VTIVX: Overview of Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund

The Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund (“VTIVX”) is one of The Vanguard Group’s well-known series of life-cycle funds, also known as target-date funds. Each of these funds targets a specific segment of the mutual fund investor market based on retirement windows. This fund should grow with the typical investor’s need to start with an equity … Read more

What Forex Strategies Use Fibonacci Retracements?

A: Forex traders use Fibonacci retracements to pinpoint where to place orders for market entry, taking profits and stop-loss orders. Fibonacci levels are commonly used in forex trading to identify and trade off of support and resistance levels. After a significant price movement up or down, the new support and resistance levels are often at or near these … Read more

Stewardship Grade

DEFINITION of ‘Stewardship Grade’ Stewardship grade is an evaluative data point in Morningstar‘s fund and stock reports. Stewardship grade assesses the quality of a company’s governance practices. Stewardship grades for both funds and stocks range from A (excellent) to F (very poor) based on criteria that measures the effectiveness of fund and corporate managers to consistently act … Read more

Bond Report: Treasury yields hold ground, but end week higher as U.S.-China trade tensions ease

Treasury yields saw muted trade Friday as fears over the Turkish lira’s decline were offset by reports that Washington and Beijing were laying the groundwork for possibly ending their protracted trade dispute by November. However, for the week, yields edged higher across debt maturities as appetite for havens abated by the end of the 5-session … Read more

New Arm designs help Samsung and Qualcomm compete with Apple and Intel

New roadmaps released this week from Arm Ltd. detail the future of the company’s processor designs and show a shift in emphasis toward high performance. The two main takeaways: • These new cores (the building blocks of a CPU) will empower Android device makers and silicon providers like Samsung 005930, -0.34% SSNLF, -3.07%  and Qualcomm … Read more