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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.

Considering college costs

Understanding the real cost can help you set goals and save for your student's education.

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.

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.

Coronavirus and your finances: Here's how to react

Like the coronavirus there are some aspects of your personal financial life that aren't within your control. Learn about your options 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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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