Entertainment Stocks


Considered as one of the best stocks out there, the world of media and entertainment is a big money industry as well and that’s why investing on such stocks can be a rewarding return for one’s investments.

To explain further about the field, media channels are connected to one another in different ways and even in the connection, the money flow is massive.

 Let’s say a company is in needs of promotion. This company will consult an advertising expert of an advertising agency and dish out the possible campaigns that are available. Note that a campaign can cost up to millions of dollars depending on what kind of advertising material is needed, also the duration counts. A slot on a media channel can cost up to thousands of dollars and multiply that in a month that can reach up to millions already. That’s how money plays a huge role in a media company. Advertising is the heart of the media company.

Also, a company has partners that resort to direct advertising which means that they don’t have to consult agencies and with that said; they negotiate directly with the media channel for a possible slot or two – for a fee of course.

The Kinds of Media and Entertainment Companies


Advertising Agencies – These are the most important company in the field for they provide the management, materials and correlations of one media company to client company. Advertising agencies like aforementioned is the heart of the media because without them, the media world wouldn’t function as well as the other fields does.

The Media – The media has three different channels: the television, radio and the print media but now another channel is coming in the scene and that is the social media. A media company can have all channels depending on their competencies but some has just television or radio. The print media can be stand alone as well. These are the publishing house that place ads on printed materials such as books, magazines and newspapers.

The Music Industry – Recording labels are also huge companies in the stock market. Artist who produces music can be seasonal however. Music production may not be as fast as generating new products but the demand of a certain artist’s album can be a hit to the charts. Whether singles, albums, digital or hardbound copies, Music is always in demand.

The Film Industry – There are a lot of high grossing film companies. Low-budgeted films or yearlong production, film sales are always high depending on the content and story line of course. Celebrity’s fame can count as a factor on sales as well. The more known the artist is, the more customers it can real in.

The media industry often changes in style as the year of technology improves. Technology companies are also great partners of the media corporations as they provide enhancements for the materials they air on live television or any other media resources. With all that going on, it is a great investment to place on for the media never sleeps, it keeps going on and on and that can be the result of your returns: it will keep on improving.

Currently, the best stock performance is Netflix as the company keeps its track on a rise. As for social media, the best is Facebook who similarly keeps gaining good performances as a stock.

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Fashion and Clothing Stocks


There are a lot of stocks available for you to trade in and to know its nature and background of business is quite of a helpful move for a starting trader. Stock varies from gaming companies, food businesses, media industries and so on and so forth and we’ll take a closer look with each one but now, we’ll focus on the fashionable world of stocks.

The volatile stocks of fashion haven’t been as trendy as others to most of the investors. Like the aforementioned adjective, it is volatile which means that it can be very risky.  Although some of the investors are devoted to their fashion brands meaning that whatever happens, they will invest on it. It is not advisable if it’s not an educated investment even if it’s the brand that you personally adore.

In order to have a successful investment in the fashion industry, you should always stay updated to the fashion season, meaning that you should invest when it’s trendy. Like you should always look out for fashion weeks, spring-summer fashion shows and fall-winter shows and read the reviews about the arts that they put up and how they will be marketable which will depend on reviews.

If the stock has a local store, it is advisable to have a personal visit and browse the array of products that are displayed, further analyzing the material, quality and the overall design of each piece displayed. Not only that, you should also check if the marketing campaign for the products are well executed that consumers wouldn’t have a hard time buying the stocks because they’re already well invested to the product mentally.

Then, you need to go research about the trading history of a particular stock. Here you can see that if one is performing well, it is going to be a good stock to invest with. However, fashion and clothing line aren’t as stable as the other stocks but that doesn’t mean that losing is prevalent. There are a number of good fashion stocks that are well seasoned for today’s time. Example is Under Armour which is an active wear company that has been on a continuing growth over the past months. Nike places second before UA as another stock that has been performing amazingly well. Both are well known sportswear companies but not to worry for those who are still invested in other types of fashion as the former Project Runway judge’s company: Michael Kors is also a trending stock, placing fourth overall behind the said two sports brands. Lululemon is also a sports brand trailing at third.


It may be as luxurious as it sounds but fashion and clothing stocks are needed to be studied before investing for they are not stable stocks like others. However, if you really do love your fashion line, it won’t hurt to help them grow by investing on it but keep in mind that it is your money that is at risk and you can lose them if you won’t play it well.

