Investing Basics

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  1. Why Bondholders Should Manage Duration Risk

    Bonds and bond funds are fixed-income investments, but their duration, combined with changes to interest rates, can lead ...
  2. How Your Employer Is Destroying Your Retirement

    What's in a typical workplace 401(k) plan? Often, not a whole lot of good. Here's why.
  3. The Awesome Power of Compounding

    The power of compounding. It may not be sexy, but it is the surest way to accumulate wealth over time.
  4. 3 Questions Before you Build your Investment Portfolio

    Your financial future is not something to be left to chance. It demands a well-constructed, goal-oriented investment portfolio, ...
  5. The Birth of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  6. Satoshi

    One Bitcoin is divisible to eight decimal places (100 millionth of one Bitcoin), and this smallest unit is referred to as ...
  7. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  8. Which QDIA Is Right for Your 401(k) Investments?

    What are qualified default investment alternatives, and which one is the right fit for you?
  9. Embrace Bear Markets as a Fact of Investing

    Bear markets are a necessary part of investing. Trust your financial plan to get you through.
  10. Investing in an HSA

    Louis Kokernak, owner of Haven Financial Advisors, shares his take on using HSAs to invest.
  11. Active vs. Passive Investing

    Be strategic about which of these investing strategies you follow (and when).
  12. Where We See Investing Opportunities Now

    We share a few investing ideas to consider for a second quarter characterized by broadening reflation, low returns and the ...
  13. 5 Steps to Getting Started in Investing

    “How do I start investing?” It’s a complex question and there's a lot to consider. Here's how to lay a foundation for success.
  14. John Bogle on Starting World's First Index Fund

    Vanguard founder John Bogle shares how he started the investment management company over 40 years ago.
  15. Vanguard CEO: High-Cost Active Management is Dead

    Vanguard Group CEO Bill McNabb says there's no place for high-cost active management in a future of lower average returns.
  16. Webinar: Incorporate Impact Into Your Practice

    Envestnet co-founder Jim Lumberg takes part in a webinar on how to incorporate impact investing into your practice.
  17. The Essentials Of Impact Investing

    Learn the essentials of impact investing.
  18. Finding the Managers that Make an Impact

    How Envestnet finds portfolio managers for impact investing.
  19. What Stocks are on the Marijuana Index?

    The marijuana index has significantly outperformed the S&P 500, but also carries additional risks
  20. Volcker Rule

    The Volcker rule separates investment banking, private equity and proprietary trading (hedge fund) sections of financial ...
  21. How to Financially Prepare for a Market Downturn

    Regardless of the president's promises, a market downturn will occur, and you should be prepared.
  22. A Less Volatile Market Is What We Currently Need

    After an extended run-up in stock prices, a steady market would be good right now.
  23. Saving for Retirement: The Quest for Success

    We'll show you how to set yourself up to retire in style.
  24. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    A closer look at Starbucks.
  25. Top 4 Medicinal Marijuana Stocks to Watch for 2017

    The medicinal marijuana industry could be ready to soar, and these 4 stocks are top picks.
  26. Investing Within Your Risk Tolerance Comfort Zone

    Investing within your risk tolerance comfort zone can keep you from making bad decisions.
  27. Investing in a Post-Brexit World: Ideas From CAIS 2017

    Panelists from the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit reveal their outlook for the year.
  28. Who Are You Investing For?

    How you should invest your portfolio depends in large part on who you are investing for.
  29. How Market Pricing Should Fit in Your Investing Strategy

    There is a science to investing. Here we talk about embracing one aspect - market pricing.
  30. Impact Investing vs. Venture Philanthropy

    Impact investing is the more modern incarnation of venture philanthropy.
  31. How Social Impact Bonds Work

    Social impact bonds are one way to funnel money to projects that will impact society.
  32. What Advisors, Clients Should Expect from a Low-Return Future

    What should advisors and their clients expect from what many see as a looming new era of low returns?
  33. Unicorn Profile: Grab

    Grab, Uber's largest competitor in Southeast Asia, has already handled 19 million rides
  34. Understanding Small vs. Big-Cap Stocks

    The term “cap” refers to market capitalization, and it’s calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by the number of ...
  35. How to Prepare Clients for Stock Market Downturns

    The market has been hitting record highs. Here's how to prepare clients for an inevitable downturn.
  36. A Sensible Approach to Allocating Wealth

    Allocating wealth involves protecting lifestyle over the long term and wealth creation.
  37. 3 Investment Options for Changing Levels of Inflation

    Many investors are bracing for rising inflation. Here are three ways to prepare your portfolio.
  38. On the Comeback of Value Strategies

    Among the risk-seeking factors, Sara focuses on value strategies and explains why this once downtrodden segment now may be ...
  39. Top 4 Healthcare Mutual Funds for 2017

    The healthcare sector is strong this year, despite earlier uncertainty over the ACA. Check out these top mutual funds if ...
  40. Top 5 Biggest Mutual Funds of 2017

    Vanguard takes top billing again in 2017 when it comes to supersized mutual funds. Here's our list of the rest of the top ...
  41. Top 5 Gold ETFs for 2017 (GLD, IAU)

    Gold ETFs offer a convenient way to take advantage of the volatility of the precious metals market.
  42. 5 Reasons Advisors Need to Rethink Impact Investing

    Aligning investments with personal values can be a winning formula.
  43. Bigger is Better, But Small is Beautiful

    There is an ETF for every market cap appetite. Consider these to remain diversified with minimal fees.
  44. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  45. The Top 10 Brokerage Firms For Day Trading

    Day traders have different needs from long-term investors. Investopedia rates the top 10 brokerage firms for day traders.
  46. Top 4 Cosmetics Stocks of 2017

    The cosmetics industry may sell "hope in a jar," but do the market leaders do the same for your portfolio. Check the top ...
  47. Behavioral Finance: How Bias Can Hurt Investing

    Here are three cognitive biases from behavioral finance that investors would do well to be aware of to avoid making poor ...
  48. Why Stock Picking Is a Loser's Game

    If you are trading in and out of individual stocks and you are not illegally insider trading, you are a total loser. Here's ...
  49. How to Build Your Optimally-Balanced Portfolio

    How do you build an optimally balanced portfolio? A lot depends on your appetite for risk, and your understanding of rebalancing.
  50. Which Investor Personality Best Describes You?

    Different personality traits and preferences, along with a range of emotional and mental behavioral biases, have a strong ...
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