Viraj Desai
Senior Manager, Portfolio Construction, TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC

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Riding Out Market Turbulence: Why Staying Invested Can Work Better Than Trying to Time the Market April 2, 2020 4:00 AM   |  

After a market drop, some investors might move their money to wait it out. Find out why staying invested may be a better approach than stock market timing.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Building Toward the Long-Term Financial Future: Needs, Wants, and Wishes March 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Consider a three-tiered pyramid approach to creating goals for your needs, wants, and wishes.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Impact Investing: Clean & Renewable Energy and Your Portfolio March 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When it comes to socially responsible investing, concerns about climate change and the environment are at the front of many investors’ minds.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Want to Channel Your Inner Investor Activist? Cast Your Proxy Vote March 13, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Are you a shareholder and want to have some say in a company’s decisions? Vote your proxy.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Look Both Ways: What Are Leveraged and Inverse ETFs? February 21, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When ETFs lose (or make) more than the market they’re tracking, you might be holding an inverse or leveraged ETF.

7 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Election-Year Investing: Positioning Your Portfolio for the Upcoming 2020 Election February 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the 2020 presidential election looms, investors might be concerned about volatility and potential policy shifts. Should you change your investment strategy? The answer may have more to do with your goals, objectives, and time horizon than your political views.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
As Brokers Abandon Commissions, Don’t Abandon Caution in Your Portfolio February 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

For long-term investors, $0 commissions for online trades can be a double-edged sword. Cheaper trading can make it easier to diversify, but it can also be an extra reason to be cautious.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Index Fund vs. Mutual Fund Showdown: Is There Room for Both at the Top? January 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Index funds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Actively managed funds versus passive management. What do all these terms mean? Here’s a breakdown for investors.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
2020 New Year’s Financial Resolutions for Your Portfolio December 31, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Start the new year off right by making resolutions for your portfolio. Consider evaluating your portfolio regularly, trimming off unwanted assets or liabilities, learning new investing skills, saving regularly, and planning early.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Portfolio Rebalancing & Overdiversification: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? November 21, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Diversification has been touted by financial pros as a means of spreading out your risk. But can you be overdiversified? Here’s what you should know about overdiversification and rebalancing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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