Index Funds Vs ETFs – Which is Better for Long Term Investors?

November 1, 2012

If you are an investor then you should learn to identify the difference between index funds and Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs. Index funds are mutual funds that track the movement of a market index, such as the S&P 500. This allows investors to buy a portion of dozens or even hundreds of shares without […]

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Invest In What You Know

April 12, 2012

A good investor wants to reap the rewards of good choices, and this is why a good investor will tell you to only invest in what you know best. This is the first step in improving your chances for having a successful portfolio that yields dividends and solid investment returns. Having the Investment Advantage While […]

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Retirement Planning with a Roth IRA – Why You Should Start Now

March 27, 2012

Each person in the workforce, regardless of occupation, age, or earnings shares a common goal: retirement. The irony of the situation is not lost on many people who realize that one of the most important goals a person can set when they enter the workforce is how they will save for the day they will […]

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Retirement Planning: A Long-term but Worthwhile Investment

February 17, 2012

Saving for a pension- It’s not the get rich quick option, and in a tough financial market it may seem like saving for retirement can take a back seat, you’re only young after all. It’s a common fallacy. Don’t be tempted into apathy when it comes to retirement planning, saving a little now could leave […]

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What is an Exchange Traded Fund?

December 22, 2011

An exchange traded fund, commonly referred to as an ETF, is an investment vehicle that is a hybrid between a traditional stock and a mutual fund. An ETF is traded on the open market and often used in an investment portfolio, IRA, or retirement plan such as a 401(k). ETFs offer investors a low-cost way […]

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Ethical Investment: A Guide to Investing with Conscience

November 17, 2011

Ethical investment opportunities can offer you the chance to keep your investments in step with your conscience, but they need not cost you the earth. The credit crunch has made many more of us sit up and take notice of our money and the way in which it is being dealt with on our behalf. […]

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Simple Answers to Questions about Gold

October 12, 2011

With the price of gold skyrocketing to record levels, many consumers are questioning the wisdom of selling their gold jewelry and coins or tucking them away as an investment. The television and radio hucksters would have you believe that the price never drops, but that’s just not true. Should You Invest in Gold? While it’s […]

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Retirement Planning is for You

September 8, 2011

When you think about the future, what comes to mind? You may be planning next summer’s vacation or maybe you’re focusing on your college graduation. Much of what you think about depends on your age and current life situation. One thing that should be on your horizon, regardless of age, is a retirement plan. Time […]

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The Top 5 Investment Trends for Mid-2011

August 8, 2011

Investment experts agree: the stock market is in a summer lull. But this doesn’t mean your investments have to stagnate or suffer. On the contrary, this summer pause presents a great opportunity to appraise the performance of your 2011 investment portfolio to date and strategize where you might want to go from here. Regardless of […]

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Important Ratios for Mutual Funds

May 16, 2011

Mutual funds can confound us with their variety and objectives. There are a plenty of mutual funds which can fit all hues of risk and reward combination. While the varieties offer more options to choose from, the same varieties can confuse investors if they do not know how to understand them. Understanding the proportion of […]

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