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Macro Mondays: Unit Investment Trusts (UIT)
A unit investment trust is an investment company that offers a fixed portfolio, generally of stocks and bonds, as redeemable units to investors for a specific period of time. It is designed to provide capital appreciation and/or dividend income.
Creating A College Savings Plan For Your Kids
62% of college graduates will have a student loan debt averaging $27,236, totaling $101 billion nationwide (Student Monitor) - The total amount of student loan debt today is closing on well over $1 trillion, and much of it will be insolvent.
8 Financial Mistakes To Avoid (In Your 20s & 30s)
When you're in your 20s and 30s, you're excited to build the life you envisioned for yourself but may not realize that there are specific financial hurdles that need to be completed in order to get you where you want to go in life.
Macro Mondays: Annuities
In some form or another, you may have heard annuities mentioned on infomercials or by well-known insurance providers. But what exactly are annuities, and why are they primarily the favorite child of insurance salesmen?
TBT: 'Focus Investing' For The Average Investor
An investing program once asked him if he preferred "active" (a portfolio strategy where the manager makes specific investments with the goal of outperforming an investment benchmark index) or "index" as an investing strategy?
Tips For Choosing Funds For Your Retirement Savings
Retirement planning is an important financial endeavor which every working individual should consider early on in their career. Here are a few tips you can use to find a suitable fund for your retirement savings.
Macro Mondays: Derivatives
A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, index, or security. Common underlying instruments include: bonds, commodities, currencies, market indexes and stocks.
Macro Mondays: Credit Default Swaps
A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
What Exactly Are "Sin" Stocks?
We all have vices, but few would go so far as to call them actual "sins." However, in the world of investments, a vice means the potential to invest in a "sin stock."
Macro Mondays: The Unemployment Rate
There will always be people leaving and starting new jobs. What else don't we fully understand about the unemployment rate?
Important Terminology For Mutual Funds
Just about every investor with actively open and operating brokerage or retirement accounts is invested in at least one mutual fund.
The Latest McDonald's "Roast": Delivery Services
McDonald's management sees this delivery option as a $100 billion market in which the company can boost its failing growth. In this market, they see sales growth of about 5.0%.
7 Retail Stocks You Need To Avoid
If you hold JCP, SHLD, M, FL, KS, CVS and ODP, it's not time to panic yet but just be vigilant and know that your money may be better invested elsewhere.
St. Patrick's Day Special: Is Investing Just "Lucky"?
Here are 7 main factors that can be used to evaluate a stock quickly to determine if it is worth buying.
An Introduction To Vegan Investing
What exactly can a vegan add to a portfolio and just how restricting is the diversification process?
IPO Review: Snapchat (SNAP)
I think Snapchat is going to have a hard time justifying that the company is really worth $29 billion.
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