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Stock Splits


A stock split is a company movement that raises the amount of the exceptional corporal shares by apportioning every segment, which then moderates its value in turn.

The psychology behind such operation is that when a stock goes up, its price goes up as well that may play on the psychology of the investor. They might think that it’s too high to afford. With that said, a company might lose investors rather than gaining more. It’s a possibility. So by taking a stock split into action can make a stock fluid; it makes a stock gain more liquidity. As a result, a stock might gain more shares in the process.

Some may claim that performing a stock split can be bad so a company planning to do so must be cautious of the things that can occur. A reverse stock split can always happen.

Reverse split is a kind of split when a company attempts to decrease its amount of outstanding shares and every share price goes up consequently. It can be a doubtful scenario for investments because, yes it’s a split and it’s a good move but reverse split has its consequences.

Reverse split is often used to buff up prices since they’re on a rise anyway due to the split. Action such so is done to prevent prices from falling down to its price range. If a company comes to a conclusion to do such action then a company is problematic in terms of keeping its price range.

If a company ends up doing a stock split, consider doing a research before investing.

Again, stock split can be good for investors – well just some.  Stock split can serve as a sign that a stock is progressing positively. Hence, if a progressing stock split is done by a company, it is a signal that a stock is worth buying. It even gathers smaller investors who at first cannot afford to buy stocks.

Stock splits is a good sign or signal that a buy must be done but relying on that alone is never enough, a research must always be done.

A gift to some as they claim but Stock splits aren’t just a present you get for Christmas. It is much more of a green light signal when you’re in an intersection for it signals you to go and buy the said stock but again, you must know the road you’re taking for you to not get lost and lose in the process.

 So there we have it! That’s a brief background about Stock Splits – a natural phenomenon of a company on a rise. Want more? Subscribe and follow away for more write ups like this that can potentially help you in the long run. Trade12Basics waits for you.

Selecting The Perfect Broker


Choosing the perfect broker is as important as your money for this is the company that will be responsible for your development in the trading scene. It is because you need a total support from the firm because if you’re new, you might struggle. Asking for help or consulting a broker wouldn’t hurt at all. In fact, they will guide you and produce a rewarding result in the long term.

Doing Research

Research is essential when selecting a broker. In this way, you’ll get to know how trust worthy or just plainly worthy the company is in holding your funds for your investments.

  • First thing you should consider is how much advertisement it has around the web or just around. In this way, you will know how trust worthy it is. They can provide you more details in the process as well.
  • Look for brokers around your area so that you wouldn’t have a hard time going to their office just in case some matters persist.
  • When looking for a broker online. Do consider small things such as copies and designs. Like aforementioned, even the amount of ads or website linking to it matters. It boosts its trustworthiness.
  • If there are a lot of good brokers out there, better make a list of those who you would consider. In the end, you can compare one from another or pick maybe two that you can try out.
  • Having a friend who is already an investor can help you with the research. You can ask him for some recommendation on to which broker can provide the best guidance from your research. If he recommends a broker outside your list, do consider it still. Although you will have to research about it as well.

The Broker


How do brokers work? There some things that you should know about them as well: about how they work, how they function as a business and as a company. Here are some of the qualities that you should be looking.

  • It can be considered that a broker is a good broker if it offers classes, trainings and other programs that can train a new investors mind about the market. This will boost one’s trading skills and can help him on the latter when problems or other phenomenon comes.
  • Research about the trainings or programs that are presented. Find out if they’re relevant, helpful and applicable for you.
  • Do another research about their routine. On how they do their trades and handle clients, you will have to know this because this explains how their nature of work plays out.
  • Look for reviews. This is probably one of the best options you should do when doing a research. Here you can find their history, if they’re legit and if they’re worth trusting your money with.

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Qualities of a Good Broker

If you’re a starting broker, you’ll probably look up some of the best success stories out there but what do they have as a whole? What makes them such a good broker? Well for you to become one, you need to put your feet in their shoes and acquire the following qualities to attain your own success story as well.


A successful broker is a competitive broker. Having the competitive spirit is a good way to build up your momentum as a broker. You would want to set your focus to the only goal of winning money.

A competitive broker is a risk-taking broker. Investing on stock maybe stereotyped as gambling in a way where the more you invest, the more return that you get. But don’t get me wrong, stock trading is not gambling because of the fact that you invest money to let the company have more vast financial capabilities that’ll be allotted for their development.

