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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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E*Trade Online Brokerage Account Review

by 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Personal Capital Review – Free Online Financial & Portfolio Management

by June 21, 2013

Investing can be tricky. I’m not referring to advanced investment strategies, binary trading, and things like derivatives, which virtually no one understands. Investing can be tricky even if your investment portfolio holds nothing more than a sampling of index funds, bonds, and handful of individual stocks. Taken by themselves, each of these investments is easy [...]

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How to Safely Invest Your Money

by Miranda Marquit April 29, 2013

In increasingly uncertain market conditions, many investors look for safety. Safer investments provide peace of mind, since there is a greater likelihood that your principal will be preserved through tumultuous economic conditions, and you might even earn a little compound interest. However, the flip side is that you often have to deal with lower returns. [...]

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