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How To Position Your Portfolio For An Economic Recovery

If you watch financial television, things look bleak. The unemployment rate is at 9.9% and the Dow has dropped below 10,000. It looks like the world is coming to an end as we know it. Although it may not feel like it at the moment, the United States is actually in the midst of an […]

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 […]

Why Bonds Belong In Your Portfolio At Any Age

Bonds belong in your portfolio at any age.

Bonds aren’t just for old people. Young investors can also benefit by having bonds in their portfolio. Bonds diversify your risk while also providing income. Sometimes that income can even have tax advantages that you can’t find in stocks.

Survive a Stock Market Crash: What To Do When Markets Tank

You can survive a stock market crash by combining an options strategy, buying opportunities, and the will to ignore financial media.

Last Thursday (May 6, 2010), the market dropped nearly 1,000 points during the day as investors rushed to unload stocks. Fear and panic were all over the airwaves as commentators tried to find a way to explain the precipitous drop. Although the stock market crash was terrible for some, it presented opportunities to others. Here […]

How To Take Advantage of Rising Interest Rates

As the economy recovers, interest rates will start to increase. To many, rising interest rates are a bad thing because they lead to higher rates on mortgages, auto loans, and credit cards. Although it’s true that higher rates can hurt, rising interest rates can also be a good thing because you can earn a greater […]

Five Strong Stocks for Beginning Investors

So, you’ve made the decision to start investing, but you just aren’t sure what stocks to buy. Building a portfolio can seem like a complicated process, especially when you’re just starting out. And that’s a good thing, because it’s important to get your portfolio off on the right foot by investing in solid companies with […]