Transparency in the financial world has traditionally been lacking. As information sources have increased, along with it has come more chances to look behind the curtain. The mutual fund industry in America is enormous; most Americans have or currently do use these products for accumulating funds for retirement and many other uses. Mutual funds are [...]
Does an Exchange Traded Fund make sense for your portfolio An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on the stock exchange, just as stocks are traded on the stock exchange. ETFs can be compared in many ways to a mutual fund that trades like a stock. One of the many investment vehicles available, [...]
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 [...]
Variable annuities allow the owner considerable flexibility to invest annuity premiums in any way they see fit. The risks involved are the same as investments in stocks, bonds or mutual funds. The investor gets to keep the entire profit from gains and is liable to bear the loss for any decline in the price of invested holdings.