Investing

Investment management fees for exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds are deducted by the ETF or fund company, and adjustments are made to the net asset value (NAV) of the fund on a daily basis. Investors don’t see these fees on their statements because the fund company handles them in-house. Management fees are just
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The iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (ITB) is trading within two points of 2018’s bull market high after east coast builder Lennar Corporation (LEN) reported better-than-expected fourth quarter profits and revenues. That stock rose 5% after the news but pulled back when it guided first quarter earnings per share (EPS) just below modest
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Do you have one of those bosses who think you should be available at all hours, making you miss your daughter’s soccer game? Having a career and life can be a challenge. Maybe it’s more money you’re after, or maybe you’re aching to work from home and avoid the cubicle nine-to-five.  Chances are that when
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Stock prices tick up and down constantly due to fluctuations in supply and demand. If more people want to buy a stock, its market price will increase. If more people are trying to sell a stock, its price will fall. The relationship between supply and demand is highly sensitive to the news of the moment.
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The Capital Group’s American Funds family has been offering mutual funds to investors since the early 1930s. It currently boasts more than 50 fund offerings, spanning a broad array of categories. Most of the funds are actively managed by professional analysts and managers. The following funds boast the longest track records. Note: All financial data
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Market Moves Bond and oil prices drifted lower, while gold prices rose higher. Stocks lost a little ground as buyers seemed to feel bad about paying such high prices for shares over the past few days. The S&P 500 index (SPX) closed slightly lower, along with the Russell 2000 small-cap index (RUT) and the Dow
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For a man in his 80s, Warren Buffett still gets around. At least, that is how it seems at first glance. Search the financial section of any bookstore and you will likely see his face at least once and his name several more times. It is hard to imagine all of these authors have a
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CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD) share rose more than 8% during Monday’s session amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. After the assassination of a top Iranian military official, the country warned that it would retaliate against the United States. Iran’s long history of cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns could be a means of
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) dominates the retail industry. The company sustains diversified businesses; shows relentless innovation, and posts consistent top-line growth. Moreover, Amazon enjoys persistent profitability, strong cash flow, a healthy balance sheet, and impressive stock appreciation. On the other hand, today Amazon is trading at a trailing 12-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 84.06x. To analysts,
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II Robert Sullivan | FlickrCC Shares of defense companies outperform the broader market in the six months following a crisis event in the Middle East, according to an analysis by CNBC. Defense stocks have risen since a U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military commander,
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Costco operates members-only wholesale warehouses for bulk buying of consumer goods. There are two levels of annual memberships: $60 for Gold Star and $120 for Executive. The gas stations associated with the warehouses also drive foot traffic inside the stores. Investors appear to be worried that this business model may be difficult to sustain in
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Oil prices tend to see sustained gains following Middle East crisis events, while stocks eventually churn higher as safe haven assets gold and Treasurys fade from their initial pops, according to historical analysis. Oil prices jumped roughly 4% on Friday after a United States airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military
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Core-satellite investing is a method of portfolio construction designed to minimize costs, tax liability, and volatility while providing an opportunity to outperform the broad stock market as a whole. The core of the portfolio consists of passive investments that track major market indices, such as the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500). Additional positions,
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Sneakers have been a part of popular culture ever since Converse introduced Chuck Taylor canvas basketball sneakers in 1921. Cutting-edge footwear technology by leading companies, such as Nike (NKE) and Adidas AG (ADDYY), combined with youth-influenced designs, fuels demand for sneakers, especially among young consumers. Today’s retail sneaker prices—which typically range from $70 to $200—reflect
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The head and shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy to spot pattern in technical analysis that shows a baseline with three peaks, the middle peak being the highest. The head and shoulders chart depicts a bullish-to-bearish trend reversal and signals that an upward trend is nearing its end. The pattern appears on all
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Market Moves As the S&P 500 index (SPX) closed 0.75% lower today, the battle between bullish buyers and bearish sellers characterized the first two trading days of 2020. The sharp selling nearly wiped out yesterday’s gains, although buyers stepped in today midway through the session to prevent a rout. These two sessions are likely a
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Market Moves The S&P 500 (SPX) closed 1% higher as buyers, for the most part, resumed the demand for stocks they showed throughout 2019. Despite the optimistic start for 2020, investors took profits in some industry groups, such as retail stores, demonstrating subtle signals that market turbulence may be just over the horizon. The move
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Still from “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. Disney Disney shares were on the rise to kick off 2020 after some Wall Street analysts estimated significant growth from its new streaming service and recommended clients keep buying the stock. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan expects Disney+ to attract 25 million users by the end of the first
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The investment landscape can be extremely dynamic and ever-evolving. But those who take the time to understand the basic principles and the different asset classes stand to gain significantly over the long haul. The first step is learning to distinguish different types of investments and what rung each occupies on the “risk ladder.” Key Takeaways
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