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, September 28, 2015 11:15 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The end of the quarter end is interesting when portfolio managers dress up their portfolios.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority tries to pull the weeds out of the broker garden, but more sprout up than it can handle.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 3:32 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Keep your eyes on your own savings. Peer comparisons can be discouraging to workers who are behind on retirement savings, a new study finds.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Turbulence over 401(k)s and fiduciary standards may create an opportunity for the announced launch in 2016 of Betterment for Business, a 401(k) platform.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Disdain for the carried interest tax break enjoyed by private equity and hedge fund managers is one thing that President Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush all share.

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Monday, September 14, 2015 1:39 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should investors head for the sidelines or view the market’s volatility as an opportunity to rebalance their portfolios?

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Friday, September 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People aren’t saving enough for retirement. Are state-based retirement plans an answer, with the requirement that employees have to opt out to not participate?

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

As the Department of Labor pulls closer to locking in a rule establishing a fiduciary standard for advisers to retirement accounts, the horns are coming out.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

How do you know when it’s time to sell some of your stocks? Let these 3 questions guide you.

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Monday, August 31, 2015 1:37 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Goosed by stock market losses last week, some 401(k) investors sold out of stocks and bought fixed-income investments, HR consultant Aon Hewitt reported.

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