When the market is in the midst of a downturn, it can be hard to feel good about the situation. After all, when you check your portfolio, it appears you’re losing money. But before you take action based on fear, take a step back and consider the situation.
Robo-advisors are shifting the investment landscape and revolutionizing the way many people manage their money. In contrast to high-priced financial advisors, robo-advisors are offering investment services at a fraction of the cost and democratizing the investing process.
Every once-in-a-while the stock market suffers a schizophrenic break from its normal humdrum up a bit down a bit daily routine. In late August and early September of 2015 we observed one of those psychotic episodes. Stock market investors were dizzy with vertigo from the wild daily fluctuations (mostly negative) of hundreds of points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Can you be a graduate student and a smart investor at the same time? Without a doubt — YES! Your tactics will need to be different than someone who is fully employed, but you can certainly be a smart investor while pursuing an advanced degree. Read on to learn how to balance being a college student and plan your finances for the future.
When a full on downturn in the market occurs, it won’t come with a whole lot of fanfare — at least not at the beginning. It will likely start slowly, and build momentum. Unfortunately, that’s also the reason why market downturns are so difficult to prepare for, or even to predict.
Robo-advisors are quickly becoming all the rage. What used to be considered an alternative is now becoming more and more mainstream. Even Charles Schwab, a big player in the financial industry has jumped on board with Intelligent Portfolios.
As a beginner investor, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stock market. The entire investing idea can seem a bit scary if you don’t know what you’re doing. But just because you’re a newbie investor doesn’t mean it has to stay that way!
Is it possible to be blinded by dividends income and investment returns? Oh yes, and this is a common pitfall of being a smart investor. You may focus primarily, or even exclusively, on the dividend yield of a stock, but total income yield looks at the bigger picture. Here’s how to focus on total income and overall investment health instead of being blinded by dividend returns.
Personal Capital is one of our favorite personal finance apps for a reason. While we think Mint is a decent budgeting tool for personal finances, it’s inadequate when it comes to net worth tracking or investment planning. Mint generally targets users who are just starting with their finances, while Personal Capital is more advanced and offers better features.
On the surface, choosing an investment broker seems like a simple process. In reality however, it isn’t always. You want to make sure this broker has the right credentials, understands the market, and has similar wealth-building beliefs as you do. There are at least ten different criteria you should consider before settling on the best broker for your individual investment needs.