Should you pick Vanguard's mutual funds or ETFs?

Should You Invest In Vanguard Mutual Funds Or ETFs?

Vanguard funds have some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. Almost all of Vanguard’s ETFs have a corresponding mutual fund that either track an asset class or an index. But then, for an investor, deciding between a Vanguard ETF and mutual Fund is just not a trade-off between convenience and flexibility, although it […]

July 19, 2011 38
Profiting from Baidu (BIDU)

Thrill Money Investing

Although I invest for the long term, I’ll admit, from time to time, I speculate on market movements for short term gains. I call this Thrill Money Investing. I only allocate a very small portion of my investing funds, funds that I can afford to lose without losing sleep, towards TMI. Any gains are plowed […]

July 1, 2011 51
What are mlps and what are the risks and benefits

Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks – MLPs

This is part II of the series, Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks. The series is meant to be an absolute beginner’s introduction to uncommon stocks. The focus of this post is on MLPs. Why MLPs? Before I answer this question, here’s one for you! What’s strikes you as most unusual from this list of MLPs? […]

June 20, 2011 25

Investing in BioPharma: Coverage of CytRx

Investing in pharma companies with a portfolio of drugs in its development pipeline can be extremely profitable if the research pays off. The risks are high since a large number of drug candidates don’t even make it out of the lab. But in order to make an informed decision, you need to understand drug development […]

May 19, 2011 2
lost decade market returns

15 Stocks To Survive Another Lost Decade

The period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, the country suffered one of the worst market downturns reeling from one crisis after another. During that period, both the NASDAQ and the Dow saw all-time highs and devastating lows. The S&P 500 returned negative 0.99%. People lost money. Lots of it! Was it possible […]

May 17, 2011 46
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia

What Do YOU And Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia Have In Common?

Does the photo ring a bell? No? Both you, as a US taxpayer and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal are the largest shareholders of the world’s largest financial network, Citigroup! You paid $45 billion in 2008 to bailout Citigroup from an imminent insolvency. That includes payment for the $50million Dassault Falcon 7X luxury corporate jet (with […]

May 14, 2011 13
a volatile stock loses value due to high beta

Market Volatility, Can You Stomach It?

During the dotcom boom, a lot of folks moved their entire portfolio to technology stocks, especially dotcom stocks because of their spectacular returns. Slow and stable stocks from sectors like utilities fell out of favor with investors. When the inevitable happened and the market crashed, those who put their money in pure tech stocks were […]

April 16, 2011 45
The business of being born moneycone

5 Must-Watch Movies For The Money Mavericks!

Five of my favorite ‘money themed’ movies in no particular order… The Business Of Being Born (2008) If you are pregnant or about to become pregnant, I would advice you against watching this movie! The movie is about how something as natural as childbirth has become a booming business in the US. Physicians like control […]

April 11, 2011 26
Taj Mahal

How To Invest In India

If I could go back in time to the ’70s, I would invest in China. It’s been a little over 30 years since China opened its economy and the results are incredible! Those who saw China’s potential early on, have been rewarded handily. India, China’s western neighbor, taking a cue, opened its doors relatively recently […]

April 7, 2011 21
buffett india quotes

Buffett Is Bullish On India, So Should You!

Warren Buffett, the world’s third richest man made his maiden voyage to India at the age of 81. He went there as a philanthropist and as an insurance salesman, the richest and the oldest insurance salesman India will ever see! As a philanthropist, Buffett wanted India’s wealthy to give, as an insurance agent, Buffett wanted […]

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