Category Archives: Investments

Expenses that need to be Considered When Investing in your First Property

Investing in a property for the first time is a really exciting occasion. As well as all of the excitement of getting your own house or apartment, though, you also need to think about the practicalities of buying somewhere for yourself. For instance, what about the expenses of owning a property? Read on to findContinue Reading

Regardless of Faith Is Sharia or Muslim Based Investing For You?

I recently read an interesting article on Shariah, or Islamic Law, based investing and I found it very interesting.  The article titled, “Profiting From Morality” was in November’s Issue of Investment Advisor Magazine.  Within the Article it mentioned one estimate that this niche has somewhere in the range of $900 to $1 trillion of assetsContinue Reading

How Pensioners Can Beat the Tax Man by Saving with ISAs

More than 19 million people in the UK save money in ISAs – many of them pensioners, and many of them use stocks and shares ISAs. This can be a good way to limit your tax liabilities on investments, as you are not required to pay any tax on the interest or dividends you earnContinue Reading

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

If you follow my blog you may remember that my original Perpetual Income Machine eventually morphed into my dividend investment portfolio.  Now every couple months I update those specific stocks which are on my “watch list” for the following months to come. While the stocks I am purchasing change every few months, I never sellContinue Reading

Why Young Investors Shouldn’t Shy from Stocks

The stock market has been incredibly volatile over the last couple of years, and it has caused many who are just beginning to plan for their retirement and those nearing retirement to avoid investing int the markets altogether. While for older couples nearing retirement, avoiding large amounts of investments in the stock markets is aContinue Reading

When is an ETF not Actually an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds have been popular for decades since they provide diversification with the ease of trading and dollar cost averaging.  They have gotten so popular that the actual topic of ETFs now include specific industries, super concentrated funds and even active investing.  However, when is an ETF not really an ETF? Exchange Traded ProductsContinue Reading