Investment basics

Financial terminology can sometimes seem like a different language

Mesirow has written a number of articles to help you understand  key terms, index information and how economic indicators such as inflation and interest rates impact markets.   

The articles below offer insights into a number of investment basics. 

The importance of Series I Savings Bonds

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Higher interest rates have triggered an increase in investor interest in savings vehicles such as Series I Savings Bonds ("I Bonds").

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Using benchmarks to gauge performance

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Using the most appropriate index as a benchmark is key to evaluating how your investment portfolio is performing.

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Inflation, interest rates and you

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Inflation and interest rates are key economic indicators that can impact your pocketbook and financial markets.

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Five essential financial terms

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Financial terminology can sometimes seem like a different language. Learn about five essential finance terms that we believe everyone should know.

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The power of compound interest

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The power of “compound interest” is a concept that has been around for a long time, and its benefits can be applied to a number of strategies designed to help accumulate wealth over time.

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How stock splits impact your holdings

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Stock splits can often be a confusing concept for investors. What does it mean when a company announces a stock split?

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Why interests rates matter

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If you have recently applied for a loan, you may have noticed that sometimes the interest rate being charged can be relatively high, and sometimes it is much lower. Why?

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