Investing

Basics of stock market

Financial markets provide their participants with the most favourable conditions for purchase/sale of financial instruments they have inside. Their major functions are: guaranteeing liquidity, forming assets prices within establishing proposition and demand and decreasing of operational expenses, incurred by the participants of the market. Financial market comprises variety of instruments,…

Getting to know investment process

The key point of investing funds is minimizing risks and getting income. To know more, it is important to distinguish between different processes investment comprises. We begin with the simplest terms, yet most likely unknown for the majority of the readers, winding up with the most optimal for managing funds…

Mutual Funds and Index Funds

Buy an index fund. Approximately 80% of mutual funds underperform the average return of the stock market. Here’s something else you need to know about mutual funds. We know you probably don’t want to spend hours learning about the intricacies of mutual fund investing. Even if you’ve cleared your calendar…

How to invest overseas using single-country funds and ETFs

For that reason alone, financial advisers typically recommend putting 15 percent of a stock portfolio in non-U.S. markets. For most people, a diversified international mutual fund covers the map. Yet if you’re keen on a particular foreign market, consider giving a small portion of your international allocation to a fund…

What are private equity investments

Private equity investments are capital invested in public, but more typically private, companies on a private placement basis and are not available in the public markets. Private equity investments run the gamut of corporate finance strategies, ranging from financing of start-up companies to debt investments in mature companies. Sub-categories that…

ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds): pros and cons

Exchange Traded Fund or ETF is a fund that tracks an index, but can be traded like a stock. They are like stocks because they: • trade all day long on the major stock market exchanges (mostly on the AMEX) • ETFs can be handles like regular stocks, which means…

What is behind the numerous figures of the quarterly reports

Investors need to get an idea of what is behind the numerous figures of the quarterly reports. It can be hard for an inexperienced investor to understand the point of this obscure paperwork. The first thing to take note of here is the company’s profit, i.e. the bottom line of…

Investing in Options

While many investors may believe that options are a product of recent financial innovation, options were, in fact, conceived thousands of years ago. Some market historians trace the origins of options as far back as ancient Greece and the philosopher Thales. In the United States, stock options began trading in…

Plan your retirement wisely

Most Americans save for retirement over their professional lives. It pays to think of your future while you are young and active as you need more and more money for a happy life in the old age. There are many reasons for a young professional to start saving: • The…

How to pick a good mutual fund: watch the costs

Mutual funds have suffered a serious blow when the public learned about serious machinations in the industry. The public has heard a number of times that the majority of the funds underperform the average return of the stock market. However, the funds are still there. Moreover, you will probably need…

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