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When low interest rates are prevalent throughout the economy, there is usually an increased demand for mortgage loans. This increase generally results in more asset-based securities, which can increase the pool of high-quality assets in this investment category. Fixed-income investors looking for higher yields than U.S. Treasuries might consider investing in an exchange-traded fund (ETF)
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We take a look at what may have caused the flash crash and important lessons for investors. SPDR SP Dividend ETF: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SDY/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VDC/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Guggenheim SP 500 Equal Weight ETF: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/RSP/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Teucrium Soybean Fund: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SOYB/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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When bear markets come around, panic tends to ensue. As the move lower accelerates, stress levels rise as investors worry about the economy, their jobs and their money. But bear markets are precisely the time when investors should be looking for stocks to buy. Truth be told, bear markets aren’t all that common. The long-term
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S3 Studio | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Snap — Shares of the Snapchat parent company cratered 30% after it missed revenue estimates and saw its slowest sales growth since going public as advertising spending slows. The results from Snap hit other ad-reliant stocks, sending shares of Pinterest and
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Birth control is vital to a person’s overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 65.3% of all U.S. women aged 15-44 use some form of birth control. “The average cost of birth control in the U.S. varies depending on the type of contraceptive and insurance coverage. Out-of-pocket yearly
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Current times are among the most challenging for creating a retirement portfolio or ensuring that retirees get positive returns (adjusted for inflation). Even with aggressive contractionary monetary policies, inflation has remained stubbornly high in the United States. In the current scenario, individuals will witness erosion of purchasing power by investing in risk-free assets. It’s essential
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Retirement planning involves identifying expenses, sources of income, and saving enough money to cover a certain percentage of your living expenses. However, there are a few expenses that might not be on your radar. Living expenses might be lower in retirement versus working years, while other expenses may stay the same. However, some costs might
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Everything seems to be falling apart at social media firm Snap (SNAP) right now. The company reported dismal third-quarter numbers last night and guided for even worse numbers next quarter. It seems the widespread digital ad recession is hitting Snap particularly hard.  Snap stock crashed more than 25% in response to the dismal report. It
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Research shows that female fertility starts to decline around age 30, and that decline accelerates around age 35. Egg-freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a fertility strategy that allows people to preserve high-quality and younger eggs to pursue childrearing later in life. Unfortunately, the entire process, which includes extracting, freezing, and storing the eggs,
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Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Nio (NYSE:NIO) looks like a sure winner over the coming years. That’s because Nio’s growth, in terms of EV deliveries as well as revenue generation, is indisputable. Additionally, Nio is mapping out a carefully planned venture into potentially lucrative European markets. For these reasons, NIO stock should prove to be a
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Key Takeaways Shares of Snap fell more than 28% following its financial report. Revenue growth slowed even as daily active users beat analyst estimates. Advertising sputters, reducing company’s main source of revenue. Citing operating environment uncertainties, Snap didn’t provide guidance for the last quarter of the year. Source: Predictions based on analysts’ consensus from Visible Alpha
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The funding mechanism for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been ruled unconstitutional by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rather than receiving funding directly from Congress via appropriations legislation, the consumer watchdog agency receives its funding from the Federal Reserve. The ruling is a victory for a payday lending group that brought
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