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Investing guide for the New Investor
Over 40 pages of investing definitions. Plus, learn about Mutual Funds,
IRA's, 401k's, Budgeting, and more with this easy to understand investment
Easy To Understand Definitions
New to investing? Click on these definitions: Diversification,
Asset Allocation, Mutual Funds, and Dollar Cost Averaging, and Compounding.
This should give you some of the basics needed to get started. Click on
other definitions that you may be interested in, then visit our Mutual
Funds page to get started.
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- Your money grows faster because of interest and dividends.
Retirement Accounts (IRA) Strong
- For retirement. Traditional and Roth
Reinvestment Plans Sharebuilder
- Information on investing in individual stocks for
the long term investor. Very inexpensive and no minimums.
- 1. Establish goals 2. Gather data 3. Analyze data
4. Develop plan for achieving goals 5. Implement plan and 6. Monitor
Retirement Accounts Strong
- Company sponsored retirement accounts
Trading and Definitions
- Using your computer to buy and sell stocks and mutual
funds. Convenient and inexpensive.
- Remains constantly invested in the stocks that make
up the Index chosen regardless of economic conditions. Low expenses
and low taxes.
Traded Funds (ETF's) AMEX
- Index funds that trade like stocks. No minimum investment,
but you must pay a commission on trades.
The Vanguard Group
- Tax deferred growth for retirement. Sometimes high
- Interest bearing certificate
Plans: UTMA, IRA, 529 Plans Tiaa-Cref
- For college saving. Tax advantages.
- Several to thousands of individual stocks that you
pay someone to manage for you.
Cost Averaging Strong
- Placing money into an investment regularly (monthly,
Your Employer Invesco
- What to do with your 401k after leaving your employer
The Vanguard Group
- Owning investments that are not in same industry or
- Percentages allocated to different types of investments
(cash, stocks, bonds, etc...)
vs No-Load Mutual Funds The
- Funds which have a sales charge vs. funds that do
not. Cost comparisons
- Definitions pertaining to individual stocks and stock
Balanced Fund: Fund investing in balance of stocks,
bonds, and cash protecting principle
Growth Fund: Invests in companies of all sizes whose earnings are
expected to grow faster than average
Growth and Income Fund: Invests in companies expected to show average
or better earnings growth with steady dividends
Equity-Income Fund: Seeks income and growth by investing in bonds
and stocks which pay high dividends