The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) influences reserve availability using open market operations by adding or removing reserves from the banking system.
The active investor wants to go beyond benchmarking to determine if his or her active strategy actually has paid off.
An initial 5 percent withdrawal rate from a retirement portfolio is risky; 6 percent or more is gambling.
Investors can improve their after-tax investment returns by managing their tax exposure.
Investors face risk when they move from cash to stocks after a market rally.