What Kinds Of Stocks Are In The S&P 500?

What Kinds Of Stocks Are In The S&P 500?

Even if you’ve never invested a single cent in the stock market, you’ve probably heard of the S&P 500, which stands for Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The S&P 500 is one of (if not the) most common index used to track the performance of the US stock...
A Beginner’s Guide To Tax-Loss Harvesting

A Beginner’s Guide To Tax-Loss Harvesting

As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking at your investment portfolios and are probably beginning to assess how much capital gains tax you’ll have due. Chances are, no matter how much you have invested in equities, some of them increased in value, while...
Is A Strong Economy Good For Your Portfolio?

Is A Strong Economy Good For Your Portfolio?

For those inexperienced with the financial markets, it would probably seem like a safe assumption that when the economy is strong, their investments should do well. But is that really how things work in practice? Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported...