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Financial Planning - Is It Necessary?

Give me five `good reasons for doing financial planning. 1. You need to work out a way to gather the wealth you want 2. You need some basic security for yourself and your family, which means know that you have a predictable income and a certain amount of emergency funds if your income should temporarily disappear for one reason or another 3. To give your children the best education possible: The best schools providing higher education are normally the... ❯❯❯

Adding Mutual Funds to Your Investment Portfolio

Choosing new investments can be hard... especially if you're not a full-time trader and don't have the time that it takes to investigate several different investment opportunities while they're still hot. It would be so much easier if you could simply invest into a single fund, and have your money divided up among several good investments. Luckily, there is a way to do just that... mutual funds. These funds are designed as a way for investors to spread... ❯❯❯

Mutual Funds Better Than Indvidual Stocks ?

Though it cannot be said in general that mutual funds are always better than individual stocks, it still cannot be denied that they usually involve lower risks, less money and generally yield lower but safe returns. It all depends on the risk attitude of the investor. This is understood clearly by looking at the disclaimer attached with any mutual fund options that are nearly identical with that applicable to any other (kind of) stock. They have their... ❯❯❯

Secure Your Retirement with a Rollover IRA

Switching your job? Retiring? Congratulations! A window of opportunity opens for you with the Rollover Individual Retirement Account or Rollover IRA. In an era of corporate restructuring and outsourcing, Rollover IRA is among the most powerful means available for securing one's retirement. Yet, its potential to enlarge one's assets for the sunset years commonly remains under-appreciated. The Rollover IRA dramatically increases the range of choices... ❯❯❯

Planning For Your Retirement Tips

When you are planning for your retirement, a 401K plan is a good place to start. This a very special account that you fund with pre-tax earnings and is deducted from your paycheck each pay period. These funds are then invested in a variety of bonds, mutual funds, and stocks, and no taxes are charged upon it until the funds are withdrawn from the account. Congress created this in the early 1980's and is used as a vehicle for saving for retirement. There are... ❯❯❯

Is An Index Mutual Fund The Best Choice For Long-Term Investing?

Do you believe that the world economy will grow? Do you believe that US economy will grow? I do. The major stock indexes are indicators of economy grow. You can make money use this opportunity buying index funds. Investing into index mutual funds is easy, interesting, and profitable. It takes 5 minutes every month! If you are long-term investor, index funds is for you! It doesn't matter what index you choose. This index will grow due to economy sector... ❯❯❯

Which one is better for investing: Mutual Funds or Stocks

Comparison between Mutual Funds and Stocks Diversification Mutual fund companies invest in a variety of stocks, bonds, and money-market investments, so mutual funds carry much lower risk than stocks. Professional Management Mutual funds enable investors to pool their money and place it under professional investment management. These managers have been around the industry for a long time and have the academic credentials to back it up. Greater... ❯❯❯

Mutual Fund Expenses

An informed investor knows where his money is going. For an investor in mutual funds, it is essential to understand the expenses of mutual funds. These expenses directly influence the returns and cannot be neglected. The expenses of mutual funds are met from the capital invested in them. The ratio of the expenses associated with the operation of the mutual fund to the total assets of the fund is known as the "expense ratio." It can vary from as low as... ❯❯❯

Why You Should Buy No-Load Funds?

Load is defined as the fee or the commission that an investor pays to a mutual fund at the time of purchasing or redeeming the shares of the mutual fund. If the commission is charged when the investor buys the shares, it is known as a front-end load. On the other hand if the commission is charged when the investors redeems his shares, it is known as a back-end load. Certain funds apply back-end loads only if the shares are redeemed within a specific time... ❯❯❯

When to Exercise Your Stock Options

Know the Rules Employee stock options can provide you with a substantial source of deferred income and permit you to control the recognition of taxable income. You generally pay no tax when an option is granted because you are not receiving any shares of stock, only the option to purchase shares at a later date. In general, holding an option to acquire stock may be better than holding the stock itself. The option provides protection against loss should... ❯❯❯

