An Introduction to Sector Mutual Funds

An Introduction to Sector Mutual Funds

    A sector mutual fund can be defined as a type of mutual fund that makes the concentration of its investments in a particular market sector. For those who are not aware, a sector is a market slice that emphasizes its whole concentration on similar business lines. Read more

Passive Stock Investing: Stock, Index, ETFs

Passive Stock Investing: Stock, Index, ETFs

    Stock Index Definition and Guide

    A stock index is a method of tracking the overall movements of the stock market, or a particular market sector or other subset of the market. Common indexes include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a basket of 30 Large US companys stock, the S&P 500 Index, an index of 500 large US stocks, and the NASDAQ-100, an index of 100 companies whose stock trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Read more

What is a Mutual Fund Adjusted Net Asset Value?

What is a Mutual Fund Adjusted Net Asset Value?

    Defining Mutual Fund

    A mutual fund is a type of investment that enables investors to invest their money in a variety of securities, including stocks, bonds, ETFs, REITs, and other publicly traded financial instruments. Each investor owns a number of securities and automatically a percentage of the total mutual fund portfolio. Read more

So You Want Cash To Grow On Trees?

So You Want Cash To Grow On Trees?

Don’t we all? If I had a nickel for every time my father uttered, “You think money grows on trees?”, I wouldn’t need one of those trees. Money may not grow on trees but there is potential for it to be “grown”. Part of any good cash management system involves “growing” your money. In other words, putting the cash that you do have to manage in some type of an investment account. Read more

How to Start Investing in Gold

How to Start Investing in Gold

    Gold Mutual Funds

    The first place many investors head when they decide to invest in gold is the familiar world of mutual funds. While gold and precious metals mutual funds abound, many investors are dismayed to learn that they dont really invest in gold; they invest in the stock of gold industry companies. Read more

How To Choose Good 401(k) Investment Options

How To Choose Good 401(k) Investment Options

    Choosing Good 401(k) Investment Options

    Deciding how to choose good investment options for your 401(k) plan can be a difficult task. Many plans offer dozens of choices, all of which have good sounding names.

    Unfortunately, those names can be misleading. Read more