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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:57 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

On Monday, the U.S stock market opened lower on weak economic news out of China and lower oil prices. If China’s economy catches a cold, does Europe get the flu?

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Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

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Friday, January 22, 2016 3:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Do crowds have wisdom and would you let them pick your investments? One index is betting that groups may be able to engineer investing success better than pros.

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Monday, January 18, 2016 7:20 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Whether or not they work with an investment professional, investors should know their risk tolerance and how it shapes portfolio asset allocation decisions.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:42 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department unveiled the rule on a fiduciary standard for all retirement plan advisers last year. The fight to implement the rule will go on in 2016.

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Monday, January 11, 2016 3:55 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary standard is the higher standard and requires that the professional put the client’s interests 1st in the actions he or she takes on behalf of the client.

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Monday, January 11, 2016 3:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The legacy of David Bowie will live on in music, fashion and celebrity securitization. In 1997 Bowie bonds were issued with a 7.9% coupon and 10-year maturity.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The 1st day of market trading in the new year saw a market sell-off that was the worst 1st day of trading since 2008.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:08 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) influences reserve availability using open market operations by adding or removing reserves from the banking system.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Buying an investment property isn’t for everyone. Here are the pros and cons.

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