TradeKing Review: Read Before Opening a Brokerage Account

Last updated Feb. 15, 2017 The most important things that I look for in an online broker are the following: (1) A proven history of success and expertise (2) Competitive commission costs (3) A simple but powerful trading platform (4) Top-notch research & education (5) Excellent customer service. This is my review of the online broker Tradeking, wherein I … Continue reading TradeKing Review: Read Before Opening a Brokerage Account


OptionsHouse Review: Read Before Opening a Brokerage Account

Last updated Feb. 15, 2017 This article reviews OptionsHouse, an award-winning brokerage that provides a trading platform for bonds, mutual funds, options and stocks. Company OptionsHouse LLC was formed in 2005 by PEAK6 Investments, LP.  PEAK6 Investments, LP was founded in 1997 and has its headquarters on the trading floor of the original Chicago Board … Continue reading OptionsHouse Review: Read Before Opening a Brokerage Account


Investing for Beginners: How to Start Investing With $100

Last Update June 28th, 2016 Picture this scenario. You have done your homework, you studied the basics of investing and you even passed all the quizzes from the Investment Education Series. You spot an industry that’s growing rapidly, and you’re able to identify the best company within it that has an undervalued stock. It’s now time to … Continue reading Investing for Beginners: How to Start Investing With $100


Why ETFs Should Be Part Of Your Portfolio

For investors who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio or to minimize the risks inherent with purchasing only one stock, mutual funds have historically been touted as the investment vehicle of choice. Major investment firms such as Vanguard and Fidelity have even made their names by offering a plethora of mutual funds to investors. … Continue reading Why ETFs Should Be Part Of Your Portfolio


The Importance of Income Diversification

The current state and structure of the world economy, as well as its frequent uncertainty, makes the diversification of one’s income a critical component of good personal finance. However, if you are starting from scratch, diversifying your income streams can be very difficult. In this article, we will look at some of the many reasons … Continue reading The Importance of Income Diversification


Growing Your Stock Portfolio without Spending Any Extra Money

Building a solid retirement plan requires foresight and planning over the long term. However, one of the primary reasons so many people postpone their plans to build wealth is the need to put aside cash each week to keep their investments growing. Contributing cash into a savings plan each week is fine if you have … Continue reading Growing Your Stock Portfolio without Spending Any Extra Money


5 Big Investing Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

In the past workers could count on a lifetime of income through a traditional defined benefit pension program. If those workers were loyal to the companies they worked for, they could receive a check for life when they finally retired. Those days are long gone, and today’s workers need to look out for their own … Continue reading 5 Big Investing Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them