Author: Austin Kilham

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How to calculate stock profit

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You’ve just sold some of your stocks and were lucky enough to make a profit. Now, like Scrooge McDuck rubbing his hands together with dollar signs …

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8 steps to buying a vacation home

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If you’re like many Americans, you dream of having a beach house, a desert escape, or a mountain hideaway. Perhaps you’re tired of staying at hotels …

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History of the stock market

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The stock market can feel like a vast nebulous force that’s difficult to comprehend. Yet these markets had humble beginnings in Western Europe in the 1600s. …

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What is a stock market crash?

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A stock market crash is defined by double-digit declines that happen quickly across a broad stock market index or group of related indexes. As the coronavirus …

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Short-term vs. long-term investments

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Financial goals exist on a timeline that stretches into the future. Some goals, like buying a new car, might take place in the near future, perhaps …

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How do negative interest rates work?

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When you put money in the bank, the bank pays you interest. In exchange you allow them to lend out your cash to other bank customers. …

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Ways to build wealth at any age

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A down payment on your first home? A beach house where you can spend your golden years with your grandkids? Whatever your financial goals may be, …

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The difference between secured vs. unsecured debt

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Debts fall into two broad categories: secured debt and unsecured debt. Stop paying one and in addition to credit issues and loan collectors, you could also …

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22 money moves to make this month

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A month can make a huge difference to your personal finances. While there are some financial goals that will be long-term works in progress, there are a …

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Should I trust a robot to invest for me?

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We’ve all seen the movies where robots try to take over the world disguised as humans, use humans as living batteries, smooth-talk red lights, or try …

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Biotech investing 101

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Biotech can be an exciting sector full of companies using cutting-edge technology to create the medicines and foods of the future. Like the tech sector, it’s an …

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What is modern portfolio theory?

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No man is an island, and according to modern portfolio theory (MPT) — no investment is either. The theory provides a foundation for building a portfolio of multiple …

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Investing for beginners: Basic strategies to know

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As an investor, you are unique. And as you start building your portfolio, there are many strategies you can draw upon to help you achieve your …

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Investing in precious metals

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Precious metals have held a place in human culture for thousands of years as currency, decoration and industrial materials. Think of the treasures in King Tut’s …

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Building a well-balanced crypto portfolio

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Investing in a cryptocurrency can mean signing up for a wild ride, with prices up thousands of dollars one day and down again the next. Take …

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10 tips for investing long-term

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When it comes to big goals like college tuition and retirement, long-term investing is your friend. Yet, the market can be an uncertain place, and it …

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How to create an investment plan for your child

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You just had a baby. In addition to important short-term decisions like whether to use cloth or disposable diapers, this is a great time to plan …