Recent technological advances, and changes to the way that we conduct trading, have resulted in more people accessing various investing opportunities. One of the asset classes gaining in popularity recently is currencies. If you want to invest in foreign currency, it is relatively easy to get started.
Ever since the Great Depression, there have been housing assistance programs in the United States. One of the most popular assistance programs is known as Section 8. With this program, a tenant’s rent payment is subsidized by the government. For landlords willing to deal with extra paperwork, and willing to do a little extra at [...]
When LearnVest originally began offering its services, they were aimed primarily at women. Recently, LearnVest has been moving away from a gender-based approach to financial management. The web site has been undergoing changes to be more gender neutral. The financial management tools have always been just as applicable to men as to women, but the [...]
As a way of protecting parties in the event of a trade, clearing firms are often used. A clearing firm takes responsibility for the transaction, and guarantees that it will go through in the end. Brokers use them to settle investment transactions. However, it’s important to note that some brokers are self-clearing, meaning that they [...]
One of the more fun and investor-friendly platforms out there is Kapitall. Kapitall originally started out as more of a game, with a format that allowed you to build a portfolio and track your performance, but now the company has received the proper licensing to be a broker, so it’s possible to trade stocks using [...]
When deciding which bonds to invest in, it can be tempting to chase a high yield. After all, that means that you have the chance to earn more money, right? The higher the yield, the more money you get from the bond. Unfortunately, simply relying on a bond yield can be problematic. Instead of making [...]
The idea of a regular source of income is very attractive to many investors — especially retirees. It’s not surprising, when you consider that the recent stock market crash decimated a number of nest eggs. And, even though the stock market has recovered and then some, there are still concerns about volatility, and fears about [...]