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Investing Rule #1

Investing Rule #1

You’ve done your research and ready to pull the trigger… Make sure you buy the right stock! The Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading of Zoom Technologies on Thursday, partly because investors are confusing it...
Financial advisor: Should you go robo?

Financial advisor: Should you go robo?

Until recently, using a financial advisor meant picking up the phone or going to a local office. Now, you have another option: Using a robo-advisor. Before hiring, though, you’ll need to answer the following: Are you a good candidate for its benefits? When would a...
What are mutual funds?

What are mutual funds?

Mutual funds are popular investment opportunities: As of 2018, there were 9,599 mutual funds in the United States, with assets of $17.7 trillion. Mutual funds are a way for investors to pool money to invest in specific assets, from stocks and bonds to other...
4 must-haves for your fixed-income portfolio

4 must-haves for your fixed-income portfolio

No matter how carefree we are in our youth, as we start to approach retirement age, we begin to value reliability and predictability — in our portfolios as well as our Wi-Fi connections. It’s also when we begin to prioritize income generation over capital growth....
How to build a strong investment portfolio

How to build a strong investment portfolio

Do you know how to start building a powerful investment portfolio? An investment portfolio is simply a rundown of your assets — stocks, bonds, real estate, mutual funds, 401(k) retirement account, savings, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs),...