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, 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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Monday, June 1, 2015 4:44 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors with actively managed portfolios should review the performance against a relative benchmark after fees and consider increasing their core holdings.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks sold in mainland China are up over 80 percent since November. Revolutionary changes taking place in the Chinese market are the reason for the rally.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These four steps can help get you started in the market slowly, but smartly.

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