Portfolio Diversification

Tax-Aware Mind-Set: Seeking a Strategic Portfolio Balance March 4, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Looking for a diversified portfolio that’s also tax efficient? Learn how the one-two punch of tax-free debt securities and tax-loss harvesting can help you pursue your goals.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Accumulation: Four Steps to Build Your Retirement Portfolio February 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Ready to invest for retirement? Learn a few simple steps to get a retirement investment portfolio ready for the road.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Aiming for a Diversified Portfolio: Investing in Mutual Funds February 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

If you’re looking for diversification in your portfolio, mutual funds can help you toward your goals. But the array of choices can be dizzying.

3 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Life Happens: Retirement Planning for the Unexpected February 11, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Unexpected events can get in the way as you prepare for and enter retirement. Here are some tips on how to try and mitigate their potential impact.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Looking Beyond Allocation for a Well-Diversified Portfolio December 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There’s more to portfolio diversification than stocks and bonds. Factors like market capitalization, international vs. domestic holdings, and sub-sector exposure all deserve consideration as you build a well-diversified portfolio.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise? November 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

As investors, it’s important to understand the relationship between bonds and interest rates. Find out what happens to bonds when interest rates rise.

6 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
In Pursuit of Safe Investments? How About Less-Risky Investing Practices? November 2, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is there such a thing as a safe investment? No, investing is not safe, but are there prudent investing practices?

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Money Smart: What Are Separately Managed Accounts? October 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What are separately managed accounts (SMAs), and how do they work for investors?

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Equity Compensation & Diversification: What You Need to Know October 4, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

This article presents some points to consider about diversifying holdings of company stock acquired from equity compensation.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Building Your Stock Portfolio? Don't Overlook Mid-Caps October 2, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Discover what constitutes a mid-cap stock, and learn about investing in mid-cap stocks.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Beyond Stocks & Bonds: Exploring Alternative Investments September 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Beyond the world of stocks and bonds lies another category of assets: alternative investments. Learn about the alternative investment market and the types of “alts” that may be available to retail investors.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Potential Diversification Strategy: Considering Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) August 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

S&P Dow Jones Indices added real estate to its list of sectors in 2016. Perhaps it’s time to explore real estate investment trusts (REITs).

2 min read  |  Real Estate
Tired of Chasing Leaders? Advantages of a Well-Diversified Investment Plan August 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

A well-diversified strategy with wider exposure across the market might seem less thrilling than chasing leaders, but might give investors a better chance to meet goals.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investing in Growth vs. Value Stocks: A Side-by-Side Comparison July 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Growth stocks vs. value stocks—what's the difference? Explore examples and attributes of value and growth stocks side by side in a comparison.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investing With Mutual Funds: How to Choose the Right One for You July 10, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Mutual funds are one of the most popular investment choices some people use when seeking to build a diversified portfolio. Find out why and how to pick mutual funds that align with your savings goals.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Are You a Buy-and-Hold Investor or Active Trader? July 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

When deciding whether to invest in ETFs or mutual funds, it may help to know whether you're an active or buy-and-hold investor.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Tips for Portfolio Diversification Amid Market Volatility July 2, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The recent wave of volatility might serve as a reminder of the importance of using a diversified investment trading approach. Here are some tips to avoid possible traps in these choppy markets.

5 min read  |  Margin
Investment Strategies to Help Weather Rising Interest Rates March 12, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

Discover how rising interest rates may effect the investments in your portfolio. And learn about investment strategies that may help minimize the risks and maximize the potential for growth.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Pursuing Portfolio Balance? A Look at Exchange-Traded Funds December 3, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Want to find a balance in your portfolio between stocks and funds? Learn why exchange-traded funds could be worth a look.

3 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side November 7, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Some pros say your early investing years are among the most critical, including whether you set up a 401(k). Learn how to work toward your financial goals.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Global Diversification Strategy Could Be Served By Thinking Local October 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Having global exposure can sound complicated. But you may already be exposed to global economic trends if you're invested in major U.S. stocks.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Managed Portfolios: Attempting to Harmonize Opportunity and Risk October 4, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Harness the power of a managed portfolio to help pursue your financial goals.

3 min read  |  Investment Guidance
See Your Allocations from the Inside-Out with Portfolio X-Ray September 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The Portfolio X-Ray tool by TD Ameritrade gives traders a picture of the overall health of their current allocations to help them see where they are exposed.

3 min read  |  Web Platform
Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool September 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Search for investment ideas by using the TD Ameritrade Sectors & Industries tool to pinpoint a trade idea or a stock for your portfolio.

