Reasons to Invest in Gold ››

Reasons to invest in goldGold prices are inversely correlated with the USD. When investors lose confidence in the currency, gold prices go up and vice versa. This is exactly the reason why gold remains an important investment commodity. When the stock market goes sour, people can

How to Evaluate Your Current Investments ››

How to Evaluate Your Current InvestmentsRegardless of what goals we’re trying to achieve with respect to our finances, or in any other aspect of our lives, being able to evaluate what we’re currently doing is essential to identifying the steps we can take to do things better. Evaluating

New Investments to Consider in 2013 ››

New Investments to Consider in 2013As we begin a new congressional term in 2013, there are sure to be many changes to the financial landscape. Many observers believe that there are likely to be changes to individual tax rates, changes to the availability of certain personal and

Should You Use an Asset Allocation Analyzer? ››

Should You Use an Asset Allocation Analyzer?One of the most common struggles for any individual who is investing or saving for retirement or other long-term goals is coming up with an appropriate asset allocation. “Asset allocation” refers to how you have your various investment funds distributed among different

Investing Advice to Capitalize on a Down Economy to Grow Your Money ››

Investing Advice to Capitalize on a Down Economy to Grow Your MoneyMany small investors have learned that the recent downward trend in the economy has caused the value of their investment portfolios, including their retirement nest egg, to decrease in value. Unfortunately, this has led some to conclude that there’s simply no way

What Is an Investment Club and How Do They Work? ››

What Is an Investment Club and How Do They WorkIt seems like trying to decide how and where to invest your money has never been tougher. There are so many different investment options to choose from, and even if you feel comfortable and confident in your ability to research potential investments,

How to Select Low Cost Index Funds ››

How to Select Low Cost Index FundsThe ups and downs of the stock market are often too much for individual investors to want to deal with. It seems as if the performance of individual stocks often bears little relationship to how well the underlying business is doing, so

Is a Series EE Bond a Good Investment? ››

Is a Series EE Bond a Good Investment?Even though the stock markets largely recovered from the significant declines of 2008 and 2009, many of the investors and savers who lost money are anxious to avoid similar drastic ups and downs in the future. Those investors are more likely to

Investing Advice on How to Choose a Mutual Fund ››

Investing Advice on How to Choose a Mutual FundMutual funds have long been a popular option for many investors, whether an investor is looking to invest many thousands of dollars at a time, or just a few hundred. Mutual funds are managed investment pools that can invest in publically traded