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, March 16, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you think the market is a little long in the tooth, rebalancing your portfolio will get you to your target asset allocation.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 12:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t hard. The easiest way to invest for the long-term, with index funds, is also the most rewarding, as indexes beat most active funds hands down.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing is only one piece of the retirement puzzle. In order to quit working, most people have to rethink priorities and get off the consumer treadmill.

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Monday, March 9, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s far more likely that your children can find a way to finance their college careers than it is to expect your children to finance your retirement.

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Monday, March 2, 2015 2:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Think you have to be a rocket scientist to invest for the long run? Think again — the most successful long-term investors do the least.

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Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

President Obama announced in late February that a Department of Labor rule requiring investment professionals to adhere to a fiduciary standard when advising retirement plan participants is being submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Skewed financial incentives for advisers can lead to less than optimal financial advice. What is the answer to conflicts of interest?

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Monday, February 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Roth IRA and the Roth 401(k) are funded with after-tax dollars, but qualified distributions are tax-free in retirement.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing in global mutual funds where the investment manager hedges some or all of the portfolio’s foreign exchange exposure is likely to be the easiest approach for the individual investor.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If anyone can beat the market, shouldn’t it be mutual fund managers? A new study finds that the investment portfolios of the pros perform no better than peers without financial expertise.

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