Understand the potential financial loss of investment decisions and how that may affect your portfolio.

How Do You Define Investment Risk?

There are different measures of risk, and all can be helpful. For most investors, we suggest adding the risk of not achieving goals.

Investing During Stock Market Highs

Watch to learn how to invest when the stock market is at all-time highs.

Tips to Maximize Your Savings Near Retirement

The five years before and after retirement are among the most important—and vulnerable—for your savings. Make the most of your later years by getting ahead of the potential risks.

Key Signals from the Fed & How to Manage Risk

Liz Ann Sonders and Kathy Jones analyze new developments in the Fed's balance sheet and debate the role of risk in portfolio construction.

Breaking Bad Trade Behaviors

How to curtail emotional biases and take a more considered approach to your trading decisions.

Exchange-Traded Notes: The Facts and the Risks

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been around since 1993, and there's no doubt that they are popular with investors. Exchange-traded notes (ETNs) may have a similar sounding name, but ETNs are not the same as ETFs, and they carry some important risks to be aware of.

Dollar-Cost Averaging vs. Lump-Sum Investing

Is dollar-cost averaging better than lump-sum investing? Find out which approach may be best and could be worth considering.

Reaching for Yield: Income Investments Bring Risk

During times of market volatility, many investors look for yield in fixed income and dividend stocks. But there's risk in these investments. Learn what they are before investing.

Go With the Flow

Volatility waves and changing-news tides elicit short-term market moves; economic currents tend to affect longer-term market shifts which may now favor international stocks.

Commodity ETFs: It Pays to Do the Research

When it comes to commodity ETFs, make sure you know what you're getting.