What differentiates gamblers and investors? Math. In particular, investors have statistical expectations on their side. They know that upside potential outweighs the downside risk. If they make the same “bet” over and over again, investors will see a positive return on their money. Active trading is a form of investing that allows investors to arbitrage […]
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Bitcoin is a new form of currency that has been a hot topic for debate recently. Is it safe to invest? How do you spend it? How do you know how many you have, and how does it make sense to spend a fraction of a coin on a purchase? These questions are natural first […]
We put together a list of the best investing blogs of 2017, along with why they are amazing and what insights they bring to investors. We also have a full list of investing blogs this year to read about.
DAY-TRADER, n. See IDIOT Lauded Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Zweig doesn’t pull any punches. He believes that active trading is a fool’s errand, and that value investing is the only intelligent approach to stock market investing. In general, day traders make brokers rich while leaving themselves broker every day. We know this, so we tend to […]
There has been a lot of talk lately about the mega backdoor Roth IRA. For a long time, it was an unspoken secret used by retirement planners. However, the IRS released guidance that specifically addressed both backdoor Roth IRA conversions, and the so-called Mega Backdoor Roth IRA. As a result, it has gained even more popularity […]
We compare the most popular solo 401k options from providers such as Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, Etrade, and more to show you the best prices.
When Coca-Cola published its figures for the 1st quarter of 2017, there was a distinct lack of buzz. Net income attributable to shareholders declined by 20% to USD 1.18 billion, or 27 cents per share, compared to USD 1.48 billion and 34 cents per share in 2016. The cost of North American bottling operations weighed […]
College can be a tricky time for investing. On one hand, you’ve got the energy from your youth to pursue an interesting proposition. On the other is a combination of financial stress and lack of time due to your studies. Quick wins create a high like none other (just look at those on /r/WallStreetBets). There’s […]
TD Ameritrade has gotten the online trading platform down to a science. Their services offer a powerful range of options that appeal to a large and varied customer base. Their top selling points include their $0 minimum balance, their huge selection of exchange-traded funds that are commission-free, and mutual funds with no transaction fees. These […]
In 2010, Merrill Lynch catapulted into the 21st century. In that year, they launched the low cost internet brokerage, Merrill Edge. Just a few months ago, they proved that traditional advisors are embracing technology as fast as the “Robo-Advisors.” In 2017, Merrill Edge launched Guided Investing. Guided investing merges the world of technology with traditional portfolio management. But […]
When it comes to investing, Fidelity simplifies the endeavor with low rates and a very easy-to-use platform. Along with the extensive stock research they make available at your fingertips, getting the latest educational support could not be easier. A longtime leader of excellence in the industry, their name is trusted and synonymous with offering great […]
Maintaining the proper asset allocation over time is one of the three keys to investing success over the long term. The reason is simple: over time, your ideal portfolio gets out of whack because some investments do better than others. For example, if you were looking at your portfolio like I did last year, you […]
Charles Schwab is one of the most well-known investment companies in the world. With over 325 branches and over 1200 consultant, it’s also one of the largest. Founded by Charles Schwab in 1971, the company offers banking as well as brokerage services to investors. Depositing Options Schwab prides itself on presenting a range of depositing […]
How much you should have in a 529 plan to save for college for your children by age, including high and low contributions for public and private school.
New to investing? Sick of high account minimums? Tired of paying trading, management, and rebalancing fees? WiseBanyan could be the solution to all of your investing frustrations. After witnessing firsthand the often misaligned values of financial advisors and their clients, combined with too high minimum investment amounts, and unreasonable fees the idea for WiseBanyan was born. […]
Is investing hard? Not really. At The College Investor, we believe that lazy investors grow rich. Investors rarely need to learn about anything beyond basic asset allocation. Once you figure out some jargon and automate a habit of sensible investing, you’re set. It’s easier than ever to start investing in publicly traded stocks and bonds. […]