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May 20, 2018

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Avoid These Mistakes in ETF Investing

While ETFs investing is very popular with many investors for its ease of use, transparency, diversification benefits, low cost and tax efficiency, it has a number of risks that have to be taken into account by investors.

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Dividends vs Buybacks

While the company’s decision to choose between paying dividends and making a share repurchase/buyback depends on a number of factors, we will discuss the fundamental differences between these two from the investor’s perspective.   Basic Definitions Dividends are the distributions to shareholders from the company’s earnings, usually paid at regular intervals, e.g. monthly, quarterly, or …

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How Long Does it Take to Save a Million Dollars?

Well, that depends of course. It depends on your starting capital, how the market is performing, how much you save and for how long time you are saving up. Thanks to compounding, reaching this goal may be easier than you think.
Try the calculator below to find out!

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Choosing an Appropriate Mutual Fund

Investors sometimes face difficulties finding the best mutual funds from the universe of more than eight thousand funds. In this article we will discuss the key factors to take into account when selecting an appropriate mutual fund.

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Tips For Investing in a Volatile Stock Market

Investors experience a feeling of nervousness and fear during times when the market is significantly volatile. Below we will provide tips to stay calm during those “uncomfortable” periods.

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The Difference Between ETFs and Closed-End Funds

Though ETFs (Exchange-Traded Funds) and CEFs (Closed-End Funds) are very similar, there are a number of subtle differences that have to be taken into account when making investment decisions. We will discuss five kay aspects that differentiate these two.

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How do Political Conditions Affect the Stock Market?

Stock markets are affected by a number of macro factors, such as interest rates, inflation, economic outlook, changes in policies, wars, and also by politics. Politicians and the decisions they make can directly or indirectly influence business and consequently the stock prices.

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What We Have Learnt From the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

The US subprime mortgage crisis, which resulted in the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, was the most severe one since the Great Depression, leading to the global economic downturn affecting almost the entire world.

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Asset allocation and Investment Strategies

The importance of asset allocation strategies is a no brainer for most investors. However, many shrug off, or ignore, the importance of also revisiting their portfolios and rebalancing them to make sure they are on target to meet their goals.

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Hitting Your Investment Goals With Target Date Funds

When developing retirement saving strategies, you should take into account how many years you have before you’ll be living off your nest egg. Consider target date funds to make sure that egg is sufficiently funded.