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, 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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Monday, October 5, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

What if you could participate in the market’s upside performance while protecting yourself against downside risk?
These products exist. They are equity-indexed annuities and equity-linked CDs.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:38 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

All investors wants a fund that yields high returns, yet protects them when the market tanks.

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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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