Domestic equity funds invest in companies domiciled in the United States. Domestic Equity Funds, as the name suggests, invest primarily in stocks of U.S.-based companies.
These come in many varieties: some invest in companies within a certain size range, some focus on specific sectors, some seek value or growth stocks within sectors, and so on. Domestic stocks funds usually represent the majority of the holdings in an average American citizen’s portfolio.
This is mostly due to familiarity, and partially a desire to help their domestic economy by providing equity which will help companies thrive. The US economy is also the strongest in the world, with ample liquidity, so it is a good choice for foreign investors as well.
As a general rule of thumb it's good to have six months’ worth of expenses saved and kept exclusively for emergencies
A swap is an over-the-counter agreement between institutions to "swap" one thing for another, usually cash flow
A margin account is one in which an investor uses borrowed money to purchase additional securities
Essentially, the capitalization ratio is a measure of how capitalized a company is to support operations and growth
The Ease of Movement (EMV) indicator is a metric for the degree to which prices can be moved by a lower volume of trading
Stocks are inherently risky, and an investor has risk of capital loss. As with most things in life, no risk yields no...
Employers can contribute to an employee’s 401(k) on a matching basis. Some employers will make additional contributions
There are several types of retirement plans that employers can provide, but 401(k)s are one of the most popular
The Security Market Line (SML) is a visualization of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and shows thee relationship between risk and return in trading
The Triple Tops pattern appears when there are three distinct minor Highs at about the same price level