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5 most popular cryptocurrencies in the world

A cryptocurrency is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network that is encrypted and used to allow digital bartering. Despite rising interest in technology, cryptocurrency has not supplanted traditional money, sometimes known as fiat currency. And it is unlikely that such a seismic shift will occur very soon. One thing is sure, though:…

What are NFTs: a scam or an investment opportunity?

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been gaining a lot of popularity lately. But are they a scam? Or are they a legitimate investment opportunity? NFTs are digital assets that are unique and cannot be replaced. They are often used to represent items in video games or other digital worlds, but…

Should you invest in cryptocurrency?

The cryptocurrency market is volatile and unpredictable, so you may be wondering if you should invest in crypto. Here are a few things to consider before making your decision. 1. Do your research. Before investing in anything, it’s important to do your research and understand the risks involved. With cryptocurrency,…

Analysis of financial information for stock valuation

Valuation of a company in terms of its shares is a long and effort-taking process. Yet individual investors will find it helpful to get to know about the main stages of the process as they can perform nearly all of the stages on their own. When analyzing a company one…

Bond terms and conditions explained

Sinking-Fund Provisions A sinking fund is money taken from a corporation’s earnings that is used to redeem bonds periodically, before maturity, as specified in the indenture. If a bond issue has a sinking-fund provision, a certain portion of the issue must be retired each year. The bonds retired are usually…

Benefits of Investing in Corporate Bonds

Investors buy corporates for a variety of reasons: Attractive Yields Corporates usually offer higher yields than comparable-maturity government bonds or CDs. This high-yield potential is generally accompanied by higher risks. Dependable Income People who want steady income from their investments, while preserving their principal, include corporates in their portfolios. Safety…

How Does a Harvard Professor Invest for College?

Even if you are a Harvard professor, an economist and an authority on financing a college education, finding the right college savings program is still a nettlesome process. Susan Dynarski, an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, not only knows how tough it is for…

Exchange Funds are: definition

Exchange funds allow investors a tax-free means to diversify a low-cost-basis and/or restricted stock position. Exchange funds allow investors to pool their low-cost-basis stocks in a fund. In exchange for contributing their stock to the fund, each investor owns a pro-rata share of the fund. After a set period of…

What Are Corporate Bonds?

Corporate Bonds (also called corporates) are debt obligations, or IOUs, issued by private and public corporations. They are typically issued in multiples of $1,000 and/or $5,000. Companies use the funds they raise from selling bonds for a variety of purposes, from building facilities to purchasing equipment to expanding the business….

Beating Inflation Possible With Stock Index Funds

One of the best, though little practiced, ways to outrun a mild loss of purchasing power is through stock index funds. Taylor Larimore and his wife Pat believe in low-cost index funds, although it took an experience with a stockbroker to become a convert. Taylor is an 80-year-old Miamian who…

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