Investing

  1. Why Your Clients Need Three Index Funds, Not Just One

    Would three broad index funds outperform just one in your clients' portfolios?
  2. VTSMX: Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Procter & Gamble Stock (PG)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Procter & Gamble shares, and learn how their investment portfolios ...
  3. Top 3 Platinum ETFs for 2017

    These 3 ETFs are great choices for investors interested in exposure to platinum.
  4. ETF Bubble or No Bubble? (SPY, IWM)

    Index funds are taking an ever larger piece of the ETF pie, and this raises liquidity concerns for investors.
  5. Tracker Fund

    A tracker fund is an index fund that tracks a broad market index or a segment thereof.
  6. Shariah-Compliant Funds

    Shariah-compliant funds are investment funds governed by the requirements of Shariah law and the principles of the Muslim ...
  1. Why Your Clients Need Three Index Funds, Not Just One

    Would three broad index funds outperform just one in your clients' portfolios?
  2. Cleveland-Cliffs Stock: Uptrend Hanging by a Thread

    Cleveland-Cliffs stock has been testing support at $5.50 for the past six months and now must survive December tax selling ...
  3. Top 3 Transportation ETFs for 2017

    Three ETFs for investors seeking exposure to the transportation sector.
  4. ETF Bubble or No Bubble? (SPY, IWM)

    Index funds are taking an ever larger piece of the ETF pie, and this raises liquidity concerns for investors.
  5. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  6. Top Retail Stocks to Watch on Black Friday

    One or more of these seven retail stocks may be a solid buying choice for investors.
  1. How Financial Advisors Can Adjust to Robo-advisors

    Advisors wary of robo-advisors should consider cutting their fees, being more tech-savvy and providing more specialized and ...
  2. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  3. Schwab's New Robo-Advisor

    Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.
  4. What's the Best Robo-Advisor?

    Which robo-advisor is right for you? There are many factors to consider, including the breadth of services, ease of use and ...
  5. Robo-Advisors and a Human Touch: Better Together?

    Combining the services of traditional advisors and robo-advisors can offer the best of both worlds. But where does one start ...
  6. How to Evaluate a Robo-advisor (SCHW)

    With the addition of robo-advisors, investors have a variety of new choices when it comes to how they find help in managing ...
  1. Time to Trim, But Not Abandon Gold

    Gold has performed surprisingly well this year. We discuss why that might not be the case going forward, and it may be time ...
  2. Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates ...
  3. Toxic Debt

    Toxic Debt is debt that has a lower chance of being repaid with interest.
  4. Lewis Ranieri

    Lewis Ranieri is a former bond trader and former vice chairman of Salomon Brothers who is credited with introducing securitization ...
  5. Vanguard Doing Vanguard Things With New Bond ETF

    Vanguard's newest ETF is a corporate bond fund, and of course, it's cheap.
  6. High-Yield Bond Spread

    A high yield bond spread is the percentage difference in current yields of various classes of high-yield bonds compared against ...
  1. What is the difference between continuous compounding and discrete compounding?

    Learn to differentiate between and calculate the continuous and discrete compounding formulas for interest-generating investments ...
  2. What To Do When You're Left Out of a Will

    There are several legal steps you can take if you are left out of a will.
  3. What Happens to a Company's Stock When it Goes Bankrupt?

    Shareholders may be entitled to a portion of the liquidated assets in the wake of a company bankruptcy, but the stock will ...
  4. Barometer

    Barometers are data points that represent trends in the market or the general economy.
  5. Attrition

    Attrition is the reduction in staff and employees in a company through normal means, such as retirement and resignation.
  6. Servant Leadership

    Servant Leadership is a leadership philosophy in which an individual interacts with others with the aim of achieving authority ...
  1. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

    Learn how most financial institutions calculate interest on lines of credit by using the average daily balance method and ...
  2. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

    Find out under what circumstances inflation benefits borrowers more than lenders and in which situations inflation can be ...
  3. Barometer

    Barometers are data points that represent trends in the market or the general economy.
  4. White Elephant

    A white elephant is an investment whose cost of upkeep is not in line with how useful or valuable the item is.
  5. Sears' Holiday Survival Strategy: Slash Prices

    Big Gamble: A bet that 50% Price cuts can boost sales
  6. Economic Spread

    Economic spread is a way to assess if a company is making money from its capital assets.
Hot Definitions
  1. Run Rate

    1. How the financial performance of a company would look if you were to extrapolate current results out over a certain period ...
  2. Current Yield

    Annual income (interest or dividends) divided by the current price of the security. This measure looks at the current price ...
  3. Audit

    An unbiased examination and evaluation of the financial statements of an organization.
  4. Efficiency Ratio

    Ratios that are typically used to analyze how well a company uses its assets and liabilities internally. Efficiency Ratios ...
  5. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  6. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an ...
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