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Leverage in Your Portfolio: How Call Options Make Your Money Go Further

Previously we have discussed borrowing funds as a tool for leverage in order to amplify gains or take advantage of opportunities that would otherwise be missed. For this article, we'll cover the use of options both for leverage and a risk management … [Read more...]

On the Road from $0 to a Million, This Simple Pyramid is Your Map; What Level Are You On?

Proper financial planning takes into account the whole picture and not just a piece. Saving for retirement might be your current goal, but if you don't have a plan for emergencies, that goal can get derailed in a second and and kill any dreams of … [Read more...]

Growth Stocks vs Value Stocks: What’s the Difference?

First off, picking individual stocks isn't for everyone -- most new investors are well-served by a simple portfolio of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But owning stock in a company directly can make investing more interesting. Finding … [Read more...]

Investing in Bonds Made Easy; Why You Can’t Call Yourself an Investor Until You Understand Bonds

In investing, there are three primary asset classes: cash, stocks, and bonds. Cash is self-explanatory, and most of us have at least a basic understanding of stocks. A stock is simply a fractional ownership interest in a company. But what about … [Read more...]

Not Rich Enough to Invest in Hedge Funds? Some Alternative Investments You Can Afford

Whispered in the shadows of your office or your in-laws' dining room may be talk of investing in “alternative” funds. Words like “hedge fund” or “private equity” may be thrown around haphazardly with boasts of high returns, low risk, and a lack of cor … [Read more...]

Beyond the Hype, the Real Reasons Some Investors Buy Gold

Watch any financial news network for 30 minutes and you'll likely hear someone talk about gold prices at some point. There's a lot of volume in the precious metal trading hands on a daily basis and it’s easily one of the most popular asset classes o … [Read more...]

Don’t Throw Good Money After Bad; When To Sell A Losing Investment

Editor's note: This post originally ran in October, but with the recent stock market dips lots of readers have been asking whether they should sell losing stocks. Let this post be your guide. Sell a stock if a). it no longer match your investing … [Read more...]

Active vs. Passive Investing: Why Your Investing Style Matters

Let's be honest — investing can be a lot of work. It's easy to be overwhelmed, drowning in an endless and often-contradictory deluge of information from active trader blogs like SeekingAlpha, passive investing forums like Bogleheads.org, or ev … [Read more...]

Are Your Investments Tax Efficient? 3 Things to Check

In the investing world, tax efficiency refers to how well your investment portfolio takes advantage of legal ways to avoid or defer paying taxes on your returns. Tax-efficient investing sounds intimidating, but the basics are easier than you might … [Read more...]

What Should you do with a Windfall?

We all dream of the day when we're gifted with a winning lottery ticket or an inheritance; a dream that we spend an inordinate amount of time during our working lives thinking about. But if you got it, what should you do with a windfall? We … [Read more...]