Rating companies like Morningstar and Lipper often issue report cards on various mutual funds. There are other reports available that talk about the performance of these investment firms. Understanding what these reports mean and the terminology is helpful for new investors.
While equities have outperformed every investment class over time, many Americans are passing up equities in favor of bonds and real estate. Here we look at some recent trends in stock ownership in America and the profile of the typical stock owner.
Making money investing in one stock or in a diversified a portfolio is the object of every investor. The investment strategy of buying 100 shares at a time with consistency for value, high-growth, income, or in mutual funds and ETFs can bring a high degree of success.
Market risk cannot be eliminated and all investments are exposed to it. But, being able to measure market risk can be a great help when making investment choices.
Requesting a custodial account distribution from a brokerage account is not difficult, however there may be some legal requirements to be met in order to allow the brokerage firm to distribute the funds legally. Here is a look at some circumstances and the documents required.
One of the tools in the arsenal of the Central bank’s monetary policy tool kit is adjusting the money supply. When they use this tool there seems to be a corresponding move on Wall Street. In this article the explore the reason for this happening.
Finding the answer to how many stocks should you keep at a time is a challenge faced by every investor. This article explores how to construct a stock portfolio and control risk by investing in different sectors of the economy and countries.
Deciding if it is smart to choose to invest in Class A stocks requires some research. This is because the major difference between Class A and Class B stocks is typically found in the shareholder voting rights. If Class A stocks have more voting rights, they may be a good investment.
For those trying to buy dividend stocks before dividend payout, it is important to understand companies have mechanisms in place to avoid such trading strategies. There are three important dates that apply to dividends and investors may lose money chasing dividend gains
Novice investors may wonder, “how many ways can you buy a stock?” This article explains the four major ways of purchasing stock including through brokers and company plans.