Investing

Investing in Municipal Bonds

Investing in Municipal Bonds   You may want to consider municipal bonds as part of the fixed income portion of your investment portfolio.   States, cities and other local authorities issue…
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Podcast: Investing in U. S. Treasuries

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/L7_InvestingInUSTreasuries.mp3 Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss investing in United States Treasury obligations. Many individuals buy…
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Podcast: Investing in Mutual Funds

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/L5_InvestingInMutualFunds.mp3 Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss investing in mutual funds. Over the past couple of…
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Podcast: Investing in Bonds

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/L6_InvestingInBonds.mp3 Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss investing in bonds. Fixed income investments have a place…
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Podcast: Building a Stock Portfolio

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/L4_BuildingAStockPortfolio.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss building a diversified portfolio of stock investments. Most…
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Podcast: Fundamentals of Investing

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/F9_FundamentalsOfInvesting.mp3 Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review the fundamentals of investing. Fundamentals of Investing   Investing…
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Sooner Rather Than Later

There are many old sayings that are especially relevant when it comes to your finances. There is no time like the present. A penny saved is a penny earned. Take…
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Investing in U. S. Treasuries

Many individuals buy U. S. Treasury obligations as part of their investment strategy for one reason – safety.  However, there is more to Treasuries than just safety. Benefits of Owning…
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Investing in Bonds

Fixed income investments have a place in most individuals' investment portfolios. Bonds or other types of fixed income investments provide diversification and predictable income and are generally thought of as…
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Building a Stock Investment Portfolio

Most people buy stocks to earn returns that are higher than what they would earn on fixed income or cash investments.  However, owning stocks involves risk.  Your company’s stock may…
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Investing in Mutual Funds

Mutual funds offer many benefits such as diversification, professional management, and convenient purchase options. However, the income tax issues associated with mutual funds can be confusing. Generally, owning equities through…
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Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a relatively new type of investment vehicle and have become very popular in recent years.  Since 2000, investments in ETFs have grown from less than…
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average

The most often-quoted stock market indicator is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). In 1896, Charles Dow averaged closing prices of 12 representative stocks and the DJIA was christened. Since…
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Investment Portfolio Diversification

"Do not put all your eggs in one basket" Not every stock purchased goes up in value. Even with tremendous amounts of research, investment professionals are not always right. There…
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Bond Values and Interest Rates Changes

Bond values are determined in the marketplace and those values change in the opposite direction of changes in interest rate changes.  When interest rates rise, bond values fall.  When interest…
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Asset Allocation and a Bumpy Stock Market

How you divide your investment portfolio among stock, bond and cash investments is called asset allocation. It can serve as a logical starting point for your investment strategy. Individuals should…
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Asset Allocation Revisited

How you divide your investment portfolio among stock, bond and cash investments is called asset allocation. It can serve as a logical starting point for your investment strategy. Individuals should…
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Making Your First Investments

You may already be making investments through your retirement plan at work, but at some point you may have funds that you want to invest on your own. This article…
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Fundamentals of Investing

Investing is the process of acquiring assets that you hope will grow in value. Investments can include owning a home, owning a business, owning real estate or having money in savings accounts and CDs at a bank or credit union.

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