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What Are Money Market Accounts? – Cash Accounts & Funds

Introduction     The term, “cash” is used rather loosely. Sometimes it refers to cold hard cash in your wallet, and other times it refers to money in your checking or savings account. But when it comes to investing, cash describes an entire asset class. But what exactly is cash in the investing world? In…

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What Are ETFs And How Do They Work? – Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction     For those of you now starting to learn more about financial assets, you may have already stumbled upon the word ETFs -but what are ETFs and how do they work? Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are diversified funds with specifics asset allocations. No two ETFs are made the same and in this lesson,…

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Asset Allocation Of ETFs – ETF Is The Word

Introduction     Building a portfolio typically involves allocating a certain percentage of investing dollars across various asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and cash. Additionally, its important to consider diversifying your portfolio by distributing investments across sub-classes within major asset classes such as various stock sectors and bond types. Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are…

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The Fixed Income ETF – Another Fixed Income Asset Alternative

Introduction     Fixed Income investments, as you can already tell from the previous lessons here at Invest In Wall Street, are a great way to conserve your invested capital and create a “safety cushion” so to speak. Fixed Income ETFs are no different than any of the other fixed income assets we have already…

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The Currency ETF – Foreign Exchange ETFs

Introduction     The foreign exchange, or forex, market is huge. On a daily basis, more money changes hands in currencies than any other asset class. Some analysts estimate that an average of $4 trillion moves through the forex market every day. The bulk of these transactions are typically complex investments, like forward and swap…

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ETF Intermarket Analysis – Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave

Introduction     So in a previous lesson, we have discussed in great detail what intermarket analysis is. We have already established that it is the economic theory that displays the codependent ties of asset classes – that assume predictable patterns to the reaction or “trigger” of yet another market. But how does one conduct…

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