Viraj Desai
Director, Portfolio Manager TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC

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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
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
As You Wind Down the Road: Market Volatility, Risk, and Your Retirement Portfolio October 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

All investments experience market volatility, which is why retirement portfolio strategies should focus on allocating assets across investments of different risk levels.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Best Financial Advice Tips You May or May Not Have Gotten as a Kid September 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Financial literacy can be most effective when it starts early. Parents who know how to budget, save, and practice good financial habits should pass those habits down to their children. Here are some financial advice tips to consider.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Reaching for Yield: “Vanilla” Investments Can Be Risky, So Know What to Watch August 27, 2019 11:35 AM   |  

In these times of stock market volatility, many investors are looking for yield in fixed income and dividend stocks. However, there’s risk in these investments, too, so know what you’re getting into.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
International Diversification: Reducing Geopolitical Volatility August 5, 2019 10:53 AM   |  

Investing can involve volatility both in the markets and within your portfolio. In the long term, portfolios with more diversification can potentially overcome these short term losses.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Required Investor Reading: What to Look for in a Prospectus July 26, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When your broker or financial advisor recommends that you read an investment or fund prospectus, it’s for a good reason. A prospectus can offer clues to help you assess an investment’s risks.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Stocks, Bonds, and Multi-Asset: Exploring Three Styles of Income Investing July 12, 2019 11:54 AM   |  

New to income investing? Learn about three approaches: dividends from equity holdings, interest from bonds and fixed-income securities, and income from a multi-asset portfolio. Each comes with its own potential benefits and risks.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Socially Conscious Investing and Companies’ Internal Carbon Prices April 23, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Looking to invest in a greener future? Learn how companies’ internal carbon prices plus data transparency can help with socially conscious investing.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
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