There are several risks that investors in Target Date Funds should be aware of when investing, and our tips for using them in your portfolio.
Have you heard of mutual funds but don’t know how to start investing in them. In this blog post, you’ll learn what are mutual funds and the pros and cons of investing in them.
We love index funds here at The College Investor, and we’ve recommended several in our Guide to Investing. However, there’s a new type of index fund that is gaining in popularity, and one that I think has a lot of merit – equal weighted index funds. An equal weighted index fund is just like it sounds […]
Hidden in the small cap corners of the investment universe are hundreds of closed-end funds overlooked by Wall Street. These funds do it all, from private equity-style investments in small companies to leveraged junk bond investments you can’t find anywhere else. Let’s look at the closed-end fund category and explore why investors might choose to […]
The international investment landscape is constantly changing, against a back-drop of social, political and economic unrest. The evolutionary investment market is also complicated further by the relationship between developed and emerging economies, as the latter continue to develop and offer alternative options for individuals with disposable income who are in search of a viable return. […]
If you’re like the majority of the population, you hardly even know what a mutual fund is let alone know how to find a good one. If you have your 401(k) set up through your employer, then you most likely have a very small selection of funds to choose from. If this is the case […]
First off, you may ask, “How do I invest in the overall market?” The best way to do that is to invest in index ETF’s such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, which is a “stock” that you can invest in that tracks the gains of the S&P 500. So that means if the overall […]
Yesterday, for the first time ever, Standard & Poor’s lowered its long-term outlook for the U.S. Government’s fiscal health from “stable” to “negative”, and warned of serious consequences if lawmakers fail to reach a deal to control the massive deficit the country has racked up over the past decade. The warning, which lasts for two […]