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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:59 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The most salient issues worrying investors now are the fiscal cliff and Greece. Which should they be more concerned about?

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Monday, November 26, 2012 5:45 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The chairman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, is stepping down after a term that dealt with the consequences of the financial crisis.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Should public companies disclose their political spending? One paper recently made a compelling case for SEC regulations requiring just that.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:32 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A recent survey found that many investors are still nervous as a result of the recession and subsequent volatility in the stock market.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:34 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Day traders may find some plays from Superstorm Sandy, but long-term investors are unlikely to be impacted for good or ill.

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Monday, November 5, 2012 1:17 pm
By Greg Guenthner · Bankrate.com

Flooding and power outages continue to plague those hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 4:22 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In the land of negative real returns, zero is king.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 11:02 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Does a rising tide lift all boats? Not if those boats are investors. The tie between per capita GDP and stock returns is tenuous.

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Friday, October 26, 2012 1:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Even in the best of times, there’s always someone with a dire prediction for the stock market.

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Friday, October 19, 2012 3:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In this week’s debate, the presidential candidates devoted a lot of attention to China and the valuation of its currency, the yuan. Republican candidate Mitt Romney stated that he’s in favor of labeling China a currency manipulator while President Barack Obama maintained that the policies of his administration have led to an 11 percent strengthening

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