The economy is roaring back to life and we are entering a new phase of growth, much like we did 100 years ago during the Roaring Twenties. But there are still a few wildcards that could significantly change the landscape in the second half of the year. Watch this edition of CAPTRUST’s Market Update to learn more about these unknowns and their potential impacts on the economy.
In this article, we confront the debate surrounding the digital phenomenon known as Bitcoin—what it is, what it isn’t, and what U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying about it.
Each spring, a rite of passage occurs in stadiums, auditoriums, and Zoom calls across the nation: The latest graduates cross the stage to begin a new phase of financial independence. As has always been the case for graduates, the class of 2021 will face an array of financial choices for the first time—simple decisions on saving and spending that may seem small in the moment but have financial repercussions that can extend far into the future.
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.