How Thinking Regionally Can Boost Your Investment Strategy

How Thinking Regionally Can Boost Your Investment Strategy

November 14, 2016November 14, 2016

When choosing what stocks to buy, smart investors look at a number of factors – recent profit reports, market trends, and company projections, among others. People like to invest in growing industri..

4 Lessons Most Beginners Learn Their First Year Trading

4 Lessons Most Beginners Learn Their First Year Trading

November 10, 2016November 10, 2016

It seems unfortunate that the best way to learn important lessons in life is through experience. Experience usually involves something bad happening because those memories tend to last forever. With f..

Low Risk Diversity: Building a Broad Stock Portfolio

Low Risk Diversity: Building a Broad Stock Portfolio

November 9, 2016November 9, 2016

A diverse stock portfolio is an important part of smart investing, but many people struggle to adequately diversify their holdings because of the work involved. If you want to invest in stocks across ..

The Link Between Stock Market Indexes and Life Insurance Policies

The Link Between Stock Market Indexes and Life Insurance Policies

October 24, 2016October 24, 2016

What is an Index? An index or indicator is like a marker of a certain subset of the stock market which makes it easier to watch how one set of stocks performs relative to others. Motley Fool stock pic..

Three Mistakes Most Beginners Make on the Stock Market

Three Mistakes Most Beginners Make on the Stock Market

October 20, 2016October 20, 2016

Recent surveys show that less than half of eligible people in America actually own stocks. Obviously, there are a variety of reasons for this statistic. Some people simply don’t have any money i..

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

Everything You Need to Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

September 21, 2016September 21, 2016

Investing in the stock market for the first time can be a scary thing. It may feel a lot like gambling at first, mostly because, in some ways, it is. That is not to say that thousands of people do no..

Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

September 19, 2016September 19, 2016

Imagine entering a position where your upside potential is infinite while downside risk is limited. Well it exists in every stock using a Stop Loss Order. A Stop Loss Order is an open order to sell an..

Making Money in a Bear Market

Making Money in a Bear Market

September 12, 2016September 12, 2016

Anyone who follows the stock market can tell you that Friday was a tough day for investors. The Dow closed down more than 400 points and none of the other indexes fared much better. It was only a few ..

What are the Best Strategies for a New Investor?

What are the Best Strategies for a New Investor?

September 8, 2016September 8, 2016

It’s no secret that there is more volatility in the market now than there once was in the past, and much of this is due to the emergence of online brokers. The market can change dramatically from ye..

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

August 18, 2016August 18, 2016

Making investments through a broker can be expensive. This is true whether your broker sits across from you at a desk, or if you trade stocks through online brokerage firms. In some cases, their servi..

Vanguard vs Betterment, Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

Vanguard vs Betterment, Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

August 11, 2016August 11, 2016

Vanguard and Betterment are two of the industry’s leading brokerage solutions specifically designed for long term retirement investing. Vanguard has been around a lot longer, founded with the pu..

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

August 4, 2016August 4, 2016

Betterment is pretty cool. We’ve covered this retirement savings robo-broker many times, and we’ve talked about its strengths and weaknesses. For people who are looking for a more in-depth analysi..

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

July 28, 2016July 28, 2016

Penny Stocks – everybody’s heard of them, few have ever bought or sold them, and most people don’t quite know what they are. For the greenest of green investors, Penny Stocks may sound like ..

Betterment IRA: Everything You Need to Know

Betterment IRA: Everything You Need to Know

July 21, 2016July 21, 2016

Regardless of your age, it’s important to plan for your retirement, and the sooner you get started the less of a chance you will have of outliving your income. But in this day and age, it can seem l..

Finding the Right Online Investment Broker

Finding the Right Online Investment Broker

July 14, 2016July 14, 2016

As you search for an online broker, there are many things you have to consider. But most importantly, you have to understand your current financial situation as well as your future financial goals. Th..

How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income

How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income

June 23, 2016June 23, 2016

Using an IRA to supplement your Social Security can improve the quality of your retirement, but there are some things you have to be aware of. Having an IRA can affect your benefits, but it will not r..

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2022

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2022

June 9, 2016June 9, 2016

We all know that online investing isn’t a new thing, and many well-known trading companies use very clever (and sometimes humorous) marketing techniques to make people believe that they have a simpl..

How to Start Investing

How to Start Investing

May 25, 2016May 25, 2016

Do you have an interest in stock investing but are not sure where to start? Perhaps you’ve studied the stock market extensively and you’re ready to apply what you’ve learned. Regardless of where..

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

April 14, 2016April 14, 2016

Based in San Francisco, Betterment has everything built for the first-time investor. More than that, it caters to people who don’t have a lot to put into the market – at least, not in the beginnin..

Investing in an Aging Population

Investing in an Aging Population

April 1, 2016April 1, 2016

A report commissioned by the National Institute on Aging suggests that there are approximately 617 million people aged 65 and older in the world today. These individuals make up 8.5% of the world̵..

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

March 29, 2016March 29, 2016

Are your investments making money? Have you been investing efficiently? Are you accumulating critical retirement assets? Are you achieving your ultimate financial goals? If you have answered yes to ..

REITs and Affordable Housing

REITs and Affordable Housing

March 25, 2016March 25, 2016

Finding affordable housing in the U.S. is becoming more and more difficult as the average price of homes continues to increase. Normally one would expect that popular urban centers such as New York Ci..

6 of the Most Popular Instruments for Financial Traders

6 of the Most Popular Instruments for Financial Traders

March 16, 2016March 16, 2016

Getting into the financial markets can be daunting to say the least, as whichever trading vehicle you decide to use may offer access to 1000s of different instruments. The most popular securities can ..

Why Company Earnings Matter

Why Company Earnings Matter

February 8, 2016February 8, 2016

If you have been following the Charisse Says series via Modest Money, you have learned how to take over a position of power over your money, why you need a financial advisor to grow your wealth, how t..