Investing Basics

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  1. Rise of the Robo Advisors

    The financial advisory business is facing an impending transformational change.
  2. Four Ways Boomers Benefit from Rising Rates

    Here are four ways that Baby Boomers can take advantage of rising interest rates.
  3. Important Year-End Tax Moves for 2016 (Part 1)

    Here's part of a year-end tax strategy for 2016, to make the most of your retirement savings plans.
  4. 8 Ways Financial Success is Like Football

    There are many commonalities between success on the football field and success with financial goals.
  5. How Bond Tents Help Retirees Protect Income

    Bond tents can be a useful tool for retirees to protect their income during a bear market.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Growing Marijuana at Home? There's Literally an App for That

    One new product is designed to make growing marijuana at home easy and practical.
  8. The Pros of Separately-Managed Accounts

    Investors who want a more personalized approach to managing their money should consider separately-managed accounts.
  9. Is a Big Stock Buyback Coming? (APPL, MSFT)

    One of Trump’s tax proposal promises could be a boon for stock buybacks.
  10. How to Start Investing With Just a Little Bit of Savings

    Here's how to start building a diversified portfolio by investing less than $20 a month.
  11. The Problem With Stocks That Pay Dividends

    A portfolio should be diversified across more than dividend-paying stocks.
  12. Venezuelan Hyperinflation Leads to New Currency

    The continued inflation crisis in Venezuela has prompted the country's central bank to issue new denominations of its currency.
  13. Will Johnson & Johnson Take Over Actelion? (JNJ)

    Silence from Actelion has some hedge fund managers wondering if Johnson & Johnson will purchase the smaller Swiss biotech ...
  14. Position Yourself for 2017 by Investing in South America (ECH, EWZ)

    Bullish chart patterns on several ETFs that track South American nations such as Brazil, Chile and Peru suggest that now ...
  15. 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Timing the Market

    Research has shown that market timers underperform even a random coin flip.
  16. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet, along with the income and cash flow statements, is an important tool for investors to gain insight into ...
  17. 5 Common Mistakes New Investors Make

    Just starting out as an investor? Steer clear of these common slip-ups.
  18. 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?
  19. Navigating the Trump Dollar Rally

    We explain the importance of why—and where—the U.S. dollar is rallying.
  20. Boomer Effect (Baby Boomer Factor)

    The boomer effect refers to the influence that the generational cluster born between 1946 and 1964 has on most markets.
  21. What We Talk About when We Talk About TIPS

    We explain why investors should look at Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) and TIPS ETFs now, and what the differences ...
  22. What Is an Interval Fund?

    Interval funds provide high yield in exchange for illiquidity and high fees. They are not for everyone. Find out here if ...
  23. HSBC Ups Alibaba Investment by 22,000% (BABA, MNST)

    According to 13F filings from Q3, HSBC Holdings upped its stake in the Chinese ecommerce company by nearly 22,000%.
  24. How to Build a More Diversified Portfolio

    A multi-asset diversified portfolio uses multiple funds and bonds to increase performance.
  25. How Starbucks Makes Money (SBUX)

    Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is stepping down after 30 years as CEO; we take a closer look at this well-caffeinated American ...
  26. Where is Risk Appetite Going?

    Risk appetite is relatively subdued, but we see potential for a recovery.
  27. Bitcoin May Go Up if Italy Referendum Votes 'No'

    If Italy votes 'No' on Sunday, the Eurozone economy may destabilize. Awesome news for Bitcoin.
  28. iPhones Shut Down Unexpectedly Due To Battery Problems (AAPL)

    It could be a hardware or an iOS update issue. So are there any phones that do not have battery problems right now?
  29. Why Goals-Based Investing Deserves Your Attention

    Advisors need to be willing to make changes in their management styles and other business practices to stay current and relevant ...
  30. Penny Stocks to Watch for December 2016 (GGB)

    These five penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in coming months.
  31. Is It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

    Failing to rebalance a portfolio results in higher risk without higher returns.
  32. How to Save Your First $100,000

    Tips on how to save your first 100k.
  33. The Many Faces of EM Investing

    Investors should think of emerging markets as individual countries with distinct opportunities and take into account the ...
  34. 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?
  35. Capital Gains: You May Have to Pay Taxes on a Loss

    Here's why some investors need to pay capital gains taxes even if they haven't sold any funds or made any portfolio changes—and ...
  36. How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

    Here's how credit scores impact mortgage rates and the ability to build wealth, particularly for retirement.
  37. The Importance of Black Friday Sales Figures

    Retailers are eager to cash in on the all-important holiday shopping season. But what exactly should investors make of the ...
  38. A Look at UBS's New SmartWealth Robo-Advisor

    Here's how UBS's robo-advisor, set to launch in the U.K. in 2017, will work.
  39. Will Trump's Win Change Low Return Assumptions?

    A prolonged bull market has many lowering their return expectations going forward. Should they under a Trump presidency?
  40. Countries that Are Going Cashless

    Like it or not, a cashless future, in which physical currency is replaced by digital payments, is nigh. These countries are ...
  41. Microsoft's New iOS App Helps Clears Colorblind (MSFT)

    A new Microsoft app made for Apple iOS will help color-adjust images for the colorblind.
  42. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  43. Confidence of America's Rich Grows Following Trump Win

    Wealthy investors are much more optimistic about the economy, the future of healthcare and national security following Trump's ...
  44. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 20 million Investopedia readers ...
  45. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing ...
  46. Strategic Asset Allocation to Rebalance Portfolios

    This involves setting allocations for various asset classes, then yearly rebalancing the portfolio when it deviates from ...
  47. How Compounding Benefits Your Retirement Savings

    Allowing growth on your investments to compound over time gives you immense returns when saving for retirement.
  48. How Robinhood Makes Money (AAPL, EFTC)

    Stock brokerage app Robinhood aims to spur Millennial investing with $0 trades.
  49. Four Underrated Stocks That Big Investors Bought in Q3 (AR, AMSG)

    13F filings revealed several stocks that major investors were buying but which might have passed by the general public.
  50. Is it Time to Prepare for an Index Fund Sell-off?

    Some portfolio managers are predicting that the index fund bubble will soon burst, creating an entry point for active traders ...
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