Capitalizing on the Coronavirus Stock Market Selloff

The S&P 500 lost 11.5% last week, its worst weekly performance since the financial crisis, and closed in correction territory (a decline of 10% or greater). The selloff was triggered by fear and uncertainty about the spread of the Coronavirus and toll it could take on both human lives and…

View Post

Robinhood Investment App: An Investing Game Changer

Robinhood Investment App: A Brief History The Robinhood investment app, which officially launched in March 2015, has been a game changer in the online discount brokerage world. Since its launch, the Robinhood app has allowed users to invest commission-free in individual companies or ETFs (bundles of investments), without account or…

View Post

Cash Is King Again

Over the last decade investors and savers have grown accustom to low yields on cash and cash equivalent investments. Miniscule returns on cash has forced many investors to reach for yield and step into riskier asset classes to maintain the value of their money (keep pace with and/or exceed inflation)…

View Post

The Race to Zero in Trading Fees

Just in this past week Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade have all slashed their online stock trading fees in what appeared to be a well-coordinated effort. Fidelity reduced its fees from $7.95 to $4.95, TD Ameritrade reduced its fees from $9.99 to $6.95, Schwab reduced its fees from $6.95…

View Post