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Some good investment companies, according to Brokerage Review, are Options House, Scottrade and Trade King. As of 2015, each of these firms have a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Brokerage Review website.


Both physical silver and shares in silver funds have positives as investments, although they are not as safe as government-backed savings vehicles, according to Investopedia. Certain factors erode the value of physical silver, but silver funds have better performance records.


Investment websites help individuals buy, sell, trade, manage, research and analyze investment opportunities, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and insurance. The American Association of Individual Investors lists top websites for online trading of assets. Many investment websites contain


Return on investment (ROI) is the most widely-used profitability ratio for determining the profitability and financial consequences of investments and financial decisions. As a cash flow statistic, return on investment compares the losses and gains associated with an investment against the costs of


Calls and puts are types of option contracts, explains Investopedia. A call option gives the holder the right to purchase an asset at a specific price, called the strike price, for a defined period of time. Conversely, a put option gives the holder the right to sell the underlying asset. Options can


Investment banking is banking that concentrates on matters of corporate financing, primarily by offering advice or financing on mergers, acquisitions and other financial transactions. An investment bank is split up into three divisions: investment banking division, sales and trading and asset manage


Direct investing occurs when people put their money directly into investments rather than utilizing intermediaries such as stockbrokers, thus reducing the fees usually associated with these transactions, notes About.com. People may engage in direct investing in products such as stocks, bonds, mutual


Children can invest money in a Roth IRA if they earn an income. Children typically are unable to invest in other ways because most states limit investment accounts to individuals who are at least 18 or 21 years old, according to CBS News.


Multiple factors, including dividend payout and price-to-earnings ratio, determine whether a stock is a good investment, but Kiplinger and the CNN Money website note that Conrad Industries, Salesforce.com, AMC Networks and LinkedIn are all stocks worth considering, as of 2015.


Gold is a chemical element. Its symbol on the periodic table is Au, and it is classified as a transition metal. It has an atomic number of 79, which is one of the higher atomic numbers of elements that occur naturally.