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Long puts in options trading

Using Stock Downturns to Your Advantage With Long Puts

Buying puts can be an effective strategy to help protect your financial assets in a market downturn, however there are risks.

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Saving for college with an education savings account.

Saving for College: How to Get Started

There are a variety of education savings accounts available to help defray the cost of higher education, each with distinct advantages.

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Long calls in options trading

Long Calls: A Way to Leverage Your Investment

Using long calls as an option trading strategy can help you turn a larger profit if a stock price increases. However, it may result in the loss of the premium.  

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3 Option Strategies for the Long-term Investor

Options can be used not just by active traders, but also by long-term investors looking to gain additional income or protect against loss.

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You can reinvest dividends into just about any kind of equity with FRIP.

Getting Flexible with Dividend Reinvestment

With Scottrade’s Flexible Reinvestment Program, you can invest dividends commission-free into just about any kind of equity.

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ETFs are no longer associated just with passive investing.

Active vs. Passive ETFs: What to Look For

Exchange-traded funds continue to evolve beyond their plain vanilla roots. We compare actively managed and passively managed ETFs.

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You should be careful before investing in stocks with the highest dividend yields.

Don't Be Faked Out by High Dividend Yield

What should you keep in mind when considering dividend-paying stocks? Focusing on yield alone could be a problem

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Bonds come in many varieties, making them a core asset allocation component in many portfolios.

Does Your Portfolio Have Room for Bonds?

Bonds are considered lower risk than stocks. But they come in many varieties, making them a core holding in many portfolios.

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Consolidating accounts might help make it easier to manage your portfolio.

How Many Investment Accounts? Let Your Plan Be Your Guide

How many investment accounts do you need? That’s a trick question. It depends largely on your financial goals.

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ETFs and mutual funds can both offer instant diversification.

8 Ways to Compare Mutual Funds and ETFs

Exchange-traded funds and mutual funds can offer instant diversification and professional management for your portfolio. We help you compare these two investment types.

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5 Questions You May Have When Opening an Investment Account

Opening a new investment account is a major financial decision. We’re here to help with five answers to frequently asked questions during the process.

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