Investor Facts: What Is A No-Load Mutual Fund?

A no-load mutual fund is a fund that does not charge a fee to investors for buying the fund. While mutual funds have a variety of fees, a load is … Read more

Posted on September 13, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The FDIC?

You see the sign at nearly every bank teller window and ATM screen — “FDIC insured.” But what is the FDIC and is it important to know a bank has … Read more

Posted on August 30, 2019 by

Stocks Are Bouncing Around, So What Should You Do Now?

The headlines range from mildly frightening to downright gruesome. Stocks drop hundreds of points in the morning just to rise back up by afternoon. Words like “crash” and “recession” tumble … Read more

Posted on August 13, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is A Penny Stock?

A penny stock is any stock that trades for less than $5 a share. Generally, these stocks trade off the major exchanges in marketplaces that specialize in small company investments. … Read more

Posted on July 29, 2019 by

Can the U.S. Economy Just Keep On Growing?

In early July, as the country geared up for a week of fireworks and grilling out, an interesting milestone whizzed by us — 121 months of unbroken economic growth. That … Read more

Posted on July 19, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Bond Maturity?

A bond maturity is the date upon which all of the initial investment plus interest will have been paid out. That can be as short as a few months and … Read more

Posted on July 15, 2019 by

How to Create Financially Strong Children, Step by Step

You send them to good schools, try to teach them the value of a buck and then — your grown kids just aren’t financially ready to leave the nest. Push … Read more

Posted on July 2, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Limit Order?

A limit order is any kind of investment purchase that is set with specific conditions. The “limit” requires those conditions to be met before the order is executed. Short-term stock … Read more

Posted on June 21, 2019 by
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Should You Have Sold in May? Here’s the Evidence

Hang around investors long enough and you eventually hear the phrase “Sell in May and go away.” Considering the sell-off in stocks since right around May 1 this year, that … Read more

Posted on June 14, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Market Risk?

Market risk is any kind of investment risk that is not related directly to the management and performance of an underlying company. For instance, if a recession were to start … Read more

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