes to styles and brands. And it certainly does not hurt that the stores cater to every whim and fancy of the current time! A middle-class woman in Peoria, Illinois can walk into her local big chain discount store and spend about $70 on a whole new outfit – including accessories and shoes, and come out looking almost as sharp as her upper-class friend who went that corner store in the mall and spent $700 for her own duds. There will be differences to be sure, quality of the craftsmanship for one, long lasting for another. But if the two women were to meet at their local coffee shop for a chat, it is unlikely that any heads would turn their way pointing out any real differences between the two friends.

This is because of today’s high emphasis on fashion for women. Something else that designers must think about is comfort. The more relaxed styles and desire for comfort have caused a great number of designers to think differently when it comes to women’s fashion. These trends are not new either. Comfort for working women is especially essential. Women who are either on their feet for hours on end and still expected to look their best can get very uncomfortable in clothes that are not made for long wear. Like support hose or yikes – girdles! Even those trendy shoes that must have been invented by a very angry man are like walking on stilts all day long. Four inch heels might look great, but to the working woman, they are sheer torture. Head to foot comfort fashion has become a necessity for working women like never before.

Why? Women are more conscientious of their health nowadays compared to the days when looks were absolutely everything and ones care and creature comforts took the back burner. That footwear is both comfortable and fashionable is now the norm. So are things like 18-hour bras that keep a woman in place while not digging into her skin, causing her to feel as if she is being crushed by a ten-foot python. Even women’s girdles have undergone drastic changes since they were first introduced in the middle-ages. Good-bye snaps and laces, hello sleekness and fabric that holds a woman in while still allowing her to breathe.

Bottom line? Women’s fashion today meets the needs of women of all body types, financial situations, ethnic backgrounds, and cultures, all while not ruining her body or her wallet!

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Shares Intelligently

Practically everyone takes a flawed approach to buying stocks. So, practically everyone ends up with a rotten loss-making portfolio.

So here’s a beginner’s (or for that matter, even an expert’s) list of dos and don’ts…

But remember… you have to do lots of “donkey” work to become a successful “bull” on the stock markets. You must also have monumental patience and play stocks with a long-term perspective. Hoping to multiply money in quick time is a definite recipe for disaster.

1. First and foremost, you have to understand and appreciate that when you are buying stocks you are NOT buying some symbols on the screen. Instead, you are buying an underlying business. You are becoming a partner in that business. Therefore, you share its profits and its losses. That is why the term… shareholder.

2. It is but obvious that you have to buy sunrise businesses. If the products and services of any industry are not in demand, it would be foolhardy to become a partner in such businesses.

3. However, quite often, two companies in the “same industry” follow diametrically opposite paths… one profitable and the other losing money. The answer to this oddity lies in the quality of entrepreneurship. Good managements make good businesses. Bad managements fail frequently. Backing proven managers is, therefore, the most sacrosanct and inviolable principle of investing in stocks.

4. Sometimes even good managements and good businesses go through tough times. Therefore, apart from ascertaining that the company is running a good business and managed by a good team, you have to ensure that it makes good sales and earns good profits. Never invest in a loss-making company, unless you see strong signs of a turnaround in the near future.

5. Operational performance is one part of the story. The other significant aspect is its financial foundation. All businesses have to withstand the vagaries of the economy. For example, too much debt may not be an issue during good times. But it can seriously threaten even the existence of the company when economic conditions turn bleak. As such, strong balance sheets always make a dependable choice.

6. Wait… a company with excellent business, excellent management, excellent financial strength and excellent profits, is not the green signal to cut your cheque. No. There is one more critical parameter – its market price. If the price is too high relative to its underlying valuation, even excellent shares will not make money for you. A reasonable PEG ratio determines a reasonable stock to buy.

This is the safe, sensible and steady approach to buying shares. It would surely give you a lot more winners than losers. And, to succeed you don’t need ALL the players to do well. A few good performances, backed by at least average play from others will definitely win you most matches.

Buying Shares – Tips For Beating The Stock Market

In the present uncertain economic climate, many investors are wary of investing in the stock market. Some are even asking whether they should stop buying shares, and invest in items that are traditionally viewed as less risky, such as gold or government bonds. While it is true that investing in stocks and shares is risky at the moment, it should be remembered that such risk always exists, even in the middle of a stock market boom. There is no reason why the astute private investor cannot buy shares today and secure a handsome return overall in the long term, and this article offers tips on how to achieve that.

It is important to say that profit can’t be guaranteed on individual share purchases. For a variety of reasons – wider market conditions, global recession, issues specific to the company or group in question – it can happen that the price of a stock falls below the level at which it was purchased, and stays there. In this case, a classic strategy by small investors is to hang on to the stock until they can receive how much they paid out. This is wrong, as it can lead to an investment tied up long term in a moribund stock: it would be much better to sell at a loss and invest in shares that are likely to rise and make a healthy profit, over and above the money originally paid out. When buying shares it pays not to be too inflexible in strategy, but to be open to opportunities to make money, even at the risk of taking a temporary loss.

