Investing @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/investing 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 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:23:37 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Investing @ BellaOnline http://investing.bellaonline.com Lower Your Investing Expectations http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172413.asp 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 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art41607.asp 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 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49753.asp 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