Trader Talk

Months into working from home, it’s time to check in with yourself. How is your work-life balance? Have you figured out when and how you work best? And when did you last shower? As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health amid the
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Whether you’re sitting on a pile of Hilton Honors points or are just starting your journey to rack them up, you’re likely curious about what types of rooms and hotels you can book using your points. Since Hilton does not offer an award chart, we’re here to help you navigate Hilton’s different booking award levels.
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They’ve been billed as a solution to the rock-bottom interest rates weighing down the returns of America’s asset managers. Collateralized loan obligations — which package and sell leveraged loans into chunks of varying risk and return — have been touted as safe, high-yielding alternatives to everything from government bonds and mortgage securities to corporate debt.
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Although World of Hyatt isn’t one of the biggest hotel loyalty programs, it has a lot going for it. NerdWallet currently ranks Hyatt points as the most valuable hotel rewards currency, worth 1.9 cents each. Pair that with top-notch elite status benefits and exceptional high-end hotels and the program offers standout value. Where can you stay
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Level term life insurance is a policy that has a level death benefit the entire time you own it. Your beneficiaries will get paid the same amount regardless of whether you die in the third year or 23rd year of your 30-year policy. It can also be called level benefit term life insurance, highlighting the
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Traditionally, when you apply for a credit card, the card issuer conducts what’s known as a “hard pull” on your credit report to determine your creditworthiness. Such hard inquiries can ding your credit scores temporarily. But several credit card issuers offer a pre-qualification or preapproval process that lets you avoid that hit to your scores, at least
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Does bigger equal better? Not always. Consolidation continues to reshape wealth management. That means big independent broker-dealers that serve the largest number of financial advisors enjoy advantages, but face distinct challenges. Indeed, some firms have cut from their ranks; others brag about their selectivity. The 10 firms listed below boast the most producing representatives in
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Vanguard is closer to launching the robo technology for advisors it has been building for more than a year. The $5 trillion asset manager is in the testing phase for its new advice software for planners, says Tom Rampulla, managing director of Vanguard’s Financial Advisor Services division, who spoke on a webcast with financial advisors
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Should financial advisors make TikTok part of their digital marketing strategy? The video sharing app has enormous potential for advisors hoping to connect with next-generation investors, digital marketing experts say. Not only that, TikTok’s algorithm makes it easier for an interested audience to find advisors’ content than other social networks, digital marketing experts say. “The
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Fidelity Investments is the latest brokerage firm to embrace a subscription fee pricing model for digital advice. The cost? Cheaper than a Netflix subscription. Fidelity’s move could help the firm attract more young investors — and it represents another step in industry’s shift away from the AUM-based fee model. For clients with $10,000 to $50,000
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At the moment when so many industries are staggered by the coronavirus pandemic, investors are beating the market by putting their money in companies committed to ESG priorities favoring transparency, diversity and sustainability. ESG is where profits are, signaling that doing the right thing increasingly is the smartest bet. The iShares ETF investing in companies
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