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.
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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Friday, July 13, 2012 4:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan’s loss has climbed to nearly $6 billion from a bad derivatives trade. Why can’t they sell their position?

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Monday, July 9, 2012 11:18 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investment recommendations must be in the best interest of the client — that does not mean the option with the least fees.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 4:29 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In the latest scandal to rock the world of finance, British investment bank Barclays has admitted to manipulating a major index.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

There’s more evidence that retail investors have fled stocks this year. Puzzled experts explain again why that’s a bad idea.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:30 pm
By OliverPursche · Bankrate.com

Pick stocks that can gain whether the Affordable Care Act is repealed or held constitutional.

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Friday, June 22, 2012 10:53 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week, the SEC chairman went to Congress about the possibility of destabilizing runs on money market funds.

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