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10 Ways to Invest Money

om simple savings accounts to complex derivatives, the financial markets offer several investment choices to fit your financial objectives and tolerance for risk and volatility. However, take the time to understand and research these investment options to avoid making costly ...

10-Year Bond vs. 20-Year Bond

en buying bonds, longer maturities almost always give you a higher yield. However, during periods of low interest rates, buying a long-maturity bond can be risky. For a given change in market interest rates, the price on longer bonds will fluctuate more than the price on shorter ...

What Is a 1:50 Stock Split?

the investing world, companies do not give up total control of their stock shares after the initial offering. If they have no better use for free cash, they can buy back shares. This lowers the number of shares on the market (the "float") and tends to raise the ...

1929 Stock Market Recovery

ll Street lore and historical charts indicate that it took 25 years to recover from the stock market crash of 1929. However, some modern analysts dispute that view. In fact, the recovery from the low point, though not a steady climb, offered investors opportunities to make money ...

3 Styles of Successful Dividend Investing

owing that investors derive the most benefit from dividends over long-term time frames, a common misconception about income investing is that is merely buy-and-hold investing. Buy a dividend stock, let the power of those dividends go to work for the portfolio and hold the stock ...

What Is a 30-Day Yield on a Mutual Fund?

en you look up the specifics of a bond mutual fund, you will find several different reported yields. Each type of yield is useful, but the 30-day Securities and Exchange Commission yield rule requires every fund to calculate this particular yield number the same way. Use the ...

5 Questions to Ask When Investing

king questions is part of the due diligence process of investing. You can choose from several asset classes, such as stocks and bonds, and hundreds of securities in each class. These securities will have different risk-reward characteristics. By asking the right questions, you ...

5 Reason Stocks Drop and Rise So Much

e stock market works as a double auction market. Buyers offer a price they are willing to pay for a particular stock, while sellers offer stock for sale at a price they are willing to take. When the bid price and the ask price match, a stock trade is made. While many factors can ...

At 50 Years Old, Should I Hold Bond Funds in a Portfolio?

50-year-old investor should hold some bond funds in a portfolio. An individual at this age could traditionally retire in another 10 to 15 years. Too much exposure to equities, or stocks, at this age could result in declines in an investment portfolio that might not be regained ...

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