Where to Invest Now
The 2013 Mutual Funds Portfolio
The make-up of each investor's portfolio of investments will reflect their own objectives and tolerance for risk. However, you can check the 2013 Mutual Funds Portfolio as a guide and for insight into making your own tactical and strategic moves.
Asset Allocation Guide - 2013
Asset allocation can have more impact on an investment portfolio's total return than the underlying investments. Be sure to know how and where to allocate stocks, bonds and cash in 2013.
Where to Invest 2013 - Fixed Income
Finding where to invest your fixed income savings in 2013 can be challenging. Learn the best investment and savings ideas for bonds, mutual funds, money markets and CD's.
Best Bond Funds in 2013
What will interest rates do in the coming year? Fixed income investors will be challenged to find the best bond funds types for 2013. Find out how and where to invest now.
Lump Sum Distribution - Definition
What is a lump sum distribution? What is the best way to invest the cash from a 401(k) or IRA rollover? Find out what to do when you are given distribution options from your retirement accounts.
How to Invest a Lump Sum
Whether you want to invest a 401(k) or IRA rollover, a tax refund, an inheritance, or you win the lottery, there are a few smart ways to best manage a large amount of cash, no matter what the stock market or economy is doing at the time.
What is The Great Rotation?
The Great Rotation refers to an investment trend of transition out of bonds and to stocks. This movement has also been called "a flight to equities."
How to Time the Market With Sector Funds
Learn the best way to time the market with sector funds, index funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), without taking undue risk.
Best and Worst Sectors in 2013
The best and worst sectors in 2013 can be revealed by making some basic assumptions about market and economic assumptions. Find ETFs and index funds to maximize returns and minimize risk.
What is Technical Analysis?
What is technical analysis? Find out the definition and basics of stock trading.
10 Ways to Time the Market With Mutual Funds
If you think about it for a moment, all investing is a form of market timing, even if you consider yourself a buy-and-hold investor. As with all investment strategies and financial plans, there are wise steps you can take to find success without taking unreasonable risk.
What is Tactical Asset Allocation?
Tactical asset allocation with mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can be an effective middle ground of investing between the extremes of market timing and passive investing.
What is Fundamental Analysis
What is fundamental analysis? Find out the definition and basics of stock trading.
Momentum Investing - Definition, Strategies and Funds
The definition of momentum investing is just as one may guess -- a strategy of capitalizing on current price trends with the expectation that momentum will continue to build in the same direction. But when is the best time to use this investing strategy and which are the best mutual funds?
Stock Market and Economic Cycles
Understanding the difference between market and economic cycles and how they are related to investment performance can help determine the best timing strategies and portfolio structure.
Dow Theory Definition
What is Dow Theory and how can investors use it for market timing? Does it work or is it just another theory?
Using S&P 500 Index P/E Ratio
If you learn how to interpret the overall value of stocks by using the P/E ratio on the S&P 500 Index, you can gain insights into the future direction of equity prices.
Contrarian Investing Definition
Contrarian investing strategies involve more than just going against the investor crowd. Knowing examples and strategies of how to spot contrarian indicators in the stock market and economy and what to do about them can create success.
Precious Metals Category of Funds
The precious metals category of mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) often consist of gold-mining company stocks but they can also invest in companies that mine for silver, platinum and base-metal as well. Some funds are commodity-based and can invest directly in physical assets or derivative instruments.
How to Invest in the Best Gold Funds & ETFs
Gold can be used as a hedge against inflation and a falling US dollar. But what is the best way to invest in this precious metal and commodity -- with mutual funds or ETFs?
Democrat vs Republican: Best Investments
Democrats and Republicans have historically benefited certain investments and industrial sectors. Learn how to invest in the best stocks, mutual funds and ETFs by political party.
The Presidential Election Cycle
The Presidential Election Cycle is a market timing indicator for stock investors. History reveals there is some relevance to this stock market indicator but investors should be cautious in applying the Presidential Election Cycle to their investment strategies.
When is the Best Time to Invest in Small-Cap Stocks?
Small-Cap stocks can make up a significant portion of your investment portfolio at any time. But when is the best time to invest in small-cap stocks?
Best Stocks and Sectors for Rising Interest Rates
Market timing can be challenging but there are some logical moves traders and investors can make to invest in the best stocks and sectors in a rising interest rate environment.
How to Choose and Buy Bonds
The best days of bond mutual funds may be behind investors for a long time. Learn how to choose and buy bonds to build your own diversified portfolio of bonds.
Dogs of the Dow Mutual Funds
There a few mutual funds that invest in the Dogs of the Dow. However, this is not just for market timers. These 'dogs' are also among the best stocks for dividends.
Best Bond Funds For Rising Interest Rates
Which are the best bond mutual funds in a rising interest rate environment? Which bond funds do better against inflation? Knowing the basics on which funds perform best and which funds perform worst before and during higher interest rates and inflation is a crucial skill for the bond mutual fund investor.
How to Beat Inflation
Inflation erodes at the value of money and can be an investor's worst enemy. Learn how to beat inflation by investing in mutual funds.
Inflation Definition, Examples & Investing Strategies
Inflation is said to be one of an investor's worst enemies. However, it can also be said that a lack of understanding of inflation can be detrimental to an investor's investment portfolio. Learn how to invest and hedge against inflationary economic environments with mutual funds.
What is Stagflation?
Stagflation can be one of an investor's worst enemies. However, it is the common lack of understanding of stagflation that can be most detrimental to an investor's investment portfolio. Learn how to invest and hedge against stagflation with mutual funds.
What is Hyperinflation?
Inflation is harmful for investors but hyper-inflation can be worse! Learn how to invest and hedge against hyper-inflation with mutual funds.
What is Reflation?
What is reflation? Learn how to invest and hedge against deflationary economic environments.
What is Deflation?
What is deflation? Learn how to invest and hedge against deflationary economic environments.
Where (and How) to Invest 2012 - Asset Allocation
Many investors wonder where to invest now but they do not consider how to invest - the basics of investing.
Where to Invest 2012: The Complete Guide
Knowing where to invest in 2012, or any time frame, requires a complete guide that covers strategies and ideas for asset allocation, stocks, bonds, cash, sectors, foreign investing, indexes and ETFs. Check this efficient overview to quickly find the ideas you need to invest in 2012.
Where to Invest 2012 - Sectors
Which sectors of the economy will do well in 2012? No one knows for sure but there are a few sectors that look better than others, especially if the economy continues to be weak and stocks continue to struggle.
Where to Invest 2012 - Foreign Stock Funds
Where to invest in 2012 will be challenging, especially for foreign stock. As always, foreign (international, global, emerging markets) can play in important role in a diversified portfolio. How can investors balance risk and growth in 2012?
Where to Invest 2012 - Bonds
What are the best ways to invest with bond funds in 2012? If you thought stocks face an uphill battle in 2012, bonds have a similar challenge.