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Stocks Vs. Bonds
Stocks Vs. Bonds
I've heard about stocks and bonds, but I'm not sure what the difference is and how that difference affects my decisions.
 

It Doesn't Take as Much as You Think to Start Investing

Money Minute

History has shown the stock market remains the country’s greatest engine for building wealth over time. Yet, many individuals feel it requires significant amounts of money to start investing. Well, you may be surprised to learn this is not always the case.

Diversification – Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Money Minute

You work long and hard to save and invest for your retirement. Find out why it’s essential to diversify and avoid risking everything on a few investments.

Choosing a Mutual Fund

Money Minute

There are thousands of mutual funds available to the average investor. Although it’s nice to have options, having too many choices can become overwhelming. As you consider which mutual funds may fit your needs, keep these tips in mind.

How much risk is too much?

Money Minute

Risk is a key component to consider when making investment decisions. Taking on too much risk can expose you to extreme volatility, while too little risk may not give you the returns you want. Find out how to determine your own comfort level for accepting risks.

Market Timing: Is There a Perfect Time to Enter the Market?

Money Minute

Most professionals could not predict whether the stock market will close up or down next week, or even the next business day! That said, is there ever an ideal time to invest in the stock market?

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