Author: Matt K

CAPS

On Average, small and mid capitalization or CAP companies, have outperformed large CAP companies over the last fifteen years. What exactly does this mean? The capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of one share of stock by the number of shares outstanding. This is the total current value of the company…

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Ninja Loans

NINJA loans, or No Income, No Job or Assets loans are given to students to attend colleges they would otherwise not be able to afford. Some economists believe the next bubble is being created by the growing amount of student debt and the real possibility that a large portion of these loans will default…

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Term Insurance vs. Permanent Insurance

Term life insurance is the most popular type of life insurance today. You buy coverage at a comparatively low cost for a specific period directly related to your needs. Permanent insurance, on the other hand, provides protection and in addition can build cash value…

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What are Real Estate Investment Trusts?

A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT is a company that owns and operates income producing real estate, such as apartments, shopping centers, offices and hotels. The different types of REITs are Equity, Mortgage, Hybrid, and Private. In order to qualify as a REIT, an entity must meet a number of requirements. For example, a REIT must be…

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What is a Treasury Bill?

Treasury bills are short-term debt obligations of one year or less that are issued with the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury, making them the most secure debt investment available. The maturity dates for T-bills are usually…

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