Is it a Good Idea to Buy Cheap Stocks?

When you decide to start investing in stocks and shares, but you don’t have a great deal of money to spend, you might ask yourself whether splashing out on low-price securities is a good idea. After all, there are a lot of horror stories out there about stocks under 5 dollars, and penny trading that can make it difficult to decide what you should do with your cash. The good news is that cheap stocks aren’t necessarily bad for value. Sometimes, you really can make money by seeking out a high-quality investment and getting in on the ground-floor of a business. The trouble is that a lot of people struggle to see the benefits in things like buying penny stocks, because they’re so caught-up in stories about scams and dangerous trading methods.

Buying Cheap Stocks, the Safe Way

Cheap stocks aren’t inherently dangerous, just as penny stocks aren’t going to necessarily be the source of the next big trading floor scam. The price of a share isn’t the only thing that you should consider when you’re spending your money – but it’s often the factor that most people pay the most attention to. The truth is, if you want to keep yourself safe while investing in cheaper stocks, all you need to do is make sure that you’re taking the right precautions.

For instance, like with any investment, make sure you spend some time researching your options and learning everything you can about the company that you want to invest with. Doing your research and finding out whatever you can about the person who runs the company and the successes or failures that they’ve had in the past will help you to see whether the asset is a good deal or not.

Another way to protect yourself from potentially dangerous stocks is to make sure that you always trade with an exchange that’s regulated and supported by the FSE. Rather than opting for shady environments like the Pink Sheets or OTC Bulletin board because they’re cheap, focus on getting stocks only from authentic locations, like the NYSE.

Show Caution in your Investments

Investing in low-priced stocks can be an excellent way to take advantage of new opportunities and diversify your portfolio. Like any other investment opportunity, all you need to do is take the time to ensure that you’re choosing your investments wisely. Build a strategy for how you’re going to buy and sell shares -just as you would in any other market and stick by your plan. Additionally, recognize that it may be worth working with a professional broker if you’re not sure about how to make the most of your low-cost investments.

Some brokers are more capable of offering assistance when it comes to things like tracking down cheap investment options than others. If you can take the time to talk to a professional about your options and do plenty of research before you go shopping for stocks and shares, then you’ll be far less likely to make a dangerous decision with your cash. Investing in cheap shares doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems.

Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil Join Forces For “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time” Summer Tour

POISON, CHEAP TRICK AND POP EVIL
JOIN FORCES FOR “POISON…NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME 2018” U.S. SUMMER TOUR
STARTING MAY 18 IN IRVINE, CA
TICKETS ON-SALE STARTING FEBRUARY 9 AND 10

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 6, 2018) — Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, CA at Five Points Amphitheatre.

Check out this video to learn more about the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour here:

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at PoisonOfficial.com for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.CheapTrick.com. POP EVIL will also be offering VIP meet & greets at PopEvilVIP.com. For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit Livenation.com.

The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!”

“POISON is a just great American Rock and Roll Band,” declares Bob Roux, President of U.S. Concerts, Live Nation. “Along with CHEAP TRICK, this show is going to be Nothing But A Good Time – The Full Tilt Party of the Summer. POISON and CHEAP TRICK always deliver the goods.”

Rick Nielsen, CHEAP TRICK (lead guitar) proclaims, “Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!”

While POP EVIL singer Leigh Kakaty concludes, “This summer is going to be an exciting one for POP EVIL, that’s for sure! What a fantastic opportunity to bring our live show across the country on the big stage with such legends like POISON and CHEAP TRICK.”

Check out the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour at any of the following stops.

DATE CITY VENUE

Fri 5/18 Irvine, CA Five Points Amphitheatre
* Sat 5/19 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
* Sun 5/20 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
Tue 5/22 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 5/23 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Fri 5/25 Kansas City, KS Sprint Center
* Sat 5/26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thu 5/31 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre
* Sat 6/2 Dallas, TX Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
* Sun 6/3 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
* Tue 6/5 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Thu 6/7 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
* Fri 6/8 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
* Sat 6/9 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
* Sun 6/10 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
* Tue 6/12 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed 6/13 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheatre
Thu 6/14 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre
Fri 6/15 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
* Sun 6/17 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 6/19 Toronto, ONT. The Budweiser Stage
* Thu 6/21 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Fri 6/22 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
* Sat 6/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 6/24 Allentown, PA PPL Center

* POISON, CHEAP TRICK, to be announced

Foreigner, Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham tour set to launch July 11th in Syracuse, NY

