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, May 22, 2012 9:00 am
By OliverPursche · Bankrate.com

After reporting a stellar first quarter on April 20 and lifting the market overall, McDonald’s is now on the ropes with investors.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 1:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The stock market tumbled last week. Will investors find much to be happy about in the economic reports coming out this week?

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Friday, May 18, 2012 11:57 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

For more yield, fixed-income investors must take on more risk, whether that’s buying longer maturities or going down in credit quality.

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Friday, May 11, 2012 8:39 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In just one week, everyone will have a chance to own the social media phenomenon that is Facebook. The question is, should you?

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Tags: IPO
Monday, May 7, 2012 2:48 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s a slow week for the economic calendar but a few reports could cause a stir, including the trade balance and producer price index.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 9:26 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, a new website launched to help manage your investments: SigFig.com. The site comes from the makers of the portfolio tracker, Wikinvest.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 3:56 pm
By OliverPursche · Bankrate.com

Remember about sixteen years ago when Apple was close to bankruptcy and Eastman Kodak broke $80 per share? Today, the tables are turned.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 12:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Welcome to nonfarm payroll week. Before we get to Friday, there are some other economic reports that may also have some impact on investing.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

What’s old is new again and dividend investing is big news in 2012.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 1:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The debate over money market funds has heated up recently as regulators scuffle with the fund industry.

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