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The Magnificent Seven is a collection of the largest and best-performing stocks in the U.S. These stocks have all skyrocketed in 2023 and contributed a big chunk of the return in the S&P 500 Index.
While the meteoric rise of Lilly stock has been a boon to many investors, managing the new risks associated with the stock is an important consideration to preserve gains and minimize risks for the total portfolio.
As equity and fixed income assets across the globe decline in unison, it is imperative to tune out the noise of day-to-day headlines and remain committed to the strategy of a personalized financial plan.
Investors need to consider the current environment when managing their return expectations in the coming years. If you are becoming concerned about higher valuations and fear a downturn, a strategy to consider is becoming more defensive with your equity allocations.
Investing in certain parts of the market without a plan can result in the same dynamic as gambling. Are you ready to make a bet?
While many view the Gamestop "short squeeze" as a victory for the 'little guy,' the story remains unfinished. Many individual investors stand to lose out considerably if the share price falls back to realistic valuations.
The addition of Tesla into the S&P 500 Index has been S&P's most controversial decision in recent history. What are the pros and cons of adding the highly valued car company to the Index?
Investing will always be met with uncertainty, whether the Dow is 20,000 points, 30,000 points, or 40,000 points. It is rarely a smooth ride to that next milestone.
Bond yields are at historically low levels, and the Fed has indicated no interest in creating negative yields. How do you rethink what bonds mean for your portfolio? What's the best way to avoid disappointment in a post-COVID portfolio?
Restricted stock awards deserve just as much attention as other aspects of your portfolio, but understanding how they work hasn't been easy. Lack of knowledge can cause you to miss an opportunity to maximize your benefits.
Apple (APPL) is one of the largest publicly traded companies and has a market cap that recently surpassed $2 trillion! So why are they splitting their stock, and how will it impact your portfolio?
Equity compensation can be a confusing topic for many workers, but it’s becoming a more common and accepted method of payment to workers, especially in the tech sector. We explore the types of equity compensation and what a payout might look like for you.
When it comes to asset allocation, there’s no solution that’s one-size-fits-all. As you near retirement, it’s increasingly important to be sure that your balance of stocks to bonds is appropriate. We’ve detailed two methods to help determine what your asset allocation should look like.
Yesterday you had stock worth $100 per share. Today it’s worth 25% less! What happened? Spin-offs might not be a common stock market term for you, but it can be a common practice amongst companies. We’ve defined what a spin-off is, along with how you might expect it to affect your portfolio. Read on for the details…
“Growth” stocks are dominating the stock market right now – think FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google). So have we seen the heyday of “value” stocks, never to be repeated again? Not so fast – both “growth” and “value” stocks have their place in your portfolio. Read on for the details on both types of stock and what they mean for your portfolio…plus the one thing you might want to do right now to ensure you’re on the right track.
A company’s annual performance can affect the stock market – but you might not have considered that how companies spend cash to benefit their shareholders can do just the same. We explore the ways companies routinely spend their cash to benefit shareholders, and what effect each of those ways has on the stock market.
It’s been just over a year since the Dow Jones reached 20,000 points. Since then, we’ve had a pretty easy ride without too much market volatility…until February. While it’s nearly impossible to predict the Dow Jones future, you can educate yourself on why there’s volatility in the market, as well as the best course of action to take when volatility strikes.
If your bank or brokerage firm failed, do you know what would happen to your money and investments? Thankfully, FDIC and SIPC insurance is there to protect you and your savings, but only up to a specified amount. Find out just how much you’re covered!
What size is your market cap? Prudent investors know that company size is an important factor when building a portfolio.
Recently we’ve enjoyed a bull market with stocks nearing an all-time high. The Standard & Poor 500 Index is up more than 300 percent from ...
After years of underperformance compared to U.S. stocks, international stocks have sprung to life over the past 12 months. This is welcomed news for ...
Do you receive mail from a company that holds shares of only one specific stock on your behalf and don’t know what to do with it? Most likely ...
What’s going on with the international stock market? Prudent investors use international stocks to diversify their portfolios.
We all know what to do when good pets go bad – make a bad reality TV series! But what should an investor do when a good mutual fund “goes bad?”
Alibaba is the Chinese version of Amazon and eBay. However, it is already larger than both of them combined! It just went public and investors can now buy its stock on the New York Stock Exchange.