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, December 15, 2015 5:07 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A lot of yield hungry investors have bought into owning high-yield debt, but the high yield comes from the high credit risk faced by these investors.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 1:25 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

ESG investing considers how companies score related to their environmental impact, societal impact corporate governance.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 3:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Excitement can lead to relatively risky investing decisions. Rapidly increasing asset prices can excite investors, and that in turn can fuel the growth of a bubble.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 2:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

In taxable accounts, your capital losses can be used to offset your net long-term capital gains.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:17 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Traders can make a tidy profit short selling stocks. But they stand to lose everything. That just happened to one guy.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Alternative investments are assets classes other than stocks, bonds and cash.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Giving the gift of stocks or mutual funds is not only generous, it can be a good way to teach kids and young adults about saving and investing in the markets.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 4:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Avoiding risk doesn’t always mean you’re playing it safe.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t gambling. Yet, investors overweight investments they think will outperform the market over time with the hope of beating a benchmark.

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