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How to Invest in Index Funds

How to Invest in Index Funds

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on June 6, 2022
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7 Min Read
Index mutual funds and ETFs track a specific stock or bond market index. These are passive, generally low cost funds that offer a number of advantages.
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How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Taxes

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
Capital gains arise when an investment is sold for more than its cost basis. Taxes are generally due on capital gains, though there are steps that investors can take to minimize the impact.
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How To Invest $100K

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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8 Min Read
There are a number of options for investing $100,000. Be sure to look at your overall financial situation in choosing how to best put this money to work.
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Index Fund vs Mutual Fund: What’s the Difference?

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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7 Min Read
Which is a better investment, index funds or actively managed mutual funds? The answer is that it depends. It's important to understand the differences between the two.
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A Beginner's Guide to Short Selling

by Chris Muller
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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8 Min Read
Learn how short selling works and the risks associated with this type of trading. Read about what to do before you can start short selling stocks, where you can do it.
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Asset Allocation Guide

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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8 Min Read
Asset allocation is about how you allocate your investments among stocks, bonds, cash and others. It's about balancing your potential return against the potential risks in your portfolio.
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How to Invest in Bitcoin

by Chris Muller
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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9 Min Read
Bitcoin is a hot topic people are talking about it everywhere you look. Whether you have no idea what Bitcoin is or are just a little lost on how to invest, this guide is for you
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Active vs. Passive Investing: What's the Difference?

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
Both active and passive investing styles can have a place in your portfolio. It’s important to understand the differences in order to make good investing decisions for your situation.
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How Does the Stock Market Work

by Jen Smith
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Updated on January 11, 2022
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6 Min Read
Stock market isn’t as confusing as people think. Besides the ways to buy and sell stock but at its core, the stock market is just a supermarket for investments.
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Investing in Multi-family Real Estate

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on April 7, 2022
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4 Min Read
Multi-family properties work similarly to investing into a single family home, yet there are some additional details (and potential hassles) to keep in mind.
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Are Condos a Good Investment?

by Jen Smith
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
With real estate prices soaring, more investors are starting to ask “are condos a good investment?” They can be but there are many factors to consider.
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How To Buy Multifamily Homes

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on April 6, 2022
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9 Min Read
Multifamily homes can help investors boost cash flow while reducing vacancies. Find out how to source these properties for your portfolio.
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Best Investment Tracking Apps of 2022

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on January 2, 2022
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7 Min Read
The best investment tracking apps can help you save time as you oversee your portfolio. Find out which investment apps offer the best features, as well as which ones offer a free version you can try out.
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What Is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)?

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on March 29, 2022
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5 Min Read
REITs give you the option to invest in real estate without being a landlord. Find out how they work and why you should consider this type of investment.
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How to invest in REITs

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on March 17, 2022
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5 Min Read
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) diversify an investor's portfolio and provide income from the properties, mortgages, and investments owned by the trust.
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How to Buy IPO Stock at Its Offer Price

by Jen Smith
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Updated on March 14, 2022
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4 Min Read
For retail investors, getting shares at a company’s initial public offering, known as it’s IPO, can be tricky. Here’s how to buy IPO stock at its offer price.
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How to Invest in Real Estate

by Chris Muller
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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8 Min Read
Real estate investors can choose from various investment strategies. This guide looks at several ways to invest in property and generate ongoing returns.
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Best Investments to Hedge Against Inflation

by Chris Muller
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
Inflation hedges protect your investment portfolio against the eroding effect of general price increases. This guide discusses the best inflation hedges.
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What is the Rule of 72?

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on March 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
The rule of 72 is a quick way to estimate the time that would be needed to double your investment with a given interest rate or an estimated rate of return.
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How to Invest a Million Dollars

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
With $1 million to invest, you have a wide variety of investments to choose from. We've covered seven broad categories of investment options for you to consider.
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How To Invest In Gold

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
Gold has traditionally been a store of value and a hedge against inflation. Investing in gold can make sense for investors, but it’s important to understand how gold investing works and if it is right for you.
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How to Invest in Stocks a Step-by-Step Guide

by Chris Muller
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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12 Min Read
If you're thinking about investing in stocks, but you don't know where to start, this step-by-step guide will take you through how to invest in stocks
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12 Options Trading Strategies

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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10 Min Read
Options contracts allow the holder the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell stocks or other underlying securities. There are a number of strategies you can use.
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ETF vs. Mutual Fund

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
Both ETFs and mutual funds offer a professionally managed investing vehicle for investors. Which one is best will depend upon the investor’s own unique situation. It’s important for investors to understand the pros and cons of each type of security when deciding where to invest.
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Day Trading vs. Swing Trading

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
Day trading and swing trading are two approaches to short-term trading in stocks, currencies and commodities. Both strategies involve risk and commitment in order to be successful.
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Best Day Trading Platforms

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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8 Min Read
Day trading is not an activity to be taken lightly. A key element of success in day trading is using a broker that offers a platform with best execution, low costs and other features to help make you successful.
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10 Best Investing Podcasts For Any Investor

by Jen Smith
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
Looking to learn more about investing? Podcasts offer something for everyone. Here are the best investing podcasts in every investing niche.
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Cash Account vs. Margin Account

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Find out the difference between cash accounts and margin accounts, their pros and cons, and how to decide which is right for you.
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Best Online Stock Brokers

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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8 Min Read
Are you looking to invest in stocks? You need the right platform to do it then. Pick the perfect broker for you right here. Learn how to pick one as well.
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How to Invest in ETFs

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
Investors of all experience levels – beginners and people who have been investing for years – often turn to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for their ease of investing and potential gains.
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What Are Mutual Funds?

by Chris Muller
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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11 Min Read
Mutual funds are versatile, accessible financial vehicles suitable for investors with low funds or little investment experience.
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