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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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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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Be Your Own Financial Planner: 5 Things to Know about Ally Invest Self-Directed Trading

Sometimes you just want to take matters into your own hands, especially when it comes to your money. After all, you know your capacity for risk and your long-term financial goals better than anyone else. If this rings true to you, a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) investing approach could be just what your portfolio needs. But if […]

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How Inflation Impacts Investing & What You Can Do About It

Most people tend to think of inflation on a micro level—how it impacts the price of groceries, for example—but it also has a very real effect on your investments. Inflation can influence stock market returns, outpace savings interest rates, and reduce your purchasing power during retirement. The future depends on what you do today. Understanding […]

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Why a Robo-Advisor Is a Smart Move in Any Market

You’ve probably come across the term “robo-advisor” in the media at some point. It has become a popular way to refer to the more automated approaches to managed investing that have emerged in the last several years. It can be a bit misleading, however, since it implies that robots or computers are calling all the […]

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Glass Ceiling-Shattering Moments by Women of Wall Street

Updated May 25th 2018 As various individuals, organizations, and initiatives work to reduce the gender gap in the financial services industry—the facts are still staggering. Only 14% of executives at Gender-Equality Index member firms are female. While parity has been achieved in the overall workforce, there’s clearly more work to be done on Wall Street. […]

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