Investing Basics

  1. Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks as of October 2017

    Coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so in 2017.
  2. Offshore Banking Isn’t Illegal. Hiding It Is

    If you want to put your money into an offshore account, go ahead. But be aware that it won’t be exempt from taxes.
  3. Top 5 India ETFs as of October 2017

    For investing exposure to Indian markets, explore these top 5 India exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
  4. Top 5 Alternative Energy ETFs as of October 2017

    ETFs that focus on alternative energy have not produced positive returns but these 5 show promise.
  5. Using Monte Carlo Simulations in Financial Plans

    A Monte Carlo forecast can be a great tool that helps financial planners guide clients.
  6. Why the Tech Sector Glass is Half Full

    Sentiment toward technology stocks is oscillating between optimism and skepticism. We dig into tech sector opportunities—and ...
  7. Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs as of September 2017

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  8. 3 Steps to Avoid Investing Mistakes

    Making good investment decisions involves changing these counterproductive habits.
  9. To Hedge (or Not to Hedge) Currency Moves

    To hedge, or not to hedge, currency moves: that is the question. Terry provides our answer.
  10. Use Relative Strength to Your Portfolio's Advantage

    Comparing one investment's performance can help you make a better-informed investment decision.
  11. Understand the Risks of Bond Market Investing

    Selecting bonds that match your investment goals is easier said than done.
  12. Top 3 Investment-Grade Corporate Bond ETFs

    If you're seeking a hedge against a volatile stock market, these bond ETFs are worth a look.
  13. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval - EDGAR

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of increasing efficiency and ...
  14. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors as of September 2017

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  15. John Bogle: 'The more you trade, the less you make'

    Vanguard founder John Bogle explains why most ETFs don't always make sense.
  16. Top 4 ETFs to Track the Nasdaq as of September 2017

    Investors seeking exposure to the tech sector may want to check out these Nasdaq ETFs.
  17. Is '100 Minus Your Age' Outdated?

    A longstanding rule of thumb says that your stock allocation should equal "100 minus your age." Now, some experts suggest ...
  18. Can a Financial Advisor Make you Happier?

    Elliot Weissbluth, CEO and Founder of HighTower Advisors, shares why financial advisors have a pretty big impact on your ...
  19. Blockchain

    A blockchain is a public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Developed for Bitcoin, its uses are spreading to all ...
  20. Oppenheimer's Ari Wald on the Tech Sector

    Head of Technical Analysis at Oppenheimer & Co. Ari Wald shares his favorite chart.
  21. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    The cost basis is the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service.
  22. Durability Seen in Emerging Markets ETF Rally

    Some market observers see more upside for emerging markets, but there are risks to consider.
  23. What Level of Return on Equity is Common for Bank?

    Discover what the average return on equity (ROE) ratio is for companies in the banking industry, and understand the significance ...
  24. Should You Invest Your Entire Portfolio In Stocks?

    It is true that stocks outperform bonds and cash in the long run, but that statistic doesn't tell the whole story.
  25. Blue Chip

    A blue chip is a nationally recognized, well-established, and financially sound company.
  26. How WeWork Works and Makes Money

    Find out how WeWork makes money by offering flexible, shared office space to out-of-the-cubicle workers like freelancers ...
  27. Is an All-Stock Portfolio Worth the Risk?

    Determining the level of risk that should be in your portfolio is highly personal and complex.
  28. When It Comes to Investing, Risk Is Always On

    To give you a better sense of what risk looks like, here are some risks we're seeing right now.
  29. Last Trading Day

    The last trading day is the final day that a futures contract may trade or be closed out before delivery of the underlying ...
  30. Buffett Vs. Soros: Investment Strategies

    Warren Buffett and George Soros employ markedly different investing strategies. Of course, both men have achieved great success. ...
  31. What Is Your Investment Strategy?

    Without a well executed plan, investments may not grow to reach financial goals.
  32. Investing in Cryptocurrency: The Risks

    Do the rewards outweigh the risks when investing in a cryptocurrency like bitcoin?
  33. Due Diligence

    Due diligence is defined as the care a reasonable person should take before entering into an agreement or a transaction with ...
  34. Why Discount Brokerages Aren't Always a Bargain

    Discount brokerage firms and robo-advisors claim to be cheaper, but that isn't always the case.
  35. How Young Investors Can Benefit from a Down Market

    A market correction provides potential upside for young investors.
  36. Top 4 Inverse ETFs for a Bear Market

    These four bear-market inverse ETFs will keep you safe when the market drops.
  37. Top 5 Inverse Volatility ETFs for 2017

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  38. What is the Difference Between Liquidity and Liquid Assets?

    Understand the relationship between a bank's liquid assets and its liquidity, and how the financial crisis demonstrated the ...
  39. The Barnyard Basics of Derivatives

    This tale of a fictional chicken farm is a great way to learn how derivatives work in the market.
  40. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  41. Why Investing Should Be Like Summer

    Don't complicate investing by listening to the media, rely on your investment strategy.
  42. Investor Risk Tolerance: Ability and Willingness

    Risk tolerance includes both the investor's ability and willingness to take on risk.
  43. Run

    A run is a series of price movements that occur in the same direction for a particular security, sector or index and is considered ...
  44. Make Your Bond Portfolio Socially Conscious

    Can a bond investment strategy deliver on financial returns and social good? Karen explores in her inaugural blog post.
  45. Bubble Theory

    A school of thought that believes that financial bubbles (assets rapidly rising far above their true values) exist and are ...
  46. 7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  47. How To Decide If A Company's Stock Is Worth Buying

    NYU Stern Professor of Finance Aswath Damodaran shares his strategy for evaluating a company's stock.
  48. How to Diversify Concentrated Stock Positions

    Reducing concentrated stock positions can help investors mitigate risk and achieve long-term goals.
  49. Where to Invest Money You'll Need Within Five Years

    There are better places to invest money you'll need in five years than the stock market.
  50. Trying to Pick Winners is Not Enough

    Find out why a disciplined process for analyzing available instruments is an elemental step in portfolio construction.
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