FOREIGNER, CHEAP TRICK AND JASON BONHAM TOUR SET TO LAUNCH
JULY 11th IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 13 AT LIVENATION.COM
FOREIGNER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE MAY 5th
FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, is turning 40 this year and they’re bringing their friends along for the year-long celebration.
First up is a mammoth worldwide tour, set to launch in Syracuse, NY on July 11th. For the US shows presented by Live Nation, Foreigner will be alongside Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album — and special guest Jason Bonham who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 13, 2017 at www.livenation.com.
To coincide with the tour, FOREIGNER–Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)– will be releasing a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty FOREIGNER tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Cant Slow Down,” “Too Late,” and the Top 20 AC hit “When It Comes To Love.” The album also features two new songs, “The Flame Still Burns,” and “Give My Life For Love,” a brand new song by Jones. Rhino is kicking off a year-long catalog promotion with the January 24th picture disc release of Head Games.
Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
Recent albums like Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard’s recently released “Greatest of All Time” listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 – 2/3/16).
Check out the tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on the band’s official website. Fans can check out livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news.
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Tue Jul 11
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater
Thu Jul 13
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 14
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sat Jul 15
Hershey, PA
Giant Center
Mon Jul 17
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Tue Jul 18
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Thu Jul 20
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Jul 21
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat Jul 22
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue Jul 25
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 26
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri Jul 28
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater
Sun Jul 30
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 01
West Palm Beach, FL
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Wed Aug 02
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 05
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
Sun Aug 06
Raleigh, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Tue Aug 08
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Wed Aug 09
Chicago, IL
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Fri Aug 11
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Aug 12
Burgettstown, PA
KeyBank Pavilion
Sun Aug 13
Noblesville, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Tue Aug 15
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Wed Aug 16
Maryland Heights, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
Sat Aug 19
Woodlands, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun Aug 20
Austin, TX
austin360 Amphitheater
Wed Aug 23
Albuquerque, NM***
Isleta Amphitheater
Thu Aug 24
Phoenix, AZ***
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat Aug 26
West Valley City, UT***
USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 29
Chula Vista, CA***
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed Aug 30
Los Angeles, CA***
Greek Theatre
Fri Sep 01
Marysville, CA***
Toyota Amphitheater
Sat Sep 02
Mountain View, CA***
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Sep 04
Morrison, CO***
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 08
Ridgefield, WA***
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat Sep 09
Auburn, WA***
White River Amphitheatre
*** Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not on this date
Additional dates and support to be announced

Film Review “Cheap Thrills”

Starring: Pat Healy, Sara Paxton and David Koechner
Directed By: E.L. Katz
Rated: R
Running Time: 85 minutes
Drafthouse Films

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I don’t know about you, but the most I’ve spent on a bottle of liquor is $35 and that was on sale. Imagine spending $300 for a bottle of tequila and silencing the waitress’ doubts that you can afford it by flipping out five Benjamins with a quick flip from your pocket (tip included). That’s exactly the kind of money Colin (Koechner) has to spend and that’s barely a drop in the bucket to his unforeseen amounts of wealth.

Our story isn’t about Colin, it’s about Craig (Healy). Despite being in a happy marriage, Craig is quickly and quietly down on his luck. As soon as he steps outside his apartment, he finds an eviction notice on his door. Even as he arrives to his job as a grease monkey, his boss calmly tells him that the company is downsizing and his name was on the chopping block. Instead of going home and telling his wife that he’s now unemployed and they will soon be out on the street, he decides a night at the bar with his friend Vince (Ethan Embry) would be better. That’s when they meet Colin and his wife Violet (Paxton). They’re celebrating her birthday by making $50 bets and soon want to include them in on the fun.

What kind of fun? Colin tells Craig and Vince that the first one to get the depressed looking female at the bar to slap them across the face, gets $200. Vince is game, but Craig is not. On to a strip club where one of them can now go slap a stripper’s rear end for a couple hundred. Vince is game, but Craig is still not. When they’re chased out, Craig is the one who is picked up by the scruff of his shirt by a bouncer and asked if he’s the one who touched the stripper. Colin in the heat of the moment says, “I’ll give you $500 if you hit him first.” After a night of watching a total stranger shell out money like a deranged Secret Santa and seeing his buddy cheerfully take every bet and make his wallet fatter, Colin gives in. He’s not the strongest looking guy so his meager punch is quickly responded with one knockout blow from our beefcake security guard.

As the night progresses, so does the severity and corrupt nature of the bets, but as the money stakes progress, Colin and Vince can’t help but become competitive. As Craig points out in the movie, we’ve already seen hundreds, if not thousands compete in degrading reality TV competitions, that sometimes involve the consumption of horse genitalia, for the almighty dollar. We also can’t forget that history has taught us that men have done worse for far less. Craig and Violet are a couple that Marquis de Sade would have idolized and wished he had written about. While Violet is the obvious reciprocator of watching these increasingly lewd, sexual, violent acts that Colin and Vince do, Craig is the cuckold husband who is the financial means to an end. Although the narrative is lacking and depraved set-ups are sometimes wasted, this is still a devilishly fun watch.

“Cheap Thrills” shows how insane our characters are willing to go for a quick buck while silently whispering in the audiences ear, “How far would you go?” Our society still divides itself over what is morally right and wrong for some easy cash. Companies will still cut safety corners to save a dime while people will gladly lineup for the next season of bug eating or starvation on “Survivor”. So I ask myself…would I punch the bouncer of a strip club in the face for $500 with the repercussion being a solid blow to my own? Make it $2,000 to help cover the cost of potentially losing my dental crown and you got yourself a deal.

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