Investing

Investing is the art and science of making your money work for you. Here you can find articles that cover various aspects of investing, including: investing in stocks mutual funds, ETFs, and bonds, asset allocation, diversification, and more — excluding the specific are of real estate investing. Additionally, check out related articles in these sections: savings, financial planning, and real estate and homeownership.

Investing is a subsection of asset management.

Are Bonds and Bond Funds Safe Investments?

Are Bonds and Bond Funds Safe Investments?

When we build an investment portfolio it should include a mix of higher risk securities as well as safer investments. This usually divides the portfolio neatly between stocks and bonds. And with mutual funds and exchange […]

How Portfolio Diversification Helps Your Investments

How Portfolio Diversification Helps Your Investments

Discussion of investing usually centers on growth type assets, like stocks, commodities or real estate. Not only are those investment generally the best performers over the long run, but they also tend to be more complex […]

Beware of High Turnover Ratio Funds

Beware of High Turnover Ratio Funds

Just like Football, high turnover is bad for you and good for the other team. Investing in mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF’s) with high turnover ratios involves paying a large amount in transaction fees […]

3 Alternatives to Investing in a Low Interest Rate Environment

3 Alternatives to Investing in a Low Interest Rate Environment

There was a time not too long ago when an investor could find a certificate of deposit (CD) that would yield 3%, 4%, or even 5% in some cases. When the economy was strong and interest […]

The Average Retirement Savings by Age

The Average Retirement Savings by Age

Retirement is inevitable assuming you live long enough to reach retirement age. Are you saving enough? Even if you are saving enough, are your peers? The sad answer is probably not. How bad is the average […]

Is Jewelry a Good Investment? Probably Not

Is Jewelry a Good Investment? Probably Not

With the price of gold still relatively high (at least compared to what it was a few years ago), many people think that jewelry could be a good investment. And it doesn’t even have to be […]

Risk Tolerance and How It Affects Your Investment Strategy

Risk Tolerance and How It Affects Your Investment Strategy

When it comes to investing we can look at all the metrics we like in regard to an individual investment, a group of investments or an entire market. Even if we like what we see, there’s […]

Why Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work

Why Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work

Diversification. We hear that word a lot when it comes to investing; it’s almost an article of investment faith. On paper, diversification always works, and in the right hands, it can work fabulously. But is it […]

Boost Performance and Diversify with Foreign Investments

Boost Performance and Diversify with Foreign Investments

When it comes to investing, many experts agree that diversification is important. You are supposed to engage in asset allocation, and do your best to make sure that your investments are in different asset classes, sectors, […]

What are Bonds? An Overview of Bond Investing

What are Bonds? An Overview of Bond Investing

When building an investment portfolio, most people focus on an asset allocation that includes to main types of assets: stocks and bonds. While we hear about stocks all the time (thanks to a financial media fixated […]

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