Archive for August 2018

What is a Market, Anyway?

The front of the New York Stock Exchange

In my last post we looked at different investment categories and I started talking about risk. Risk is a really big deal and it could use a lot of extra discussion. So, as I began to write a post about the different kinds of perils you face in investing, the concept of market risk came…

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The Three Essential Investment Types

A blank stock certificate. Stocks are one of the three essential investment types you can choose from.

Now, let’s start to talk about investing, starting with the three essential investment types! Knowing your investing goal is critical because saving for something two or three years from now is different than saving for something 20 or 30 years from now. So, let’s assume that you’ve done that goal-setting work, and talk about the…

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