Connor Emmert is a former NerdWallet writer and an authority on investing. Prior to joining NerdWallet, he spent several years as a licensed financial advisor with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Fisher Investments. He earned his bachelor's degree in English at Colby College.
- Education: B.A. in English from Colby College
- Previous experience: Financial advisor at Merrill, Fisher Investments
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Commodities are a popular investment for adding diversity to a portfolio, and hedging against rising inflation and stock market volatility.
What Is Dogecoin (DOGE)? How It Works, Controversies
Dogecoin users pride themselves on the culture that has grown around the cryptocurrency.
Bond Ladders: A Strategy That Can Boost Returns
Bond laddering is a fixed-income strategy where investors spread their assets across multiple bonds with different maturity dates.
The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, is a benchmark used to measure the expected future volatility of the S&P 500 index.
High-Yield Bonds: What You Need to Know
High-yield bonds offer better interest rates than investment-grade bonds, but they also carry additional risk.
Brokerage Cash: Strategies to Consider
Uninvested cash in your brokerage account may not all be available to invest, but there are ways to put it to work.
Understanding Corporate Bonds and How to Buy Them
Corporate bonds can diversify your portfolio with the added benefit of fixed income, but there are risks to be aware of.
ESPP: What to Know About Employee Stock Purchase Plans
If your employer offers an ESPP, you may be eligible to buy stock at a discount and take advantage of tax benefits.
What Is a Coverdell Education Savings Account?
Similar to 529 plans — but with some key differences — Coverdell ESAs can be a tax-efficient way to save for educational expenses.
Schedule K-1: What to Know About Investment Partnership Interests
Schedule K-1 is a tax form prepared by pass-through entities to report each owner's annual share of gains and losses.
Wash Sale Rules: How to Avoid Pricey Tax Consequences
Selling assets at a loss can be beneficial from a tax perspective, but be careful to avoid triggering a wash sale.
Revocable Living Trust: What It Is and When You Need One
Understand revocable living trusts and their role as an important estate planning tool.
Cost Basis: How it Works, Calculation and Examples
Cost basis is the original purchase price of an asset. Understanding cost basis and how to track it is important for tax-efficient investing.
Getting Started With Qualified Opportunity Funds
Qualified opportunity funds allow you to do well for yourself while doing good for others — revitalizing distressed communities while saving on taxes.