How to Diversify Your Portfolio
Go to almost any store or website that sells something—anything—and you will find several other products for purchase. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find any place that sells…Read More
Cyclical Stocks: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Cyclical stocks get their name because they usually follow the cycle of the overall economy—with ups and downs charting economic expansions and peaks, recessions, and recovery periods. They’re good to…Read More
Defensive Stocks: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Defensive stocks are precisely what their name implies—they defensively strategize your investment portfolio during an economic downturn or when the overall stock market isn’t doing so hot. Defensive stocks are…Read More
What Is a Market Correction and How You Can Weather One
The reality is that no market goes straight up without pulling back or correcting itself. The market can be an individual stock, an index such as the S&P 500 or…Read More
Weekly Market Report: August 8–12, 2022
Inflation Took a Step in the Right Direction Inflation took a step in the right direction this week as headline CPI and PPI data came in better than expected. The…Read More
What Is a Recession?
Volatile stock markets, rising interest rates, and the highest inflation rates in 40 years bring one nagging question to the front of Americans’ minds: Are we in a recession? What…Read More
Bull vs. Bear Markets: What’s the Difference?
In 2021, the U.S. stock market experienced record years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic persisting. The S&P 500 had more than 70 all-time highs—second only to its performance in 1995—and gained…Read More