Best Short Term Investments

Although the returns on short term investments are usually low, they offer greater access, liquidity and security than long term investments such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and hard assets (gold or silver). While some of the best short term investments don’t pay much more in returns than your piggy bank, they are FDIC insured, […]

High Risk Investment Options – Are They Worth The High Returns?

Investments can be classified as “risky” or “safe” depending on the ROI and probability of losing your capital. Experienced investors will classify certain investments as risky depending on how volatile their returns are. For example, if certain investment gains 4% in the first year and 18% in the second year, the investment is still considered […]

Vanguard vs Fidelity

While BlackRock is the largest investment manager in terms of assets under management, when looking to invest in mutual funds, the two places you’re likely to turn are Vanguard and Fidelity. As the two biggest mutual fund companies in the United States, each have a collective $1.7 trillion in assets (including money market funds and exchanged-traded […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a type of professionally managed investment that allows a group of investors to pull their capital together and purchase securities, while sharing the burden of administrative and trading costs. There are many different types of mutual funds; open-ended funds sell an unlimited number of shares publicly, either in bulk or to […]

Largest Mutual Fund Companies By Assets

As Warren Buffet sometimes complains, having a large amount of cash to deploy in a meaningful way gets harder as the size of your company increases. For Berkshire Hathaway, the choices are limited to stocks or companies with large market capitalizations, since any sizable stock purchase of small or medium companies will drastically affect their […]

5 Safe Investments You Can Make Today

Years ago, people could invest money and feel fairly secure they would eventually make a profit. Yes, there were highs and lows, but overall investors were not too concerned about losing their life savings in a financial crash or crises. In recent years, however, investments have become risky at best with huge fluctuations in valuations, especially […]

Forex Trading – The Pros and Cons

Like many types of investing, forex trading is often unfamiliar to those who haven’t actually tried their hand at it. In a phrase, forex trading is investing in currency, as opposed to stocks or bonds, with the hope of capitalizing on shifts in currency values. If you’re considering foreign exchange markets and forex trading as […]

Pump and Dump Penny Stock Scams

‘Pump and Dump’ penny stock investment scammers know that oftentimes it is the appearance of rapid growth that attracts curious investors. Investors who are either looking for the next hot tip on a growing industry or are tracking down undervalued companies may be susceptible to a pump and ump penny stock scam that enables conspirators […]

American Politics, The Fiscal Cliff, QE3 & The Gold Market

With the United States presidential election finally having run its course, and President Barack Obama re-elected, people can finally begin to focus on the long-term effects that the election will have on financial markets around the world. Needless to say, one of the core issues of the 2012 presidential campaign in the United States was […]