July 2009

If you are not familiar with fixed income investments then click here for an introduction to fixed income investments. Fixed income investments are defined as securities that have a regular fixed return or payment associated with them such as bonds. Here are some risks to consider when investing in fixed income investments. Inflation � Because […]

“Blue Chip” Stocks

by ABC editor

Companies that are large with solid earnings increasing over time and long histories are considered to be “blue chip” in nature.� The theory behind investing in such companies is that you will hopefully get regular stock price increases and/or dividend increases but there won’t be much risk.� The term comes from casinos where the blue […]

This topic is little more advanced than usual for this blog so try to learn the main points and don�t worry about all the details.� If you are not familiar with stock indexes then please read this post on stock market indexes first. Market Value-Weighted Index The most common type of index is called market […]