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Questions Consider Before Investing

3 Questions to Carefully Consider Before Investing

Before investing in mutual funds, stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, or anything else, it’s important that you’ve carefully considered the following 3 questions. Do you have the means to invest? Do you truly have a willingness to invest? Do you really know how to invest wisely and effectively? If you don’t have a satisfactory answer for each of these questions then […]

What Are Index Funds - Index Funds Vs Mutual Funds

What Are Index Funds? Index Funds Vs. Mutual Funds

You may consider them boring, but index funds are low-cost, low-maintenance funds designed to grow wealth at a slow and steady pace. An index fund is a type of mutual fund that tracks the price fluctuations of larger indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. Putting your money in an index fund is a […]

Best Brokerage Firms

Best Brokerage Firms

The internet has changed the game for stock trading, as it is now possible for the casual investor to trade stocks without the need for a personal stock broker. Do-it-yourself investing is here to stay. The problem is wading through the many discount online stock brokers to find the best. While the long-established and well-respected […]

Target Date Funds

Target Date Funds: Will Your Funds Hit Their Target?

A Target Date fund is a type of investment, usually a mutual fund, that is designed to provide a simple investment solution through a portfolio in which the investing strategies become more conservative as the target date (usually retirement) approaches. Target Date funds have become increasingly popular with 401(k) plan investors and managers. While many people appreciate the […]

Short Term Vs Long Term Capital Gains

Short Term vs Long Term Capital Gains

When you make money on an investment, it is called a capital gain. Here in the U.S., we are taxed on capital gains. It is worth noting, though, that you aren’t taxed on the gain until you actually realize it. That is, you aren’t taxed until you sell and the investment earnings are yours. When you sell […]

How Do Mutual Funds Work

How Do Mutual Funds Work

So how do mutual funds work? Well, mutual funds are a type of communal investment that gathers money together from numerous different investors to purchase stocks, bonds, and other securities on a larger scale than what an individual investor could afford independently. When you contribute money to a mutual fund, you get a stake in […]

Financial Risk Tolerance vs. Emotional Risk Tolerance

Financial Risk Tolerance vs. Emotional Risk Tolerance

One of the terms that you might have heard when you are getting ready to invest is “risk tolerance.” As you might imagine, this term refers to the amount of risk you can handle when you invest. As you evaluate potential investments, it’s a good idea to take some time to review your risk tolerance. For the […]

Stock Valuation – How To Value A Company

Stock Valuation – The Relationship Between A Company’s Stock Price and Cash In another article titled Companies To Invest In, I made the point that, at its core, a well-run company is simply a money making machine. That concept – that the value of a company is ultimately tied to cash – is one of the […]

Companies To Invest In – 3 Principles To Follow

Investing means giving up some of your money now with the expectation of getting even more money in return in the future. Did you catch that? Money. Investing is about money. The bottom line when it comes to investing in stock (or anything else for that matter) is that you want a company that can […]