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First-time Real Estate Investment: What You Need to Know

This post is by guest author Amethyst Tagney. Amethyst spends her time writing on a variety of topics. She is an avid learner and loves to share what she discovers. You can find her @AmTagWrites Investing in real estate for the first time can be as easy or as hard as you make it. Sometimes […]

What Is Futures Trading and Should You Be Doing It?

Disclaimer: If you don’t like risk, futures trading may not be for you. But if you want to play it safe, futures trading may be for you. Does that makes sense? No? Welcome to the world of futures trading. This is a big world, so I’ll start with the basics. Don’t worry—futures trading does make […]

Why Solar Power Is Worth the Initial Investment

  Are you buying your first house, or are you already an owner looking for ways to make improvements? Any improvements you do make will increase the value of the house. One option that’s on the table is solar power. But there’s an up-front cost at stake. From guest contributor, Nico Morgan, here’s why that […]

Buying a home is better than investing in gold. But how do you get started?

Wondering how to begin investing, but uncertain about how the economy is going to go, and therefore, how stocks will do? Gold and real estate are a couple of your investment options if you’re not too excited about stocks. Gold is a hedge, one investors use as backup against the dollar. If the dollar doesn’t […]

Corporate Bond Sales Surge in 2012

The sales of corporate bonds have surged in 2012, approaching the record amount issued in 2009. Near-Record Bond Issues  Data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that earlier in October, global conglomerate General Electric Co. sold $7 billion worth of these financial instruments derived from corporate debt. Business application provider Oracle Corp. issued $5 billion worth of […]

Expert Says S&P Will Surge in Next Two Weeks!

The blue-chip S&P 500 Index will surge 5 percent to reach a new record level in the next two weeks, investing expert Tom DeMark stated recently. He estimated that the benchmark index will rise to a level of 1,480 before global market participants become tired of the benchmark and begin selling it, according to Bloomberg. […]

Great News! Financial Bonds Create Record Returns!

Financial bonds are currently on track to generate their highest annual returns ever, and this robust appreciation has motivated market participants ranging from Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) to DoubleLine Capital LP to predict that the four-year rally will soon come to an end. Sharp Appreciation  Index data provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch […]

U.S. Stocks Surge Past Other Assets for First Time In Almost 20 Years

U.S. Equities are outperforming other asset classes in 2012 for the first time in close to 20 years. S&P surges Data provided by Bloomberg reveals that the benchmark S&P 500 Index has surged 14 percent in 2012, which means that the group of stocks has outperformed commodities, Treasuries, corporate bonds and equities in Asia and […]

Janus fund provides strong returns with careful bond picks

Gibson Smith and Marc Pinto, who serve as co-managers of the $8.9 billion Janus Balanced Fund, used their research on fixed-income securities to provide investors with the best combination of strong returns and low volatility of asset-allocation mutual funds. Data provided by Bloomberg Riskless Return Ranking indicates that the fund provided investors with a risk-adjusted […]

REITs present many benefits

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) present many benefits for investors. REITs provide opportunities for strong dividends, portfolio diversification, protection from inflation and robust performance. Commercial real estate sector Data provided by the 2012 Research Magazine Guide to REIT Investing indicated that while economic growth in the United States slowed during the first six months of […]