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  • 1. How can I determine my tolerance to risk when deciding what to invest in? Views: 85
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    Terms of Use Determine Your Risk Tolerance This knowledge article is part of a series of knowledge articles aimed to help you define your roadmap to savings and investing. To review the previous knowledge article in this series, click here . To review the table of contents for the articles, click here . You are approaching the half-way point in your journey to saving and investing. This is a good point to make sure that you understand some key concepts: Savings Your savings are usually put i  More...
  • 2. What things should I consider when selecting someone to manage my investments? Views: 73
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    Terms of Use: This knowledge article is part of a series of knowledge articles aimed to help you define your roadmap to savings and investing. To review the previous knowledge article in this series, click here . To review the table of contents for the articles, click here How To Pick A Financial Professional Are you the kind of person who can go solo on the journey of saving and investing? Do you have a firm command of your investment choices and how to go about making them? Maybe you&#  More...
  • 3. How should I go about defining my investment goals? Views: 71
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    Terms of Use Define Your Goals This knowledge article is part of a series of knowledge articles aimed to help you define your roadmap to savings and investing. To review the table of contents for the articles, click here . What are the things you want to save and invest for … A home? A new car? Your education or that of a child? A comfortable retirement? The needs of your parents? All of these goals will cost money. To make sure that you will have enough money when you need it, follo  More...
  • 4. What things should I consider when selecting a mutual fund? Views: 65
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    Terms of Use: You can't open a newspaper or read a magazine without seeing ads promoting the stellar performance of "hot" mutual funds. But past performance is not as important as you may think, especially the short-term performance of relatively new or small funds. As with any investment, a fund's past performance is no guarantee of its future success. Over the long-term, the success (or failure) of your investment in a fund also will depend on factors such as: the fund's sales charges, fee  More...
  • 5. Things to know about online trading Views: 62
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    Terms of Use More Americans are investing in the stock market and many of them are doing so through the Internet. The price of some stocks can soar and drop suddenly. In these fast markets, when many investors want to trade at the same time and prices change quickly, delays can develop. Executions and confirmations slow down, while reports of prices lag behind actual prices. In these markets, investors can suffer unexpected losses very quickly. Investors trading over the Internet, who are u  More...
  • 6. Any suggestions for getting started with investing? Views: 61
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    Terms of Use Need some help finding the right path for your financial future? You've come to the right place. We've put together an itinerary that takes in all the basics for your journey to learn more about saving and investing. Traveling down the right road to achieving financial well-being is one of the most important trips that you'll ever make in life. You don't have to be a genius to do it … and you don't have to be rich … you just need to hit the road a  More...
  • 7. What should I know before making any investment? Views: 57
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    Terms of Use Never invest in a product that you don't fully understand. Consult information sources such as business and financial publications. Information regarding the fundamentals of investing and basic financial terminology can be found at your local library. Ask your sales representative for the prospectus, offering circular, or most recent annual report – and the Options Disclosure Document if you are investing in options. Read them. If you have questions, talk with your   More...
  • 8. Why invest in bonds? Views: 57
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    Terms of Use: Most personal financial advisors recommend that investors maintain a diversified investment portfolio consisting of bonds, stocks and cash in varying percentages, depending upon individual circumstances and objectives. Because bonds typically have a predictable stream of payments and repayment of principal, many people invest in them to preserve and increase their capital or to receive dependable interest income. Whatever the purpose-saving for your children's college education  More...
  • 9. What are the different types of bonds available? Views: 56
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    Terms of Use: There are several different types of bonds and bond issuers. Bonds can have fixed rates, variable rates and may be pre-paid by the bond issuer at any time. Some bonds even have fixed rates for a portion of their term and variable rates for a portion of their term. The particulars of how a bond functions is found in the bond's prospectus. When you buy a bond issued in US dollars, you are assuming two different types of risk. You are assuming the credit risk that the bond iss  More...
  • 10. What are value stocks and growth stocks? Views: 54
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    Terms of Use: Value stocks are those securities which are selling at a perceived low price to their values. They typically maintain a lower price/earnings ratio and a lower price/book ratio than growth stocks, whose value is more questionable. Generally, value stocks pay higher dividends. They are stocks which are perceived by a particular investment professional to be undervalued by the market, and may produce higher dividend yields than growth stocks. Growth stocks appear attractive ba  More...
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