stock market decline

When Will The Stock Market Decline, Finally?

We’re in the second-longest bull market in history, the most durable run since 1929. A bull market by definition is a slippery concept. Some observers look for stock returns higher … Read more

Posted on November 24, 2017 by
basis point

Investor Facts: What Is A Basis Point?

A basis point is a mathematical term that means 1/100th of 1%. Basis points are a way to discuss hundredths of a percent. If you cut 1% into a hundred … Read more

Posted on November 24, 2017 by
enough savings to retire

How Much Is Enough Saving To Retire Well?

Retiring on time and with enough savings to live well is a truly important life goal. But how much is enough saving to retire? The number you hear bandied about … Read more

Posted on November 20, 2017 by
falling knife

Investor Facts: What Is A Falling Knife

A falling knife is investment that is falling rapidly in price. Investments such as stocks can be subject to unpredictable price swings. The breadth of those swings up and down … Read more

Posted on November 16, 2017 by
index investing

Index Investing Protects You From Yourself

What’s the greatest risk to your investments and, ultimately, your retirement: A market crash? Economic calamity? No, it’s selling your investments once a market crash is under way. The data … Read more

Posted on November 10, 2017 by
beta

Investor Facts: What Is Beta?

Beta is a measurement of an investment’s volatility compared to similar investments, such as a market index average. Investors and traders often talk about the “alpha” and the “beta” of … Read more

Posted on November 10, 2017 by
retire rich

The Only Way To Retire Rich Is To Save

One person has $1 million in the bank, the other doesn’t have $1,000. Who is richer? You might automatically say, “Well, the millionaire.” And that’s right — until you consider … Read more

Posted on November 7, 2017 by
account minimum

Investor Facts: What Is An Account Minimum?

An account minimum is the least amount of money or assets an investor must deposit in order to work with an advisory firm. Investment firms and mutual funds specify an … Read more

Posted on October 25, 2017 by
stocks go up or down

It Doesn’t Matter If Stocks Go Up Or Down

Investing is an interesting endeavor. You buy an investment on the expectation of it going up. You then have to sell or you never realize the full benefit of waiting. … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
automatic rebalancing

Investor Facts: What Is Automatic Rebalancing?

Automatic rebalancing is the automated buying and selling of investments in a portfolio. Many retirement-oriented investment plans offer automatic rebalancing. Automatic rebalancing means the portfolio periodically reverts to a specific … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by