No matter what the financial or economic climate, investing is an essential way to grow your money for needs you will have down the road. Thus, if you dont already know how to invest, your 2018 New Years resolution is a no-brainer: Learn how.
Its easier and more important than you think. In fact, if you work for a company, you may already be investing in your 401(k) retirement plan. Even if you work for yourself, though, you have a wealth of investment opportunities.
And its never too early or too late to begin.
Why Should You Invest?
You have financial goals, such as a buying a new house, funding college or getting ready for retirement. Well, your money can grow to help you meet those goals.
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Investing also is a way to get ahead of inflation. Over time, your savings can lose purchasing power as the prices for things you want and need move higher. Even when inflation is very low, as it is today, it still works against you. Eventually, higher inflation may return, and you need to be prepared.
Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euro/Yen(EJ)
- [By Belinda Cao]
E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.
Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Protective Life Corporation(PL)
- [By David Sterman]
My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).
Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)
- [By Sofia Horta e Costa]
Sanofi fell 2.6 percent after withdrawing a U.S. application for a diabetes drug. Cie. Financiere Richemont (CFR) SA dropped 2.3 percent as revenue missed analysts estimates. Vivendi SA advanced 2.7 percent after saying it will begin a formal study to separate its French phone unit from its media businesses. Home Retail Group Plc (HOME) surged 5.4 percent to a two-year high as sales exceeded projections.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.
Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)
- [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]
My favorite at the moment is QCR Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGM:QCRH).
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moline, IL, the bank has a strong regional lending base in Illinois and Iowa that should grow in line with the broader national economy. I particularly like the fact that the bank considers itself relationship-driven at a time when trust is in short supply.