Investing Archive

The Case against Managed Mutual Funds

Most mutual funds are managed, which is to say there is a human being who is tracking the fund and making buying and selling decisions all of the time. Some mutual funds are more actively …

Investing Bonds vs Bond Funds

Those that are interested in investing in some sort of a bond, which is generally considered one of the safest means of investment, should consider investing in a bond fund. While they operate around the …

When to Invest in American Depository Receipts

American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are derivative securities which allow US residents to invest in foreign companies without the risk and expense of purchasing the stock on a foreign stock exchange. Through ADRs the stock of non-US companies trade …

Vanguard Life Strategy Funds

When it comes to investing your hard earned money into mutual funds, Vanguard is one of the best companies out there to help you do so. On top of being one of the biggest names …

Investing Municipal Bonds

Heard of triple tax exempt and want to rush to getting some munis?Not so fast!Munis low yield may badly hurt performance of many popular types of accounts and individual investments.So what are they?Who might get …

Diversifying your Risk in the Stock Market

Diversifying your risk in the stock market Investments in the stock markets usually give much higher returns than any other form of investments. But it is also associated with higher potential risk than any other …

Mutual Funds 101

The choices available to new investors can be very overwhelming. This can lead them to just give up and not invest at all. The financial industry noticed this and invented a way to limit the …

Comparing Stocks and Shares

In a nutshell, not all shares are stocks, but all stocks are shares. Similarly by analogy, not all fruits are apples, but all apples are fruits. To explain further, stocks represent a numerical share of …

Cities where Home Prices are Rising again

In the past couple of years, home prices plunged in all the major cities of the United States along with many other cities around the world. According to The S&P/Case-Shiller report, both 20-city composite and …

Investing in Industrial Companies

In this article, you will find techniques to invest in industrial companies. One of the first things you need to do before investing is to save enough money to invest. You need to have money …

Microsoft to Gain from the Smart Phone Market

Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) carries a long tradition. The company serves as a leading software developer with a diverse product and service portfolio. It operates through five business segments, namely, Windows & …

Tips for Finding Real Estate Deals

Real estate has become big investment and pays off in many cases better than alternative investment portfolios, and in a more transparent manner, in that the amount you stand to gain depends on your own …

Pros and Cons of Fundamental Index Funds

Fundamental index funds are not like other funds. Most index funds are capitalization weighted. That is, companies with a larger market capitalization take up a larger share of their portfolios. Market capitalization is the number …

High Credit Rating Bonds

Bonds are issued by organizations and municipalities to raise money when they need to implement new services, build new structures, or add to their educational curriculum. Not all these, however, are high credit rated bonds. …

How to Save for a Rainy Day

For people on a tight budget, saving any amount of money might seem to be nearly impossible. However, saving some money from our income is essential, as one never knows when disaster may strike, and …

Buying Foreclosures the Flip Houses Guide

Buying low and selling high is the key phrase with real estate purchased for the purpose of flipping. The most important part of that phrase is “buying low”. With a foreclosure there are three times …

Investing Mistakes to Avoid

Surprisingly, investors often make the same mistakes. It is even more surprising to find out even veteran investors often repeat the same mistakes over and over again. It is hard to resist our human nature …

Getting Started in the Stock Market

The stock market is an interesting outlet with unlimited possibilities. If you are thinking about getting your feet wet in the stock market, you are taking a risk that could lead to the ultimate goal, …

Guide to the best Mutual Funds

Instead of providing you with very broad generic answers about the “Guide to the Best Mutual Funds”, I will tell you how I personally have achieved above average results over time. This is not an …

How to Invest during a Recession

The strategy for financial investing during a recession is different than in a bull market. Extra caution must be taken when the market slumps, even if an investor profiles as a high risk client. Through …

Potential Financial Investments in the UK

There is some variety of potential financial investments in the UK. If you are an investor interested in potential financial investments then these are a few that may be of some interest. Isa savings account: The …

The Perfect Realtor for you

How to find the perfect realtor may mean finding the perfect realtor for you. There are realtors and then there are ‘realtors’. How perfect they are or will prove to be may depend upon your …

How to Choose an Index Fund

Index funds are one of the better solutions for investors who are willing to wait for long term growth, but don’t want to pay constant attention to the individual nuances of their portfolio. Index funds …

How do i Invest

It is true that you need a certain amount of money to invest. However, you don’t need to be a millionaire to be successful at investing. In fact, most investors are not millionaires. But, they …

How to Chose the right Mutual Fund

Mutual funds are a great investment tool. There is an ocean full of mutual funds out there and it could be tough to pick out the right one. It needs to be said that before …

General Motors

The word “change” is inextricably entwined with the historical realities of the present political and economic climate in the United States. Witness: In July of 2008, Roland Jones of msn.com ran a story describing General …

Corporate Types of Bonds

A bond is an interest-bearing negotiable instrument payable on the maturity date by the issuer. Corporate bonds are issued by corporate legal entities to borrow money for expenditures arising from business expansion. Corporate bonds are …

Why Bonds Fluctuate in value

Bonds fluctuate in value primarily because interest rates fluctuate. When the bond is a direct obligation of the U. S. Government, interest rate fluctuation is the only reason for its fluctuation in value. We all …

Investing 101 in your 20s

Speculative stocks should be paramount for an investor in their twenty’s. Twenty somethings have the graces of youth and many years left to work.This is why they have the ability to get themselves going when …

What is a Surety Bond

Surety bonds are a mechanism that protect individuals and businesses from certain kinds of work or service related performance problems. For example, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) surety bonds on contracts are like …

Tips for Avoiding a Loaded Mutual Fund

Loaded mutual funds are one of the worst investment ideas available. Essentially a loaded mutual fund is one that requires that you pay a commission to be part of the fund. You either have a …

Decoding the 1031 Exchange

The 1031 Exchange is a structured property sale whereby a taxpayer (including not only individuals, but partnerships and corporations) involved may defer the payment of a capital gains tax by exchanging one parcel of property …

How the Stock Market Works

Getting started in the stock market is like the beginning of a great and terrible journey, like ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ or ‘2001’. What seems like such a simple proposition can become as grand as …

How to Double Investments in a Month

Here is on sure-fire way to double your investments in 30 days or less. Please pay attention. If you have $1000 worth of Disney stocks right now, you can call your broker and tell him …

Investing in Gold or Silver

There is a continuous debate about whether gold and silver are a good investment. In difficult economic times precious metals tend to increase in popularity, and therefore in price, because they are more stable in …

How to Determine a Companys Solvency

Investing in a company is a big decision that needs to be backed up by certain financial principles. Solvency of a company is one such principle derived through several mathematical calculations. It is defined as …

Forex Pipturbo Pipturbo Review

Well by now if you have gone through one or two of these articles you have a pretty good grasp on forex auto-traders and what they can possibly do for you. The next step is …