Investing Basics

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  1. Do Your Research When Using an Active Manager

    When it comes to using active managers for your portfolio, it pays to do your research.
  2. Don't Make These Closed-End Fund Mistakes

    Here are the three most common mistakes investors make when purchasing closed-end funds (CEFs).
  3. Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in a 401(k)

    Common mistakes participants make when investing in a 401(k) and how to avoid them.
  4. Investing Basics: What You Need to Know

    Understanding the basics of investing is essential to building a solid personal finance foundation.
  5. The Best Options Trading Advice: Don’t!

    This is why you should leave trading options to the pros.
  6. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Find out how analysts determine the fair value of a company with this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to evaluate an ...
  7. More Billionaires Are Buying Cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin and Ethereum are on the list of billionaires' holdings now.
  8. Could New Blockchain Screening Protocol Entice Banks?

    A new program designed to screen for illegal activity on the Bitcoin blockchain could finally make the digital currency enticing ...
  9. Who Is Jihan Wu, and Does He Basically Control Bitcoin Today?

    Jihan Wu is the co-founder of Bitmain, and a strong supporter of Bitcoin Unlimited.
  10. Compounding: My Favorite Term

    Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb shares why "compounding" is his favorite financial term.
  11. Cannabis Science Risks Dilution But May Be Potential Pot-Stock Play

    Cannabis Science (CBIS) is an over-the-counter traded marijuana penny stock. It has potential for success in niche medical ...
  12. Some Types of Index Funds Can Hurt Retirees

    When it comes time to divest, you need to be able to sell high, not low, but broad-based index funds won’t let you do this. ...
  13. Who is Bitcoin Jesus?

    Roger Ver is a polarizing figure in the cryptocurrency world. What did he do to earn the nickname "Bitcoin Jesus"?
  14. Socially Responsible Stocks: do Good Deeds Punish Profits?

    Socially responsible investing doesn't mean accepting lower returns. Find out why squeaky-clean stocks shine as investments. ...
  15. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Learn about the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs.
  16. Stay the Course With an Investment Policy Statement

    Keep your emotions out of your investment portfolio with an investment policy statement.
  17. Join the Index Revolution and Boost Your Investment Returns

    Put the odds of a successful investment experience in your favor with index investing.
  18. Sell In May And Go Away

    A well-known trading adage that warns investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity ...
  19. Understanding the New 'T' Shares

    "T" stands for "transaction," and these mutual fund shares, designed to fulfill the fiduciary rule, promise to be a money-saving ...
  20. ETFs Demystify Bond Market Exposure

    Bond ETFs are growing rapidly, making fixed income investing available to scores of new investors.
  21. Short Selling Tutorial

    Want to profit on declining stocks? This trading strategy does just that.
  22. How Honeywell Makes its Money (HON)

    Honeywell is a true conglomerate in a world of ever-greater specialization. Here's how it generates revenue.
  23. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

    Learn why ethical investors have many options in the retail sector, and discover which retail companies are most popular ...
  24. 3 Trends to Watch in ESG Investing

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  25. Investing for Retirement Needs, Wants and Wishes

    Use different investing strategies for your retirement needs, wants and wishes.
  26. When it Comes to ETFs, More Is Not Always Better

    ETFs are an essential and highly effective tool for investors, but keep it simple.
  27. Penny Stocks to Watch for May 2017 (CYTR, DELT)

    These ten penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in May 2017 and the coming months.
  28. Credit Cards and the Cashless Society

    Visa and Mastercard are two great ways to play the continued transition to a cashless society.
  29. Penny Stocks to Watch for April 2017 (ATRS, WRN)

    Many U.S. stocks posted March highs. Here are the top penny stocks to watch as of March 2017.
  30. Wealthfront Review 2017: Fees and Investment Facts

    Wealthfront is one of the premier robo-advisors. Here's a breakdown on the brokerage's fees and features.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Will Your Savings Support Your Retirement Lifestyle?

    Protect your retirement savings by planning for lifestyle inflation and longevity risk.
  33. Unicorns, Starbucks and Successful Investing

    When you invest, don't look for unicorns. Instead, diversify your portfolio to minimize risk.
  34. An Introduction to Individual Bonds

    Individual bonds are better than bond funds and can be a key component to one’s investment strategy.
  35. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  36. Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is a digital or virtual currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments.
  37. How Does PepsiCo Make Money? (PEP)

    A look at how snack and beverage behemoth PepsiCo operates and its key regional markets and products.
  38. Does Mixing Faith and Finances Work in Investing?

    Biblically responsible investing can help you maintain your beliefs while increasing your net worth.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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, ...
  43. The Birth of Stock Exchanges

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

    One Bitcoin is divisible to eight decimal places (100 millionth of one Bitcoin), and this smallest unit is referred to as ...
  45. 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.
  46. Which QDIA Is Right for Your 401(k) Investments?

    What are qualified default investment alternatives, and which one is the right fit for you?
  47. Investing in an HSA

    Louis Kokernak, owner of Haven Financial Advisors, shares his take on using HSAs to invest.
  48. Embrace Bear Markets as a Fact of Investing

    Bear markets are a necessary part of investing. Trust your financial plan to get you through.
  49. Active vs. Passive Investing

    Be strategic about which of these investing strategies you follow (and when).
  50. 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 ...
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