bear market

Investor Facts: What Is A Bear Market?

A bear market is a market in which selling predominates, resulting in a marked decline in asset prices. Stock markets go up and down every day. Historically, prices have trended … Read more

Posted on March 22, 2017 by
interest rates

Interest Rates Rising, Do I Change Investments?

The stock market seems to touch new highs every day, even as the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and laying out a path for more increases to come. Should … Read more

Posted on March 17, 2017 by
total return

Investor Facts: What Is Total Return?

Total return is the percentage gain (or loss) of an investment when counting both price change and income. People typically measure investments by the change in price over a period … Read more

Posted on March 15, 2017 by
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Save Big Money On Taxes Every Year

We’re still a month away from Tax Day, so now’s the time to take action and save yourself some money on taxes. Many Americans think about this process backwards. They overpay … Read more

Posted on March 10, 2017 by
rate of return

Investor Facts: Rate of Return

Rate of return is the gain (or loss) of an investment in a given time frame, usually expressed as a percentage change over 12 months. Investors make investments in order … Read more

Posted on March 9, 2017 by
indexing

Index Investing Is Not Passive Investing. Here’s Why…

Many investors try very hard to portray themselves as cool and calm, unflappable in the face of market ups and downs. They like to think of themselves as unwavering before … Read more

Posted on March 3, 2017 by
federal funds rate

Investor Facts: What Is The Federal Funds Rate?

The federal funds rate is the benchmark interest rate set by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Governments issue currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, euro and yen. Nevertheless, central banks control … Read more

Posted on March 1, 2017 by
investors

The Only Three Things Investors Must Know

Investing is a very complex business, even for those with the training and credentials to do it full-time as a job. It’s a heavily regulated industry, and even then there … Read more

Posted on February 24, 2017 by
high yield bond

Investor Facts: What Is A High-Yield Bond?

A high-yield bond is a bond that pays higher-than-average amount in interest. Typically, this is because the bond issuer has a lower-than-average credit rating. A high-yield bond is exactly what … Read more

Posted on February 22, 2017 by
stock market top

Is A Stock Market Top Near? Hardly…

If you’ve ever hiked up a mountain you know how elusive the summit can be. As you rise to a high point it seems like the peak, the end of … Read more

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