What Are Alternative Investments — and Are They Right for You?

Alternative Investments

When many people think of investments, they likely think about stocks, bonds, Treasury issues, and cash instruments such as bank savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs). But there’s a wide range of different kinds of securities outside of these traditional types of investments that Frontier believes you should understand. These non-traditional investments are sometimes […]

What’s the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds?

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When investing in stocks and bonds, you have two main options: You can buy the shares of individual companies or individual bond issuers, or you can purchase stocks and bonds through mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). Based on Frontier’s findings, many investors opt for mutual funds or ETFs. These provide a high degree […]

Behavioral Finance: How to Avoid the Behavior Gap

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It might surprise you to learn that when it coms to managing their personal finances, many people act in an irrational way that damages their economic and financial self-interest. In fact, there’s a term that describes the negative impact of poor decisions made by investors: the behavior gap. This is the title of a book […]

How to Keep Emotions Out of Your Investment Decisions

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The first month of this year has tested investors’ emotions perhaps more than at any time since the financial crisis almost eight years ago. No matter how committed you may be to staying the course with your investing strategy, it’s difficult to experience market drops like we saw in January and not feel emotional about […]

5 Tips for Handling a Financial Windfall

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Many people dream of suddenly acquiring a large sum of money. We’ve all seen the news stories of lottery winners who went from ordinary Joes to multi-millionaires overnight, and maybe you’ve fantasized about what it would be like to win a mega-jackpot. It’s far more common, however, for individuals to find themselves the recipients of […]

How to Deal With Market Volatility

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“What goes up, must come down … Spinning wheel, got to go round” The lyrics of this classic Blood, Sweat & Tears song from 1968 could very well describe the day-to-day volatility of the financial markets. One day the markets are up, and the next day they’re down. Then they’re up again, then down again, […]

What Is Asset Allocation — and Why Is It Important?

Asset Allocation

There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t “put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying might not have originally been about investing, but it’s the perfect way to describe the importance of asset allocation to your investing strategy. Asset allocation is a fancy-sounding term that refers to a relatively simple concept: spreading your […]