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Expert Take: Lule Demmissie on Market Disruptions

How do you react when you see news headlines talking about the latest ups or downs of the stock market? According to a new Ally Invest customer survey, more than half of investors take market volatility in stride, holding onto their investments when large market disruptions occur. And significantly, 41% take advantage of market inflections […]

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5 Strategies for Investing in a Down Market

We don’t know when and we don’t know how … but the bear is coming. The next bear market (aka, down market), that is. That’s the prevailing wisdom of many financial experts who have been predicting a slowdown in the stock market for more than a year now. They’re likely correct. The U.S. is currently […]

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Is Socially Responsible Investing Right for You?

You invest to build wealth and create financial security, but what if your portfolio could also benefit the greater good? Well, thanks to socially responsible investing (SRI), it can. Socially responsible investing is an investment strategy based on choosing socially conscious investments, thus doing your part to make the world a better place. And, in […]

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Turn ‘Can’t Even’ Into ‘I Got This’ With This Interactive Investing Guide

In an Ally Invest survey of U.S. adults, we found nearly 66% of Millennials said they found investing to be intimidating or downright scary. To help you get the proverbial investing monster out of the closet, we launched this GenZ- and Millennial-friendly e-book titled: The Clutch Guide to Investing. Click to read The Clutch Guide to Investing […]

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The Ups and Downs of Market Volatility — and How to Keep It from Ruling Your Investment Strategy

It’s nearly impossible to hop on Twitter or turn on the nightly news without hearing about the stock market. One day the S&P 500 is up, the next day the Dow Jones is down. One financial expert predicts this bull market — the longest on record — will continue for the foreseeable future. Another encourages […]

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The Market Is Dipping. How Do You Keep from Freaking Out?

What goes up must come down. Or so the saying goes. Just like the sun sets each day, a tossed ball falls to the ground, and historically, a rising stock market eventually dips down. Though markets have been on the rise for more than a decade, they’re now stumbling. And those losses can cause some […]

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Welcome to the Beginner’s Guide to Buying Stocks Online

You can buy almost anything online these days, from the mundane — lightbulbs, diapers — to the downright weird. (Bacon-flavored dental floss, anyone?) Like adding items to your digital cart, buying stocks online is quite simple, actually. The hard part is how to determine which stocks (and/or other securities) you’re going to buy for your […]

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Is Margin Trading Right for You? 6 Things to Know Before You Trade

In your search for the right investment strategy, you might’ve come across margin trading at some point. But is it something you should be taking advantage of? Margin trading, which is also referred to as buying investments on margin, has to do with how you trade, not what you trade, and it can offer DIY […]

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Zombies, Vampires… and Stocks? How to Banish Your Investing Fears

It’s thrilling to face what frightens us. That’s why we watch horror movies, tell ghost stories, and decorate our houses with skulls and spiderwebs every October. But when it comes to our finances, most of us would rather feel safe and secure. According to a recent Ally Invest survey: Sixty-five percent of adults say they […]

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Invest for Success: Building a Portfolio From Scratch

Each day, you step into your closet full of clothes to get dressed. Whether your style is classic, boho chic, athleisure, or Gorpcore (a.k.a. the new Normcore), you select pieces that fit that particular trend. The fashion runway may feel miles away from Wall Street. But as it turns out, you can think of investing […]

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