SEC issues Cease-And-Desist Order against Wells Fargo Advisors. I recommend investors read the order as a good primer regarding the workings of Market Linked Investments (MLI's) including Structured Notes and CD's.
Learn more about protecting wealth with 1) Asset Allocation, 2) Market Timing, 3) Stop-loss Orders, 4) Structured Products including annuities, 5) Put options.
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Stock picking is not easy. Sure you can make money picking stocks. But the real question is can you do better than simply buying a low cost index ETF? Most investors can’t. Picking stocks to short-sell is even tougher. To execute a short-sale you pick a stock that you think will go down. Then you [...]
Conventional asset allocation calls for investors to strategically sell stocks as they rise and buy stocks as they fall.... Trouble is many investors cannot follow the core precept of conventional asset allocation.
One way to look at interest rate risk is to consider what happens to the value of your investment if interest rates change. Interest rate risk is fundamental to fixed income investments including U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills. By way of example, as of this writing a ten year Treasury note yields 2.25% to maturity....
The VIX Index is a measure of market expectations for near-term stock price volatility derived from current market quotes on S&P 500 index options. The VIX is also known as the "Fear Index". Watching the VIX allows professional portfolio managers to monitor the cost of principal-protecting a stock portfolio. VIX Index - Click to [...]