As the cost of trading stocks has dropped to zero, more individuals are feeling empowered to purchase and trade stocks, bonds, and other investments. But how much risk you are willing to take with your portfolio may determine if you are acting as an investor or a speculator.
Read on to learn more about the relationship between risk and reward, how to understand your own tolerance for risk, ways to reduce risk through diversification, and where you can look to find reputable sources of information about investments.
Are you uncomfortable making investment decisions? Are you worried you might make a mistake? Join us for a discussion around how you can avoid some of the most common investing mistakes and become more confident as you save and invest for your future.
Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, and don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what investing without setting clear-cut goals is like. If you’re lucky, you may end up with enough money to meet your needs, but you have no way to know for sure.
Ever hear the phrases bull market or bear market, and you aren’t sure exactly what they mean? In this first episode of CAPTRUST’s new video series, Lessons in Financial Experiences (LIFE), Alex Badger breaks down these two terms and explains how they impact investors.
In this installment of client conversations, we look at the special concerns divorcing couples have when it comes to insurance coverage.
Over the past year, we have endured a period of massive uncertainty driven by a global healthcare crisis and its economic impacts, compounded by racially charged social tensions and a contentious U.S. election season. No doubt, we will feel 2020’s impact on our lives, families, household finances, and the economy for many years. While the past year has highlighted deeply rooted issues that need addressing, hopefully we are closing in on the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. At the risk of giving the all clear too soon, it might be worth a look in the rearview mirror while our feelings are still fresh.
We are on the cusp of an extraordinary transition in medicine made possible by high-speed Internet, artificial intelligence (AI), and wearables. Medical experts are calling this new frontier precision medicine because advancing technologies are going to make it possible to consider each patient’s unique lifestyle, environment, and gene variations in ways that will make health care as individualized as a tailor-made suit.