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Investing Basics

Not sure how investing works? That's great. Most investors tend to think of themselves as beginners. Get your investing fundamentals down here. Stocks, bonds, taxes, and performance—sharpen your understanding of it all.

Featured Articles

Why More Hispanic Americans Should Be Investing In The Stock Market

More Hispanic Americans are investing in real estate than the stock market. Here are a couple of reasons why Hispanic Americans should use the stock market to build generational wealth.

4 Questions To Help You Invest For Your Financial Goals

There are many factors to consider when investing for the first time: Use these four questions as a guide to help you choose the best investment strategy for your financial plan.

Compound Interest Can Help Make You Rich

Don’t miss out on one of the most powerful tools you have at your fingertips.

Recent Articles

5 Tips For First-Time Investors During A Market Dip

As a first-time investor, making that initial deposit and setting up your portfolio can be difficult. During a market dip? Even more so. Here are 5 tips to help you make the most of your money.

FDIC vs SIPC—What’s the difference?

FDIC. SIPC. NCUA. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of most of these acronyms at some point while dealing with your finances. But what exactly does each mean when it comes to your money?

How Much Are You Losing To Idle Cash?

Uninvested cash may feel more readily available compared to when it's invested, but there can be better ways to manage your funds. Find out how.

Managed Account or Self-Directed Brokerage Account?

Let’s explore the key differences between two types of common investment accounts: managed accounts and self-directed brokerage accounts.

What is Dollar-Cost Averaging?

Although it’s not always the most optimal investment strategy, choosing to dollar-cost average into the market has behavioral and psychological benefits that may help you over the long run.

Investing in Different Assets: What Are Your Possible Choices?

You want to begin investing, but have no idea where to start. Here is your guide to investing in different assets, jargon-free.

How We Use Your Dividends To Keep Your Tax Bill Low

Every penny that comes into your account is used to rebalance dynamically—and in a tax-savvy way.

Debt and Savings: Initial Moves for Effective Investing

Tackling your debts and saving money are prerequisites to investing and building wealth. Here are 5 ways to tackle your different financial priorities.

Drivers of Investing: Time Value and Compound Interest

When it comes to investing, the longer you let your money grow and compound, the more money you can likely earn in returns.

How to Set Up Your Investments Correctly at Betterment

A quick overview of getting your portfolio started at Betterment based on your financial goals.