Investing

Are Bonds a Good Investment Now?

Are Bonds a Good Investment Now?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Reader Question | 15 comments

A reader wrote in and asked, “Why should I invest in bonds? After all, the yields are low and don’t bond values drop as interest rates rise?” I started investing in bonds in my mid 20’s and have enjoyed their dividends for years. When interest rates were high, I even received double digit bond interest (coupon) payments – can you believe that today? Understand the importance of bond investing. Learn why bonds remain a good investment today. Investing in Bonds for Beginners “Are bonds a good investment now?” is a great question. After all, bonds, typically offer lower returns...

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Emperor Investments Stock Investing Solution – Robo-Advisor for Stock Investing

Emperor Investments Stock Investing Solution – Robo-Advisor for Stock Investing

By in Investing, Sponsored, Stocks | 0 comments

Emperor Investments – DIFY (do it for you) Stock Market Investing – For a Fair Price Interview with Brenna Casserly, CEO of Emperor Investments, an all-stock robo-advisory investment portfolio.  Founded by Brenna Casserly, former investment analyst and Francis Tapon, PhD and economics professor at the University of Guelph, Emperor Investments implemented this unique stock-only portfolio ten years ago, with their own money. Emperor Investments robo-advisor was born  in 2017 from this collaboration. Learn about how an actively-passively managed equity portfolio might beat the returns of an index fund investment portfolio in this interview with Emperor co-founder Brenna Casserly.  Q:...

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September Investing Personal Finance Tips – Don’t Fear the Stock Market

September Investing Personal Finance Tips – Don’t Fear the Stock Market

By in Investing, Links, Mind and Money | 2 comments

With Investment Education and Discipline Comes Prosperity – Finance Links +Personal Finance Tips I’m an investor and have been one for decades. I invest regularly, and have done so since the 1980’s, and despite several market crashes, our family is facing retirement in good shape. For the average individual, if history holds, sensible investing in the financial markets can lead to a secure future. These personal finance tips and investment advice will boost your stock market IQ. But, like anything else, education, discipline and persistence are required to build wealth through investing. And understanding that the stock market crashes...

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My Best Lazy Portfolio – Lazy Investing Can Lead to Wealth

My Best Lazy Portfolio – Lazy Investing Can Lead to Wealth

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds | 9 comments

The Best Lazy Portfolio The best lazy portfolio is the one that you maintain. In investing there’s no one right way to invest or manage your portfolio. In fact there are hundreds of different approaches, and probably more. Consider the active portfolio managers, they all have their own ideas about how to get the highest returns for their particular strategies. Then there are the hedge funds, clamoring to get alpha from creative investment strategies. Finally, the market timers think they will outsmart the indexes and know how to invest at the bottom and get out at the top. In...

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Best Investment Advice for Millennial Women – 5 Tips

Best Investment Advice for Millennial Women – 5 Tips

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Start Building Wealth Now With the Best Investment Advice for Millennial Women By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise Millennial women, we have a lot going on right now. We’re fighting for equal pay while simultaneously facing difficult employment prospects, crippling student loan debt, and inflation that makes it tricky to afford having a family and homeownership simultaneously. None of that is a reason to let our investments fall by the wayside, however. If anything, millennial women need to have even more resiliency and financial know-how than former generations. Since many of us graduated college or were in the early stages...

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Investing in China – Ideas to Tap the Exploding Chinese Economy

Investing in China – Ideas to Tap the Exploding Chinese Economy

By in Advanced Investing, Guest Post, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 6 comments

Is Investing in China a Good Idea? By, Soumyadipta Basu You might think that with all of the tariff talk, investing in China is off the table. Not so, China is still a rapidly growing economy with more room for upward expansion.  Today China boasts 1.4 billion people. That’s equivalent to 18.5% of the world’s 7.6 billion people. From an agrarian predominantly population, in 2016 55% of the Chinese people lived in cities.  Read; International Stock Investing China’s urbanization is what has led to the country’s impressive economic growth over the past few decades. And China continues to urbanize.  It’s...

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