Hello and welcome back to my website. If you have read some of my previous blogs you would see that I am deeply involved in the finance industry and love to learn about current happenings with the industry. I know the year is not over just yet but 2016 is just around the corner and people need to be prepared for start of the next year. This article is intended for the education of any reader interested in learning more about what financial professionals will be focusing on in 2016. I hope you enjoy the article and feel free to share it. Read more →
Stop-Loss Orders: Friend or Foe
The return of dramatic market volatility brought to mind a question I’ve been asked by many people during my investing career – “Should I use a stop-loss order to protect my stock holdings?” Individuals often lose their nerve for holding investments during down periods in the market and later wonder how selling at the lows might have been avoided. They believe a stop-loss seems like a good idea. In theory it is something you can set up in your brokerage account and leave as a standing order. That is to say your order stays in place until you remove it from the account. Read more →
Breaking News: August 24th Stock Market
It’s no secret the stock market has been in shambles of late. While the mayhem has been disappointing to many, what has been even more disappointing is the flaws in Wall Street that are now being exposed. Many traders have struggled in buying and selling exchange-traded funds (ETFs). An ETF is marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets like an index fund. An ETF trades like common stocks Netflix (NFLX) or Apple (AAPL) would.
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