11 tips for picking the best blue chip investments

Blue chip investments are key components of successful investor portfolios

Blue chip investments are well-established companies with attractive business prospects. Well-established firms have the asset size and the financial clout—including solid balance sheets and strong earnings and cash flow—to weather market downturns or… Read More

DRIP investing pluses and minuses

DRIP investing helps you save on commissions and reinvest your dividends in more shares.

Dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs, are plans some companies offer to allow shareholders to receive additional shares in lieu of cash dividends. DRIPs bypass brokers, so shareholders save… Read More

How index mutual funds backfire

Index mutual funds can provide a low-cost way to invest in the stock market. However, they have disadvantages and there are better alternatives.

Index mutual funds are among the better financial innovations to come along in the past few decades. These are specialized mutual… Read More