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, July 6, 2015 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Greek citizens voted in a “yes-no” referendum on Sunday. The “no” votes won with more than 60 percent.

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Monday, July 6, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing is for the intermediate to long-term financial goals, like investing for a young child’s college education or meeting your income needs in retirement, especially for those who are in the early to middle years of their career.

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Friday, July 3, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Greece is playing a very dangerous game of chicken with its creditors and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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Monday, June 29, 2015 4:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

China’s mainland stock market dove into a bear market despite the weekend rate cut from the central bank — and Greece shut down its stock exchange entirely.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

With loan deadlines looming and no cash, Greece is hammering out an eleventh-hour deal to get more bailout money. Here’s what American investors should know.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 1:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Department of Labor wants to protect consumers from conflicted advice in retirement plans. Some Republicans want to stop the DOL.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

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Monday, June 15, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

So-called “robo-advisers” can provide investment advice with low AUM fees and account minimums.

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Monday, June 8, 2015 2:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasuries, agency bonds, municipal bonds and corporate bonds are the major U.S. bond sectors. Internationally, there is sovereign debt, corporate debt, developed, less developed and emerging market bond issuers. There’s also the distinction between short-term, intermediate-term and long-term maturities.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is disappointed in Mary Jo White. She zinged the chairman of the SEC in a letter on Tuesday.

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