Wealth Building

Asset Allocation by Age: Investing Strategies for Your Life Stages

Clothing isn’t usually one-size-fits-all and investing isn’t designed to be that way either. Instead, it’s about molding your portfolio to various factors, including your age, life milestones, risk tolerance and goals — similar to how you select clothes based on your personal style. Traditional rules of thumb can be helpful in building a portfolio, but […]

Trading

End Your Year With This Investing Checklist

The last weeks of the calendar year are nothing if not hectic. But if you want to stay on the nice list where your investments are concerned, it’s important to make time for a portfolio review. Doing a little fourth quarter housekeeping can help set you up for the year ahead. If you’re not sure […]

Trading

Day Trading Rules: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re on your way to becoming a regular day trader, you’ve probably done some research on the subject. Maybe you’ve tried paper trading for practice, and you feel pretty good about your understanding of some of the challenges that come alongside trading with leverage. Let’s talk about pattern day trading rules, though. Understanding the […]

Trading

Your Stock Market Roadmap: 8 Tips for First-time Investors

Ready to start investing? Navigating the markets without a strategy might feel a little like taking a road trip without a map. You may have a destination in mind, but there’s no guarantee of how or if you’ll get there. Doing a little planning before you embark on your journey may pay off. These trading […]

Trading

What Is Cryptocurrency? Decoding Digital Currency

Bitcoin? Ethereum? Do you feel like you need a decryption key when it comes to cryptocurrency? You’re not alone. More than just digital cash, cryptocurrency and the technology that makes it possible have the potential to change the way you pay for goods and services every day, as well as how banking might work in […]

Options

Bullish and Bearish Option Trading Strategies

As an options trader, you know that trading options requires advanced strategy knowledge. In fact, it can take years to understand the complexities of option trading. (Just remember that nobody was born knowing how to trade options — every great options trader had to learn from scratch.) It’s important to have the right tools and […]

Trading

What Is Robo Advising? Your Top Questions Answered

From smart homes to self-driving cars, technology has redefined the way we live. And robo advisors have changed the way we invest. They add the benefits of automation to your finances by helping you build and manage an investment portfolio with the help of technology. But what is robo investing? And should you use a […]

Trading

Is Gamification the Name of the Game in Digital Investing?

If the recent explosion of gamification in all aspects of our lives (think: workout challenges, providing online reviews, reward charts for our kids, etc.) has taught us anything, it’s that humans are naturally social and playful creatures. And that can also apply to how we approach money, especially when it comes to investing. The pandemic […]

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 […]

Trading

How Are Hard-to-borrow Fees Calculated?

You’ve probably heard the trading adage of “buy low and sell high” or, in other words, buying when stocks have fallen to a low price and selling them at a higher price. That’s not always the strategy a trader will use, though. For instance, short sellers do the exact opposite. They sell high and buy […]

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