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, 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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Friday, October 30, 2015 12:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Finally you can invest in flashy yet unproven startups. The SEC voted on a crowdfunding rule allowing small investors to invest in unregistered securities.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 4:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last month’s Fed meeting caused the stock market to tank. Will there be more Fed-related volatility this week or will it resurface in December?

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Monday, October 26, 2015 12:42 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

U.S. investors should evaluate and review their holdings to see if adding international stock exposure makes sense for them.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Would you rather get a useless trinket or a small stake in your favorite brand? Two services let consumers easily give stock as a gift with just a few clicks.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:26 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury holds weekly T-bill auctions. That’s not news, but in the 4 weekly auctions held before the Oct. 19 auctions, the 1-month T-bill was priced to yield 0.00%.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

See why this might be a good time to consider trading in your traditional IRA for a Roth IRA.

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Monday, October 12, 2015 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The availability of ETFs in retirement accounts gives investors access to a wider array of investments, but not all choices are appropriate in these accounts.

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Friday, October 9, 2015 5:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Companies release reports on earnings every quarter. As a result, critics say, businesses manage for the quarter rather than for the long-term.

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