Examine different type of investments, investment strategies, market dynamics and other critical information.

Buying Stocks and the Stock Market. How it works.

Understand the basic concepts of stock market investing Everybody about the stock market, but not everyone has a sound understanding of how the stock exchange works. Many investors see the stock market as a way to get rich quick, but if they don’t understand their investment, or how stock works, they could be in for [...]

By |2019-01-23T22:44:54+00:00January 17th, 2019|Investing|

The ‘New’ Investment Pyramid: Think in Reverse to Move Forward

The idea of an investment pyramid is based on building the foundation (the bottom) the middle (some risk but higher reward) and the top (high risk and high reward). The concept is simple, build your base and add the other portions as you work to gain your financial goals. That is the way the investment [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:04:44+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|

The Perfect Investment: Is There Such a Thing?

            Have you reached a stage in your life when you can pay your bills easily, and you have extra cash every month? Or have you received an inheritance, a large bonus, or a pension plan distribution? What investment would you choose? The Dream: Imagine putting that extra money to [...]

By |2019-01-23T22:37:53+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|

Hedge Funds: Pros and Cons.

Hedge funds pool investors' money and invest those funds in financial instruments to make a positive return. Many hedge funds look at all sorts of possibilities in all types of markets. Hedge funds can be very speculative in their investment options. Many of these options include a very high level of leveraging that can increase [...]

By |2019-01-23T22:37:27+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|

Closed-End Mutual Funds: Understand How They Work

Closed-end mutual funds Have existed longer than open-end mutual funds, but are still much less common than open-end funds. Closed-end funds share certain similarities with open-end funds but have some distinct differences, as well. Like open-end funds, closed-end funds are "managed" funds which allow investors to pool their money together to purchase a professionally managed [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:06:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|

Treasury Inflated Protected Securities

TIPS, are they for you?   Treasury inflation-protected securities, or TIPS, are one answer to the inflation risk problem that all bond investors face. All investors, particularly long-term investors, can lose a substantial portion of the purchasing power of their invested funds due to a gradual increase in price. TIPS can help prevent this from [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:07:59+00:00January 16th, 2019|Investing|

A Christmas Card From Your Registered Investment Advisor

While you are exposed to risk in your investments, does your broker enjoy a guaranteed income from your portfolio? His income stream is called fees! It’s the week before Christmas, and the markets are tanking, and Securities Dealers should be getting a spanking. You’ve lost all the year’s gains you thought you had made, and [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:15:32+00:00December 24th, 2018|Investing, Uncategorized|

Balanced Investment Strategy Guide

              Balance your investments to maintain stability Building a well balanced and diversified portfolio is a solid approach and plan for the conservative investor. There is an old saying about investing: "Bears make money, Bulls make money, but hogs get slaughtered." Choosing to invest with a balanced plan allows [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:33:04+00:00November 19th, 2018|Investing|

The Myth And Realities Of Your Average Rate Of Return

This is the single most factor that everybody gages their investment decision “What is the rate of return?” and it depends on who you ask. If you ask an investment broker, he is going to tell you the average rate of return on XYZ mutual fund is 6%. But what you want to know is [...]

By |2019-02-09T20:33:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|Investing, Retirement Planning|