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.
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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A sixth grade class played along in an investing throw down among college-level clubs and easily beat all their returns.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks of polarizing brands may not not burn up stock charts, but they do come with lower risk compared to their peers in the industry.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 12:23 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Improve trade execution by using orders other than market orders when buying or selling shares.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:12 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If you ever wondered why enforcement of securities regulations seemed toothless and impotent after the financial crisis, an outgoing SEC lawyer provides an answer.

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