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A Pause in the Dollar Rally? Or Might the Winds Be Shifting?

A Pause in the Dollar Rally? Or Might the Winds Be Shifting?

The first month of 2017 hasn't been kind to U.S. dollar bulls. After a scorching run higher late last year, the mighty greenback trended lower throughout January. A variety of factors tend to drive movements in the U.S. dollar index, such as interest rate expectations and the relative economic growth rates of the U.S. versus Japan, the Eurozone and ...

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Essential Portfolios: Automated Low-Cost Investing Solution
January 30, 2017

Essential Portfolios: Automated Low-Cost Investing Solution

It’s hard to play the game if you don’t know the score. That’s as true with investing as on the gridiron.

Your Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Diversification?
January 26, 2017

Your Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Diversification?

The technology sector has been on fire of late, in part due to growth in the cloud computing space. With the recent push to new all-time highs in the major stock ...

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The 2017 Housing Market: Three Reasons To Cheer
January 11, 2017

The 2017 Housing Market: Three Reasons To Cheer

After years of sluggish activity in the housing market, many of the wounds from the Great Recession are healing and the scars are barely visible. Millennials ...

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for December 2016
January 9, 2017

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for December 2016

Sometimes what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. Take the December Investor Movement Index®.

Financial Planning 101: Rising Rates and Long-Term Investors
January 6, 2017

Financial Planning 101: Rising Rates and Long-Term Investors

Former President George H.W. Bush famously said, “Stay the course.” Long-term investors, now facing higher interest rates, might want ...

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The Mighty Greenback: Key Rising Dollar Drivers In 2017
January 5, 2017

The Mighty Greenback: Key Rising Dollar Drivers In 2017

The Republican sweep of the White House and Congress in November unleashed a wave of U.S. dollar bullish sentiment as expectations of infrastructure ...

Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2017
January 4, 2017

Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2017

New Year’s resolutions—a much-debated tradition that draws equal numbers of fans (great time for a fresh ...

Find Money in Your Paycheck: Are You Saving and Investing Enough?
December 29, 2016

Find Money in Your Paycheck: Are You Saving and Investing Enough?

If you’re looking forward to retiring someday, you’ll likely try to invest a little money every single paycheck. Although there are several ways to ...

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It’s That SIMPLE: Setting Up IRAs for Small Businesses
December 29, 2016

It’s That SIMPLE: Setting Up IRAs for Small Businesses

If you’re among the 28 million small business owners in the U.S., or one of the 15 million self-employed workers in the U.S., then January may be an important month ...

TD Ameritrade Expert Panel Explains the Impact of Rising Rates on Your Portfolio
December 22, 2016

TD Ameritrade Expert Panel Explains the Impact of Rising Rates on Your Portfolio

Investors, start your engines. The economy looks to have entered a "New Age" in the weeks after the U.S. ...

Commodity Corner: Dollar Action Can Influence Gold, Crude Oil
December 21, 2016

Commodity Corner: Dollar Action Can Influence Gold, Crude Oil

The financial markets have seen significant adjustments since the U.S. presidential election. A sea-change in attitude has emerged with many analysts pricing in ...

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Financial Planning 101: How to Deal With Debt As a Young Investor
December 21, 2016

Financial Planning 101: How to Deal With Debt As a Young Investor

Nations do it. So do companies. There’s nothing inherently wrong with taking on some debt.

Rising Interest Rates: How a Hike Cycle Might Affect Your Finances
December 19, 2016

Rising Interest Rates: How a Hike Cycle Might Affect Your Finances

The long wait may finally be over; interest rates appear to be on the rise. Many millennials who are getting started in the workforce have never encountered an ...

Gold: One of the Most Interesting & Complicated Stories of 2016
December 15, 2016

Gold: One of the Most Interesting & Complicated Stories of 2016

Gold, and the companies that mine, process, and distribute the precious metal, have had an interesting 2016. After beginning the year at the lowest levels of ...

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Investor Movement Index (IMX) for November 2016
December 5, 2016

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for November 2016

Declining to play follow-the-leader in a rallying market, retail traders pulled back their exposure to stocks last month for the first time since July.

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