Investing isn’t gambling. Yet, investors overweight investments they think will outperform the market over time with the hope of beating a benchmark.» Read more
Finally you can invest in flashy yet unproven startups. The SEC voted on a crowdfunding rule allowing small investors to invest in unregistered securities.» Read more
Last month’s Fed meeting caused the stock market to tank. Will there be more Fed-related volatility this week or will it resurface in December?» Read more
U.S. investors should evaluate and review their holdings to see if adding international stock exposure makes sense for them.» Read more
Would you rather get a useless trinket or a small stake in your favorite brand? Two services let consumers easily give stock as a gift with just a few clicks.» Read more
The U.S. Treasury holds weekly T-bill auctions. That’s not news, but in the 4 weekly auctions held before the Oct. 19 auctions, the 1-month T-bill was priced to yield 0.00%.» Read more
See why this might be a good time to consider trading in your traditional IRA for a Roth IRA.» Read more
The availability of ETFs in retirement accounts gives investors access to a wider array of investments, but not all choices are appropriate in these accounts.» Read more
Companies release reports on earnings every quarter. As a result, critics say, businesses manage for the quarter rather than for the long-term.» Read more
What if you could participate in the market’s upside performance while protecting yourself against downside risk?
These products exist. They are equity-indexed annuities and equity-linked CDs.