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You Don’t Need to Travel to Profit From International Stocks

You Don’t Need to Travel to Profit From International Stocks

How investors can use indexes to spot opportunities in global stock markets without adding risk.
The Great Bond Party of 2019 Is Ending

The Great Bond Party of 2019 Is Ending

With Federal Reserve rate cuts behind us and recession fears waning, don’t expect much from bond funds this year.
Yes, You Can Get Free Trading. But There’s Often a Catch.

Yes, You Can Get Free Trading. But There’s Often a Catch.

A price war has driven the cost of some stock trades to zero. But brokerages have to make money somehow, and here are some of the ways.

Charles Schwab to Buy TD Ameritrade as Free Trading Takes Over

The merger would create a brokerage giant with roughly $5 trillion in assets as the industry copes with zero commissions on stock trades.

Charles Schwab to Buy TD Ameritrade for $26 Billion as Free Trading Takes Over

The merger would create a brokerage giant with roughly $5 trillion in assets as the industry copes with zero commissions on stock trades.
Using Virtual Reality to Plan Your Actual Retirement

Using Virtual Reality to Plan Your Actual Retirement

V.R. and online visual aids are giving workers a better idea of how much they need to save.
If You Can See It, You Can Save It (That’s the Idea, Anyway)

If You Can See It, You Can Save It (That’s the Idea, Anyway)

Virtual reality and other new online visualization tools are giving savers and investors a stronger sense of how they are doing.
Low-Cost Investing Can’t Get Any Lower Than Free

Low-Cost Investing Can’t Get Any Lower Than Free

Charles Schwab is eliminating fees for trades of stocks and exchange-traded funds. The move is part of a trend that has made it cheaper than ever to invest.
Bond Returns Have Been Spectacular. Don’t Count on a Sequel.

Bond Returns Have Been Spectacular. Don’t Count on a Sequel.

A large and largely unexpected decline in bond interest rates requires downshifting expectations for the future.

Want to Profit From a Trade War? There’s an Investment Fund for That

There are funds on the market that could help you profit from American trade tensions with countries like China. But short-term bets are inherently risky.

Want to Profit From a Trade War? There’s an Investment Fund for That

There are funds on the market that could help you profit from American trade tensions with countries like China. But short-term bets are inherently risky.
Tax Headaches? A Dose of Muni Bonds Might Help

Tax Headaches? A Dose of Muni Bonds Might Help

O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Marilyn Cohen, chief executive of Envision Capital Management, says the airport’s revenue bonds are attractive because its crucial role in the nation’s air
Robots Can Manage Your Money. But Even They Need Humans.

Robots Can Manage Your Money. But Even They Need Humans.

Nick Holeman, left, a senior adviser on Betterment’s financial planning team, and Jon Stein, the company’s chief executive. A new Betterment service is built on the idea that people seek financial

Strategies: Who Runs Mutual Funds? Very Few Women

Women are vastly outnumbered in the investing business. That could change if mutual fund investors favored companies with more female managers. But which companies? Here’s a gender report card.
Wealth Advisers Set Up Shop With a Shared Back Office

Wealth Advisers Set Up Shop With a Shared Back Office

Bernie Clark, the head of adviser services for Schwab. He preaches the virtues of transparent, low-cost planning strategies.

Breakingviews: TD Ameritrade’s Deal With Scottrade Is a Temporary Fix

The merger of the online stockbrokers still leaves such companies vulnerable to the competition of index investing and automation of advice.