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, October 20, 2014 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face two primary risks when investing — the risk of losing principal and the risk of their investments losing purchasing power over time.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014 7:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The move to let nonaccredited investors invest in hedge funds is an example of an investment approach winding its way down to retail investors.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:14 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The New York Stock Exchange is not the place it once was. Today’s floor specialists may not have much to do other than appear as extras in news footage.

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Monday, September 29, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should investors look beyond market-cap-weighted indexes when choosing an index fund?

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:19 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

As the year winds down, consumers should tune into the debate over the fiduciary standard. The SEC may decide to move forward with the rule — or drop it.

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Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Plan providers offer default investment alternatives for plan participants in a 401(k) plan. Do they make sense for you?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:34 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

How should you react to headlines that tell you a crash is imminent?

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Monday, September 15, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Too many financial decisions are made in isolation, and not by looking at the big picture.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investment advisers typically measure a client’s degree of risk aversion as part of the process of making investment recommendations and building client portfolios.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Over the past 4 1/2 years, 10 million jobs have been added to private sector payrolls with 4.1 million jobs going to women.

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