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How to Invest: Are you Vulnerable to Inflation Risk?
Personal Investments can lose value short, and long term.
Companies assets are devalued, when bought and sold
Government Policy can increase the rate of inflation
Over the years, investments can lose their value if the money invested in them losing their purchasing power. Inflation risk is particularly dangerous because there ...
How to Invest: Corporate Bonds vs Treasury Bonds
Types of Bonds / who is issuing them?
Agency Bonds (Agencies):
Securities issued by government organizations and government sponsored entities or GSE’s make up a sector of bonds referred to as agencies. These bonds are generally appointed to assist in public aid, including agricultural and housing-related projects. The Government ...
Learning the Markets - Yield and Return Explained
Different Yield Types and Return Calculations
Current Yield: What the bond annually pays divided by the bonds current price. This tells investors what they’ll earn if a bond is bought and held for a year. When you invest in a bond that trades at a premium or discount, current ...
Here are a few investor resources to help you along the way:
Charting websites: Free Stock Charts and Stock Charts are great online charting resources which offer charting, scanning and portfolio tracking on a free and fee-based subscription.
CFA Institute Tools: The CFA Institute offers a great toolkit for investors looking for resources.
Here are 5 Quick and Easy terms of investing.
Futures - Foreign currency futures are one way, characterized by an exchange contract to purchase or sell a currency at a predetermined price on a future date. Futures can be used to speculate and profit from perceived fluctuations in exchange rates.
Options - Foreign currency options are another ...