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What is the Difference Between Preferred Stock and Common Stock?

What is the Difference Between Preferred Stock and Common Stock? 1

When you start learning about investing, you are likely to come across certain terms. You will learn that there are main categories of stocks: Preferred and common. While most of us, when we think of buying stocks, actually think of common stock, it can be profitable to own preferred stock. Here are some of the … Read moreWhat is the Difference Between Preferred Stock and Common Stock?

5 Tips for Investing in Mutual Funds

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Investing in mutual funds is a popular strategy for wealth building because it’s relatively easy to do, while adding a level of diversity to a portfolio. They are also very efficient for adding more shares to your existing investment, because you can often buy more shares without incurring additional transaction fee. Many investors, both beginners … Read more5 Tips for Investing in Mutual Funds

6 Investment Alternatives to the Stock Market

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When many of us think of investing, we think of the stock market. Perhaps, we even think about bonds. However, investing doesn’t have to be limited to equities and bonds. There are numerous other investment choices available. Some of these investment opportunities can even outperform the stock market. However, as with all investments, it’s important … Read more6 Investment Alternatives to the Stock Market

How to Build a Great Investment Portfolio with Low Cost Funds

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If you are looking for an instant diversification as you work to grow your wealth, a mutual fund (or an ETF) can be a good way to proceed. With either types of fund, you buy shares of several underlying investments at once, because a fund is a collection of investments (so when you invest in … Read moreHow to Build a Great Investment Portfolio with Low Cost Funds

Building Your Retirement with Dividend Reinvestment Plan

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One of the ways that you can boost your efforts at building a retirement portfolio is to use dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). DRIPs provide you with a way to take advantage of dividend stock investment, and then improve upon it by building wealth. Photo by PT Money. How Do DRIPs Work? There are some companies that … Read moreBuilding Your Retirement with Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Preparing Your Investment Portfolio for Volatile Markets

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Not to be overly pessimistic, but when Wall Street starts setting records it’s time to start hatching an Investment Plan B. Stocks can continue to rise, but they can also either stagnate for a very long time, or they could start turning down. When ever markets hit new records, you should be preparing your investment … Read morePreparing Your Investment Portfolio for Volatile Markets

What are Mutual Fund Expense Ratio and Fees?

A mutual fund represents money contributed by multiple investors.  That money is managed by an individual, or more likely, a whole slew of individuals.  Not surprisingly, those folks who help manage and oversee your money do not do it on a volunteer basis.  They get paid.  Do you want to guess who pays them?  You … Read moreWhat are Mutual Fund Expense Ratio and Fees?