Mar 21, 12:24 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew DiLallo 03/21/19 AT 12:21 AM Oil is one of the world's largest industries. The global economy consumed more than 99 million barrels of crude per day during 2018. An average price around $70 a barrel that year puts the global oil market at more than $2.5 trillion. To put that in perspective, the global economy spent more money on oil than it did on all other commodities, such as gold, iron ore, and coal, combined.Given its sheer size, and importance to the global economy, many investors desire some exposure to the oil market in their portfolio. However, it can be very challenging to pick the right oil stocks because of the sector's complexity and volatility. Oil prices can go on wild swings that seemingly come from out of nowhere. From 2014 through 2018, for example, crude prices suddenly crashed twice by more than 40%. Those plunges significantly … [Read more...] about An Investor’s Guide To Oil ETFs
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Jan 29, 11:42 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Selena Maranjian 01/29/19 AT 11:30 PM Perhaps you're sitting on several thousand dollars of debt and with a thousand dollars or less in the bank. The idea of having a portfolio worth $100,000 (or more) may seem impossible -- but it's not. You're not going to build great wealth with the money market or in savings accounts these days, so take some time to learn about stocks, which offer higher returns and can build amazing wealth.Even if you already have a portfolio worth $100,000, you may be surprised at how much bigger it can get: Becoming a millionaire is very possible for lots of unsuspecting Americans. Here's a guide to vastly improving your future financial security.Your soon-to-be $100,000 portfolio will likely consist of some or all of these investments:Index fundsManaged mutual fundsIndividual stocksDividend-paying stocksBut first, a pep talkIf you're … [Read more...] about How To Build A $100,000 Portfolio — Or An Even Bigger One
Jan 09, 11:05 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dan Caplinger 01/09/19 AT 10:34 PM Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have taken the investing world by storm, and investors have piled into them to take advantage of the opportunities that they provide. All told, investors have put about $3.5 trillion into ETFs as of October 2018, according to the Investment Company Institute's statistics, and hundreds of different ETFs are available for purchase.The popularity of ETFs owes itself to their unique characteristics and features. We'll go into great detail below about what ETFs are and why they're useful for investors, but above all, ETFs have opened the door to a wide variety of investments to which many investors had never before been able to gain access. With their efficiency, diversification, simplicity, and broad focus, ETFs have benefits that no other investment vehicle can match.What are ETFs?Exchange-traded … [Read more...] about What Is An ETF?