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I am 56 years old, and trying to set myself up for retirement. Recently an advisor gave me the Edward Jones prospectus that calls for a 1.4% load fee and monthly fees thereafter...Load fees and monthly fees thereafter will eat into your returns.
Steps To Evaluate a Financial Advisor Jason Zweig, the Wall Street Journal's Intelligent Investor columnist, posted a few days ago to suggest that investors ought to be tougher when they are evaluating their present or potential financial advisors.
After five years, that extra $500 of savings generated $220 extra in value. The amount of money you invest means much more than a tiny difference in fees. Starting out with a larger investment isn't easy, but as you juggle the importance of expense
You don't think you have the slightest idea how to invest your money for your future, so you figure you'll go to an expert and get it right. The trouble is that the investment business is full of conflicts of interest. And naive individuals, who go
If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful of severe losses, however, may have a different view. Ditto for investors who are looking to put money
Select a date range Create a custom date range From: To: April 6, 2014 , 5:00 a.m. Assets: $49 billion 5-year average annualized return: 15.1% Year-to-date return: 2.8% Annual expense ratio: 1.1% Morningstar rating: Four stars (out of five) Do
is once again a giant within the diverse insurance industry. While the megainsurer has provided consistent financial results, analysts believe it could be leaving profits behind -- but they'd be wrong. Seeing results AIG reported earnings a few weeks
Almost a quarter out of every dollar invested in long-term mutual funds and ETFs in 2013 went to The Vanguard Group, according to Morningstar Inc. Among all fund companies, Vanguard has finished first or second in terms of inflows in all but two of
Every year around this time, many analysts and brokers begin referring to a Santa Claus rally that will propel the market higher...The stock market's average performance before Christmas is no better than mediocre. It is only in the last week of
More information about the ETF will become available with time. With ProShares' solid reputation and a 0.35% expense ratio, however, this could prove a solid satellite choice for income investors looking for reliability. The ETF could even move into