It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the west is losing out to Asia and Latin American countries when it comes to development and economic growth. The west has long since developed and has now hit a plateau while the developing world and emerging markets are powering the growth of the world. Emerging markets ETF that focus on BRIC nations, Latin America and Asia have continued to grow steadily over the last few months and the portents for continued growth are good, even excellent.Continue reading
Online brokerages and trading companies are something that has interested me for some time now. After all, if I am going to avail of the services of a brokerage, why pay any more than I have to? With ING Share builder, the costs of using an online brokerage drops considerably and it lifts all conventional barriers to investing that some others might consider to be in place. The problem with most online brokerages I looked at was the minimum investment. Frankly said, it was a stumbling block. I was not willing to put in $500 as a minimum. It’s not that I didn’t have it; I just wasn’t keen to put that much in to begin with. What if I were buying into a dud?Continue reading
Located in San Francisco, iShares was picked up by BlackRock from Barclays in 2009 and has more than 180 ETFs listed in the United States. But do not think for a moment that the distribution of funds across every iShares ETF is even. It isn’t. By the time 2009 drew to a close, the top ten iShares ETF were worth 50% of the assets. But there is a lot more to iShares ETF than just these blockbuster ETFs. Most investors know of these investment options and we have picked out a few of the many iShares ETF options for you to consider and look at for inclusion in your investment portfolio.Continue reading
Investing in stock market may be a bit confusing especially for beginners. Due to its volatile nature, first time investors bear a risk of losing all their funds. Hence, I have conducted a comprehensive research and have come up with tips on how to invest in stocks for beginners. Some are very critical, while some may be taken lightly. Continue reading
Many investors own stock via index fund while many aren’t aware of the term. This article is tailor-made for the latter group. So, if you have your money already invested in index funds. There wouldn’t probably be anything new for you in this article. Continue reading
I have been investing in some dividend stocks mainly because saving account rates these days are pathetic. For an emergency fund, earning a percent or two on my investment is fine. But for long-term, it’s lousy.
If you don’t really have an immediate need of the money earned through dividends, it’s advisable to reinvest the amount. And you don’t have to bother about reinvesting process as many broking companies these days offer such service for free. Continue reading
If you are seeking high return investments, you will get many. You, however, must possess the ability to face the amount of risk involved in it. Most investment options providing high return are never safe. Continue reading