This year, we launched our financial education series. The purpose was to educate investors on various aspects of dividend investing or just investing in general. Some articles have been as fundamental as “What is a Dividend?” while some articles took a deeper dive into a topic, such as “What is a REIT and How Are Dividends From a REIT Taxed?” Today’s article will take a step out of the dividend specific topic and explain the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. Both types of investments are important diversification options and are similar (but with some key differences). And of course, as you would expect, there will be a dividend twist at some point in this article! Let’s start peeling back the layers!
This is a guest contribution by Nick McCullum of Sure Dividend.
When investors can identify trends that either increase returns or reduce risk, it is wise to implement them into their investment strategies.
With that said, implementing positive market anomalies is usually not hard. Rather, the difficulty lies in finding them.
Two of the most straightforward improvements that investors can make to their investment strategies are:
- minimize investment fees
- invest for the long-term
This article will describe how each of these techniques can improve investment performance and provide actionable tips on how to implement them into your personal investment strategy.
Man, I just got back from an amazing concert and am full of energy. The band was great and had the formula for success (in my opinion, as Lanny is shaking his head in disagreement). There were plenty of guitar solos, drum solos, crowd surfing, a diverse music selection, great lyrics, and best of all, the lead singer of the band was from our hometown! What wasn’t there to love. Thank goodness my fiance introduced me to the band and I was able to go tonight. Anyway, what was the purpose of this article. Music…no….Oh wait, I remember. This week I sold a few positions in my portfolio. That’s right! Here is a little information about the transaction.