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.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:47 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Prices on junk bonds are up and yields are down as investors scramble to find decent returns. Are high-yield bonds worth the risk at today’s yields?

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Monday, May 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Retirees should get past the idea that they should never touch principal.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Googles uses tax loopholes to its advantage. Are countries that give businesses the resources to succeed cheated out of tax revenue?

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Monday, May 12, 2014 11:12 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Meeting retirement goals: How can investors bridge the huge gulf between returns they need to meet and the risks they’re willing to take?

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 5:12 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If investing is giving you a headache, you may be doing it wrong.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 5:03 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The article considers the investment adage, “Sell in May and Go Away,” as an investment strategy for summer 2014.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 2:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Actively managed mutual funds often fail to beat benchmarks. New research shows that the more mutual funds there are, the harder it is to beat indexes.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In 2012 a high-profile investing fiasco highlighted the dangers of exchange traded notes. Here’s why they’re risky for most investors.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 4:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Small investors are jumping into day trading, and that’s not a good sign. Here’s why.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should your employer’s 401(k) plan let you invest in exchange-traded funds, or ETFs?

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