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.
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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Monday, April 20, 2015 2:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When investors own a dividend-paying stock, they receive the dividend payments over time but don’t realize any capital gain yield on the stock until the position is sold.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The fiduciary standard is the highest standard of care. A fiduciary must only give advice that is in the client’s best interest

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Lists detailing the best and worst performing mutual funds over a given time period can be useful — but the reason why might surprise you.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 4:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A former NFL player ran a Ponzi scam, the SEC says. Will Allen and his partner claimed to lend money to pro athletes, with a promise to investors of up to 18 percent in interest.

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

The issue in waiting until April 15, 2015 to fund 2014′s IRA contributions is that you’re losing up to 15 months’ worth of investment returns.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It takes money to make money. The best investor in the world won’t get anywhere without frugality, saving and a commitment to living debt-free.

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