Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained

If you’ve looked into hiring an investment adviser or advisory firm to help manage your investments, you may have seen some offer various advisory services bundled together under one comprehensive fee. These types of service fees are called wrap fees and are offered as sponsored packages by many advisory firms. With wrap fee programs, your … Continue reading Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained »

Coming This December: Federal Rate Hikes… (More in 2018)

There’s been chatter recently among economic experts that federal rate hikes would likely soon be on the way. Since 2016, the Federal Reserve has risen interest rates three times, but they’ve not not made any definitive announcements on the further hikes, leaving it open to speculation when they’d actually be introduced. It appears that economists … Continue reading Coming This December: Federal Rate Hikes… (More in 2018) »

With Cordray’s Resignation, What’s Next for the CFPB?

This week, Richard Cordray handed in his resignation as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The early resignation comes at a time of increased criticism over current financial regulations and an uncertain outlook for many regulatory bodies. The CFPB especially, has been subject of intense criticism from the financial industry as overbearing and … Continue reading With Cordray’s Resignation, What’s Next for the CFPB? »

Fed Implores Congress to Preserve Key Financial Regulations

In his remarks to Congress, out-going New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley implored lawmakers to preserve and maintain key financial regulation measures in face of growing support for review of standing requirements. Dudley recently announced his decision to retire from his position earlier (mid-2018) than his term allots. According to a Reuters article, part … Continue reading Fed Implores Congress to Preserve Key Financial Regulations »

(Capital) Loss Can Be Your Gain: Leverage Your Stock Loss into Tax Deductions!

Nobody wants to lose out on an investment, but did you know that stock loss – also known as capital loss – can actually be leveraged into savings on future investments through tax deductions? While it may sound strange, converting stock loss into savings is actually a widely used strategy for many seasoned investors.   … Continue reading (Capital) Loss Can Be Your Gain: Leverage Your Stock Loss into Tax Deductions! »

Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults

SEC Hack Exposes Critical Security Faults On Thursday, it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the nation’s top finance and securities regulator, had experienced a critical cyber security breach. The breach, which occurred in 2016, allowed hackers access to the SEC’s EDGAR system, a database which houses corporate filings and announcements for … Continue reading Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults »

Ahead of Fed Announcement, Financial Investing on Wall Street Rebounds

Financial Investing Pushes Wall Street Rebound This week, market analysts and investors saw Wall Street regaining upward traction. Dow and S&P indexes soared to record weekly gains, buoyed by a flurry of trading activity. According to a Reuters report, financial investing has been one of the major drivers, followed by industrial and tech. Financials Bank … Continue reading Ahead of Fed Announcement, Financial Investing on Wall Street Rebounds »

Damages After a Hurricane? Make Sure to Review Your Insurance Settlement

After a catastrophic storm, the first thing you’ll probably do after making sure your loved ones are safe is to go out and assess your property damage. With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida’s coast, many Floridians are taking steps to secure and protect their property. However, events best storm preparations are not always able … Continue reading Damages After a Hurricane? Make Sure to Review Your Insurance Settlement »

Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell

Maybe you want to make it big as an investor. Maybe you just want a nest egg for retirement or financial security for your family. Whatever the reasons, thousands of Americans everyday make their first steps to becoming active investors. Before hitting the market though, there’s a lot would-be investors need to know; like understanding … Continue reading Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell »

Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You?

You’ve probably heard the term “diversified portfolio” before. The term brings to mind the image of a robust, varied assortment of assets and securities that not only generate generous returns, but act as a cushion against any one stock or security’s downturn. Everyone wants a diversified portfolio, from fledgling investors to seasoned pros. However, there’s … Continue reading Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You? »