A risk-taking broker is a confident broker. Inexperience wouldn’t be the main problem at all. You just need to be brave and confident in every direction and decision that you do. Well it is okay to think about it but be sure that whatever you do, how much confidence it takes, you should have a concrete support as to why you came to such decision.

A confident broker is a smart broker. Even if you’re new to everything, you should at least have a basic knowledge about trading. It won’t hurt to spend most of your time doing research on stocks, how-to’s, strategies and charts. In the end, it will be rewarding for you having these matters in your mind for they will help you in the latter.

A smart broker is a professional broker.  Even in the midst of a loss, a broker keeps his professionalism and maintains his cool no matter what happens. One must think of what to do next rather than why did this happen although sometimes it is okay to ask yourself that but to dwell on it on a long term process is not a good thing.

A professional broker can be a successful broker. It can be you! With the right mentality and mindset on how you choose, decide or plan your every action, you can be the next success story in the trading scene. Be the model that you are destined to be.

So there we have it, those are some of the things that should be kept in mind when thinking about how you’re going to put yourself in the trading scene. Like what you read? Stay updated by subscribing.Trade12basics  waits for you.


Natural Logistics That Affects Trade


  • Natural Resources – Some business rely on the natural resources of a country. Stuff like oil, fruits, stones or natural minerals are used as a raw material to a product that a company manufactures. So how does it affect it? The production of merchandises can depend on the natural material itself. For example, if a farm did not harvest enough pineapple, there wouldn’t be enough stocks for pineapple juices. The price might rice in the process: a simple supply and demand situation.
  • Geographical Location – Every country on earth is vast and diverse. The geographical composition of each country differs from one another like from every biome to every sea that a country holds. Again, there are a lot of factors here alone. First is the narrowness which holds the range of a country, then the weather that can affect the growth of natural resources and a possible factor of the inhabitants of the location that can affect everything.
  • Human Workforce – As mentioned earlier, the inhabitants alone can be a factor but the actions matter too. What the people do to the resources can play a part on certain products than can put a positive or negative effect on a company’s performance. Example is a fashion line which is dependent of animal skin is halted to manufacture such products or do such heinous act due to some certain law that prohibits killing animals for fashion.
  • Economic Performance – this can be under the
    1. Inflation – If a state’s inflation frequency upsurges comparative to the nations with which it trades, its contemporary justification will be anticipated to reduce, supplementary effects being equivalent.
    2. Political Laws – Laws regarding international interactions, exports and imports can play on a country’s performance.
    3. Profits – A company’s overall performance can play a major role in trading. Let’s say a company is doing well and this will attract foreign investors around and the country will do well if so.
    4. Imports and Exports – Performance on international supply and demand always have a major effect on the trading market. If the market’s demand on a company’s product is high, the company’s performance will climb up.
    5. Exchange Rates – This is more on the forex trade where a trader depends on a country’s currency.
    6. International Affiliates – Buyers and firms in that country will most prospectively have more acquisitions to new properties ultramarine which is due to greatly confined inflation, while the nation’s distributes to further countries will weaken.


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Having A Professional Mindset


Being professional is pretty much a basic thing every investor should know. It’s about staying positive at most times without leaving, thinking or doing anything negative. This is pretty much a continuation to the other article about what mindset you should have when facing a loss. Here, it’s the general thought that whatever happens, you should stay professional.


Putting it in to some situations: Let’s say your finance manager had done something unforgivable. Well maybe not let’s use that word if ever you’re planning, just some mistake that he or she had done.  You wouldn’t want to curse him and he wouldn’t want that to. Of course, you might want to pull out some explanation but try not to hurt the person and still give him or her same respect that both parties deserve.

In another story, again: what if you face a loss? You might feel sad or bad or just plain emotional which is a big no-no. Take a deep breathe, analyze and make a rebound. Don’t blame anyone or anything but sometimes it is okay to just know what’s the reason but what’s important is whatever happens, you should continue thinking what to do next and not swimming in the misery of your loss.

If ever you’re psychologically easy-to-anger type of person, it’s okay and it’s a natural human phenomenon to be so but just remember to don’t spend time throwing anger around, you always need to think how to solve a problem when it comes.

Another one, you should respect other players or just everyone in general. If you want respect then give the same respect that they give to you as a fellow trader. No matter if it’s the manager of a broker or just a representative, remember to keep your personal issues to yourself and talk about what just matters and that alone with due respect to the one you’re talking.

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