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, February 5, 2015 11:59 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The section of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring companies to disclose the source of minerals has negatively impacted millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If the Super Bowl Indicator holds in 2015, the stock market will have a losing year because the New England Patriots, an AFC team, won the Super Bowl.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:44 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The world’s biggest company, Apple, released earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. The results were stunning.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For those who can afford to do so, stop leaving investment returns behind by making both the 2014 and 2015 IRA contributions by April 15.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Inflation expectations have been drooping in Europe. To revive them the ECB announced an expanded asset purchase program. What does it mean for investors?

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Friday, January 16, 2015 1:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Thursday the Swiss National Bank abruptly removed the peg against the euro and everything went haywire. What does it mean for small investors?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors can use a trailing stop that follows the stock price higher. A trailing stop can be set either as a percent or a dollar price.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 11:58 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A stronger dollar is great for globetrotting, but international investment returns could suffer.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the exception of activist investors who take large positions in a company’s stock, what happens in the stock price doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that you own a few of its shares.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 11:45 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The price of gold enjoyed a huge run up following the global financial crisis. Do investors have any use for the shiny metal now that fear has abated?

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