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Viraj Desai
Senior Manager, Portfolio Construction, TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC

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Seeking Higher Yield in a Low Interest Rate Environment? Here Are 6 Ideas November 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Interest rates have been low for quite some time, and if Federal Reserve projections hold true, they’ll continue to be low for a while. How might you get a yield bump in such an environment? Here are a few ideas—but remember the risks.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Building Your Stock Portfolio? Don't Overlook Mid-Caps October 30, 2020 9:58 AM   |  

Discover what constitutes a mid-cap stock, and learn about investing in mid-cap stocks.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
It’s All Relative: Basics of Asset Allocation Valuations September 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Asset allocation is a basic discipline for diversifying your portfolio, especially if you have a long-term investing strategy. Relative valuations are important.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
How the Presidential Election Could Affect the Stock Market & Your Portfolio September 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The U.S. election could affect the stock market with volatility. Use your long-term investment goals as your guide.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
How the Stock Market Works: What Are the Stock Market’s Key Drivers? August 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Fundamentals and investor sentiment are two key drivers of the stock market. It’s important to understand how the market responds to both these factors, but also how fundamentals like price/earnings ratios and earnings per share eventually validate stock prices.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Diversity Investing: Adding a “D” to ESG Investments August 4, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Recent events have increased interest in adding diversity as a component of environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing. But getting robust data has been a challenge.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Volatile Markets and Managed Portfolios: An Automated Investing Update July 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The market selloff of March 2020 was arguably the first stress test of robo-investing platforms since their inception roughly 10 years ago. Here’s how automated platforms—and the portfolios of investors who use them—performed during the period.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Market Stress Throwing a Wrench in Diversification? There Are Alternatives June 25, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When market volatility throws a wrench into diversification strategy, some investors consider alternative investments. Here’s a look at the world beyond stocks and bonds.

5 min read  |  Alternative Investing
Growth vs. Value Stocks: Which Is Right for Right Now? June 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Growth stocks versus value stocks—a case can be made for both. But which way should an investor's portfolio lean these days?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Putting Up a Good Defense: Defensive Sectors & Stocks Strategy for Investors June 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A good defense is the best offense, right? It’s sometimes true for investing as well. Here’s what investors should know about defensive investing and defensive sectors.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
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