Trading

A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Stock Charts

In the old days, stockbrokers made their living primarily because they were the only ones with quick access to the information needed to make intelligent stock buys. Today, that information is available almost instantly to anyone. The trick is to understand that information, which is a different skill. Those who use stockbrokers and financial advisors […]

Investing

Unpacking NFTs: The Digital Trend That’s All Over the Internet

Beyond knowing the term NFT (that’s non-fungible token, by the way) exists, how much do you actually know about this digital trend that’s sweeping across your news feed? Maybe you heard from a friend of a friend of a friend who’s an accountant that NFTs are related to the blockchain and cryptocurrency, but there’s a […]

Options

10 Options Trading Mistakes and Strategies to Avoid

When trading options, it’s possible to profit if stocks go up, down or sideways. You can use options strategies to cut losses, protect gains and control large chunks of stock with a relatively small cash outlay. Sounds great, right? Here’s the catch: You can lose more money than you invested in a relatively short period […]

Trading

What Are Unsettled Funds?

Before the internet enabled money to be instantly transferable, owning a stock meant possessing a physical stock certificate, and trading a security required several days to complete. That’s why the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created settlement periods — to allow time for buyers and sellers to physically exchange their respective halves of the trade. […]

Options

Options Trading Explained: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re looking to go beyond stocks, mutual funds or bonds in your portfolio, options could be a good fit. Options give you, well, options for diversification. And while the risks can be high, so can the rewards. You may have heard that getting started with options trading is difficult, or it’s only for the most […]

Investing

Building a Foundation for Generational Wealth Today

The United States is a melting pot, or a tossed salad, of different peoples and intersectional backgrounds. As our motto states — E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one). Wall Street, however, has yet to reflect this reality. We at Ally Invest want to bring the potential benefits of participating in the markets to a […]

Trading

4 Ways Social Media Trends Can Impact Your Investment Portfolio

As an investor, there isn’t one right way to evaluate the market or your next big investment. You might choose to rely on the fundamentals and only invest in companies that meet certain financial criteria. Or you might make investment decisions based on the behavior of other investors or trends you see in the world. […]

Stocks

Corporate Actions – How Do They Impact You as a Shareholder?

Often public companies and their board of directors make decisions that result in changes to their stock price, ticker symbol, and/or the stock’s total return. These are referred to as corporate actions. Companies announce these moves about their stock ahead of time, but you might be surprised if you missed the news and then check […]

Stocks

My Money Story: A Millennial Investor’s Perspective on Tackling Debt and Setting Goals

What are some money lessons you learned growing up? I didn’t have any formal “money” training growing up, but I had experiences. I’m one of six kids in my family, and we grew up lower middle class (with some tight times). We rarely had money for anything beyond the essentials, and I still remember being […]

Stocks

4 Investment Strategies to Help Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation

Pull the cash out of your wallet and compare one $1 bill to another. They look the same, right? A dollar is a dollar, after all. But even though they won’t look any different, a dollar today may not be worth the same as a dollar tomorrow. That’s because of inflation. In simple terms, inflation is […]

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