When buying shares initially, or when selecting which shares to buy, research is the key to avoiding losses. Never buy on a whim: always thoroughly research all of the issues surrounding any purchase. There are a number of different areas it is essential to research.

The first is to conduct general research on the stock market as a whole. Is the recent market trend for shares to rise or fall in price? Are any sectors performing better than others? Will any recent national or international events affect the performance of the market as a whole, or of individual sectors? All of these can determine which types of shares may be ripe for purchase. Places to research this information can be national newspapers and magazines, financial and political websites, and publications and websites particular to the stock markets themselves.

Once a sector or even individual company worthy of investment has been selected, then the relevant sector of the economy must be researched. Who are the big players? What are the trends in that sector? Is any new technology imminent that will change how the sector operates, bringing in new companies? Are any companies in danger of failing, and if so what is the cause? An effective analysis of these factors is of great use in finding a company to invest in whose stocks are undervalued and likely to rise. Sources of information can be trade magazines and websites, trade association publications, specialist scientific/technical magazines, and the usual financial publications and sites.

Finally, once a company has been selected it must be researched in detail before shares are purchased. What is the company’s trading record over the last five, ten or even twenty years? Is it profitable? Are there any potential threats to its income? Are there any new innovations it is developing that could boost income? How does it perform in relation to comparable companies in the same sector? All of these factors must be researched in detail before a decision is made to buy shares: a large amount of money could be lost if any corners are cut.

So it can be seen that many factors can influence the decision on which shares to purchase. Here are some key points to remember:

Be prepared to make a loss on individual stocks to ensure long term profits.
Never buy stocks and shares on a whim.
Research the stock market as a whole. What sectors are ripe for investment?
Research the target sector. Which companies’ share prices are undervalued compared to their potential?
Research the target company in detail. Are there any hidden problems? How does it compare to the rest of the sector?

Buying Shares

There are two different ways you can purchase shares; the first is from the actual company right when the shares are first being offered. This is when the company is trying to raise money by offering out shares to be bought by the public. The second way is to buy shares from other investors through the share market.

Before buying shares, you will probably need your funds available, as this will be required by most firms when buying shares of stock. In addition, you should also set up a trading account before trading as most brokers require this. Shares are always bought through stockbrokers, so before you start buying stock shares, you’ll need to find a stock broker.

There are many different types of brokers, some deal over the phone, some use post, and many use online services. Online dealing is the cheapest and most brokers use that nowadays. When choosing a broker, make sure that they are suited to fit your specific trading requirements, and that they provide you with quality information and quick execution when buying and selling stocks. Also, they should be well versed on the markets available and the different costs of services and shares.

When buying shares, many people like to do their own research on which shares to buy, they educated themselves and research on certain shares and then make well informed decisions on which ones to buy. People who do this will only need a broker to execute the actual act of buying the shares; these brokers are called execution-only brokers. These brokers will not provide you with any types of advice on which shares to buy, because the decision is yours, they’re only job is to buy or sell the shares for you. They may, however, offer a variety of different types of research tools and online tools to help get a background on the market.

The second type of share buying service is called the Rolls Royce service. These brokers will offer you a large amount of advice, they will help you to form trading strategies and try their best to suit your personal financial plan. These brokers will also help to advice you on buying shares and help monitor your investments, although the final decision rest on the client. There are some broker services however, which enable a broker to buy or sell different shares without having to ask for approval from the client. To do this, one must have a high amount of trust in the skills of the broker, this service can also prove to be very expensive as it is very highly tailored to the individual and require a lot of research from the broker.

For those who are very new to the market, you may need a broker that can help to advise you on which shares to buy or sell. Execution-only brokers are much cheaper services, however, and some brokers will not accept you as an advisory client unless you have a large amount of money to invest.

Shares Trading – How to Buy Shares

A share is defined in the world of finance as a unit of account for various financial instruments including stocks, mutual funds, limited partnerships, and REIT’s (Real Estate Investment Trust). In the English language the use of the word share to refer solely to stocks is very common and it has come to be synonymous with the word stock itself.

In laymen terms, a share or stock is a document issued by a company that entitles its holder to part ownership in the company. A share can be issued by a company or may be purchased from the stock market via a stock broker. We often hear the term “dividend” in the news media but people new to share trading can be sometimes be confused as to what exactly a dividend is. Dividends are payments made by a corporation to its shareholders. It is the portion of profits that the company has earned paid out to shareholders. Corporations can either re-invest their profits in the business, or pay profits out to the shareholders as a dividend. Often times, corporations will retain a portion of their earnings and pay the remainder as a dividend.

Dividends are one reason why share trading is so popular amongst investors and traders. If the company you own shares in makes a profit and pays out a dividend, you will earn the dividend and still hold your share position. If you choose to sell your shares you will make a capital gain in addition to the dividends you have earned over the years, a capital gain is the money you gain if your shares have increased in value since the time of purchase. However, it is also possible to incur a capital loss if you sell your shares at a price below what you bought them for. Proper research before buying shares in a company is crucial; if you find a company with good long-term growth prospects you can reap the benefits of increasing capital gains while simultaneously collecting dividend pay outs.

