Investments

401(k) vs IRA

by NCA Financial … on Aug 23, 2018

Retirement, Investments
As the go-to investment option for most companies and their employees, 401(k) plans provide many benefits to plan participants, including deferment of taxes, the likelihood of an employer match, and a high maximum allowable for annual contributions.  However, for those that are self-employed, or whose employer does not offer a 401(k), a traditional or Roth IRA is an option.

Going Public: An IPO's Market Debut May Not Live Up to the Hype

by Jillian Gaietto on Jul 10, 2018

Investments
An initial public offering (IPO) is the first public sale of stock by a private company. Companies tend to schedule IPOs when investors are feeling good about their financial prospects and are more inclined to take on the risk associated with a new venture. Thus, IPOs tend to reflect broader economic and market trends. And not surprisingly, 2017 was the busiest year for the global IPO market since 2007.

How Your Investments Are Protected from Fraud

by Karey Edwards on Jun 12, 2018

Investments, Insurance, Security
While the vast majority of financial advisors and investment managers have their clients’ best interests at the forefront, there are a few unscrupulous ones who take advantage of hard-working savers.  The likes of Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford, and Frank Gruttadauria have understandably caused investors to question how their money is protected.
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