AAII Survey: Half of Readers Hold Alternative Investments

When it comes to diversifying an investment portfolio, most people probably think of stocks and bonds, as well as investing across different sectors and industries. However, there is a category of investments gaining in popularity that offer additional diversification benefits: alternative investments. Investopedia defines an alternative investment as “an asset that is not one of…

 

Computerized Investing’s New May Content

Computerized Investing’s new May content is now available! This month includes: Trading Fractional Shares With Broker-Robo Hybrid Folio Investing Folio Investing is a unique brokerage-robo adviser hybrid that allows users to invest in portfolios of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds that they can trade in a single transaction. Learning About Real Estate Investing With BiggerPockets…

 

Most Investors Looking for Consistent, Growing Dividends

Last week we asked our readers what they consider to be the best long-term investment, and here is what they said: Of the 2,377 people who voted by 7:15 a.m. (Central) on Sunday, July 24, 70% view stocks or mutual funds as the best long-term investment. Real estate came in a distant second with 24%…

 

Forgotten By Some, Inflation Is Far From Gone

In an article for InvestmentNews, Rusty Vanneman reminds investors to be mindful of inflation. The reason being is that, although inflation has been a non-issue for the last several years, there are some signs that inflation may be starting to return. The Core Consumer Price Index (Core CPI) is nearing 2% year-over-year growth, ignoring food…