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How do young adults view investing after COVID turmoil and market swings?

Aug 14, 2023
There are new products that make investing and trading easier than ever for people who have less money, through apps and fractional shares.
App-based and commission-free trading have helped make it easier for young people to invest.
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What's AI gonna do with your money?

Aug 10, 2023
Many of the ChatGPT plugins or other financial AI tools seem designed to make advisers' jobs easier, not replace them. At least for now.
“I think we will get to the point where AI is saying you should invest in 'X,'” said Sarah Hoffman at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology.
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Are stocks just not gonna do as well anymore?

Jul 12, 2023
Some economists — citing interest rates, taxes and market cycles — think we are entering an era of underperformance.
Some economists believe the stock market's strong performance of recent decades is unsustainable.
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At bitcoin's annual convention, few feel the chill of crypto winter

May 31, 2023
Attendance was down from last year at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami, but faith in the cryptocurrency held on strong.
The Bitcoin Bazaar at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami Beach, where true believers in the cryptocurrency and critics of "centralized anything" gathered.
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Initial public offerings fell sharply last year. Are things looking up?

Feb 10, 2023
The number of companies debuting IPOs in 2022 hit its lowest level in years. Just 181 companies went public then compared to over 1,000 in 2021. Experts say this year looks a little brighter.
When confidence wanes, "the IPO window narrows or shuts for a period of time," said Gregory Rice at Boston Consulting Group. Above, the New York Stock exchange.
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Commission-free stock trading has spurred retail investors. But its days might be numbered.

Jun 22, 2022
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken aim at the commission-free business model.
A large part of the boom in retail stock trading has been fueled by the advent of no-commission stock trading.
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How is Gen Z managing its money?

Jun 14, 2022
Some graduated into a pandemic and are experiencing high inflation and market volatility. That's changing their approach to their finances.
From left, Tobi Plumpter, Guy DeWeever II, Emanuel Perez and Leah Smith, on the laptop screen, are part of an investing group of young Black professionals.
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Some companies that deal in firearms might surprise you — and their investors

May 27, 2022
Some investors want to know whether they are putting their money into a portfolio that includes companies that sell guns and ammunition.
Remington is one of the brands carried by Vista Outdoor, one of several companies that don't have obvious ties to the firearms industry.
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Is the "hot hand" phenomenon all in our heads?

From basketball to investing, does success beget success?
From basketball to investing, does success beget success?
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There are some things to consider for investors during market periods that are especially turbulent.
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