The financial markets have been moving in predictable patterns of late, so it can be hard to imagine the panic that sets in when they start behaving more erratically. Panic is a common human emotion, and can easily take hold when we face the prospect of losing money.
When choosing the best retirement accounts for investing, you have several options — Individual Retirement Accounts (or IRAs) and 401(k)s. But even among these seemingly simple options, you have a few more choices to narrow down. We discuss the differences between Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and regular 401(k)s versus Roth 401(k)s, so you can […]
Since investing has become computerized, it’s a virtual gold mine for the tech-savvy investor. Long gone are the days when trades were executed via phone call to an account executive sitting in an office, followed several days later with a written confirmation through “snail mail”. Today’s trading, as well as the exchange of the information […]
FutureAdvisor is an online investment advisor that automatically manages your investments. It helps you to do this in an advantageous way by using modern portfolio theory (or MPT), to build and maintain a portfolio to maximize your return based on certain levels of risk indicated by your investor profile.
Socially responsible investing is a relatively new, but rapidly growing investment sector on Wall Street. It’s a process of looking not just at the profitability of a company, but also at the values the company holds, the way in which it conducts business, and the “footprint” it leaves on the world.