Bond Funds May Not Be as Risk-Free As You Think

by Kevin Mercadante November 18, 2013

With the stock market largely stalled since May – albeit in record territory – nervousness is developing by investors wondering which direction it will go in from here. That kind of doubt breeds a natural inclination to seek out investment alternatives. One such alternative, traditionally, has been bonds. But since so few people fully understand […]

Read the full article →

Should You Invest Your IRA in a Savings Account or CD? For Most People the Answer is No.

by Ryan Guina November 7, 2013

Investing is a overwhelming topic when you are starting out. It can be complicated and it can be risky. You want to protect your hard-earned money from losses. Just look at what happened in 2008-2009 when the US stock market crashed and we entered the Great Recession. Big market events like the Great Recession and […]

Read the full article →

Nervous About Stocks? Here’s What You Can Do About It

by Kevin Mercadante September 17, 2013

This is something of a tense time if you’re a stock market investor. After hitting record levels this past spring, the market is now languishing just below peak, and has been for months. Meanwhile, the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering it’s purchases of mortgage securities and federal government debt has caused interest rates to […]

Read the full article →

Rule #1 of Investing – Markets Rise, and Markets Fall

by Kevin Mercadante August 5, 2013

Whenever there’s a bull market in stocks that goes on for several years, a certain amount complacency sets in. People load up on stocks, and settle back for what they expect will be a perpetual elevator ride to the top. But be warned: Rule #1 of investing – Markets rise, and markets fall. As much […]

Read the full article →

E*Trade Online Brokerage Account Review

by Ryan Guina July 26, 2013

E*Trade is one of the oldest and well-known online stock brokers in the US. E*Trade is an award winning brokerage firm and offers a wide variety of investing tools, resources, and features that place it among the leaders among both full service brokerages and discount brokerage firms. More importantly, E*Trade is affordable, with a commission […]

Read the full article →

Top 7 Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid

by Kevin Mercadante June 28, 2013

People often think that there is some sort of magic formula when it comes to investing. If that were true we’d all be millionaires! Some genius entrepreneur somewhere would publish the formula and make billions (not millions) from selling it. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no magic formula and […]

Read the full article →

5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid

by Miranda Marquit June 25, 2013

Real estate investing is fraught with pitfalls. While many landlords swear by their real estate investing business, there are others who struggle, finding it difficult to turn a profit. If you want to invest in real estate, it’s important to plan ahead, and to avoid the following 5 real estate investing mistakes: 1. Believing that […]

Read the full article →