Archive | July, 2012

All About Currency Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are very popular, especially in stock markets that are experiencing turbulence and volatility. The ability to diversify your investments and (somewhat) mitigate non-systemic risk in your portfolio is irresistible to many investors – especially when you can apply the advantages of mutual funds to other asset classes, such as currencies. Currencies are quite […]

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How to Earn Money Online Without Investing in the Stock Market

The stock market, with the advent of online discount brokerages, is a good (albeit risky) way for seasoned traders to make money online. Unfortunately, in order to trade, you have to have: A good amount of capital Deep knowledge of the market and trading in general A healthy appetite for risk Since many people lack […]

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How the Economy Affects the Stock Market

If you had to name one, single factor that most impacts the stock market on a regular basis, it’s the economy. Of course, saying “the economy” is kind of like saying “Humanity is the source of the world’s problems”. While true, it doesn’t really shine much light on the cause-and-effect relationship between the market and […]

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Saving for Retirement: 401ks, IRAs, and the Roth IRA Explained

Saving for retirement is a big deal. If you don’t believe me, ask anyone who is at or past retirement age and still working not because they want to, but because they must. The earlier you begin planning and saving for retirement, the better off you’ll be – and that means understanding and taking advantage […]

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What are Stocks and Shares?

Those new to stock trading might be confused at first by the idea of “stocks” and “shares” and the million other terms related to the stock market. This is understandable; the inner workings of the stock market can be complex and confusing even for trading veterans. Fortunately, stocks and shares are easy enough to understand, […]

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Where Can I Put My 401k Rollover to Gain Maximum Returns?

Your 401k represents a powerful investment tool for your retirement. It gives you a tax-advantaged vehicle for taking your salary, matching it with contributions from your employer, and growing it through an investment portfolio of your choice for your retirement. Making use of a 401k through your employer is a great idea and one you […]

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How To Profit From Value Investing

One term that gets thrown around a lot when talking about the stock market is “value stocks”. You probably have heard this term before, and may have developed an interest in value stock investing. If so, you’re in good company; it happens to be the investment strategy of choice of Warren Buffett (a man who […]

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Can I Use an IRA to Pay Off Debts?

Do you have an IRA – an individual retirement account? If so, you’re headed in the right direction; only 38% of Americans have one, and only 15% of Americans actually make annual contributions to a plan. An IRA gives you a tax-sheltered ability to grow your net worth over the years and create a comfortable […]

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