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
Most of us don’t bother about our retirement planning in the early stages of our career. The anxiety, however, increases every year after 40 and we keep wondering where the money will be generated from, to meet the expenses after you quit your professional career. Continue reading
Being an investment planner, every week I develop a variety of investment and retirement plans. I talk to them and try to understand their goals, their fears, their dreams, and their vision to work on their retirement portfolio. We, together, analyze their financial status today and how they can reach their goals in next 10, 15, or 20 years. 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
A retirement investment portfolio should essentially be a mix a various investment products. It shouldn’t, however, include insecure investments, as our risk appetite decreases with increase in age, unless we have millions to squander.Continue reading
One can invest in gold either by buying physical gold or by investing in companies that are involved in gold businesses like mining, reselling, distribution, refining, processing, and so on. Buying the stocks of such companies, however, would be quite risky. Other alternatives like gold mutual funds and gold ETFs have gained popularity in recent years due to the convenience it provides to the investors. Let’s understand why they are considered to best gold funds in 2010.Continue reading