For new investors, there’s no more important concept to master than asset allocation; how to diversify your portfolio with a mix of stocks, bonds, and cash.
The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those who do, especially if they’re hawking life insurance policies to you when you’re 24, single, and […]
It’s not very often that the best way to do something is also the easiest. However, investing is one of those things. The more you fiddle with it the worse your returns are likely to be. Which is really great news. It means the average busy person with limited investment knowledge can still do great in the markets.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]