Mutual Funds

Bitcoin is one of the best performing alternative asset classes giving the stock market a race for its money. A 30% plus rally since the start of the year attests to strong demand for the flagship cryptocurrency that is increasingly arousing institutional investors’ interest. Buoyed by the digital asset strong demand, Fidelity Investment is reportedly
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Investments in Exchange Traded Funds have skyrocketed in recent months as value investors shy away from individual stocks that appear expensive and overstretched in the market. With most counters near the peak, the risk of incurring significant losses is pretty high on the market reversing. ETFs appear to be offering a safer approach for gaining
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Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) are taking action against the Trump campaign for posting misinformation about COVID-19. Trump’s page shared part of the President’s interview with Fox whereby he indicated that children were immune to the Virus. Facebook and Twitter act on Trump’s misleading video The social media networks indicated that the information
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A tech sell-off on Thursday afternoon sent the markets spinning and ended a four-day winning streak. The Dow Jones was down 1.3%, the S&P 500 down 1.2%, and the Nasdaq was today’s biggest loser down 2.2%. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 inched just a touch higher rising by 0.0042%. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed up
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We are in turbulent times. The markets dove low today on news of COVID-19 cases and it created a sudden fear that the good news of re-opening would be short-lived. As markets will fluctuate, in recent times, they have seen more turbulence than normal. We take a look at the reasons today: Explaining the Stock
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Saving up for retirement is an accumulation of a lifetime of hard work. It is a difficult task to achieve, but it is a fantastic accomplishment once completed. Once someone has retired from their career and is relying solely on their retirement savings, it is important to ensure that those funds can sustain them for
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When you decide to invest in the stock market, you will likely start paying more attention to financial news and updates. At this point, you will start hearing about index funds. What exactly are index funds, and how do they relate to a market index? What are Index Funds An index fund is a mutual
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When you decide that you want to enter the stock market and invest in securities, there are a few steps that you will need to take in order to facilitate this. First and foremost, you will need to open a brokerage account. Brokerage Accounts A brokerage account offers you access to purchase, trade, and sell
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You might call it the “ETF-ication of everything.” Mutual fund managers are launching special products that allow them to use the exchange-traded fund structure but keep their portfolios hidden. Others are exploring outright conversions of their funds to ETFs. And brokerages are becoming more comfortable with buzzy marketing, lower fees and fractional share trading. But
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The benefits of index funds include diversification and low cost. But the trade-off investors endure is that these funds lurch downward with the market — as they did last week. Despite Monday’s strong U.S. market rebound, some investors may not have the patience (or the stomach) to sit on their hands until the market gets
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iStockphoto Can a factor approach better help investors identify good fixed-income plays, like “fallen angel” bonds? As the bond bull market grinds on, investors increasingly see fixed income as fertile ground for factor investing. “Factors” are broad characteristics of securities, such as volatility, momentum, and quality, that can be quantified and harnessed to achieve a
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