2 min read  |  Web Platform
Here’s Another Anchor for Diversification: ETFs September 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Diversification is your safe harbor for investments, and exchange-traded funds might be one port to drop anchor.

4 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
A Well-Drafted Portfolio Should be No Fantasy – Key “Positions” to Fill August 23, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about the "positions" to fill as you build your investment portfolio.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing August 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Fixed income can be a vital part of a young investor’s portfolio, helping provide risk management through diversification.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Long Time Horizon: Is It Ever OK to Ignore Your Retirement Portfolio? August 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Our busy lives leave little room to monitor the stock markets regularly. There are times when we can just ignore our retirement portfolios—for a little while.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Tucking It Away: How Much Cash Should Investors Allocate? June 4, 2017 11:59 PM   |  

Some experts say it’s important to allocate a portion of your portfolio to cash. What’s the right amount for you?

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Clocking In and Out: Trying to Time the Market? There May Be Ways March 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Are you a long-term investor hoping to use time to your advantage? Don’t chase trends, and especially don’t try to time the market. There are other ways.

6 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Just Add Water? Investing in Growth Funds for Risk and Reward March 7, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Looking to grow? A growth fund is a basket of stocks designed to deliver capital appreciation as opposed to dividend income.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Drawing It Down: The Bucket Approach to Retirement Funds January 17, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn about the “bucket approach,” a drawdown strategy that involves holding three different buckets of money, or separate asset accounts, for retirement.

3 min read  |  Plan Distributions
Financial Planning 101: Rising Rates and Long-Term Investors January 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

How might rate increases impact long-term investing decisions? What’s the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings?

4 min read  |  Investing Basics
The Mighty Greenback: Key Rising Dollar Drivers In 2017 January 4, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how a rising dollar could impact economies, portfolios, and even your finances in 2017 and beyond.

5 min read  |  Forex
Real Estate: The New Twist on Portfolio Diversification November 21, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently added real estate to its list of sectors. Perhaps it’s time to explore real estate investment trusts (REITs).

2 min read  |  Real Estate
Approaching Retirement? Why You May Want to Consider Growth Stocks September 22, 2016 5:58 AM   |  

Growth stocks and growth mutual funds can fit into investment portfolios of people planning to retire in the coming few years, retirement experts say.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
ABCs of Portfolio Investing: 3 Rules for Long-Term Investors September 13, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

It’s that time of year when kids head back to school and investors brush up on the ABCs of long-term investing. Learn 3 rules that might help.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Eye on Retirement: The Last Stretch. Get Retirement Ready September 8, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Is retirement just around the corner? Are you worried about being financially unfit? Here are six tips to help get you retirement ready.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Income Conundrum: Retirees Seek Higher Yields but Not Risk July 28, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

For retirees, the recent dip to record low U.S. bond yields poses a challenge. Will investors be forced into more dangerous investments?

7 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Building Diversified Retirement Portfolios with Mutual Funds June 13, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Avoid that dreaded all-your-eggs-in-one-basket cliché and look to a bin of mutual funds for diversification.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Diversify Now! Building New and Improved Bond Ladders June 8, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Investors should diversify bond portfolios like they do their stock portfolios. However, bonds portfolios have a few layers of diversification to consider.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Goal Planning: Too Obsessed With Stock Benchmarks? February 17, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Are you too obsessed with stock benchmarks? You may be indirectly and directly following results that are far removed from your portfolio’s long-term aim.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
From the Studs Up: Building (and Rebuilding) a Portfolio with MPT November 22, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

Modern portfolio theory (MPT) is built on asset allocation, diversification, and rebalancing your portfolio without letting human emotion interfere.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Who Says You Have to Sell Stock Declines? August 23, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Don’t panic and sell your long-term retirement investment. Instead, consider going shopping during a stock market down phase.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Retirement: Dynamic Withdrawal Theory Matures with Boomers April 26, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Dynamic withdrawal retirement income strategy is quite a mouthful. The math is necessarily complex, too. But the concept is simple and playing an increasing role in baby boomer retirement planning.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
Feel Lucky? A Little Bit Helps, but You Need More Than That December 29, 2014 7:00 PM   |  

Investing results may depend to some extent on luck, but research and science play a larger role in portfolio strategy.

2 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Index Annuities Myth Buster October 31, 2013 8:00 PM   |  

Index annuities popularity is on the rise and that’s a little scary. Put in your due diligence before you jump in.

6 min read  |  Annuities
We’ve Been There, Kid: Retirees Provide Tips for Your Future February 5, 2013 8:39 AM   |  

Where retirement planning and reality intersect, tough decisions loom. TD Ameritrade retirees share what they know now that they wish they knew then.

4 min read  |  Goal Planning
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