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.
Friday, August 31, 2012 11:19 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The results of a two-year SEC study on investors is in: Americans fail at financial literacy, but the SEC has suggestions for communicating with us.

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Monday, August 27, 2012 4:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The SEC voted on and passed a new rule for the oil and mining industry and a rule on conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The controversy over money market fund reform may be over for the moment as the SEC announced plans to scrap a vote on new proposals.

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Friday, August 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Index funds have, on average, returned more to investors than actively managed funds this year. That’s mostly due to the fact that they cost less.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 12:59 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, Fidelity Investments released a study of 401(k)s based on accounts managed by the mutual fund giant. One interesting finding reported that Gen Y, the generation born between 1979 and 1991, really likes target-date retirement funds. More than half, 51 percent, of 401(k) participants in that age group invest 100 percent of their retirement

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Friday, August 3, 2012 10:10 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, a trading glitch roiled the New York Stock Exchange. Is high-frequency trading shoving small investors out of the market?

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A software glitch at brokerage firm Knight Capital Group sent erroneous trades to the NYSE on Thursday.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Consumer confidence is still relatively low but holding steady. And incomes are up a bit, but consumers aren’t spending.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The dire warnings of a future retirement apocalypse have not scared all Americans into frantically investing as much as possible for their retirements. Not everyone is on board the retirement savings train, a recent survey from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and the Consumer Federation of America has found. The 2012 Household Financial

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Monday, July 16, 2012 4:49 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Barclays’ honesty issues with regard to LIBOR didn’t begin recently. The New York Federal Reserve Bank knew about rate machinations as early as 2008.

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