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Spencer Platt/Getty Images A disturbing trend is hitting Wall Street, and it’s affecting some of the highest-profile tech IPOs of the last few years. Financiers have been peddling new stock in money-losing companies, and investors have been eating it up, even if the company has dim...
Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new rules for brokers on Wednesday that Chairman Jay Clayton says will improve investor protections. But the new rules – called Regulation Best Interest, or Reg BI – do little to help investors and may actually...
Guido Mieth/Getty Images Options are among the most popular vehicles for traders, because their price can move fast, making (or losing) a lot of money quickly. Options strategies can range from quite simple to very complex, with a variety of payoffs and sometimes odd names. (Iron...
Westend61/Getty Images Dollar-cost averaging is one of the easiest techniques to boost your returns without taking on extra risk, and it’s a great way to practice buy-and-hold investing. Dollar-cost averaging is even better for people who want to set up their investments and deal with them...
Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images When diagnosing your financial health, there are a number of indicators to use, from your credit score to the size of your retirement portfolio. However, one measure that many overlook is net worth. Your net worth represents how much wealth you have, measured by...
Georgejmclittle/Adobe Stock Business communication tool Slack Technologies is set to join a roster of high-profile companies such as Uber and Lyft that are hitting the public markets this year. Slack is one of the most highly anticipated entrants, and it’s growing sales at an incredible clip...
Hero Images/Getty Images Investors are consolidating their financial accounts into a single institution more and more these days, as the line between banks and brokerages continues to disappear — or at least be blurred. Traditional mega-banks such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo now offer investors...
Jacob Lund/Adobe Stock With total student loan debt in the U.S. pushing past $1.5 trillion, millions of parents may be left scratching their heads over how to fund their children’s academic future. There are a number of alternative ways to pay for college beyond student loans —...
Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images As one of the first trillion-dollar companies, Amazon has been among the world’s most successful stocks. It’s grown sales at a breakneck pace over the years, and many see Amazon as the company to beat in e-commerce. It’s one...
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Call options are a type of option that increases in value when a stock rises. They’re the best-known kind of option, and they allow the owner to lock in a price to buy a specific stock by a specific date. Call options are...