5 Secrets For Gold Plating Your Stock Portfolio!

You know, we have only so much time to earn money over the course of our lifetimes, and though we all know we could somehow put a portion of our savings to better use, actively managing a portfolio is something many of us would consciously and subconsciously rather not think about. What strange human foible makes us do this? Well, it might come down to one of two main reasons. One reason is we might not know where to start. We think of managing money as... ❯❯❯

Active Stock Market Timing

Much has been written about the virtues and dangers of active stock market trading, or “market timing.” Most of the pundits and so called "experts" will tell you that stock market timing doesn't work, that it's dangerous, and that "buy and hold" is the best and only way to invest. But this conventional wisdom is patently untrue. Here are the facts based on my research and extensive real time experience. If you want to be a successful stock market... ❯❯❯

Trading With Price and Volume

On any given major stock exchange, from Wall Street to Bombay or from London to Hong Kong, billions of shares are traded each day that represent trillions of dollars exchanged back and forth. This buying and selling action represents volume, which is the result of the exchange of stock or commodity between both buyer and seller. Volume, then, is the prime mover in the price for a given stock or commodity in a given amount of time. If there is more buying... ❯❯❯

The 3 Most Basic Thoughts for Mutual Fund Investing Online

If you are thinking of investing some money then you have thousands of options available in the forms of mutual funds. However, how do you know what the right one or best one is for you to open? Is investing online in mutual funds the right thing for you to do right now? For you to even be able to begin to think about investing online then you must meet a few requirements regarding your computer’s capabilities first. Your computer must be able to... ❯❯❯

Basics of Investment Planning

In today's current investment markets, there has been an increase in the number of individuals deciding and adhering to an investment plan. Perhaps this is caused by the drastic increases in the cost of living or the profound insecurity about the future of social security, and retirement funds. Many families are looking for investments plans which help them build two funds – one for the future and one for the present. Most people are not interested in... ❯❯❯

Investing For Your Retirement

Who wants to think about getting old! This is probably the most common reason given when individuals are asked about whether they have planned for their retirement. Of course no one likes the idea of getting old but there are several things that you can do to make sure you enjoy the later years of your life without the stress and hassle of financial concerns. The popularity of 401ks are a great place to start. Make sure you are aware of how your money, in... ❯❯❯

Understanding The Basics of Mutual Funds

When investing in the stock market there are a growing number of ways to actually get your money in to play. Traditionally this involved buying individual shares of a company through one of the world’s many stock exchanges. With a mutual fund you are actually investing in a lot of companies while only putting your money in to one thing. It is best referred to as a money pool. A mutual fund company has investors that buy shares and all of its... ❯❯❯

Understand Bear Markets

A bear market is when the stock market falls for an extended period of time. The fall is usually around 20% and is the opposite of a bull market. A bear market is caused by the decline in stock prices which are directly influenced by a decrease in company profits. Falling stock prices can also be a correction of over valued stock. When stocks become to expensive they will eventually fall to a more reasonable price. The decline stock market is further... ❯❯❯

The Good & The Bad of Online Stock Trading

In order to get consistently positive results from the online stock trading system, you have to have a system of your own. You wont consistently pull positive returns from online stocks if you follow a rag tag system. To help with your investing, here are a couple methods that will give you some direction as to where to start with your online stock trading system. One system you can use is to buy equal dollar amounts of the 10 DJ stocks that have dividend... ❯❯❯

How to Trade Stocks

Understanding how the economy works isn’t the only fundamental analysis tools that are important while trading stocks. You also need to read financial statements to understand the financial status of the companies you want to buy. A Company’s income statements on the other hand give you a look at the results of the most recent period and provide a basis for comparison with prior years and periods. You can use these statements to look at whether... ❯❯❯