Buying shares is very easy today with ease of access that the internet has brought about. There are a few different ways in which to buy shares however, some people prefer to use a stock broker, this is a person or a firm that trades on behalf of the client, you tell them what you want to invest in and they will issue the buy or sell order. A full service stock broker will provide various services, at a fee, some of these services include investment research advice, tax planning, and retirement planning. There are also discount brokers who will allow you to buy and sell shares at a low rate but don’t provide any investment advice. Finally, for people who do not need or want assistance from an actual stock broker there are online brokers that allow you to buy and sell shares entirely over the internet with no need for a human stock broker.

Share trading has exploded in popularity recently with the advent of wireless internet and ever expanding Wi-Fi “hot spots”. It is entirely possible to now buy and sell shares in a company over certain cell phones that are internet enabled. For most retail traders and investors who spend the time to do a little extra research on shares of companies they are interested in buying, share trading is very lucrative and is a great way to diversify your finances. Share trading allows people to participate in all kinds of sectors, brands, and services. The ease and simplicity of internet share trading has made it possible for anyone who is interested in buying shares to do so.

Buying Shares – A Simple Share Buying Strategy

Have you been wanting to buy some shares but haven’t been sure when to take that leap? Taking the leap to buy shares can be hard to judge. So when do you buy into the market? It can be especially difficult for you if you are new to share trading. I think it is always a good idea to watch your chosen share for at least a week, maybe even a month if possible before deciding when to buy your chosen share. If you can stretch the watching out to the month it will be worthwhile as you will have a better idea of how the share works, and what price would be fair to buy the share at. If you wait much longer than the month you may miss an ideal buying opportunity.

This strategy is simple to execute and will ensure that you’ve bought at a fair price, it may not be the best price to buy the share but it will be fair. So here is a simple share buying strategy that you can use anytime regardless of how the market is tracking.

Divide the purchase of your chosen share into three parts. You will be buying your shares at three different prices. When buying shares this way it doesn’t matter when you get into the market, as it will even out the purchase price of your shares. If after your first share purchase the market goes up you have gotten you first share purchase at a discount, if it goes down then your next share purchase will be at a discount.

So while this may not guarantee that you will buy your shares at the best price it will give you an even buy every time. It doesn’t matter whether the stock market is bullish, bearish or even neutral you will have a high price, a low price and a price somewhere in the middle.

Tip: Set up a watch list

If your not sure what shares you would like to purchase set up a watch list of five to ten shares that you are interested in and watch how they perform. Most trading platforms will allow you to do this free of charge.

One Last Tip: Check the last five days

The Australian Stock Exchange website gives you the details of the last 5 days closing prices, high & low prices. It’s a great way to review where the share has been and if there are any trends. Most other stock exchange websites should be able to provide you with the same information.

Buying Shares Online

Post, telephone or online are just some of the media used to purchase and sell shares. These days however, people are taking more interest in buying shares online because it is the cheapest, fastest and most convenient way of dealing shares. Internet share dealing is considered as “execution only” which can be described as a system in which it is up to a broker who carries out instructions on your dealing like selling and buying shares online.

Some companies who offer internet share services, the activities are done in real time so that the client, in this case, you, are aware of the stock prices that you are paying for. There are many companies, however, that bundle up buying shares online, and most of them choose to trade during the end of the business day when the costs are down.

In and online share purchase, yours will most likely be a nominee account, which pertains to accounts held by another person for a beneficial owner. It is usually held by a stockbroker on your behalf. This is way your name won’t appear on the company’s register. However, since you are not registered, you will not receive company reports and any other perks associated to registered accounts. All the activities will involve a broker who will charge an agreed upon fee per stock that you buy and sell.

One important thing to remember when buying shares online is to always compare prices on the board. It will be towards your benefit to inquire about the current prices for basic trade and services applicable to those who trade daily called frequent trader service. There may be extra service fees like the cost of ISA wrappers that are self-selecting. Being familiar with these rates will help you become aware of the going fees and will also help you avoid hidden costs being attached at times when the offer is suspiciously low.

Buying shares online have gained wide popularity over the years because of the convenience it offers. For people who are busy and do not have the time to update, buying shares online is the best option for them. Aside from convenience, the internet offers numerous options in companies offering online share trading, this way; an interested buyer or seller can compare companies and what they have to offer.

There are many resources one can find on the internet regarding buying shares online. One of the most reputable companies that offer offline and online share trading is TD Waterhouse which is based in UK. The company offers convenient and inexpensive options for share dealing services and regular trading as well.

Learning the ropes of buying shares online is basically uncomplicated and easy even for those who do not have the experience. The rates are much lower than that of a broker who will buy and sell stocks for you, so you save more money which you can then use to buy more shares. Buying shares online is the most practical way when it comes to share trading.