Here you’ll find articles on traditional and not-so-traditional approaches to investing — primarily in individual stocks, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, and bonds. Along with my breakdown and scrutiny of general strategies are first-hand experiences in implementing these approaches. Specific topics include building an investment portfolio and possible ways to determine whether a stock is bargain priced. Information and insights in the Investing category can help you develop a framework for making investment decisions.

Index Funds, Defined

You may have read that the best way to get started in investing is to buy index funds. But if you’re new to investing, you may wonder why? I’ll explain why some people think index funds are special and how to invest in them if you think so too.

Loyal3 Review and Update

The Loyal3 platform is closing and fee-free investing through Loyal3 is ending. According to an email update from Loyal3, investments will be transferred to a new platform with FolioFirst starting on May 22, 2017. Commission-free trading will continue; however, there is a $5 monthly fee for this privilege.