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Investing 101

If you want to learn more about investing but have no previous experience, the Beginner's Corner is for you. Here, you can discover basic investments such as stocks and bonds, read about speculative practices such as trading on margin and shorting, and learn how to open a brokerage account to begin investing today.
  1. Choosing a Broker (8)
  2. Holding Methods (4)
  3. Investing Glossary (168)
  4. Investing Tips (24)
  5. Investing for Kids & Teens (16)
  6. Making Money (8)
  7. Starting an Investment Portfolio (10)
  8. The Basics (43)
  9. Total Return & CAGR
  10. Types of Investments (6)

How Much Money Would Make You Happy?
Money really does buy happiness. When you ask yourself how much money do you need in your portfolio to be happy, it turns out science has an answer!

What's The Easiest Way to Track My Investments?
Have you ever wanted to know the easiest way to keep track of your investments? If you're tired of stacks of paperwork, looking in filing cabinets, or trying to call a company to get your current balance, there is a better solution out there for you. Here, we'll share some of the more popular ways to track your investments now that Microsoft has discontinued its famous Microsoft Money software program.

How to Start Investing
If you are knew to Wall Street, you may wonder how to start investing. This to-the-point article lists the ways to begin investing, as well as provides links to more than half a dozen other articles and resources that will make the process of starting to invest easier and more enjoyable.

5 Keys to Surviving a Terrifying Market
In volatile stock markets, investing can be scary. These five keys to investing can help you navigate the waters and avoid a total wipeout.

"Kiss" - Keep It Simple, Stupid!
Two of the greatest investors in history, Warren Buffet and Peter Lynch, are renowned for one single trick that helped them develop investing records of 20% to 30% compounding over long stretches of time. Buffett summed it up in the acronym “Kiss”, which stands for “Keep it simple, stupid!” When you truly understand what it means, it can have big ramifications for your portfolio and help you make sense of a turbulent market.

How to Invest in Stocks
Do you want to know how to invest in stocks but have no clue where to begin? This quick list of articles and tutorials was designed to help you find a jumping off point to get started on your journey to common stock ownership.

The Five Components of an Investor’s Required Rate of Return
In financial theory, the rate of return at which an investment trades is the sum of five different components.

Why Total Return Is More Important Than Increases in Market Capitalization
Don’t confuse changes in market capitalization with the return you earn on your investment. Instead, focus on total return – appreciation in the share price plus cash dividends and any spin-offs or other distributions received. The distinction may seem small to some new investors, but the implications are extremely important.

Yes, Virginia, You Too Can Be Rich - A Guide for New Female Investors
Women can get rich through disciplined investing and saving, providing for their own retirement without the help of a man. This step-by-step investing tutorial will show you how women can begin the journey on the road to financial independence by starting an investing program.

Intro to Stock Trading - 12 Types of Orders to Add to Your Arsenal
This basic tutorial on stock trading provides twelve different types of stock trading orders investors can use to help manage their portfolio.

Stick to the Basics - Simple Reminders for Profitable Investing
Profitable investing is about sticking to the fundamentals. Learn the basics of profitable investing by reading these simple and basic truths in this article.

Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid
Many investors invariably become their own worst enemy by making four tragic mistakes. Discover what those mistakes are and how you can avoid them.

Four More Investing Mistakes to Avoid
The key to building wealth lies not making brilliant allocation decisions, but rather avoiding large mistakes. These four investing mistakes are among the most common committed every day. Make sure you aren't guilty. This article is a sequel to Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid: Becoming Your Portfolio's Worst Enemy.

Tax Free Spin Offs
A tax free spin off is often a way for companies to divest certain business lines and subsidiaries. This article discusses tax free spin offs and ways to find additional resources.

Investing In Collectibles
When investing in collectibles it is important that you stay within your circle of competence. Investing in collectibles should require an additional margin of safety above and beyond what you normally build into your stock and bond purchases.

Risk Management: 6 Warning Signs a Company May Be Headed for Trouble
Part of intelligent investing or asset allocation is controlling risk exposure through risk management. In this article, you can learn to identify six warning signs in a potential investment that should raise red flags.

Frictional Expenses: The Hidden Investment Tax
Few investors are aware of the tremendous damage so-called frictional expenses impose on investment performance. By merely reducing these expenses, you may be able to significantly increase your long-term rate of return by lowering your overall cost basis. In this article, we are going to examine some of the most frequent and costly frictional...

Diversify Your Income Sources
Everyone talks about diversifying your investments. Few people talk about the equally as important job of diversifying your income sources. There is nothing more dangerous than relying upon one or two employers to support your household's income needs. Job security is an illusion. You must focus on income diversification to be successful over the long-term.

Where to Begin: Investing 101
Do you want to start investing but have no idea where to begin? If so, this step-by-step guide can help you understand the basics of building a portfolio.

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