Planning, saving and investing for retirement are financial priorities for most Americans. Anyone with even the most general sense of how saving and investing works knows saving as much as possible as early as possible is the smartest path to an early and enjoyable retirement.
Everywhere they look, young Americans see headlines about how it’s always best to start investing at as young of an age as possible because doing so can help harness the full power of compounding returns and minimize the risk of short-term market fluctuations.
Most successful professionals didn’t get where they are today by accident. It takes a particular skill set of ambition, intelligence, savvy and tenacity to be successful in the business world. Unfortunately, that skill set might actually do more harm than good when it comes to investing.
Nothing can be more frustrating for a trader than a company delivering a big earnings number, positive drug data or another fundamentally positive headline only to have the company’s stock plummet after the news breaks.
The S&P 500 has continued its slow grind higher throughout much of 2017, gaining another 9 percent year-to-date. While the steady “melt-up” in the stock market this year has been great for long-term investors, the lack of market volatility has created a challenging environment for traders.
Even non-traders have likely heard of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, the two largest U.S. stock exchanges. However, there could soon be a new major player in town that experienced traders should take note of. Here’s everything you need to know about IEX.
Anyone battling depression knows just how heavy of a burden it can be and how difficult it can make even the basic parts of everyday life. However, if there were ever a silver lining to a debilitating condition, mild to moderate depression may actually make you a better investor.
Wall Street equity research analysts are often cited as the primary voice of insight when it comes to predicting the stock market. These analysts routinely pen in-depth reports on individual stocks that include buy/sell/hold ratings, price targets, earnings forecasts and other potentially useful information for investors and clients.
There’s no more important and potentially dangerous financial undertaking than investing for retirement. But Americans who are unwilling or unable to manage their own retirement investments are placing a tremendous amount of trust in another person to handle their hard-earned money and help ensure their future happiness.
The cyclical nature of the stock market means that even popular stocks trade at a discount from time to time. Long-term value investors recognize that market downturns are typically only temporary, and they swoop in to buy stocks at a discount. However, sometimes a stock’s downturn is more than just a cyclical lull and can…