With interest rates rising, many investors want to take advantage of the highest deposit rates they’ve seen in years. A no-penalty CD lets you withdraw some or all your funds from the certificate before the maturity date without paying the penalty. Here are the best no-penalty CD rates currently available.
There comes a time when you may need to hire a financial advisor. Unfortunately, plenty of people are out there claiming the title. Fee-only advisors are more likely to put your financial interests ahead of their own. In this article, I'll show you why I recommend fee-only financial advisors for most people.
A multi-year guaranteed annuity (MYGA) provides an investment income stream that is generally more conservative than other annuity types. You might think of an MYGA as the CD version of annuities. This article will explain how MYGAs work, including tax treatment, pros and cons, and how they compare to other investment vehicles.
At their core, bank CDs and brokered CDs are the same product. But upon closer inspection, there are several key differences. These include how they are purchased, options for maximizing FDIC coverage, and other provisions. This article covers broker CDs and how they work to help you decide if they're right for your portfolio.
What is a CD? Certificates of Deposit have long been a popular investment choice for investors who want to keep their money safe, secure, and close by but still earn an attractive interest rate. But the investment isn't ideal in every situation, nor is it the right solution for every investor.
When you first get into investing, picking a broker can be intimidating. We can help you pick the best broker based on a few important criteria.
The real estate asset class is a key component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. In recent years, crowdfunding real estate apps like Fundrise and Groundfloor have brought real estate investing to the masses, by offering expert management and low investment minimums. This article looks at another player in the real estate crowdfunding space: HappyNest.
The easiest way to hold the S&P 500 is through index funds. Two of the top S&P 500 index funds are the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Both funds perform a similar function, so which one should you buy?
If you’re like many would-be real estate investors, you may be stuck watching the action from the sidelines. But a real estate crowdfunding platform, Arrived Homes, provides the ability to invest for as little as $100. If you’ve been looking to diversify your portfolio out of paper investments and into “hard assets,” Arrived Homes might be worth considering.
Penny stocks allow you to buy in large blocks and potentially earn outsized gains if and when the stock price takes off. But not all brokers offer penny stocks. To help you in your search, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the 6 best penny stock trading apps available right now.
One of the best ways to invest in dividend stocks is through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Many funds specialize in high dividend stocks, so you can avoid having to buy individual companies and construct a portfolio from the ground up. Here is our list of the 10 best dividend ETFs to buy right now.
Long-term investors understand the importance of diversification, including the need to spread capital beyond US markets. Two popular international stock funds include Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) and Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU). The question is, which is the better international ETF for your portfolio - VXUS vs. VEU?