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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
Fixed Income: Trying to Make Your Money Last in Retirement February 12, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Lifespans are increasing, potentially making fixed-income investments essential for retirees and near-retirees who need to generate reliable income.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
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
Learn to Invest: Your Goals, Objectives and Investment Products January 2, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learning to invest can be like learning your way around a new city. Familiarize yourself with things close to home, then branch out.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
I-Portfolio: Seeing the Road Ahead for Your Fixed-Income Investments December 7, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how the TD Ameritrade I-Portfolio tool can help you monitor and analyze your fixed-income investments.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
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
Your Financial Profile: Do Your Answers and Actions Match? October 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Portfolio managers often use questionnaires to help investors with asset allocation, but sometimes there’s a disconnect between investors’ answers and their real-life objectives and risk tolerance. Keith Denerstein of TD Ameritrade explains.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Looking for a Potential Income Stream? Consider ETFs October 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

ETFs may be used to produce a stream of income, and offer potential benefits of portfolio diversification.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
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
How Do Bonds Work? Coupons for the Investor Set July 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Bonds are typically considered a more conservative investment that can help diversify your portfolio and help you attempt to ride out stock market volatility.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Balancing Portfolio Risk and Growth After You've Retired December 26, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Feeling financially conservative at retirement age? Your golden years need not be totally devoid of growth investments.

2 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Junk Bonds: High Returns, But Are They Worth the Risk? November 26, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Junk bonds—or high-yield bonds—can be quite risky, but may still have a place in a portfolio.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
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
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
Do the Math: Calculating Risk and Potential Profit on Vertical Spreads August 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn to calculate profit and loss and assess risk parameters on vertical option spreads.

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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
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
Mid-Year for the Stock Markets and Sectors: Time for a Checkup July 5, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Looking ahead to the second half, it’s possible that politics in Washington and Q2 earnings could help set the tone. Can strength seen in the first half conti

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Mid-Year Tune-Up: Reassess, Realign, Rebalance? June 15, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Plan a mid-year reassessment of your goals and expectations, to ensure your portfolio is still in alignment.

6 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Differing Views: When Partners Disagree on Retirement Investing June 8, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When spouses have different investing styles, retirement planning can take some compromises from both sides.

4 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Want to Retire in Harmony with Your Spouse? 5 Tips for Dreams & Plans April 12, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

A harmonious retirement with your spouse may require planning, communication, and compromise.

4 min read  |  Goal Planning
Beyond the Retirement Calculator: How to See If You’re On Track April 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Most long-term investors have plugged their investments into one of those online retirement calculators to see if they’re on track. What's the next step?

5 min read  |  Goal Planning
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
Ready to Go Vertical? Options Spreads with Versatility January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Ready for a more advanced options trading strategy? We explain vertical spreads (credit and debit).

4 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
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
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
Cohabitating and Your Investments: Lay the Groundwork First August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

If you’re getting ready to invest with your Significant Other before marriage, lay down the rules first.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
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
Bond Market Look: High-Yield and Investment-Grade Bonds June 2, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

High-yield corporate bonds are surging after an oil-related dip. But these bonds hold more risk than investment-grade issues. How do investors decide?

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
I Just Doubled My Account, Now What? A Case for Utility April 12, 2016 4:00 AM   |  

Is twice the cash twice the fun? Not if you take utility into account. Get some perspective on how much benefit you’ll get from the next dollar.

2 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Income Investing with Exchange-Traded Funds: Can It Be Done? March 8, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

ETFs have matured but they’re not done evolving. Morningstar’s Scott Burns urges income-seeking investors to expand their minds and their research.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Healthy Check-Ups Extend to Retirement Portfolio February 29, 2016 5:58 AM   |  

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
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
Retirement: More Time to Trade, More Potential Income November 3, 2015 3:00 AM   |  

For most people, retirement means more time doing the things you enjoy. If trading is one of them, retirement could mean more opportunities to potentially generate income.

1 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Income Investments Beyond Dividend Stocks and Bonds April 20, 2015 11:25 AM   |  

Easy monetary policies have left income investors in a lurch. But exchange-traded funds (ETFs), REITs, master limited partnerships (MLPs), and preferred stocks can help fill the gap.

1 min read  |  Real Estate
Forget One and Done: Stock Beta Testing Requires Attention April 15, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Beta, a method of measuring an investment’s volatility relative to the broader market, is one way to gauge risk. It works even better when you remember to re-measure.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
New Math: Does the Age/Asset Allocation Rule Need an Update? April 12, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

The classic age/asset allocation formula is one place to start thinking about your retirement portfolio makeup. But the discussion shouldn’t stop there.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Trading in Retirement: To Be Feared or Revered? March 18, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

If you choose to use trading as a source of retirement income, it’s important to keep in mind the risks that come along with the potential rewards.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Questions Loom for Muni Bonds Amid Rising Rate Outlook January 5, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

With benchmark U.S. interest rates poised to climb, fixed-income investors should consider the implications for muni bonds.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Where is Your Next Investing Idea? Look to the Y Generation April 14, 2012 9:25 PM   |  

Gen Y's tech savvy, addiction to immediacy, and global awareness have lured this pack to the buzz and responsibility of self-directed investing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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