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Interest rates can have a profound impact on the economy, but what about your portfolio?

How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Portfolio

Watching what the Fed does with interest rates makes sense, given the potential economic impact. But what is the impact of interest rates on you and your portfolio?


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Scottrade offers a number of tools on the ScottradeELITE® platform that can help you find trading opportunities.

Tools You Can Use to Help Find Your Next Trade

Finding solid trading opportunities can be a daunting task. At Scottrade, we offer quite a few tools that can help.

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A few types of accounts can help you save for education.

3 Ways to Get Started Saving for Education

Saving for education, for children, yourself or others, can seem pretty daunting. But there are a few types of accounts that can help.

Using leverage can help your trading risk management.

A Leveraged Approach to Managing Risk and Reward

Leverage can help boost potential profits and diversify your portfolio. But it comes with significant risks that you should be aware of.

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You can understand how much risk you have in your portfolio by learning more about the beta and standard deviation of your investments.

You Know Risk and Volatility, But Can You Measure Them?

Even though you might have a pretty good idea how much risk you’re willing to take in your portfolio, do you know how to measure it?

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A sector rotation strategy involves determining which sectors might outperform others.

Rotating Sectors: Diversification With a Tilt

Performance among sectors can vary greatly. With a sector rotation strategy, your goal is to invest in sectors that typically perform well under existing economic conditions.

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Investors can now access financial and market information that was unimaginable 40 years ago.

The Day That Sparked an Information Revolution for Investors

When the SEC deregulated the brokerage industry 40 years ago, it not only led to lower costs, but an information revolution for investors. 

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5 Questions You May Have When Opening an Investment Account

5 Questions You May Have When Opening an Investment Account

Opening a new investment account is a major financial decision. We’re here to help with five answers to frequently asked questions during the process.

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Is your portfolio still on track to meet your financial goals? It might be time to make sure.

5 Action Items to Consider for Your Portfolio Review

If it’s been a while since you reviewed your portfolio, it might be time to look at whether you’re still on track to meet your financial goals. Here are five action items that might help.


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Keep your portfolio aligned with your goals

Is Your Portfolio Working For You?

It can be difficult to keep your portfolio aligned with your financial goals. Understanding a few tactics might help.


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