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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When the IPO market sours, the effects ripple across the economy

Jan 13, 2022
Investors seem less welcoming to IPOs than in 2021.
2021 was a huge year for public stock offerings. But 2022? Maybe not. That could affect venture capital, government budgets and the housing market.
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How the birth of the index fund revolutionized the investing world

Oct 12, 2021
In his new book, journalist Robin Wigglesworth looks at the cast of characters who kickstarted the index fund and how it's grown into the trillion-dollar business it is today.
In an excerpt from his new book, "Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever," journalist Robin Wigglesworth tracks the growth of the index fund from invention through to today.
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What the Enron scandal taught us about investing

Sep 30, 2021
"To get the full return of the stock market, you have to invest in all the stocks available, not just your own," says The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig.
Enron employees leave the company's Houston headquarters after being laid off in 2001.
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Robinhood’s IPO: The app that popularized meme stocks goes public

Jul 29, 2021
Why the trading app is courting everyday investors with its initial public offering.
The trading app is courting everyday investors with its initial public stock offering.
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Sallie Krawcheck on what the pandemic means for women's finances

Jul 27, 2021
The CEO of Ellevest and former Wall Street executive says the pandemic has widened the gender wealth gap.
"It's exactly someone like me who should be using my privilege ... in order to build this," Sallie Krawcheck says of Ellevest, her digital financial company for women.
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