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, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Investor Adviser Act of 1940 turned 75 on Saturday. The act protects investors by regulating investment advisers.

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Friday, August 21, 2015 1:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks fell sharply this week on weak data from China. What does that mean for American investors and the Fed?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:35 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The stock market has done phenomenally well over the past few years. Is it time to face the possibility of lower returns in the future?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary has to put his or her client’s interests first when it comes to providing investment advice. Employers providing 401(k) plans have had a fiduciary responsibility to the plan participants.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

According to Vanguard, 27% of participants in voluntary enrollment plans contributed below the level required to receive the full employer matching contribution in 2012.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

With Google getting a new parent company, shareholders will now own Alphabet. Don’t worry: You’ll still see the familiar GOOGL symbol.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Governments drowning in debt, astronomical equity valuations and highly correlated global asset classes are a few of the risks investors must consider today.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The SEC has voted to approve a rule from the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law that will require publicly traded companies to publish the ratio between CEO pay and the earnings of the average employee.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Americans are shoveling more into 401(k)s now than ever before but some people may be keeping too much in equities, Fidelity Investments reported last week.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 2:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The expected growth of robo-advisers over the next 5 years points to the unmet need of investment advice for small investors.

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