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Money Market vs Certificate of Deposit

Market Markets vs CDs

If you're looking for a place to park your cash savings or emergency fund, one of the choices you will need to make is comparing money markets to certificates of deposit.  Here are some pros and cons of each.

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Diversification Strategy for Beginners

Among the first job of any new investor is to create a good diversification strategy that lowers risk and protects your savings.

ADR Fees and Your International Stock Investments

ADR fees are charged by sponsoring banks of foreign stocks to compensate them for currency translation and custody services.

How the Student Loan Debt Crisis Might Affect Investors

The student loan debt crisis is causing household formation among the young to decline, which has important ramifications for economics and investors.

The Five Basic Asset Classes That Should Be Included In Any Diversification Plan

Diversification is going to happen across five different asset classes for most investors and portfolio managers.

Direct Investing for Beginners

Direct investing is the practice of holding assets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in the simplest, most direct way possible to lower the cost of ownership.

How Dividend Growth Stocks Can Deliver Unexpected Profits

Income investors might sometimes be better off buying a lower yielding, faster growing dividend stock for their portfolio.

Low Yields and Fast Growth Can Generate Big Passive Income for Investors

One of the things that makes investing interesting and fun is the unexpected math quirks you can encounter when constructing a portfolio.  For example, it is

What Investors Can Learn from Index Funds Over the Past 5 Years

The past five years have shown incredible results for index fund investors and there are some portfolio lessons we can learn from studying it.

The Annual Report, 10K, and Proxy Should Not Be Summarized or Replaced When Making Big Investment Decisions

A situation came up today that reminded me of the importance of going to source documents, especially as an investor.  If you invest in stocks or bonds, you

The Fed Funds Rate and the Discount Rate

Last week, I began reading former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.  For new investors, they may not

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