Stocks Articles

  1. Stilettos and Stocks: A Take on Asset Allocation

    Just like your shoe collection, your investment portfolio should be diversified.
  2. Is Your Fear of Investing Costing You Money?

    Don't let too much cash in your accounts hurt your bottom line. Invest it according to your needs.
  3. 3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing

    These three steps are essential to achieve a healthy and growing portfolio.
  4. Don't Let Valuations Drive Your Investing Decisions

    Base your investment decisions on data, processes and risk rather than on valuations.
  5. Will This Market Rally Last Forever?

    No one knows how much longer this market rally will continue, but it will end.
  6. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
  7. Why Your Portfolio Underperforms the S&P 500

    Comparing your portfolio to the S&P 500 can be disappointing and cost you in the long run.
  8. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  9. Are You Investing or Gambling?

    We look at ways in which gambling creeps into trading and what may drive an individual to trade - or gamble - in the first ...
  10. Buy When There's Blood in the Streets

    Contrarian investors find value in the worst market conditions. Find out how they do it.
  11. Investors Like These Are Most Likely to Be Taken Advantage Of

    People most at risk for investment fraud aren't naive beginners. Surprising results from a recent study – and how to fight ...
  12. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  13. How Dumb Money Can Become Smart Money

    An online brokerage grades its clients on their trades, and guess what? Their returns improve.
  14. How to Invest in the Growth of Insurtech (BRK.A, PGR)

    Here's how insurtech is providing a new opportunity for investors.
  15. Be Prepared For the Next Market Downturn

    Make changes to your portfolio while the market is stable and expect market fluctuations.
  16. Best Strategy for Short-Term Savings Goals

    For the best return when you have short-term savings goals, consider bonds. They're less risky than stocks and earn more ...
  17. Ray Dalio Stepping Down from Bridgewater Leadership Role

    The billionaire and author of eccentric investor letters made the announcement on his LinkedIn page.
  18. Finding Your Risk Tolerance and Investing Style

    Active, passive and income investing strategies all have differing risks and returns.
  19. Is Your Safe Investing Strategy Really Safe?

    Playing it too safe increases your opportunity cost and decreases your earnings in the long run.
  20. Defining the 3 Types of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  21. Socially Responsible Investing Continues to Grow

    Whatever term you use to describe it, socially responsible investing continues to rise in the U.S.
  22. What’s Wrong with Target Date Funds?

    Target date funds seem convenient, but you pay for that convenience with fees and other factors.
  23. Thoughts for Those Investing Over the Next 10 Years

    Review your financial plan with lower assumptions to prepare for the worst in the next 10 years.
  24. Sustainable Investing Still Makes Sense

    Companies embracing sustainability are succeeding, making sustainable investing worthwhile.
  25. Building a Balanced, Low-Cost Portfolio

    Build a balanced portfolio with asset allocation and sub-asset classes and rebalance it annually.
  26. How to Put Your Pay Raise to Work

    Put your pay raise to work and you can end up with a windfall.
  27. Taking the Emotion out of Investing

    The health of your investment portfolio depends on your ability to take emotions out of investing.
  28. Making Money with Managed Futures Funds

    Managed futures funds can be lucrative, but investors should be wary of incurring hidden costs. Ask for a clear explanation ...
  29. How Retail Is Moving From Malls to the Internet

    Investors in the retail sector need to be aware of the shift from stores to online shopping.
  30. Deciding Between Mutual Funds and ETFs

    Mutual funds and ETFs are both investment funds, but they are not as similar as you might think.
  31. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one. Read about how to choose your ...
  32. Investment Grade Bonds and Your Portfolio

    If you are worried about rising interest rates, consider these investment grade bond alternatives.
  33. Best Investment Accounts for Young Investors

    What are the best investment accounts for young investors? A few types to consider.
  34. What Can We Learn From Harvard’s Investing Mistakes?

    Here's what individual investors can take away from the Harvard endowment's losses.
  35. Will Trump Make Bitcoin Great Again? (PYPL)

    Many young Trump supporters are also pro-Bitcoin.
  36. The Myths and Risks of Concentrated, Single-stock Investment Positions

    Allocating too much of your portfolio to a single stock comes with many risks.
  37. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  38. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  39. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  40. Opinion: The Fed is a Dead Dove Walking

    Yellen missed a layup opportunity to raise rates into an acceleration of growth and inflation.
  41. Sector Rotation: the Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  42. What Investors Get Wrong About Dividends

    Are you guilty of buying into the dividend fallacy? A groundbreaking new study shows just how wrong some investors are about ...
  43. Every Investor Should Know This Boring Financial Term

    Think of standard deviation as a thermometer for risk, or better yet, anxiety.
  44. Stocks, ETFs to Watch During Donald Trump's Presidency

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  45. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1000. Here's how.
  46. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  47. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Learn the basic tenets that helped this famous investor earn his fortune.
  48. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
  49. Cut Your Investment Fees to Be a Wall Street Deadbeat

    There are now many ways to proactively minimize fees associated with our investment portfolios.
  50. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame.
  51. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 20 million Investopedia readers ...
  52. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  53. 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money

    Saving money can be a chore, but these tricks put money in your pocket with no effort at all.
  54. Why a Long-Term View Is the Key to Investing Success

    Staying well within your risk portfolio will allow you to avoid short-term reactions to the market.
  55. Repeat After Me: Valuation Is Not a Catalyst!

