How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

Savvy investors rebalance their portfolio often to ensure proper asset allocation. Fear not: even for novices, rebalancing isn’t as hard as it sounds.

Is Now The Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

Want to find the best places to invest? Look for areas others are avoiding. I would rather invest in something that has been down for 10 years than one that has been booming for the past decade. Today, no sector has suffered more over the past five years than housing. Residential and commercial real estate […]

When to Sell Stock: Three Signs It’s Time to Unload Your Shares

Do you know when to sell your stock? It would be great if you could buy a stock, bond, mutual fund, or exchange traded fund and just hold it forever. Sadly, this is not the case. With every investment, there will always come a time when you have to sell shares of stock. But how […]

Is That Stock Price a Good Value? How to Find Out

Have you ever wondered how you can tell if a stock is selling at a good price? Financial programs and magazines are always saying that this stock is cheap or this stock is expensive. How do they arrive at these conclusions? Today, we are going to take a look at a few important metrics to […]

Why Most Good Investors Speculate (And You Should, Too)

Are you an investor or a speculator? You may not be sure, but the two are quite different. The primary difference lies in the safety of the principal. The first rule of investing is not to lose money. Therefore, your primary goal is to protect your principal. Speculation, meanwhile, focuses on the rate of return […]

Five Growth Stocks For Young Investors

You don’t need to be a day-trading CNBC junkie to put a few growth stocks in your portfolio. In fact, a few well-placed growth stocks might serve long-run buy-and-hold investors well. Today, let’s look at five companies that are good growth stocks to invest in for the next three to five years. These companies vary […]

Selling Options: What Every Investor Needs to Know

Last week, we took a look at a few of the strategies that investors use when buying options. Although buying options has its advantages, selling options can also be a great way to pocket some extra cash. How does this work? Investors often write option contracts to make money during stock market lulls. Investors earn […]

Buying Options: What Every Investor Needs to Know

Have you ever wondered about how to get started investing in options? Options trading has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. Television shows like Fast Money and Options Action devote a significant amount of time discussing option strategies for investors. Investors and traders are attracted to the low cost, high return potential […]

Strategies For Investing In Gold

With the recent weakness in the stock market, many investors are flocking to the safety of gold, which continues to trade near record highs. Economic instability has driven gold prices higher due to the rising national deficit in the United States. And domestic investors aren’t the only ones buying gold. The rampant fears of insolvency […]

How to Research a Mutual Fund

Trying to pick the right mutual fund can seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The entire process can seem endless with hundreds of fund companies offering thousands of different mutual funds. Don’t fret! We’re here to help. There are specific criteria that you should use to evaluate whether a fund is […]