Diversification is a general technique for reducing risk of investment. Each risk-averse investor needs to diversify to some extent in order to minimize the volatility in their portfolio. Volatility is limited by the fact that not all assets move up and...  more »

Stock market volatility indicates that the future is still uncertain. When choosing stocks, several factors need to be taken into consideration. We have to examine growth, financial solvency, stock price performance and volatility. We have selected...  more »

Healthy investor-friendly corporations that earn a profit pay out a percentage of their earnings to their shareholders as dividends thus ensuring a source of continuous passive income stream for them. Due to the recent financial crisis, many people are...  more »

The stock market may look a bit scary because you may fear losing your money. Investment risk can be lowered by knowledge. A beginning investor has to read a lot about finance, accounting, financial statements, the stock market and the companies traded...  more »

Recession fears have sent the major stock market indices into a downward spiral again. The economy suffered the mortgage crisis and credit problems recently, and now there is a lot of talk about another recession. This brings new challenges and new...  more »

Everybody has to save money to be able to fulfill long-term goals, to buy a house, finance studies of children or to enjoy years of retirement. This money needs to be invested. But what is the best place to put your hard-earned money? There are no...  more »

Mutual funds became popular as they offer the advantages of diversification and professional management even for small investors. People who want to save money for retirement or other financial goals often choose mutual funds. If you do not have much time...  more »