Decisions can be difficult when you’re faced with too many choices. Take, for instance, index funds. Investors looking for a good, passively managed U.S. stock fund have morethan 600 distinct mutual funds and exchange-traded funds from which to choose. More than 85 are tied to Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index in some fashion or another.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Concern over Italy’s banks and Britain’s national election dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, pushing stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off two-year highs.
In a market obsessed with sexy, fast-growing technology companies, a better long-term strategy may be to look for wallflowers. Wall Street’s rally this year has been led by the tech world’s most storied franchises, including Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook. That has dimmed investors’ interest in many other companies, particularly those that are short on glamour or that face challenges reinvigorating their own growth.
Investors need to be wary of anything that looks too good to be true. Take a dividend stock with a yield of 8.6%, for example. There must be a catch, right?
We all make mistakes. But making mistakes with your money can haunt you for a lifetime. Here are three of the most dangerous mistakes investors make – and how to avoid them.
Getting good, ethical financial advice is imperative as you work toward retirement, and, unfortunately, that’s not a given. Here are three red flags that your adviser may be doing you a disservice.
Heading into your retirement years brings a slew of new topics to grapple with, and one of the most maddening may be Medicare. Figuring out when to enroll, what to enroll in and what coverage will be best for you can be daunting. To help you wade easily into the waters, here are ten essential things you need to know about Medicare.
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It has been quiet out there. The CBOE Volatility Index — better known as the VIX — just hit its lowest levels since 2007. Moves of even 100 points on the Dow are rare these days, and even most commodities markets have been pretty tame.