Dummies’ Guide to Mutual Funds

If you are exploring the investments world, then you must have heard success stories of novice investors who bought their own house at the age of 25 years solely because of investing in mutual funds. But what are mutual funds? How do mutual funds work? And why are mutual funds considered great for beginners? Read on to find the answers in our dummies guide to mutual funds. What are Mutual Funds? The most basic definition of mutual funds is exactly what can be understood by considering the terms individually –…

The Basics of a Bull Market

Whether you are a business studies student or someone who has just started looking for investment options, there are two major terms that you will come across multiple times –‘bear’ market and ‘bull’ market. Market conditions have a significant impact on an investment portfolio and since bull market refers to a certain market condition, it is important to understand what this term means. Read on to deepen your business knowledge as we cover here the basics of a bull market, including what is bull market, characteristics of bull market, example…

The Basics of Stocks and Bonds

If you are reading this, chances are that your friends told you that money lying around idly in a safe will do you no good and should be invested instead. So, you are now looking for investment options that are worth your time and money. Needless to say, the first words that you came across must have been ‘stocks and bonds.’ But what are stocks and bonds? What is the difference between stocks and bonds? And how do stocks and bonds work? Keep Reading to find out. What are Stocks…

History behind Gold and Silver

Silver and gold have always been found competing in the race of the ‘precious metals’ with gold usually leading and silver following in its wake. The history of both these metals being considered precious and of great value goes way back. There are numerous mythical theories that seek to explain how the whole tradition of buying and selling these precious metals came into existence. But one does wonder where these valuable metals really originated from? Let’s have a look at what history has to say about how these metals were…