Articles on Investment

Self-Made Billionaires: Investment Lessons From Their Success

If you want to get rich on the stock market, follow the example of this group of self-made, billionaire investors.

E*Trade Review: If a Talking Baby Can Do It, So Can You

E*Trade's wide selection of no-fee funds and ETFs make it a good choice for new and intermediate investors.

Why Index Funds Are the Best Choice for New Investors

New investors may be tempted to move their mutual fund investments into an actively managed fund. Choose an index fund instead to avoid a costly mistake.

3 Ways to Save Hundreds (or Even Thousands) of Dollars Without Thinking

These three methods barely require any effort — and they can have huge results.

The Basics of Asset Allocation

Once beginning investors move beyond indexes and mutual funds, they start to hear about asset allocation. Learn the basics and how they apply to your investment decisions.

TradeKing Review: The Best Brokerage for New and Intermediate Investors?

TradeKing's low fees and minimums, great research tools, and active community make it a good choice for your online brokerage.

17 Places to Find Investment Inspiration

Investing ideas are plentiful. Pay attention, and you'll recognize profitable possibilities wherever you are.

Investment Allocation by Age: Birth to 10 Years Old

When kids are young, investing is usually done on their behalf. However, it's possible to get kids started with their own investments at a surprisingly early age.

8 Cheap, Easy, and Not-So-Obvious Ways to Invest in a Company's Stock

There are many ways to invest besides buying shares in a company's stock through a brokerage firm. Discover eight cheap (or free!) ways.

4 Quick Ways to Decide if a Company Is Worth Your Investment

You don't have to be an insider to glean valuable insights about a company. These four public sources of info can tell you a lot of what you need to know before you invest.

Keep an Eye on Your Money With These 7 Online Investing Tools and Apps

If you can tolerate watching your nest egg rise and fall, these tools and apps can help you stay tuned to market news, manage your portfolio, and do research.

10 Investing Concepts to Ignore and 10 to Follow

New investors have a lot of advice to sift through — and it's not all good. Learn what to ignore and what to pay attention to.

5 Sure-Fire Signs of an Investment Scam

Even well-educated and honest people can get conned. Learn the signs of a scheme to avoid losing your savings.

The 3-Step Plan to Choosing Your First (or Next) Mutual Fund

Choosing your first mutual fund may seem daunting. A small investment of time and these easy steps can help you get started building a portfolio.

3 Ways to Stay Calm When the Stock Market Gets Volatile

Investing under the influence of fear never works out well. Here are three great ways to deal with a market downturn.

Using Time Horizons to Make Smarter Investments

A time horizon is the length of time you can leave money in an investment before you need it. Apply this concept to improve your financial health, now and later.

Begin Your Investing Career Right With Some Mutual Fund Basics

Buying mutual funds is a simple way to build an investment portfolio. Here are the basics to get you started.

5 Best Online Brokerages

Investing is easier than you might imagine, especially with help from the right online brokerage. Get started with one of these brokerages for $500 or less.

2 Investing Concepts Everyone Should Know

Successful investors know how to get the most from compound interest and make sure they have the right asset allocation. Here's why these two investing concepts are so important.

7 Investing Lessons From the Two Comma Club

If you want to be a millionaire, take some advice from people who have already achieved that goal — members of Two Comma Club.