Aside from understanding the basics, the most important knowledge you should arm yourself with is how you can protect yourself from risky investments. This is crucial in making your investment portfolio grow.
Eighty-five percent of leaders in the U.S. are missing the mindset needed to make sense of the complex business environment. Could this explain the disturbingly high failure to adapt and engage creative talent wasting in companies?
Trading has been halted for the day, the second daylong suspension this week.
When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.
While it is encouraging that participants understand the importance of professional 401(k) advice, just 12 percent of those with access to it are actually using it - meaning the vast majority are missing out on critical guidance.
If you're reading this, you probably know that the market has been volatile lately, to say the least. Recently the DOW was down about 14 percent off the high and the index had its worst month in over five years.
In such volatile times, it's important to remember that panic isn't a strategy, especially with an investment as long-term in nature as a 401(k).
Markets have seen two volatile summers in a row. In August 2011, the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung more than 400 points
When a company is mentioned on CNBC, Shabani says, it reminds investors that the company exists. Some investors might decide