Types of Fixed Income Securities

There are a few types of Fixed Income Securities. 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…

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,…

Where should you start with your insurance?

It wasn’t too long ago that most people simply bought whatever insurance was mandated by the government and lenders, or recommended by insurance agents and friends. Sure, diligent Fools have always purchased books and magazines on the topic, but given the pace of ever-present change, it used to be tough…

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 create a good online image

Marketing isn’t just for marketers – in fact, every day we get up and leave the house, we’re engaging in some form of marketing. The product and service we’re putting out there however is encapsulated in flesh and bones – you! From the clothes you wear to the way you…

Mortgage refinancing: are costs worth the savings?

More and more homeowners opt for refinancing at the time of low interest rates. The hassle and expenses associated with refinancing are justified if: You bought your home at the time of high interest rates. Now they have dropped and you want to take advantage of it. You want to…

How To Save Money On Your Auto Insurance

There are many ways to save money on auto insurance. Most people know about the common ways, but many still may not ask their insurance company if they offer these discounts, get them applied to their policies to lower their rates, or think about switching to a company that offers…

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…