Investing Blog

Leave the screaming debates and breathless stock reports on TV and figure out what to do with your money for the long term. Bankrate's Investing Blog serves up fresh analysis of news and trends that affect investors, plus tips and advice about investing for the future. Whether you're mystified by mutual funds, exasperated by exchange traded funds, stumped by stocks or you're just trying to find an investment professional to figure it all out for you, this blog is the place for you. See the latest posts below.
Monday, August 31, 2015 1:37 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Goosed by stock market losses last week, some 401(k) investors sold out of stocks and bought fixed-income investments, HR consultant Aon Hewitt reported.

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Monday, August 31, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Recent market volatility has investors concerned about the potential for a correction and how they can protect their portfolio against losses.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:49 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Research has found that clutter increases stress. Get organized inside and out to get your financial picture straight.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 12:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks crashed a little. Don’t panic. Long-term investors should stay invested in the stock market and plan for the future.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Investor Adviser Act of 1940 turned 75 on Saturday. The act protects investors by regulating investment advisers.

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Friday, August 21, 2015 1:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks fell sharply this week on weak data from China. What does that mean for American investors and the Fed?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:35 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The stock market has done phenomenally well over the past few years. Is it time to face the possibility of lower returns in the future?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary has to put his or her client’s interests first when it comes to providing investment advice. Employers providing 401(k) plans have had a fiduciary responsibility to the plan participants.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

According to Vanguard, 27% of participants in voluntary enrollment plans contributed below the level required to receive the full employer matching contribution in 2012.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

With Google getting a new parent company, shareholders will now own Alphabet. Don’t worry: You’ll still see the familiar GOOGL symbol.

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