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6 tips to navigate volatile markets

When markets get choppy, it pays to have an investing plan and to stick to it.

Why diversification matters

Diversification is the practice of spreading your investments around so that your exposure to any one type of asset is limited. This practice is designed to help reduce the volatility of your portfolio over time.

Diversification through a single fund

Investing doesn't have to be complicated. Understanding how to buy a diversified portfolio through a single fund can be a way to help simplify your financial life.

ETFs vs. mutual funds: Which is right for you?

Deciding doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here are some key differences to consider when choosing a type of investment.

2 schools of investing: growth vs. value

Both growth and value stocks can maximize value for investors, but the 2 schools of investing take different approaches.

What are mutual funds?

Mutual funds are investment strategies that allow you to pool your money together with other investors to purchase a collection of stocks, bonds, or other securities that might be difficult to recreate on your own.

Understanding how mutual funds, ETFs, and stocks trade

Before you begin executing your sector investing strategy, its important to understand the differences between how mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and stocks trade.

What you need to know about exit strategies

Exit strategies are one of the most important yet overlooked parts of investing.

Understanding market capitalization

Market cap measures what a company is worth on the open market, as well as the market's perception of its future prospects, because it reflects what investors are willing to pay for its stock.

The diversification guide

Build a solid investment strategy to help realize your goals.

Trading guide

How to get started, find ideas, plan for a trade, place it, and monitor.

How to start investing

Start with broad concepts before picking investments

Preparing for emergencies

Learn how to build a safety net to help protect yourself and your loved ones

Markets, emotions, and you

Understanding market cycles and your emotions can help you be a better investor.

What to do if your social life is making you broke

Is your social life making you go broke? Learn how to save money while also maintaining your social life by learning how to budget for social events.

Stocks, ETFs, mutual funds: How do I decide which is right for me?

Wondering which security—stocks, ETFs, or mutual funds—may be best suited for you? This infographic highlights the differences for each to help in your decision-making process.

To pay down debt or invest extra cash? That is the question.

Is it better to invest your money or use it to further pay down debt? Striking the perfect balance looks different for everyone—learn more here.

Understand how risk works and why you need it

Understand the ins and outs of risk to help make informed decisions about how much risk is right for you. Learn how to manage your investment portfolio here.

Should you save or invest your extra cash?

Investing involves the same behavior as saving—putting away money gradually over time to achieve a financial goal.

3 ways to keep investing even when you're scared

With global issues like the COVID-19 outbreak adding to existing geopolitical and macroeconomic worries, there's a lot for investors to keep in mind. Read more here.

How to simplify your money during the coronavirus crisis

When it comes to the coronavirus and your money, there are steps you can take today to make your life a little bit easier. Learn more here.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help keep your long-term goals on track.

Just 1% more can make a big difference

Adding just 1% more of your salary each month into a tax-advantaged retirement account like a 401k or IRA could make a noticeable difference. Learn more here.

4 financial conversations to have with your partner before parenthood

Having a baby with your significant other is exciting and deserves to be in agreement on certain topics. Consider these 4 key financial conversations before having a baby.

3 hacks I use to save money on travel

Setting aside money in your personal budget is great, but sometimes it takes a little more strategy. Here are three smart ways to help make traveling more affordable.

Can’t afford to go to a wedding? Here’s what to do

It's not only expensive to throw a wedding, but it can also get pricey just attending one. Learn how to see if your financially able to attend a wedding here.

Put a ring on it: How marriage leads to higher savings

There’s long been a link between marriage and higher savings. Learn why married couples tend to do better financially than singles and divorcees here.

How to protect your credit when buying a new car

Unless you can pay for a new car in cash, you’ll need to get financing to make the purchase. Learn how to help protect your credit when buying a car here.

How much does it cost to own a car?

The numbers tend to pile up pretty quickly, but many people don't really consider the full cost when buying a car. Learn tips on owning a car here.

From the ice rink to the office, how I've embraced "Agile" with my teams

Discover how this Fidelity employee is improving her agile skills, by comparing her agile experience in both sports and her professional career. Read more here.

5 tricks to actually saving money

So It's crucial that you ramp up your savings game sooner rather than later. Here are 5 tricks that'll help you boost your cash reserves.

3 lasting lessons from my frugal parents

Frugal living can help separate the important financial expenses from the not so important. Learn helpful lessons and ideas on frugal living here.

How to broach the topic of remote work during a job interview

The topic of working remotely is a gray area. Learn when it’s best to bring up working remote in an interview, and how to do it here.

Financial considerations for the future: buying a house

Are there reasons to put off buying a home even if it’s something you want? Here are a few things you should consider when thinking about being a homeowner.

How to take advantage of seasonal hiring: 7 steps to getting a summer job

Get started now to take advantage of seasonal hiring. Here are 7 steps to getting a summer job.

How to prepare for a major career change

Making a major career change can be both exciting and terrifying. Here are some tips to help set you up for success when preparing for that big change.

From tongue-tied to talkative: how I found my voice in business

Depending on the person, public speaking is a skill that may need to be practiced and perfected. Read here to learn essential tricks that can help boost your confidence.

3 budgeting mistakes you probably don't realize you're making

Here are 3 common budgeting mistakes you could be making. Learn ways to control your spending by tracking your expenses.

Unhappy with your salary? 3 things to do before you quit

Are you unhappy with your salary? Here are some useful tips you should use before looking at other jobs.

Don't take benefits for granted

Especially for young professionals, health insurance is the benefit we often take for granted, but we shouldn't!

4 financial steps to consider before you start a family

Thinking about starting a family? Here are some important steps that you should consider when financially prepping for you and your family's future.

50/15/5: A saving and spending rule of thumb

It isn't about managing every penny. Track your money using 3 categories.

How I turned a financial miss into my #FinancialWin

Fidelity's Kelly Lannan shares how she learned from her financial miss of not investing in a 401k early on her career. In this article she speaks about what it taught her.

From China to New York City: 10 Marriage Tips from My Coworkers

Fidelity colleagues from around the world share their best marriage advice and how to communicate and plan finances in 'Fidelity's Couples & Money Study.'

A Must-Read For Moms: 5 Financial Tips

5 financial tips for moms, especially at-home moms, to prepare for life's what ifs and unplanned situations.

Financial Tips from Personal Finance Journalist Jean Chatzky

Take the guesswork out of managing your money. Follow these 4 short and sweet rules from money guru Jean Chatzky to help you make better decisions with your finances.

The lingo of investing

The first step to becoming a smarter, more confident investor is understanding what people are talking about. These five short videos are designed to help you get a handle on some of the basics.

5 ways to save thousands on your first home purchase

Are you in the process of buying your first home? This article outlines how you could save thousands of dollars during the home buying process.

Up, up, and away! Saving for a vacation

Everyone needs a vacation. Start saving now to make it happen.

What is an ETF?

A relatively new investment type, an ETF is a basket of securities that you can buy or sell through a brokerage firm on a stock exchange. (3:43)

What's Diversification?

The point of diversification can pretty much be summed up in two simple words: Risk management. Watch this video to see what we mean. (1:40)

Money basics: How to prioritize debt

Between credit cards, student loans, and mortgages, there are many types of debt out there. Watch this video for three tips that can help you tackle it all. (1:55)

Money basics: The 401(k) challenge

Does an additional 1% contribution to your 401(k) really make a difference? Find out. (2:01)

Investing basics: What's a sector?

Not all stocks are created equal. Learn about sectors and why several of them should be represented in your portfolio. (1:23)

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