Property values in my neighborhood are skyrocketing and friends tell me to ‘just buy already,’ but here’s why I won’t

Megan DeMatteo lives in an up-and-coming Baltimore neighborhood where rising property values make buying a home seem like a no-brainer. However, she writes, renting in the neighborhood is accessible and exactly what she needs in this phase of life. Also, her future plans are up in the air — between her own grad school and […]

How to invest in index funds to build long-term wealth

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Index funds are beloved by financial planners and big-time investors alike. Index funds are low-cost, all-in-one investments that […]

Hedge funds and private-equity firms face tug-of-war over talent; ‘Alexa, what ETF should I buy?’

Dear readers, Welcome to this week’s edition of Wall Street Insider. It was great to meet so many of our readers on Monday at our IGNITION: Transforming Finance event at the New York Stock Exchange. We had top tech leaders from firms such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Citi, BNY Mellon, and Barclays chat […]

Firms that shunned ETFs are embracing a new kind of fund, which could help them stem the hundreds of billions they’re losing each year

In May, the SEC gave the green light to a new kind of exchange-traded fund. Unlike traditional ETFs, the so-called “non-transparent active ETF” is managed much like a mutual fund instead of being tied to an index like the S&P 500, and the portfolio manager doesn’t have to disclose what’s in the fund daily. Now, […]