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.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Americans are shoveling more into 401(k)s now than ever before but some people may be keeping too much in equities, Fidelity Investments reported last week.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 2:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The expected growth of robo-advisers over the next 5 years points to the unmet need of investment advice for small investors.

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Monday, July 27, 2015 4:42 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Morningstar is reporting that the number of closed-end funds has shrunk over the past five years.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The financial industry has picked sides in the fight over the DOL’s proposal to impose the fiduciary standard to retirement account advisers. Will investors win?

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:41 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Publicly traded companies announce their earnings and whether they “beat” the top line, meaning they have revenue growth, or the bottom line, meaning earnings per share, or both.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 4:18 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The typical retail investor is better off investing in index funds or a well-diversified portfolio of individual stocks than trying to beat the market.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 3:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A deal has been struck between Greece and the country’s European creditors. But now what happens? It’s up to a vote and then it’s time for Greece to get to work.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:07 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Technical glitch halted trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 11:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Greek crisis has reached a climax. Greece must submit proposals for reforms by Thursday. EU leaders will meet over the weekend to decide its fate.

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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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