Investing @ BellaOnline Articles on market direction, picking stocks, investing in ETFs, investing in index-based mutual funds, essential rules for investing, how to monitor a portfolio, basic skills and tools. en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:23:37 EST 240 Investing @ BellaOnline Lower Your Investing Expectations For years we have been told that stocks average 9-10% a year. Bonds are supposed to average 5% a year. Continued weakness in the economy and historically low interest rates raises the question of whether these averages will hold true for the future. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:42:12 EST Alternative Investments for the Small Investor Much has been made of investing in alternative investments lately. More alternatives have become available to the average investor. Many still are the domain of well-heeled investors. Do you know your options? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:42:12 EST Rental Properties Book Review Have you been thinking of investing in real estate? Perhaps planning to become a landlord? Then you will want to read Idiotís Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties by Kimberly Smith and Lisa Iannucci. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:42:12 EST