November 23rd, 2012 Written by Z
Interest rates are too low – and they’ll be low for a long time to come.
Low rates are good news for borrowers.
But low rates are not good news for savers. Allow us to take a look at five ways you can increase the yields you receive for saving and investing your money.
Increasing Investment Yields
ETF, Investing, Stocks
September 25th, 2012 Written by KP
We’re living in tough times right now, what with so many people being unemployed and the economy not showing any signs of picking up soon. It’s not just you who’s struggling to make ends meet – pretty much everyone these days is having difficulty making sure their bills are paid on time, paying the rent or mortgage, and any other expenses that crop up. After all of our bills have been paid, were often left with little but spare change, meaning we never have enough to actually buy something for ourselves.
July 20th, 2012 Written by Z
Enterprise value is a valuation assigned to a company to determine how much the whole enterprise is worth, including debt and equity.
We’ll use an example to show how enterprise value works. Then, we’ll detail how you can calculate enterprise value and make use of this statistic as you look to find quality stocks on the stock market.
Calculating Enterprise Value
July 10th, 2012 Written by Z
MorningStar is one of the biggest ratings and analysis sites for mutual funds and stocks.
The company has countless analysts who study businesses and fund companies to find the best places to invest your money for the best risk-adjusted return.
Here’s how MorningStar’s rating system works:
MorningStar for Mutual Funds
June 29th, 2012 Written by Z
Dividend growth stocks are stocks that pay a dividend, but which may pay larger dividends in the future.
Let’s discuss how dividend growth investing works, and how people can find companies that are poised for one or many dividend increases over time.
June 21st, 2012 Written by Z
The Federal Reserve will continue Operation Twist to push down interest rates.
We will explore more about how Operation Twist works, and provide some background into why Operation Twist is important for the markets.
Operation Twist – What’s the Twist?
June 14th, 2012 Written by Z
Investors and drivers rejoice – it looks like there might be life in the American automotive industry.
This week, Ford Motor Company won an award for the best engine of 2012. The engine was tiny – 999 cubic centimeters.
But the prize is not so tiny. Ford intends to ship 999cc engines in the popular Ford Focus in the European markets. The engine is expected to come to the United States in 2014 on the new Fiesta line-up. Consumers should rightfully flock to a car that promises up to 35 miles per gallon in combined highway and city driving.
Hybrids vs. Non-hybrids
June 7th, 2012 Written by Z
The Chinese central bank made its first move in four years to cut its interest rate target by .25%. The move was seen as a defensive maneuver as Europe still struggles with fiscal concerns stemming from the so-called PIGS nations.
It was believed for a long time that China may have been entering an asset bubble similar to the US housing crisis. Housing prices have skyrocketed in metro areas, which made it possible for the economy to grow at a pace well in excess of every nation around the world for more than a decade.
Chinese Rate Cut Good for Commodities
May 29th, 2012 Written by Z
The internet is abuzz with new information that may suggest Facebook is looking to make its own mobile device.
The thought process is simple: Facebook is currently built into a lot of the mobile software on mobile phones. However, now that Google (the creator of the most popular mobile operating system, Android) owns Motorola, it may deflect attention from Facebook to draw members to its own Google+ social network.
Therefore, Facebook needs to make sure that it stays on top of mobile social networking. Making its own phone is one way Facebook can retain users while defending its position as the United States’ preferred social network.
Facebook Phone Rumors