What is Fully Paid Securities Lending?

When you invest in a stock, you typically expect to make returns in one or two ways: dividends and/or profit from appreciation when you sell. But whether you’re a long-term investor or seeking extra income in the short-term, you can enhance your portfolio with another option: fully paid securities lending. What is fully paid securities […]


Lule Demmissie and Lindsey Bell: The Women Moving Ally Invest Forward

As two successful women who have risen through the ranks at leading investment banks and financial research firms, Ally Invest’s Lule Demmissie and Lindsey Bell have firsthand knowledge about the excitement of investing. But they also recognize the areas in which the industry has room to grow. As part of our celebration of Women’s History […]


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 past several years. The name implies that robots or computers are calling all the shots regarding your investment strategy and financial […]


Glass Ceiling-Shattering Moments by Women of Wall Street

As various individuals, organizations, and initiatives work to reduce the gender gap in the financial services industry — the facts are still staggering. Only 21.9% of executives in financial services firms are held by women. Then, there’s the pay gap. According to ADP, the financial sector has the second largest gender wage gap, with women […]


Investing in Forex vs. Stocks

How you invest your money, and what you invest in, are personal choices based on a number of factors: your risk tolerance, time horizon, investment skills, interests, and goals. Want to back sustainable businesses or invest in a range of industries? Stocks and ETFs might be for you. Interested in different global currencies? Forex could […]


What Your Risk Tolerance Reveals About Your Dating Style

Taking risks — big and small — is a part of life. Whether it’s planning your ideal date night with your significant other (do you fall back on your long-time favorite restaurant, or roll the dice with something new?) or designing your investment strategy, your tolerance for risk can play a major role in how […]


You’re Conservative, She’s Risky: How to Invest Together

Money plays a significant role in many stages of relationships, from date one to planning a wedding. Once you’re well beyond the who’s going to pay dinner-date-wallet-dance phase and possibly married or planning on it in the future, it may be time to step into a new frontier of financial conversations: investing together. Whether you’re […]


African Americans Who Broke Barriers on Wall Street

It’s hard to imagine an industry with a history more patrician than that of Wall Street. For at least the first 150 years, it was a place that offered no opportunity for women or people of color. But as was the case in many industries throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s, a small group of […]


ESG Investing: Connecting Your Wallet With Your Heart

We all have causes and initiatives that matter a lot to us personally. Whether it’s a certain charity or specific movement, we’re willing to show our support through donations, volunteering, or other initiatives. We also tend to align with like-minded people, with many relationships forming through charity associations, passion projects, volunteer organizations, or activist groups. […]


Swing Trading Strategies

When it comes to running, are you more of a 100-meter sprint person or a marathon runner? Or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle, like a 10K? When it comes to trading stocks, you could say that swing trading is the equivalent of a middle-distance race, like the 10K. Day traders are the sprinters of […]

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