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.

The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

The S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

The S&P 500 is one of the largest barometers of overall stock market performance available; the index is comprised of 500 of the largest and leading companies on the market today. The original S&P index debuted […]

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks?

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks?

You may have heard about preferred stock (or preferred share) before, but exactly how are they different from common stockĀ  (or ordinary share). Preferred stock is a another form of ownership in a company. Preferred stock […]

Why Set It and Forget It Investing Doesn’t Work

Why Set It and Forget It Investing Doesn’t Work

It takes a lot of work to set up a new investment account, get your budget right, and automate your investments. For those of us that are new to investing or just uncomfortable with making changes, […]

How Bonds are Valued and React to Interest Rate Changes

How Bonds are Valued and React to Interest Rate Changes

Investing a portion of your portfolio in bonds is a standard practice for anyone over the age of 30. As you get closer to retirement you want less volatility because your portfolio has less time to […]

How to Invest in Gold, Silver, and Other Precious Metals

How to Invest in Gold, Silver, and Other Precious Metals

Are you looking for information on how to protect your portfolio by investing in precious metal commodities like gold and silver? With the United States’ government over $15 trillion in debt, the Federal Reserve printing money […]

Why Investing Through Your Bank is a Bad Idea

Why Investing Through Your Bank is a Bad Idea

When considering your options to invest either for retirement or just with the extra money you have, your bank should be one of the last places you consider. Banks are places you keep money in savings, […]

Tax Loss Harvesting: Sell Losing Investments to Offset Capital Gains

Tax Loss Harvesting: Sell Losing Investments to Offset Capital Gains

As the year draws to close, it’s time to take stock of what you are doing to increase your overall tax efficiency. If you are looking to get a few more tax deductions, this is the […]

3 Investments That Protect You From Inflation

3 Investments That Protect You From Inflation

Over the march of time the value of money you have today will go down due to inflation. Every year inflation causes something you would buy today for a dollar to cost a dollar and a […]

How TIPS Provide a Guaranteed Real Return

How TIPS Provide a Guaranteed Real Return

Do TIPS really keep up with real inflation? The most important thing to remember is that TIPS provide a guaranteed real return. While this might be a bit complex, here are two ways TIPS can provide […]

Investing in Collectibles: What Makes a Collectible Valuable?

Investing in Collectibles: What Makes a Collectible Valuable?

My husband started buying Lord of the Rings action figures after the first movie came out, purchasing them a little at a time. He also has a box full of sports trading cards. A few of […]

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