A General Overview of Investment Types

There are many different investments that you can make. The most common types are small- company stocks, large-company stocks, government bonds, and real-estate properties. Each type has its benefits and tradeoffs, and in this lesson, we will cover the most basic information for each investment. Small-Company and Large-Company Stocks A stock is a small share […]

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The Importance of Portfolio Diversification

Diversification is one of the most basic but important tools used to manage risk within a portfolio. Before we jump into why diversification is so important, let us first define the term. What is diversification? Diversification in a portfolio is when an investor buys assets of all different types. A well-diversified portfolio will have different […]

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What is a Bond?

As you are handling your investments or reading the news, you might come across the word bond. What is a bond? What does it do? When is it appropriate to buy? In this article, I will try to explain the basics of financial bonds in the simplest terms. How does a bond work? A bond […]