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Financial Tips for College Graduates

On 05/28/2013, in Cash Management, by Jordan Wilson

U.S. News offers 10 financial tips for young adults.

Actually, financial advice for anyone starting out in the work world. Or even for those who have been working for awhile and now want to begin investing.

Good advice. A few comments from my side. 

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How do investors use exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

Many investors utilize ETFs as a cost-efficient means to create long-term, well-diversified portfolios. But some investors use them for other investment tactics.

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Defining Investment Risk

On 05/07/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

What is investment risk?

Investment risk is a form of speculative risk. Speculative risks differ from pure risks in that with a speculative risk there is a possibility of gain, not just loss or no change in status.

But what does that mean?

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A Brief Introduction to Risk

On 05/03/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

The concepts of risk and return are core to understanding the investment process.

Investors wish to maximize their returns while minimizing risk. Asset classes are compared on the basis of their risk and their risk-return expectations. Hedging activities are conducted to reduce risk while leveraging helps to increase risk.

Everything investors do relates to risk and return.

But what is risk?

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