Gold is respected throughout the world for its value and rich history, which has been interwoven into cultures for thousands of years. Coins containing gold appeared around 800 B.C., and the first pure gold coins were struck during the rein of King Croesus of Lydia about 300 years later. Throughout the centuries, people have continued to hold gold for various reasons. Societies, and now economies, have placed value on gold,… Read More »Why Invest In Gold
Unlike mutual funds, hedge fund managers actively manage investment portfolios with a goal of absolute returns regardless of the overall market or index movements. They also conduct their trading strategies with more freedom than a mutual fund, typically avoiding registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). There are two basic reasons for investing in a hedge fund: to seek higher net returns (net of management and performance fees) and/or… Read More »Hedge Funds – Higher returns or just higher fees?
The exchange traded funds (ETF) that track the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are some most widely traded ETFs in the market today. Both ETFs have essentially the same amount of risk associated with them. The Dow ETF tracks only 30 companies,1 whereas the S&P ETF tracks all 500 of the S&P 500, making the fund more diversified than the Dow.2 As a result, the… Read More »ETFs -S&P 500 ETF vs DOw Jones ETF?
Although small-cap stocks are considered riskier investments than large-cap stocks, enough small-cap stocks are offering excellent growth potential and high potential returns on equity to warrant their inclusion in the holdings of all but the most conservative investors. KEY TAKEAWAYSSmall-cap stocks tend to grow at faster rates than their large-cap counterparts.They can also lose profit more quickly due to their size.Large-cap customer bases are by definition larger, and so small-caps… Read More »Compare Small Cap to Large for Risk..