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.

6 Great Financial Resources for Beginning Investors

6 Great Financial Resources for Beginning Investors

Have you recently started investing and would like to learn more about stocks, bonds, and mutual funds? If so, you have come to the right place. You can find a lot of information about investing for […]

How Important Is Mutual Fund Historic Performance?

How Important Is Mutual Fund Historic Performance?

Every investment guru has his or her own bit of investment advice for those who need to learn how to start investing. When I first started, the word on the street was to look at a […]

Negative Real Return: What is Your Real Rate of Return?

Negative Real Return: What is Your Real Rate of Return?

We all know (or should know) that having an emergency fund is a good thing, and I think most people would agree that the best place to keep your emergency fund is in a high yield […]

5 Ways to Get Comfortable with the Risks Involved in Single Stock Investing

5 Ways to Get Comfortable with the Risks Involved in Single Stock Investing

As a CPA, I’ve done several tax returns over the years. One thing I got to see when calculating capital gains and losses was what type of investments people were into. I saw a lot of […]

Index Funds vs Actively-Managed Funds

Index Funds vs Actively-Managed Funds

With such a wide variety of investment products available, it can be confusing to know what exactly to invest in — even with easy-to-manage investments like mutual funds.  Investors have a huge range of styles — […]

The Pros and Cons of Fixed Annuities

Fixed annuities have a lot of appeal to people who have a distaste for market fluctuations and like to play it safe. By purchasing a fixed annuity you invest a certain amount of money and in […]

How Does Forex Trading Work?

How Does Forex Trading Work?

To the average person, forex, otherwise known as foreign exchange or simply FX, is one of most enigmatic trading markets in the world. Seemingly contained among the elite banks of the world, why would an average […]

Investing Lessons From The Lost Decade

Investing Lessons From The Lost Decade

I was recently looking at some stats regarding the US Market (Wilshire 5000 Total Return index).  As of February 28, 2010, over the last 10 years the market return was 0.1%. Hmmm. That’s not very high. […]

Does Investment Portfolio Diversification Still Work?

Does Investment Portfolio Diversification Still Work?

A common lesson from a children’s story book has become one of the guiding principles for investing: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But lately, I’ve come across a few articles where people are […]

How to Make Money Short Selling Stocks

How to Make Money Short Selling Stocks

Short selling is a strategy used to profit from stocks that are overvalued. As a short seller, you would borrow — remember, borrow, and not buy — the stock of a company that you think is […]

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