Day: May 20, 2018


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.