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All Aboard the Dow: Know Which Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks Drive the Markets April 20, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 of the largest companies in terms of market cap. Because the index represents large companies, the performance of any one of the companies that make up the index can influence the overall stock market.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Where Does My Order Get Filled? Taking Stock of the U.S. Market March 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

At 54.5% of global market capitalization, the U.S. stock market is by far the world’s largest. Learn about the exchanges and order-fill platforms that make up this trading ecosystem.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Thinking Big? You Might Look Small. How to Balance a Portfolio with Small-Cap Stocks March 12, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

In a post-pandemic economy, small cap stocks may be emerging as an early beneficiary. Should you add them to your portfolio? Here’s what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Inaugurating a New Era for Your Portfolio January 20, 2021 3:30 PM   |  

Now that the elections are settled, some new certainty can help guide investment choices. Contemplate long-term fundamentals and portfolio diversification.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Gearing Up: Tesla's Path to the S&P 500 Index Has Been a Wild Ride December 17, 2020 10:44 AM   |  

Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Index Funds 101: Tracking Indices, Sectors, and Industries September 29, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Index funds—those typically low-expense-ratio, passively managed funds that attempt to mirror the performance of stock indices—are a common choice among long-term investors. Here’s a quick primer.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Is It Time to "86" the 60/40 Portfolio? Not Hardly. Why 60/40 Still Matters September 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The 60/40 stocks/bonds portfolio target has its share of critics. But it's still useful, and there are ways to diversify while protecting and building a long-term nest egg.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
What Happens When the Stocks in an Index Change? August 26, 2020 2:06 PM   |  

Why do stock indices change their components and what happens when there's a change?

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Focus on Small Caps: What Is the Russell 2000 Index? January 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Large caps might get a lot of attention, but small-cap stocks are still a popular investment subset. And it’s important to track them separately from their larger siblings. Learn about small-cap stocks and the Russell 2000 Index.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Growth Investing among Large-Cap Stocks: Back in Vogue? September 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

growth stocks, investing, Russell 1000, technology, biotechnology, energy

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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