Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are bundles of securities you buy or sell on a stock market in a single transaction. Learn more about ETFs and how to invest.
IPO is an investing acronym we haven’t heard much in a while…until recently. This week, General Motors went through the world’s largest-ever IPO following the embattled automaker’s bankruptcy last year. GM shares are available for trading as of today. Now that the economy is stabilized and capital is once again flowing to businesses, many companies […]
Are you wondering if it’s time to load up your stock shopping cart? The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up well over 11,000 and investors are slowly returning to the market. The economy is gradually improving and economic activity is slowly on the uptick. You might be wondering if you should take the plunge and […]
It’s time to give yourself a ten-second financial check-up: Are all of your hard-earned dollars earning interest? Savvy investors know that every dollar deposited at a bank, brokerage, or financial institution should be making money… and that includes your short-term savings, cash investment balances, even your checking account. If not, you should be looking for […]
Are you interested in constructing a portfolio of companies to invest in the good ole U.S.A? If so, then I have a portfolio for you. It’s a diversified portfolio of American companies stocks that should benefit as the economy recovers. Unlike many companies, these companies have the bulk of their operations in the United States […]
The end of the year is fast approaching. Soon you’ll be bellying up to your Thanksgiving feast and perhaps playing chicken with other holiday shoppers in some mall parking lot. Of course, you may be thinking about your holiday shopping already. And if you’re smart, you’ll also start working on your financial plans for 2011. […]
Emerging markets have been the hot investment areas over the past few years. Investors have rushed to invest in the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China). These countries have seen double digit growth rates as their economies have burst onto the national scene. Institutions and investors alike are dying to get a piece of this […]