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.

Loyal3 Review and Update: No Free Place to Invest

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.

Simple Ways to Invest Without Fees

When I first started investing, traditional stock market investing was inexpensive and inconvenient. Because full-service brokerage firms and their fees were out of my league, I looked for other ways to invest. Fortunately, I found ways to invest in the stock market without paying transaction fees.