Long gone are the days when all you had to do was hear the word technology or Internet and you knew you had a hot stock pick. Investors have learned a valuable lesson since the the tech bubble burst in 2000 and the Nasdaq lost two-thirds of its value.
A common pitfall of a 401(k) plan is setting it up, blindly plunking money into it over the years, and then suddenly remembering it exists when you're in your 50s. Here’s some advice to help you along the way to make sure your money lasts longer than you do.
Do those shorthand expressions, regularly tossed around by traders, leave you feeling a little perplexed? Then welcome to this special edition of Fast Money Trade School -- it's all about the art of the trade.
How safe are your savings and investments and what happens if any of your financial institutions goes belly up? Here’s a who’s–who, what’s-what guide on who stands behind your money.
While market volatility can be nerve-racking, including certain investing strategies can help soften the blow or allow you to generate significant upside from these big swings. Diversification is a relatively safe and simple way. Hedging is another.
For people nearing retirement the current market volatility has been a wake up call, provoking many to reevaluate whether their investment portfolio will be able to support them throughout their lifetime. While a portfolio check-up is a good thing, experts warn not to make any knee-jerk moves based on current market events
Stocks, bonds and cash are no longer enough for the average portfolio. Real estate and commodities now also have a rightful place as key assets. How much depends on your appetite for risk and tolerance for volatility.
Some investors get scared off by the mistaken notion that purchasing stocks, bonds and funds across a wide swath of interests is cost-prohibitive for the typical retail investor. Not so, say money managers
It's called your personal investment portfolio for a reason. When it comes to deciding where to put your money, the overriding factor is where your investment goals lie.
No sooner did the bull market turn two years old, did a world of worry hit the markets, as revolution in the Middle East and catastrophe Japan illustrated the negative impact of uncertainty.
The last boom-to-bust cycle may have scared some away, but the group remains a great way to diversify your holdings.