Basics of Investing

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  • 4 Investing Biases You Should Avoid
    on March 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    By Timothy Hooker, AIF® Eliminating all biases when investing is nearly impossible. Financial markets are a prime example of the way human biases can manifest at either end of a spectrum of emotions: this is the core of behavioral finance, where the study of economics and psychology intersect. People don’t […]

  • Personal Finance Basics for Millennials
    on March 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    By Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA For many  Millennials , personal finance can be hard to understand most often because they lack basic education of the topic. There aren't personal finance classes in high school, college or business school that taught them the basics of financial literacy. It's […]

  • Investors: Focus on What You Can Control
    on March 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    By David Ruedi, CFP® Most investors spend all their time focusing on things that are unpredictable and uncontrollable. It’s no wonder investing creates so much stress and anxiety. If you wish to maintain peace of mind as an investor, you must accept the fact that certain things are outside of your control and […]

  • Don't Time the Market, Spend More Time in It
    on March 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    By Humphrey Thomas, ChFEBC, CDFA, AAMS If you are educated about the stock market, the term “timing the market” probably sounds familiar. It refers to the idea that investors should buy stocks low and sell them high shortly after. It's a smart, swift, and painless method...or is it? You might compare this […]

  • Should Long Term Investors Use Stop Loss Orders?
    on February 27, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Stop loss orders are a fairly simple concept. They are orders placed by traders to protect against big losses from individual positions by closing the position if and when a certain level is reached. For example, if you buy something at 50, you might set a stop at 45. If a trade is executed at 45, your brokerag […]

  • 3 Investment Lessons I Learned From Fantasy Football
    on February 27, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    By James Conole, CFP®, MBA It was early September and the fantasy football draft was about to begin. Last year’s performance was wiped away, and there was nothing stopping me from drafting a new team to win the coveted fantasy football championship. Four months later, the fantasy football regular season is over: […]

  • What Are Treasuries, And Why Do They Affect Stocks So Much?
    on February 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I have pointed out here in the past that while most retail traders and investors focus almost entirely on the stock market, the pros in dealing rooms around the world keep a wary eye on bonds, and in particular, U.S. Treasuries. Over the last couple of weeks, it has become clear why that is so. The stock market […]

  • Why Aren't Millennials Investing, and Why They Should Be
    on February 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    By  Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA A number of recent statistics indicate Millennials are not investing in the stock market. One study reveals that  60% of Millennials  aren’t investing; another shows the number is as high as  80% . Either way, the number is too high, and it means a large portion of t […]

  • Stock Market: Understanding And Dealing With Volatility
    on February 13, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    The last couple of weeks in the stock market came as a big surprise to many, and as such have been somewhat scary. Four digit drops in the Dow are numerically historical, but in percentage terms nowhere near the records but a week like last week, with big swings in both directions, felt like a disaster even thoug […]

  • 3 Money Tips To Survive the Stock Market's Wild Ride
    on February 9, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Stocks’ roller-coaster ride this week is just as much as any market-watcher can stomach. It’s been two years since the last […]

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