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, February 5, 2013 1:46 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Valentine’s Day 2013 will cost a little bit more than it did last year, thanks to commodity prices and inflation.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:17 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing in stocks can be puzzling. Despite solid earnings in the last quarter of 2012 some Facebook investors fled and the share price fell.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

There’s evidence that asset class correlations are decreasing. That’s good news for investors. Here’s why.

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Monday, January 28, 2013 3:30 pm
By Greg Guenthner · Bankrate.com

The market continues to charge higher despite uncertainties surrounding another looming debt ceiling debate in the Senate.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In 2008, Warren Buffett bet that an index fund would beat a fund of hedge funds over a ten-year period. Right now, he’s winning.

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Friday, January 25, 2013 9:29 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A seemingly tough new boss has been announced as the head of the SEC.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:01 pm
By Greg Guenthner · Bankrate.com

The New Year began with a powerful move higher in stocks. But will the rally stick?

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:16 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In a competition against professional stock pickers and students, Orlando the cat handily won with his stock picks in 2012.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 6:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Nontraded REITs are on a streak with investors looking for alternatives to stocks and bonds and income.

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Friday, January 11, 2013 12:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Spending behavior has been well-documented by researchers. How does the way someone spends affect their investments?

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