Investing Basics

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  1. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  2. Target-Date Fund

    A target-date fund is a fund offered by an investment company that seeks to grow assets over a specified period of time for ...
  3. Over-Hedging

    Over-hedging is a situation where a firm sets up an offsetting position that exceeds the firm's actual exposure or risk. ...
  4. Base Investments on Research, Not Cocktail Party Tips

    What investors should base their decisions on instead of cocktail party tips.
  5. 6 Steps to Build a Diversified Portfolio

    Following these six steps will help build a portfolio that is low cost and globally diversified.
  6. Risk Parity

    Risk parity is a portfolio allocation strategy using risk to determine allocations across various components of an investment ...
  7. Russell 1000 Index

    The Russell 1000 Index is an index of approximately 1,000 of the largest companies in the U.S. equity market.
  8. What Is a 13F and How Can You Benefit From It?

    13F filings are a valuable way of tracking the investment strategies of industry leaders, though they show only a limited ...
  9. What Makes Financial Markets Work?

    What makes financial markets efficient might not be what you think.
  10. Aguilar: Expect Volatility in 2018

    What does fundamental and technical analysis say about the state of global markets? Schwab SVP and CIO of Equities and Multi-Asset ...
  11. Benchmark

    A benchmark is a standard against which the performance of a security, mutual fund or investment manager can be measured.
  12. McDaniel: Hybrid Robo-Advisors Attract New Clients

    Tobin McDaniel is President of Schwab Wealth Investment Advisory, Inc.
  13. Large Cap - Big Cap

    Large cap refers to a company with a market capitalization value of more than $10 billion.
  14. Assets Under Management - AUM

    Assets under management (AUM) is the total market value of assets that an investment company or financial institution manages ...
  15. Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates ...
  16. Kleintop: Global Economies are Booming

    Jeffrey Kleintop is Senior Vice President, Chief Global Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab.
  17. Davidow: Seek Alternative Investments Amid Market Highs

    Tony Davidow is Vice President, Alternative Beta and Asset Allocation Strategist for the Schwab Center for Financial Research ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 10 Tips for Successful Long-Term Investing

    Avoid common mistakes with these guiding principles.
  20. How are stock warrants different from stock options?

    A stock warrant is like a stock option, but there are a few key differences.
  21. Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs as of November 2017

    See why these 5 stellar semiconductor ETFs separated themselves from the pack in 2017.
  22. 3 Best Coffee Stocks for 2017

    Market watchers are predicting a jump in coffee in the next 12 months. If java's your morning jam, try these top coffee stocks.
  23. Top 5 Value ETFs of 2017

    Value ETFs can outperform the market if money managers choose stocks wisely.
  24. Top 4 Inverse Volatility ETFs for 2017

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  25. Top 3 Healthcare ETFs for 2017

    The solid performance of the healthcare market in 2017 has created investment opportunities. These ETFs are poised to take ...
  26. The Complete Guide to Calculating Your Net Worth

    Here's everything you need to know about calculating your net worth.
  27. 25 Investments You Should Know

    Here we tell you about the diverse features and advantages of 25 different financial instruments.
  28. Dividend

    A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders.
  29. Organizational Behavior - OB

    Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study of the way people interact within groups.
  30. 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.
  31. Investments Combating Climate Change Are on the Rise

    Advisors can help clients find investments that match their goals for environmental sustainability.
  32. Top 4 Cosmetics Stocks of 2017

    The cosmetics industry may sell "hope in a jar," but do the market leaders do the same for your portfolio?
  33. Top 3 Wind Stocks as of November 2017

    Continued investment in renewable energy suggests that the time is right to consider wind energy stocks.
  34. Simulating Stock Prices Using Excel

    We will use the average of the change in log prices, the volatility, the normal distribution and Excel to formulate the future ...
  35. Series A, B, C Funding: What It All Means and How It Works

    Series A, B, and C funding rounds have nothing to do with the alphabet. Instead, they refer to the development stages of ...
  36. Top 4 Long-Term Infrastructure Stocks as of November 2017

    President Trump is promising major infrastructure spending, and these long-term infrastructure stocks are positioned to outperform.
  37. 3 Top Quality Stocks

    Investors define quality stocks as those that offer more reliability and less risk.
  38. Pot Stock Winners of the Week

    Canadian cannabis-related companies continue to do well again this week.
  39. Top 4 Beer Stocks for 2017

    In good economic times or bad, alcohol never goes out of style. Here are a few beer stocks to consider.
  40. Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks as of November 2017

    Some coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so for the rest of 2017.
  41. Top 3 Silver Stocks as of November 2017

    These three silver stocks should beat their peers going into the months of 2017.
  42. Low-Risk Investment Alternatives With Higher Returns

    With low interest rates hurting CD returns, you might want to consider these low-risk investments.
  43. Top 3 Healthcare Stocks for 2017

    These three healthcare stocks have been strong in 2017, and the upward trend may continue for the rest of the year.
  44. Top 4 Natural Gas Stocks as of November 2017

    These four companies that develop natural gas may be strong in the final months of 2017.
  45. Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2017

    Rising copper prices may increase the value of copper stocks, but investors should look for stability and safety.
  46. Why Millennials Have an Investing Edge

    Millennials, here's why you shouldn't wait to start saving for your retirement.
  47. 5 Steps to Becoming a Better Investor

    Using these five tips may help you become a better investor.
  48. Top 3 Dividend Stocks in 2017

    These three dividend stocks offer long-term return potential with a steady stream of income.
  49. Top 3 Healthcare Penny Stocks for 2017

    These three healthcare penny stocks are poised for positive performance in the remainder of 2017.
  50. Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

    These companies have a long history of paying dividends monthly instead of quarterly.
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