Becoming an Investor

Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now

Much hinges on whether the Fed can guide the economy to a soft landing.
May 22, 2022
8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets
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8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets

Bear markets can be terrifying, but they're normal, inevitable and – most importantly – don't last forever.
May 13, 2022
37 Ways to Earn Up to 9% Yields on Your Money
Becoming an Investor

37 Ways to Earn Up to 9% Yields on Your Money

Our field guide to income investments of varying dividend yields and interest rates identifies opportunities ranging from ordinary to downright exotic…
April 28, 2022
Decoding ESG Investing with Ellen Kennedy
Becoming an Investor

Decoding ESG Investing with Ellen Kennedy

Environmental, social and governance investing is simpler than it sounds, and has a profitable track record to boot.
April 19, 2022
Dividend Dates: A Beginner's Guide
dividend stocks

Dividend Dates: A Beginner's Guide

Everything you need to know about ex-dividend dates, dividend announcements and other parts of the dividend calendar.
April 1, 2022

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Gains From Stocks?
Becoming an Investor

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Gains From Stocks?

If you enjoyed stock market success in 2021, you might owe the IRS. Here's our quick, easy guide to paying taxes on your stock gains.
March 17, 2022
Double Your ESG Impact With Funds Tied to Charities
Financial Planning

Double Your ESG Impact With Funds Tied to Charities

A growing number of funds donate directly to causes you might care about. Are they good investments?
March 17, 2022
The Future of Certified Financial Planners with Kamila Elliott
Becoming an Investor

The Future of Certified Financial Planners with Kamila Elliott

CFPs will tell you (and we’d agree) that not all financial advice is the same. We talk with the chair of the CFP Board about what she’s doing to prese…
March 8, 2022
Whatever Happened to Peer-to-Peer Lending?
Becoming an Investor

Whatever Happened to Peer-to-Peer Lending?

While individuals can still invest in loans to consumers, most digital credit is underwritten by larger funding sources.
March 4, 2022
Semiconductor Stocks: A Smart Bet for the Long Haul
Becoming an Investor

Semiconductor Stocks: A Smart Bet for the Long Haul

Stocks in this growing industry will stay in demand long after supply-chain snarls are unraveled.
January 26, 2022
The Right Dividend Stock Fund for You
Becoming an Investor

The Right Dividend Stock Fund for You

Dividend stock strategies come in many different flavors. Here's what to look for.
January 26, 2022
5 Stocks to Own for Decades
Becoming an Investor

5 Stocks to Own for Decades

Companies that can achieve spectacular business success are innovators with big ideas and mammoth potential markets.
January 26, 2022
5 Beginner Investing Tips for a Healthy Headspace
Becoming an Investor

5 Beginner Investing Tips for a Healthy Headspace

Lousy with numbers? Bad with money? That's OK. By adopting the right mentality, you can learn not only how to invest, but how to do so effectively.
December 30, 2021
Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us
Financial Planning

Alternative Investments for the Rest of Us

These portfolio diversifiers aren't just for the wealthy.
December 22, 2021
Goldman Sachs’ GTEK: Cutting-Edge Tech
Becoming an Investor

Goldman Sachs’ GTEK: Cutting-Edge Tech

Goldman Sachs Future Tech Leaders Equity ETF amassed $260 million in its first three months.
December 22, 2021
Time for Small Companies to Shine
Becoming an Investor

Time for Small Companies to Shine

The environment is right for investing in small companies. These five managers divide and conquer the small-cap market.
December 22, 2021
Patience Pays for Investing Decisions
Investing for Income

Patience Pays for Investing Decisions

I maintain my fervor for high-yielding investments despite their credit risk.
December 21, 2021
Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost
Becoming an Investor

Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost

As COVID shifts to an endemic, housing stocks could get a lift should Americans move to homes with more space and amenities.
December 20, 2021
Where to Find Yield in 2022
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Where to Find Yield in 2022

I am sold on leveraged closed-end debt funds, junk bonds and floating-rate bank loan funds.
November 29, 2021
When Actively Managed Funds Are Worth It
Becoming an Investor

When Actively Managed Funds Are Worth It

For some investment categories, choosing an actively managed fund makes sense.
November 24, 2021
Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Goes Its Own Way
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Goes Its Own Way

This emerging-markets stock fund isn't afraid to stray from the pack.
November 24, 2021
New Ways to Invest in Bitcoin
Becoming an Investor

New Ways to Invest in Bitcoin

ProShares Bitcoin Strategy and other ETFs offer an easier way to gain bitcoin exposure than buying the actual cryptocurrency.
November 24, 2021
Energy Stocks Come Roaring Back
Economic Forecasts

Energy Stocks Come Roaring Back

A combination of tight supplies, rising demand and continued economic growth is fueling the energy sector.
November 24, 2021
The 13 Best Books for Beginning Investors
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The 13 Best Books for Beginning Investors

Do you want to start building your wealth? Consult this short list of the best books for beginning investors before you embark on your journey.
November 24, 2021
SoFi’s Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

SoFi’s Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook

SoFi’s head of investment strategy sees rising rates as one of the hurdles facing stocks in 2022.
November 23, 2021
Donate Crypto for a Tax Break
Financial Planning

Donate Crypto for a Tax Break

If you're wondering how to avoid taxes from selling crypto that's appreciated significantly, one answer might be in a donor-advised fund.
November 22, 2021