Archive | November, 2012

What Are Money Market Accounts and How Do They Work?

Money market accounts aren’t new, nor are they particularly complicated or restricted (in fact, virtually every sizable financial institution offers one), but for some reason most people still do not know a lot about them. Instead, other asset classes steal their thunder, classes like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exotic instruments like exchange-traded funds, and even […]

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What About Monthly Dividend Stocks?

Most companies that pay dividends do so on a quarterly basis. Others pay semi-annually or annually. For those investors that require a monthly income for budgeting purpose, this would seem to rule dividend stocks out of the list of options for creating income, leaving the poorer rates of cash savings accounts, certain fixed income products, […]

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9 Investing Mistakes You Don’t Want To Be Making

You don’t make investing mistakes because you’re smart, right? Um, ok. Whether you’re a veteran with handling savings and investment decisions or new to the investing world, it pays (literally) to learn, and avoid, investing mistakes that so many others have made before you. So, before you buy your first shares of the next Amazon […]

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How Do Mutual Funds Work?

If you’re into investing and want to know more about making money in the markets, you probably have asked yourself at one point this question: “What are mutual funds?” You’re not alone, either; mutual funds easily constitute one of the most popular asset classes for investment in the world. Here, I will tell you what […]

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Dividends vs Stock Repurchases/Share Buybacks

Both dividends and stock repurchase schemes are ways that a company can boost the returns of its shareholders. However, whilst it is reasonably easy for an investor to understand how the payment of a dividend rewards him, many find the mechanism of stock repurchases more complex, especially when it comes to their benefits to shareholders. […]

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How to Invest in Your 20’s

Whilst it is a given that investing as early as possible for longer term goals is the best way to build funds for the future, it is often difficult for younger people to do so. They face many challenges that older people do not. Understanding these challenges will help to identify routes to negate them, […]

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A Guide To Investing in International Stocks

In a world where international scope is accessible to all companies and cross border trade forms a large part of many business strategies, an increasing number of investors are looking overseas for investment opportunities. Investing in international stocks not only presents the opportunity for greater returns on money invested, but also allows an investor to […]

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