Investing Blog

Monday, March 2, 2015 2:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Think you have to be a rocket scientist to invest for the long run? Think again — the most successful long-term investors do the least.

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Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

President Obama announced in late February that a Department of Labor rule requiring investment professionals to adhere to a fiduciary standard when advising retirement plan participants is being submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Skewed financial incentives for advisers can lead to less than optimal financial advice. What is the answer to conflicts of interest?

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Monday, February 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Roth IRA and the Roth 401(k) are funded with after-tax dollars, but qualified distributions are tax-free in retirement.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing in global mutual funds where the investment manager hedges some or all of the portfolio’s foreign exchange exposure is likely to be the easiest approach for the individual investor.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If anyone can beat the market, shouldn’t it be mutual fund managers? A new study finds that the investment portfolios of the pros perform no better than peers without financial expertise.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 6:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors who wouldn’t dream of buying on margin in their brokerage account, decide that they will borrow against the equity in their home to invest in the market.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:59 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The section of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring companies to disclose the source of minerals has negatively impacted millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If the Super Bowl Indicator holds in 2015, the stock market will have a losing year because the New England Patriots, an AFC team, won the Super Bowl.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The world’s biggest company, Apple, released earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. The results were stunning.

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