Tetra Images | Getty Images ETFs are traded on exchanges, so they can be bought and sold like stocks through a brokerage. For example, ETFs with “low volatility” or “minimum volatility” in their names can turn out to behave quite differently for investors in precisely the environment that they are most looking for risk mitigation.
Jonathan Alcorn | Reuters A woman holds a ticket purchased for Wednesday’s estimated Powerball lottery jackpot of $450 million in Los Angeles, February 11, 2015. While each of these suddenly affordable opportunities would tempt a newly minted mega-millionaire, none would be the best initial course of action. Just look at the history of lottery winners.
ML has begun to make inroads as asset managers realize that the ability to extract value from big data is going to be a key differentiator — and that traditional industry practices will struggle to stay afloat in this mounting flood of real-time data. Analytics using ML can be more robust than traditional financial modelling,
Congratulations. You graduated from college and just landed that first full-time job. While it’s time to celebrate, it’s also time to make some serious financial decisions. Rianka Dorsainvil, a millennial certified financial planner and owner of Your Greatest Contribution, has some solid advice for you: Enroll in your employer’s 401(k) plan as soon as possible
But these days, she said, ”We see that people are carrying mortgage debt at older ages, and it’s both the percentage of families carrying the debt and the amount of debt that has increased.” About 42 percent of households headed by someone age 65 to 74 has home-secured debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s 2013
“ETFs have gone from representing a very small part of [advisors’] tool kit to now representing a very significant part,” said certified financial planner David Yeske, managing director of Yeske Buie. “One of the things it suggests is that financial planners are ever more convinced that active management is hard,” said Yeske, who helped develop
Millionaire confidence plunged by a record amount in May, sparked by fears of government dysfunction in Washington. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index, a measure of millionaire confidence in the economy and markets, fell 17 points from April. That’s the biggest month-to-month drop ever recorded by Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based wealth-research firm that created the
There are a number of areas to evaluate when you’re seeking to understand just how tax-efficient your financial strategies performed in 2016. First, let’s look at tax-loss harvesting. If you’re not familiar with that term, it is an investment strategy that you can use when you are invested in a holding that loses value. Instead
Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Travis Kalanick, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc. “The narrowing of our losses in the first quarter puts us on a good trajectory towards profitability,” Uber said in a statement to CNBC. But Gautam Gupta, the start-up’s head of finance, is leaving to join another San Francisco-based