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Mutual Funds vs Exchange Traded Funds – Which One’s For You?

Mutual Funds vs Exchange Traded Funds – Which One’s For You?

By in Bond, Guest Post, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 0 comments

The Definitive Guide to Mutual Funds vs. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) By, Soumyadipta Basu Investors, you hear the terms mutual funds and exchange traded funds bandied about, but what do they mean, and what are their similarities and differences? Before comparing the two different kinds of funds lets first understand the fundamentals of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds and then you can figure out which one (or both) are best for you. Exchange Traded Funds vs. Mutual Funds Features Exchange-traded Funds Mutual Funds Trading ETFs are like stocks, they are actively traded and continuously priced throughout the trading day. Investors can...

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Speculative Investments – What Percent Should I Invest?

Speculative Investments – What Percent Should I Invest?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Reader Question, Stocks | 11 comments

Are Passive Investments for You? “What is your take on passive investing? If passive investing, what percentage of your portfolio would you allocate for “speculative investments”, like single tech stocks and such?” ~ Jake at I Heart Budgets asks this two part investing question. Passive Investing and Speculative Investments You don’t usually see these two topics discussed together. Passive investing is the cornerstone of John Bogle’s index fund investing platform. Backed by empirical research and millions of practitioners, one topic that’s rarely discussed with passive investing is speculation.  Well, here goes….  Passive Investing-My Take Jake asks about my take on...

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Real Estate vs Stock Market – Which is the Best Investment?

Real Estate vs Stock Market – Which is the Best Investment?

By in Guest Post, Investing, Real Estate, Stocks, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Should I Invest in Real Estate or the Stock Market? By, Soumyadipta Basu Once you are on track with your primary financial goals such as retirement contributions and being debt free, (except for your home mortgage) it’s time to embark on your next journey in the world of personal finance. Next, it’s time to think about about growing your wealth. While there are a few options of doing so, investing in real estate vs stock markets are the both popular and offer high rates of return. Bonus; 6 Retirement Planning Tips for 50 Year Olds For an investor, trying to...

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Should I Invest In An IPO?

Should I Invest In An IPO?

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Just Because You Can Invest in an IPO, Doesn’t Mean That You Should Sometimes it feels like the best time to invest in stocks is 50 years ago—not an encouraging thought for someone looking to get started investing in 2018! Since it seems like everything good is already too expensive to start investing in, you might wonder if you should invest in an IPO. An IPO, or an Initial Public Offering, is when a company first makes its stocks publicly available for purchase. This typically happens when the company is young and hip and has potential for some serious...

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Buy and Hold – The Best Way to Succeed With Investing

Buy and Hold – The Best Way to Succeed With Investing

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 0 comments

Buy and Hold Investment Advice for Volatile Markets Get ready, I’m going to reveal the biggest investing secret. And it’s not a bunch of hooey, but based on research by Dalbar, a top investment research firm, findings from Standard and Poor’s research and other investment performance studies. If you think you know how to invest or if you’re a newbie investor, just starting out, you must heed this investment advice. It’s not complicated and anyone with a modicum of sense can beat most of their investing peer. And here’s why: “Investors are more often than not their own worst...

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How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 16 comments

“The Feds Big Worry is Inflation, Not Markets” writes Justin Lahart in a recent WSJ.com article.  After writing about inflation for 8 years, my predictions of rising inflation are coming true. Now is the time to learn how to handle inflation. Prices are inching up from recent years, although, nothing like the double digit inflation rates of the 1980’s. In 1980-1982 inflation rates were 13.5, 10.3 and 6.20% respectively. In contrast, the CPI rose 0.5% in January, 2018 and 2.1% over the last 12 months states the BLS.com. Now 2.1% inflation is still quite low, but fears abound that low...

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