Successful Investing

Six Keys to More Successful Investing A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully. Long-term compounding can help your […]

Investing in Stocks

Investing in Stocks Businesses sell shares of stock to investors as a way to raise money to finance expansion, pay off debt, and provide operating capital. Each share of stock represents a proportional share of ownership in the company. As a stockholder, you share in a portion of any profits and growth of the company.[…..]

Investing in Bonds

Investing in Bonds Bonds may not be as glamorous as stocks or commodities, but they are a significant component of most investment portfolios. Bonds are traded in huge volumes every day, but their full usefulness is often underappreciated and underestimated. Why invest in bonds? Bonds can help diversify your investment portfolio. Interest payments from bonds[…..]

Investing for Goals

Investing for Major Financial Goals Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what investing without setting clear-cut[…..]

Balancing Your Plan

Why Working With a Professional Makes Good Sense You wouldn’t think of being operated on by anything less than a board-certified surgeon. Or going into court without qualified legal representation. Or even repairing your late-model car without a trained mechanic. Then why do so many people believe they can manage their own financial affairs without[…..]

Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds: From Mystery to Mainstay With more than 10,000 mutual funds now available, and most working Americans contributing to them via their employer-sponsored plans, mutual funds are no longer the mystery they once were. Instead, they’re the mainstay of many family’s investment portfolios. But if you’re new to investing, you may have some questions.[…..]

Individual Stocks

A Tutorial on Stocks If you’re completely new to investing, you might be wondering what, exactly, is a “stock”? Simply put, a share of common stock represents a tiny piece of ownership in a public company. If there are one million shares outstanding of Company X, and you own one share, you in effect own[…..]