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, October 12, 2012 5:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

For investors just learning about investing in their 401(k)s, getting started can be confusing.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 12:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Highly correlated asset classes are just one thing keeping institutional investors on their toes, a new survey has found.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 6:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new report of counterfeit gold bars has come up in New York City. Does this bode ill for the mania for investing in gold?

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Friday, September 7, 2012 2:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Ginnie Mae funds offer investors a little yield along with a government guarantee. They do come with some risks though. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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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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