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, 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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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:37 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The beginner retirement accounts called MyRAs are ready for enrollment. The new accounts will make it easy for workers without an employer plan to save.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 3:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In December, Illinois passed a bill to roll out automatic IRAs for workers not covered by a workplace plan. You won’t believe who hates the idea.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a “considerable time” off in the future.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:37 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Rebalancing is an important part of a buy-and-hold investing strategy. A new study points out that though rebalancing is vital, it can be risky in the short run.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:59 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing in the dogs of the Dow can provide investment lessons to stock market investors.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 3:53 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Market makers have edged back from their traditional role as providers of liquidity in the bond market. Recent reports indicate that this could be bad.

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Monday, December 1, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:40 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Holding actively managed funds in a taxable account can lead to a higher tax bill, thanks to the capital gains distributions being made right about now.

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