How to Invest Once a Recession Hits

The iconic billionaire investor Warren Buffett once used the idea of shopping for hamburger meat — the most ordinary of daily expenditures — to explain how to buy stocks. In … Read more

Posted on October 11, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Revenue?

The term revenue often is misunderstood by investors. Revenue is money coming into a company. Yet even high-revenue companies can be poor investments. Think of revenue like your paycheck every … Read more

Posted on October 11, 2019 by

How To Invest Well In Turbulent Times

There’s an old saying, “May you live in interesting times.” Some might find that a positive sentiment, but it’s easy to see it as a curse. The drumbeat of headlines … Read more

Posted on September 27, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is A No-Load Mutual Fund?

A no-load mutual fund is a fund that does not charge a fee to investors for buying the fund. While mutual funds have a variety of fees, a load is … Read more

Posted on September 13, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The FDIC?

You see the sign at nearly every bank teller window and ATM screen — “FDIC insured.” But what is the FDIC and is it important to know a bank has … Read more

Posted on August 30, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Bond Maturity?

A bond maturity is the date upon which all of the initial investment plus interest will have been paid out. That can be as short as a few months and … Read more

Posted on July 15, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Limit Order?

A limit order is any kind of investment purchase that is set with specific conditions. The “limit” requires those conditions to be met before the order is executed. Short-term stock … Read more

Posted on June 21, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Market Risk?

Market risk is any kind of investment risk that is not related directly to the management and performance of an underlying company. For instance, if a recession were to start … Read more

Posted on June 4, 2019 by

Whatever Happened to Inflation?

Economists and market historians often talk about the decades since the early 1980s as the “Great Moderation.” In simple terms, it marked a long stretch of lower than usual volatility … Read more

Posted on May 20, 2019 by
P/E Ratio

Investor Facts: What Is A P/E Ratio?

Stock investors are generally after one thing — a rising stock price. The P/E ratio of a stock doesn’t guarantee a higher price, but it can be a way to … Read more

Posted on May 6, 2019 by