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.
Monday, May 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

An investor can buy a put option to protect against downside risk of a stock or stock market index investment declining in value.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:11 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Five big banks are guilty of manipulating foreign exchange rates. They must pay some very big fines and the banks have promised to cease criminal activity.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is done with QE, but the European Central Bank’s foray into this economic experiment is just getting started.

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Monday, May 18, 2015 4:17 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Employees won in the Supreme Court case Tibble v. Edison. The court says Edison had an ongoing duty to review investments, so the time limit argument was moot.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:07 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week Verizon announced it would be buying AOL in an effort to get new revenue streams. How could that be bad?

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Monday, May 11, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors have gotten their heads turned by the tax-free income aspect of municipal bonds, but the decision on whether to own munis is more complex than just the tax status.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 11:37 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Students majoring in STEM fields — that’s science, technology, engineering and math, and health and business — garner the highest wages.

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Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The herd instinct is a mentality that rears its ugly head when individual decision-making goes out the window and people invest in the same way as everybody else.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Many 401(k) accounts reflect extreme asset allocation, with 100 percent invested in stocks or no stocks at all. For younger or older investors, that is a problem.

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Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

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