    Valuation is a powerful reasoning tool for asset allocation only if you've done the associated fundamental analysis.
  56. What Happens When You Try to Time the Market?

    This is how market timing and frequent trading can negatively impact returns.
  57. Why Investors Need to Focus on the Long-Term

    Paying too much attention to short-term performance can hurt your long-term investment strategy.
  58. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  59. How to Use Ethical Investing to Invest in Your Beliefs

    These steps will help you invest ethically without jeopardizing your financial goals.
  60. Tips for More Tax-Efficient Investing

    It is prudent to take tax considerations into account when constructing taxable investment portfolios.
  61. What Are the Characteristics of Successful Investors?

    Successful investors have a healthy life balance, are disciplined, and measure success properly.
  62. How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
  63. How to Piece Together Your First Portfolio

    Here are some questions to consider when investing your money and building up a portfolio.
  64. How to Figure Out Your Investment Timeline

    Timing has a big impact on what you can expect of your investments. Here are some guidelines based on how long you have. ...
  65. MLP Investors to Benefit Under a Trump Tax Regime (AMLP,EMLP)

    Trump’s new tax plan could spell big savings for investors in master limited partnerships.
  66. Four Ways Boomers Benefit from Rising Rates

    Here are four ways that Baby Boomers can take advantage of rising interest rates.
  67. Best and Worst Investments If You’re 50 or Older

    It’s always important to be diligent about choosing the right investments for your portfolio. What are the best investments ...
  68. The Pros of Separately-Managed Accounts

    Investors who want a more personalized approach to managing their money should consider separately-managed accounts.
  69. The Problem With Stocks That Pay Dividends

    A portfolio should be diversified across more than dividend-paying stocks.
  70. Tapping Emerging Markets Via Multi-Asset Investing

    What are the best ways to build exposure across emerging markets asset classes, including equities, fixed income and currencies?
  71. Is It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

    Failing to rebalance a portfolio results in higher risk without higher returns.
  72. Top Penny Stocks for December 2016

    Penny stocks have now entered a seasonality positive period. Here are top penny stocks to watch.
  73. Does the S&P Follow the Consumer Confidence Index?

    Are the ups and downs of the Consumer Confidence Index similar to those of the S&P 500?
  74. Understanding Stock Valuations: Price-Earnings Ratio

    Understanding stock valuations is essential to uncovering worthy portfolio candidates. Ignore them at your own risk.
  75. The Biggest Lie Your Advisor Might Tell You

    Has your financial advisor talked to you about the factor that makes or breaks financial success?
  76. Three Ways to Prepare Your Portfolio for President Trump

    It's easy to panic about big changes – or think you can game them. What to do instead as the economy (and your portfolio) ...
  77. Managing Risk Instead of Trying to Beat the Market

    Risk management can produce much more stable long-term returns than trying to beat the market.
  78. Dividend Reinvestment: Grow Your Investments Faster

    Dividend reinvestment is a smart strategy for growing your investments faster over the long term, but it’s not a get-rich-quick ...
  79. Stock Picking: The Flaws of Technical Analysis

    Is technical analysis of stocks an accurate science, and a worthwhile endeavor?
  80. What Are the Benefits of Passive Investing?

    These are the benefits of a passive, long-term investing strategy.
  81. Best Stocks, ETFs for a Clinton Presidency (TAN, ITA)

    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election these are the stocks and ETFs that should be on your watch list.
  82. The Best Investment Strategies for a Low-Yield Environment

    Our current economic environment is challenging, so you need to have the best investment strategies for your situation. A ...
  83. Trying to Beat the Market? Consider These Steps Instead

    Trying to beat the market? These methods are much more likely to lead to investing success.
  84. The Advantages of an Active Management Strategy

    A look at active management and what it potentially offers investors.
  85. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans are due to spend $8.4 B this year on Halloween.
  86. What You Should Know About High-Yield Dividend Stocks

    High-yield dividend stocks can be an enticing alternative for income, but it's important to research them carefully before ...
  87. Baseball and Investing: How to Win at Both

    The paths to winning big in baseball and winning big in investing are very similar.
  88. Why Do Investors Still Choose Active Management?

    A look at active management and why passive management is a better choice.
  89. Using Trend Following Investing to Beat the Market

    With billions of dollars being invested in trend following strategies, these models are in high demand from investors, hedge ...
  90. Protecting Your Investments From Economic Storms

    Investing during a financial storm is scary for you and your portfolio, but there are many ways to weather it.
  91. Will the New President Impact Your Portfolio?

    The U.S. President is often called the most powerful person in the world, but they don’t run the economy any more than they ...
  92. The Top 5 Disney Individual Shareholders in 2016 (DIS)

    The top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company for 2016 and their connections to the hugely successful media corporation.
  93. A Better Way to Think About Diversification

    Here's why diversifying your portfolio to the extreme is one of the best investment strategies around.
  94. The Importance of Making an Annual Financial Plan

    Making an annual financial plan is a smart way to ensure staying on track with your retirement, savings and investing goals ...
  95. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you. ...
  96. How Fantasy Football Will Sharpen Your Investing

    There are at least a few lessons to be learned from fantasy football that can be applied to investing. Here are six.
  97. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  98. Wealth Preservation: "All I Know Is That I Know Nothing"

    Investors can derive great value from humility. By keeping the adage "all I know is that I know nothing" in mind, they can ...
  99. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening (SPY, UUP)

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  100. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
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