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How the Past Can Help Inform Your Investing Future

Investors who understand what happened in the past in the markets might be better prepared to handle market volatility and hiccups in the future.

Investment fees could have an impact on your portfolio

As You Build a Portfolio, Keep an Eye on Fees

As you build your investment portfolio, it might make sense to understand what fees you’re paying and how they might affect returns.

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Bonds come in many varieties, making them a core asset allocation component in many portfolios.

Does Your Portfolio Have Room for Bonds?

Bonds are considered lower risk than stocks. But they come in many varieties, making them a core holding in many portfolios.

Market corrections concern online traders.

Bracing for a Bubble: Four Tips for Weathering a Volatile Market

Scottrade survey shows majority of traders are concerned about a market bubble, but expect the bull market to continue through summer. 

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5 Variables to Consider in Asset Management

One of the crucial components for long-term investing is deciding how to divvy up investments in broad categories like stocks, bonds and cash.


Investors to Young People: ‘Learn to Budget’

What do young people need to learn most about handling their finances? A survey of Scottrade investors says it starts with budgeting.

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You can use order types and option strategies to help protect profits and minimize losses.

6 Ways to Help Protect Profits and Minimize Losses

Are you losing sleep over how to protect trading profits and minimize trading losses? A variety of order types and options strategies might help.

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Consolidating accounts might help make it easier to manage your portfolio.

How Many Investment Accounts? Let Your Plan Be Your Guide

How many investment accounts do you need? That’s a trick question. It depends largely on your financial goals.

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There are a few reasons why you should pay attention when a company splits its stock.

What a Stock Split Really Means to You

Stock splits don’t change the market value of a company. But there are a few reasons why they might have an impact on investors.

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ETFs and mutual funds can both offer instant diversification.

8 Ways to Compare Mutual Funds and ETFs

Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds can offer instant diversification and professional management for your portfolio. We help you compare these two investment types. 

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