Despite the relative simplicity in deriving a P/E ratio, its application can be quite complicated. P/E is a measure of relative value. A thorough investor should compare a stock’s P/E against the stock’s peers, and consider the growth potential for the sector. For more information on P/E ratios and how it is calculated, read this Investment Whys.
With technology providing investors easy access to global markets, many consider investing in foreign securities. One of the easiest options for investing in foreign securities is to consider American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). For more information on ADRs, and the advantages and disadvantages of foreign securities, read this Investment Whys.
Is gold a good investment during these current economic times? While it does have some benefits, The Henssler Financial Group generally advises against investing in it, as there are more efficient alternatives. For more information about the pros and cons of investing in gold, and for some alternative investment options, read this Investment Whys.
Real estate is a common investment option for many investors, often done through the purchase of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs. There are several different kinds of REITs, as well as many advantages and disadvantages to purchasing them. For more on the different types of REITs and to learn a little bit about investing in them, read this Investment Whys.
Supply and demand tend to be the deciding factors to stock price fluctuations. However, the driving factor behind many investors’ decisions is conventional wisdom, or certain ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public. For more information on today’s market versus the idea of conventional wisdom, read this Investment Whys.
We define an investor as someone who invests for the long run–not someone who chases the market through excessive trading and market timing. At Henssler Financial, we follow a strategy called the Ten Year Rule; money needed within 10 years should be invested in fixed-income investments, while money not needed should be invested in growth investments. For more on the Ten Year Rule and how to plan for any kind of market, read this Investment Whys.
Awarding stock options has become a common employment incentive used by start-up companies or companies that are merging or buying other business. While stock options vary, the two most common types are Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) and Nonqualified Stock Options. For more information on your stock options and to discover which one is best for you, read this Investment Whys.
While all mutual funds generally work the same with an adviser managing underlying investments, mutual funds can have very different objectives and can vary in risk, diversification and types of underlying investments. For more information on the different types of growth mutual funds and how they compare to each other, read this Investment Strategy.
An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is similar to an index mutual fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs have many advantages over traditional mutual funds, but may not be for every investor. To learn about the advantages and disadvantages of investing in ETFs, read this Investment Whys.
For most, saving for retirement is a critical step to secure your financial future. One of the easiest ways to save is by using an IRA, because you only need earned income to qualify. For information regarding the income limits and deductibility of contributions for Traditional and Roth IRAs, read this Investment Whys.