Picking Mutual Funds
A financial adviser is only as good as his or her ability to explain different concepts to their clients. Many people don’t know how to actually go about making financial decisions, so they instead pay to have someone do it for them. In the case of mutual funds, I think it’s something that all investorsRead More
What Are Exchange-Traded Funds? Are They Right For Me?
Exchange-traded funds are collections of securities that trade like stocks. They are different from normal stocks in that instead of you owning one company, you own a block of shares whose objective is to track the performance of an index like the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The price of the ETFRead More
Is Indexing a Tragedy of Commons?
Have you ever heard the expression ‘The Tragedy of Commons’? It’s an economic term that means an action benefits the entity committing it, but the costs of that action are diffused, or spread out to everyone. An example of this would be a manufacturer whose actions end up polluting the air or water. The phraseRead More
Could You Pick Your Own Stocks?
For many investors, there comes a point where they decide to go into the stock market. It’s almost like a coming of age, where the person decides to take more control of where their money goes. A bad experience might lead some to go back to managed investments while others find success and keep goingRead More