International bonds can play an important role in your portfolio, but they do carry certain risks and rewards. Here’s how to invest in them.
If you have some money to invest for a short period of time, take a look at this CNote review to learn about some of CNote’s benefits.
TreasuryDirect is the government’s website where you can buy treasuries directly. Is it right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
Many of us tense up when we hear the word “investing.” We remember movies like Wall Street and Boiler Room where fast-talking traders lost millions on stocks they swore would pay off. Unsurprisingly, some of us decide that investing is just too risky for the average person to get involved in. But this is a […]
You don’t need a financial adviser to tell you that one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to set up an emergency fund. Short-term lending options are pretty horrendous with everything from 300% payday loans to 25% credit card loans, so it makes sense to set some money aside for […]
Many people are under the impression that bonds are usually safer investments than stocks because you don’t lose your principal. However, that is not always the case, especially if you buy bonds in a bond fund. Bonds can be just as risky, and even more risky, than stocks, if not researched thoroughly. Recently, I wrote […]
Everyone has heard the saying ‘you need to diversify’. You hear about it for your portfolio as a whole – diversify in stocks and bonds. There are even some handy simple calculations to figure out how to do it (subtract you age from 100, and that is how much you should invest in stocks). You […]
Earlier this week, the Treasury announced that it will begin selling its portfolio of mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (also known as agency paper). The sales will start this month, and will be subject to market conditions. It is estimated that selling the holding could result in a profit of as […]