Investing

Dow 15,000 – Where Do We Go From Here?

Investing

Do you remember the “New Paradigm”? Back in the late 1990s – when the stock market stair-stepped its way to new records on an almost monthly basis – economists coined the term as a way to explain why the economy would continue expand and the financial markets would continue to rise without limit. Now is […]

Why More Americans are Putting their Eggs in Roth Baskets

Estate Planning

(Reuters) – Affluent Americans are showing a growing preference for paying taxes on their retirement savings sooner rather than later. Data released earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service shows that conversions from tax-deferred individual retirement accounts to Roth IRAs increased ninefold in 2010, to $64.8 billion. That was the first year when a […]

First Steps To Investing In Gold

Estate Planning

Whether you are new to precious metals investing or you already have invested in gold, silver, platinum or palladium, a review of basic tips can’t hurt to ensure you are making the right move for your financial goals and future. We put together this simple guide to help you through the first steps of investing […]

Pros and Cons of Owning a Race Horse

Investing

The prospect of owning a race horse is a great way to gain prestige and be involved in the excitement of races, such as the Kentucky Derby. However, many horse owners often start out at smaller venues. Ownership of a race horse is an investment that is not guaranteed to have a positive return. There […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Financial Gift Giving

Investing

When looking for the perfect gift for the relative who has everything, there are most likely very few things that have crossed your mind. You most likely considered cash or gift cards, but knew that the enjoyment of the gift would be gone the second it was spent. You want to give them something useful, […]

Advantages of International Banking

Investing

Over the years, the world economy has witnessed an increase in the number of people using international banking services, particularly travelers and businessmen. Traveling purpose aside, you will require a certain amount of money to manage your trip and related expenses. An aggressive entrepreneur can capitalize on services offered by international banks that often transpire […]

Leave Emotions Out Of Forex Trading

Investing

When it comes to the possibility of making money, it is easy to see why so many people can get caught up in the excitement and adventure of a Forex trade. The thing is though, if you are genuinely serious about making money through Forex trading, it is important that you are able to leave […]

The First Time Investor’s Guide

Investing

So you’re looking to jump into the world of investing. Congratulations. As anyone will know following the financial downturn of 2007-2008, investing is not an activity for the timid. Sure you can make great gains in the financial world, as Gordon Gekko will whisper in your ear, but investing can lead to great loss and […]

Why Stocks are a Risky Long Term Investment

Investing

Investment professionals have a love-hate relationship with stocks, and it’s easy to see why. The market as a whole cannot be predicted and it cannot be controlled. In general, those who invest in the stock market see gains–but many more lose everything, and it’s impossible to predict when the market will crash or when it […]

How Residential Construction Suppliers Can Expand their Business

Investing

People who sell in bulk to industry builders might consider ways to retail their raw materials to average consumers. As it turns out, many amateurs like to build their own sheds and even dog houses. Some people want to improve their lawn through their own ingenuity. Small structures do not require a license in many […]

Will the Fiscal Cliff Reduce Mortgage Rates?

Debt

No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, everyone can agree that it’s nice to have the elections behind us. No one likes uncertainty, least of all investors — and that means homebuyers as well. That said, there’s a new question looming in all of our heads at this point — what’s going to […]