Investing Basics

  1. Top 3 Silver ETFs of 2016 (SLVP, SIL)

    You can profit from the price movement of silver without physically owning the metal.
  2. Top 4 Equity ETFs of 2016 (PEY, PFF, XLG, MGC)

    These ETFs have core holdings that can provide stability over the long haul.
  3. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (VTI, VIG, SPY)

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  4. The Risks Pro Athletes Face as Accredited Investors

    Professional athletes with a high net worth need to understand the accredited investor status.
  5. How to Invest for Retirement When You're Working

    Here's how three different portfolios impact your retirement savings while you're still employed.
  6. How to Use Ethical Investing to Invest in Your Beliefs

    These steps will help you invest ethically without jeopardizing your financial goals.
  7. Is It The Right Time To Invest In Russia? (RSX, ERUS)

    The oil price recovery, Trump/Putin detente, and low ruble valuations are making Russia an attractive bet once again.
  8. Investors Shouldn't Give Up on Commodities Just Yet (DJP, DBB)

    The nearby support shown on the charts of key commodity-related ETFs suggest that 2017 could be a prosperous year for traders ...
  9. The Fed Makes its Move… Now What?

    With the Federal Reserve back in the spotlight, We discuss what investors should be focused on in 2017.
  10. Can the REIT Party Continue?

    We suggest that real estate investment trusts (REITs) may still be worth a look, despite the rise in rates.
  11. The Worst Stocks of 2016 (NKE, KO)

    The stocks performed the worst among those that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S & P 500, the Russell ...
  12. Top Stocks for 2016 (CAT, GS)

    The top performers for the year on the S&P 500, the DJIA 30, the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000 indices.
  13. How liquid are money market accounts?

    Understand the characteristics that distinguish money market accounts from checking, savings account and money market funds ...
  14. The Top 5 Value ETFs of 2016

    Value ETFs performed better in 2016 than an investor would likely have done with individual stocks.
  15. Tips for More Tax-Efficient Investing

    It is prudent to take tax considerations into account when constructing taxable investment portfolios.
  16. The Themes (and risks) That Will Shape Markets in 2017

    We believe three major themes—and a few key risks—are poised to shape markets in 2017.
  17. The ECB Missed an Opportunity to Re-rate European Growth

    Rick Rieder makes the case for a policy that is bolder than what the ECB had announced last week.
  18. How to Avoid Bad Investing Choices With Behavioral Finance

    Here's how behavioral finance can help investors avoid making bad decisions with their investments.
  19. Chart of the Week: What’s Behind the Spike in U.S. Treasury Yields

    U.S. Treasury yields have jumped after the election. What's driving the yields up?
  20. Why doesn't Berkshire Hathaway pay a dividend? (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    Learn why Berkshire Hathaway, despite being flush with cash, does not pay dividends.
  21. These Charts Suggest Now Is the Time to Buy Biotech (SRPT, XBI)

    The pullback toward key support levels is suggesting that 2017 could be the year that biotech investors have been hoping ...
  22. What Are the Characteristics of Successful Investors?

    Successful investors have a healthy life balance, are disciplined, and measure success properly.
  23. The Power of Momentum in the Face of Volatility

    At times we reduce portfolio risk when markets are volatile, but that can slow investment momentum.
  24. How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
  25. How to Piece Together Your First Portfolio

    Here are some questions to consider when investing your money and building up a portfolio.
  26. Top 3 Growth ETFs for YTD 2016 (IWY, ARKW, VIOG)

    These ETFs offer a different approach for investors looking for large-cap, tech or small-cap exposure.
  27. Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs of 2016 (SSO, UPRO)

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  28. The Top 4 ETFs to Track the Nasdaq (QQQ, ONEQ)

    Investors seeking exposure to the tech sector may want to check out these Nasdaq ETFs.
  29. True Link Debuts Robo-Advisor for Retirees

    True Link has launched a robo-advisor designed to meet the needs of retirees.
  30. Tax-Efficient Portfolio Tips for High Income Earners

    High income earners can use these tips to make their portfolio more tax-efficient.
  31. Rise of the Robo Advisors

    The financial advisory business is facing an impending transformational change.
  32. How to Figure Out Your Investment Timeline

    Timing has a big impact on what you can expect of your investments. Here are some guidelines based on how long you have. ...
  33. MLP Investors to Benefit Under a Trump Tax Regime (AMLP,EMLP)

    Trump’s new tax plan could spell big savings for investors in master limited partnerships.
  34. Four Ways Boomers Benefit from Rising Rates

    Here are four ways that Baby Boomers can take advantage of rising interest rates.
  35. 8 Ways Financial Success is Like Football

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

    Bond tents can be a useful tool for retirees to protect their income during a bear market.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. The Pros of Separately-Managed Accounts

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

    One of Trump’s tax proposal promises could be a boon for stock buybacks.
  41. 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.
  42. The Problem With Stocks That Pay Dividends

    A portfolio should be diversified across more than dividend-paying stocks.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Timing the Market

    Research has shown that market timers underperform even a random coin flip.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 5 Common Mistakes New Investors Make

    Just starting out as an investor? Steer clear of these common slip-ups.
  47. 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?
  48. Navigating the Trump Dollar Rally

    We explain the importance of why—and where—the U.S. dollar is rallying.
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
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