Investing Basics

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  1. 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 ...
  2. Where is Risk Appetite Going?

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

    If Italy votes 'No' on Sunday, the Eurozone economy may destabilize. Awesome news for Bitcoin.
  4. 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?
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. Is It Time to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

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

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

    Investors should think of emerging markets as individual countries with distinct opportunities and take into account the ...
  10. 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?
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  19. 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 ...
  20. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

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

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

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

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

    Stock brokerage app Robinhood aims to spur Millennial investing with $0 trades.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. How ESG Investing Can Help Advisors Get Ahead

    Socially responsible investments have become increasingly popular among investors, but relatively few advisors have embraced ...
  28. The Problem with Buy Low, Sell High Advice

    Here's why the advice to buy low and sell high isn't quite so simple.
  29. Understanding Stock Valuations: Price-Earnings Ratio

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

    Has your financial advisor talked to you about the factor that makes or breaks financial success?
  31. Year-End Tax Planning for Your Investments

    Year-end tax planning is crucial to take advantage of strategies to maximize after-tax returns on your investments.
  32. Trade Commodities With These 3 ETFs (DBB, DBC)

    Based on the charts of these three commodity-related ETFs, now could be the time to position yourself in base metals.
  33. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  34. How ESG, SRI and Impact Funds Differ

    These are the differences between socially-dimensioned investments, which are an increasingly popular choice among investors. ...
  35. Why Small Investors' Trading Jumped Post-Election

    Many small investors saw the market volatility following the election as an opportunity to trade stocks.
  36. Ex-Valeant Execs Tied to Philidor Charged in Fraud (VRX)

    Shares of Valeant are under heavy selling pressure Thursday on reports that former execs with ties to mail-order company ...
  37. Why Did Snap Inc. File For A Confidential IPO? (FB, SQ)

    Confidential IPOs have become a favorite tool for startups to test the waters for an IPO without involving media scrutiny. ...
  38. Don’t Do These 4 Things With a $ Windfall

    Getting a lump-sum payout from a pension, 401(k) or your rich uncle Albert can leave you feeling flush. The problem is staying ...
  39. The Best and Worst Bond ETFs as Rates Rise (EDV,BND)

    In a rising rate environment some bond ETFs have fared much better than others.
  40. Is Active Management Making a Comeback?

    The performance of actively-managed funds is starting to surpass their passive rivals. Here's why.
  41. Does a Trump Presidency Present a Buying Opportunity?

    Donald Trump’s presidency could have a continued positive effect on the markets, which means this may be a good time to buy ...
  42. Investor Strategies for Wall Street's New Volatility

    Traders are finding opportunity for profit in the volatile markets unleashed by the unexpected election victory of Donald ...
  43. Janus & Henderson Merger: Prepare for Consolidation (JNS)

    Here's a look at where there is fund overlap and potential for consolidation in the wake of the merger between Janus and ...
  44. John Paulson Left Gold Stake Unchanged: 13F Filing

    Paulson & Co. maintained its SPDR Gold Trust stake for Q3 2016, according to a recent filing.
  45. Where to Invest Your Money? 10 Steps to Financial Success

    Learn where to invest your money ten steps. Included is how to develop a proper investment plan, different investment products ...
  46. How to Retire as a Millionaire Without a 401(k)

    Can you retire as a millionaire without a 401(k) plan? It may not be easy, but it isn't impossible if you know where to invest ...
  47. 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.
  48. Twitter Finally Unveils Muted Words Feature (TWTR, DIS)

    Muted words and other safety features might mean that potential M&A suitors have less to fear.
  49. 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 ...
  50. How Did Andrew Carnegie Get Rich? (X)

    Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become one of the world's wealthiest men and the creator of the first billion-dollar ...
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