Investing

Bitcoin ETFs
Mutual Funds & ETFs

Bitcoin ETFs

Neena Mishra, CFA | April 7, 2024

After years of delay, the SEC has approved 11 Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), so now you can trade the cryptocurrency…

The Secret to More Profitable Dividend Investing
Investing

The Secret to More Profitable Dividend Investing

John Reese | April 3, 2024

Investors love dividend-paying stocks. And who wouldn’t? The secret to successful dividend investing: Look for profitable companies that earn so…

Latin America
Stocks

Latin America

Verena Wachnitz, CFA | March 11, 2024

India and Japan have dominated international stock headlines, but 2024’s real foreign star could be Latin America. The S&P Latin…

What If the Market Crashes?
The Economy

What If the Market Crashes?

Erin Scannell, CFP | March 10, 2024

Financial advisors like to remind investors that the best action to take when stock prices plunge is…nothing. Sitting tight prevents…

Is That Startup a Good Investment Opportunity?
Business

Is That Startup a Good Investment Opportunity?

Tom Eisenmann | March 7, 2024

More than two-thirds of startups never deliver positive returns to investors. Is it possible to identify the likely losers in…

Microcap Funds
Mutual Funds & ETFs

Microcap Funds

David Snowball, PhD | March 6, 2024

The prospect of shrinking inflation, interest rate cuts and a soft economic landing in 2024 is good news for stocks,…

Snoozer Stocks
Stocks

Snoozer Stocks

Jeff Auxier | March 3, 2024

Top stock fund manager Jeff ­Auxier thinks boring is beautiful. He made his fortune without investing in flashy crypto or…

Securitized Income ETFs
Mutual Funds & ETFs

Securitized Income ETFs

Neena Mishra, CFA | February 20, 2024

The ugly bear market in bonds has left income investors wary of bond funds. But there’s another way to diversify…

What the History of Interest Rates Can Tell Us About Today’s Rates
The Economy

What the History of Interest Rates Can Tell Us About Today’s Rates

Richard Sylla, PhD | February 18, 2024

In an effort to contain inflation, the Federal Reserve ratcheted up the benchmark federal funds rate from nearly 0% in…

The Stock Market May Double…Maybe Even Triple…by 2034
Stocks

The Stock Market May Double…Maybe Even Triple…by 2034

Bill Staton, CFA | February 15, 2024

Consumers and investors are wary these days. The S&P 500 index is at the same level it was at the…

Growth Traps
Stocks

Growth Traps

Ben Inker | February 6, 2024

Growth stocks soared 42% in 2023,* but with a slowing economy and possible recession in 2024, investors need to be…

Best Money Moves in 2024
Investing

Best Money Moves in 2024

February 3, 2024

The economy should continue to grow as inflation subsides, but stock- and bond-market investors can expect greater headwinds…and high interest…

COVID Contrarians
Stocks

COVID Contrarians

Karen Andersen, CFA | January 20, 2024

Many of the pandemic’s stock darlings have crashed, and they won’t rebound anytime soon because consumer habits have shifted. But…

What’s Ahead for 2024?
The Economy

What’s Ahead for 2024?

Allen Sinai, PhD | January 15, 2024

Wall Street analysts are once again warning of a possible recession and stock market losses as elevated inflation and interest…

Stealth AI Stocks
Stocks

Stealth AI Stocks

David Nelson, CFA | January 6, 2024

If you missed out on the gains in Nvidia last year or you got burned investing in the gold rush…