Before you consider investing in any type of market, you should really take a long hard look at your current situation. Investing in the future is a good thing, but clearing up bad – or potentially bad – situations in the present is more important. Pull your credit report. You...
If you are ready to invest money for a future event, such as retirement or a child’s college education, you have several options. You do not have to invest in risky stocks or ventures. You can easily invest your money in ways that are very safe, which will show...
Along the way, you may make a few investing mistakes, however there are big mistakes that you absolutely must avoid if you are to be a successful investor. For instance, the biggest investing mistake that you could ever make is to not invest at all, or to put off...
Walking through the financial maze of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be quite a challenge. American Century Investments offers the following tips to give you the know-how on building a profitable portfolio. * Know your goals. Consider how much money you'll need for your children's education or your retirement....
The advancement in communications we have today, such as the Internet, financial newspapers, and investment-focused television channels such as CNBC, are high-speed news outlets full of gibberish.  All of these sources of information are indicators that there is no shortage of people in the media trying to answer our questions...
I like maxims and quips. Little phrases that tell a big story. I like the parables in the Bible because a child can say "I get it," and an aged student can say "Oh… now I get it." The principle of keeping it simple is a good one for...
While paper-based investments and real estate are vulnerable to the effects of changing times, gold soars. A precious metals investment may save a portfolio when all else fails.  The old Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times”, has particular relevance to the current epoch of U.S. history. There’s a...
When it comes to trading in any market, Forex currency trading has a huge advantage over other players in trading business. Firstly, the Forex market has the advantage of time freedom. You will see in the 4x market one can trade around the clock from Monday through Friday. In...
Retirement may be a long way off for you – or it might be right around the corner. No matter how near or far it is, you’ve absolutely got to start saving for it now. However, saving for retirement isn’t what it used to be with the increase in...
When it comes to investing, many first time investors want to jump right in with both feet. Unfortunately, very few of those investors are successful. Investing in anything requires some degree of skill. It is important to remember that few investments are a sure thing – there is the...