Home Buying, Retirement and Investing Expert
Rebecca Lake is a retirement, investing and estate planning expert who has been writing about personal finance for a decade. Her expertise in the finance niche also extends to home buying, credit cards, banking and small business. She's worked directly with several major financial and insurance brands, including Citibank, Discover and AIG and her writing has appeared online at U.S. News and World Report, CreditCards.com and Investopedia. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and she also attended Charleston Southern University as a graduate student. Originally from central Virginia, she now lives on the North Carolina coast along with her two children.
Posts by Rebecca Lake:
Investing in a small-cap value fund is one way to diversify a portfolio. These funds offer exposure to companies with a smaller market capitalization and an investment focus on value instead of growth. Small-cap value funds can be traditional mutual funds, index funds or even exchange-traded funds. This guide offers an overview of how these funds work, what their performance is like compared to other fund types and what you need to know to invest. Read more
Commodities trading involves buying and selling hard assets that are typically agricultural in nature or naturally occurring. Investing in commodities often means trading futures contracts, which can be profitable but risky. Commodity mutual funds are an alternative way to diversify using commodities, and they can yield several benefits to investors. If you’re interested in branching out with your portfolio, this guide walks you through the most important things to know about commodity funds. Read more
Utility funds are designed to target the utilities sector of the stock market. You can invest in traditional mutual funds or choose utility exchange-traded funds (ETFs) instead. Both have their pros and cons when constructing a diversified portfolio. If you’re unfamiliar with what the utilities sector covers, this guide explains how the various utility funds work and how to invest in them. Read more
In stock trading, there are several buying and selling strategies to choose from. Price action trading is one of them. Rather than relying on technical analysis or fundamental analysis, price action… Read more