I went to business school out of inertia. Because it's what you do when you have a bachelors degree. in economics. Because it was the least I could do for my parents, who were already disappointed enough that I didn't become a lawyer or a doctor.
Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.
Don't waste your time and money trying to fight the impossible to win the market timing battle of predicting when to buy low and when to sell high. If you buy today and sell during your retirement you will do just that and with a lot less effort and stress.
One reason for the difference in returns between women and men is that male investors tend to be more confident than female investors. Being overconfident leads men to be more active investors than women. In fact, men have a portfolio turnover rate of 45 percent more than women.
A REIT is any corporation, trust or association that acts as an investment agent specializing in real estate and real estate mortgages. It avoids most or all of their tax liabilities by deducting the dividend it pays to its owners.
I have been managing investments for over twenty years and, during this period, I have met with many prospective clients. It is during these initial meetings that I review investment statements and other financial documents to determine if I can be of assistance.
If you are an individual investor that wants to preserve what you have and grow a little over time, the last thing you should do is invest in index funds or in portfolios built with a one-size-fits-all mentality.
Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.