Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel, and is currently the head of communications for a large mutual fund company.

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  1. Mutual Funds

    Investing in Leisure Funds

    If you thought investing and leisure don't go together, think again. Find out more here.
  2. Mutual Funds

    Consider Prime Rate Funds for More Income

    Prime rate funds may give you the reliable stream of income you need when you're retired.
  3. Investing

    Women: Invest In Your Financial Literacy

    Learning about money may seem intimidating, but it's not as hard as it looks.
  4. Mutual Funds

    Liquidation Blues: When Mutual Funds Close

    Underperforming mutual funds can be liquidated, leaving investors down and out.
  5. Investing Strategy

    How Money Market Funds Got Safer With Rule 2a-7

    Money market funds are traditionally 'safe' investments—but Rule 2a-7 made them a bit safer.
  6. Investing Strategy

    Tracking Volatility: How the VIX is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, the VIX (formally known as the CBOE Volatility Index) is a benchmark index designed ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health. Find out what it fails to reveal and how GPI can ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    The Auction Method: How NYSE Stock Prices are Set

    Find out how the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), runs an auction process known as open outcry to set stock prices during ...
  9. ETFs

    An Inside Look at ETF Construction

    Learn everything you need to know about how the versatile and ubiquitous investment vehicles known as exchange-traded funds, ...
  10. Mutual Funds

    Investing in a Unit Investment Trust

    Unit trusts offer professional portfolio selection and a definitive investment objective.
  11. Investing Strategy

    A Guide To Core-Satellite Investing

    Find out how the core-satellite investing approach is designed to reduce risk and costs, so you can maximize your portfolio's ...
  12. Real Estate

    5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping a Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick by flipping a house, you could end up in the poorhouse. Be sure to avoid these mistakes. ...
  13. Mutual Funds

    A Guide to Faith-Based Investing

    If you've wondered how to invest in a way that reflects your faith, we've got the answers for you.
  14. Markets & Economy

    Deadly Flaws in Major Market Indicators

    These indicators give investors and experts some data to work with, but they're far from perfect.
  15. Investing Strategy

    How to profit from inflation

    While rising prices are bad news for consumers, inflation can be quite profitable for investors who seek out certain types ...
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