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 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Does the day of the week and the time of day matter when buying or selling stocks and bonds?

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:31 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Nearly a quarter of workers offered a 401(k) plan in 2013 didn’t save any money. Plan sponsors think confusion about saving and investing could be to blame.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:26 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investors have turned tail and run from SeaWorld stock after this week’s earnings report showed that revenue slipped in the second quarter.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 10:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Two new ETFs let investors delve into the complicated world of credit default swaps. Finally, right? Though anyone can buy in, they’re mostly for institutions.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Robo-advisers are changing how middle-class Americans with smaller portfolios get investment advice.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:47 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stock promoters are all over the Internet, trying to drum up business for thinly traded companies. Should you trust spam e-mails for penny stocks?

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Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury is considering issuing a 50-year Treasury maturity.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Setting goals and formulating a plan to get there helps investors stay on the straight and narrow.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should individual investors try to anticipate financial results in an earnings report?

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Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A ridiculous bitcoin parody of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” hopes to educate people about the uses and possibilities of the cryptocurrency.

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