Posted at 4:10 pm , on April 26, 2018
Stocks vs. index funds, which makes more sense in your investment portfolio? It’s a common question many investors have asked when starting their investment journey. If you have read or spoken to a handful of financial advisers, you know that there are some pretty strong opinions about whether investors should buy individual stocks for their portfolios or choose a collection of index funds. Let’s look at the differences between investing in stocks and investing in index funds.
Posted at 1:56 pm , on April 26, 2018
Index funds can be a low-cost, low-risk way for investors, especially first-timers, to get into the market. But what exactly are they?
Posted at 4:20 pm , on April 19, 2018
Professionals in the investment industry talk about risk – a lot. Risk and return are inseparably linked, meaning that higher risk brings the potential for higher returns, and vice versa. You cannot expect the same type of performance from a low risk asset (like cash) and a higher risk asset (like equities).
Posted at 11:08 am , on April 17, 2018
All investment options carry some kind of risk. One of the biggest sources of risk in the world of investments is uncertainty. A company that is a market leader in its industry today may struggle to survive 10 years from now. Companies that have not yet started operations may grow to become market leaders in the next few years.
Posted at 4:39 pm , on April 12, 2018
The last year saw American tech stocks, in particular the “FANG” (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google-now-Alphabet) hit record highs. Now, tech stocks have been under pressure, particularly Facebook and Amazon, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks against Amazon’s business practices.
Posted at 12:15 pm , on April 11, 2018
If someone generously rewards you a $10,000 check and told you to invest it, what would you do with the money?
Posted at 11:26 am , on April 10, 2018
When movement in the stock market is up one day, noticeably down for the next week, then appears to be traveling upwards again, only to spiral downwards again, that’s what traders and investors call stock market volatility. However, it’s important to understand this movement is not necessarily bad for investors.
Posted at 11:47 am , on April 6, 2018
It is not necessarily true that a capital protected structured note is better or safer than structured notes with protection barrier.
Posted at 12:57 pm , on April 5, 2018
A structure note can be diversified in an infinite number of ways within a single package. One of the most common feature of Structured Notes is called the Autocall. It is a feature that allows the investment to automatically mature prior to their scheduled maturity date if the underlying asset(s) is at or higher than its initial level at any observation point.