Category: Buy and Sell

Dear Monty column: Ten tips to buy or sell your home during COVID – Business – The Hays Daily News

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.


Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home come spring. We have noticed surging home sales across the U.S., so we know home sellers are active in the market, even with COVID. We want to be prepared to show our home considering COVID. What should we do when a prospect wants to see our home?


Monty’s Answer: Even after eight months of the pandemic, the public has conflicting views about COVID. There are multiple reasons for the confusion. It is a very contagious virus that draws attention from the media, and COVID

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5 tried-and-true tips for buying and selling domain names for profit

Find your treasure

This article was originally published on Aug. 5, 2015, and was updated on Dec. 3, 2018, and Sept. 11, 2019.

Buying and selling domain names is an exciting adventure that for some seems to conjure up images of finding hidden pirate treasure or guessing the winning combination on the next Powerball. Stories abound of domains that were purchased for $8 dollars 15 years ago being sold today for millions. Of course, that leads the more adventurous of us to wonder, “How can I do that?”

Well, the ocean is big. Your likelihood of cashing in on the

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How to buy and sell fitness equipment amid COVID-19

Kyle Bennett’s beat-up, 10-year-old Giant Faith mountain bike sat in his garage unused for months. The industrial designer from Santa Cruz paid $450 for it a year before and had thoroughly thrashed it. So he put it up for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

In one hour, his post got 60 replies.

Perhaps even more surprising? His asking price was $600.

“The bike was gone in two hours,” he says. “A guy drove 100 miles and handed me cash, with no bargaining. But if I’d been patient, I easily could have gotten $1,000 for it. People were bidding. In the pandemic,

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How the Pros Decide When to Buy, Sell, or Hold Stock

A broker often needs to make a snap decision to buy, sell, or hold a stock. There’s no time to consult stock analysts, interview management, or read lengthy research reports. But a quick glance at some key information can lead to a good decision made under pressure. 

Say a company just released a press release about its quarterly report. Skip over the filler and look for some of these key facts.

Key Takeaways

  • Look for growing sales and whether the growth suggests longevity versus the reflection of a one-time boon. 
  • Improving margins is usually a sign that a company
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How to Buy and Sell Options Without Making a Fool of Yourself

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Anytime nonprofessional investors are part of a major investment trend, Wall Street’s commentariat warns that surging stock prices will soon fall from grace faster than Jerry Falwell Jr. But what really annoys them are the masses horning in on the action.

Sneering at the newly minted Robinhood and Reddit hordes trading options on stocks like


(ticker: AAPL),

Peloton Interactive

(PTON), and


(MSFT) doesn’t do anyone any good. I prefer to share some tips on how best to play the game.

Consider this an options trader’s primer aimed at helping the increasing number of

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