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, September 29, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should investors look beyond market-cap-weighted indexes when choosing an index fund?

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:19 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

As the year winds down, consumers should tune into the debate over the fiduciary standard. The SEC may decide to move forward with the rule — or drop it.

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Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Plan providers offer default investment alternatives for plan participants in a 401(k) plan. Do they make sense for you?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:34 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

How should you react to headlines that tell you a crash is imminent?

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Monday, September 15, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Too many financial decisions are made in isolation, and not by looking at the big picture.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investment advisers typically measure a client’s degree of risk aversion as part of the process of making investment recommendations and building client portfolios.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Over the past 4 1/2 years, 10 million jobs have been added to private sector payrolls with 4.1 million jobs going to women.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The number of Americans who own retirement accounts also fell over the past few years, down to 49.2 percent in 2013 from 50.4 percent in 2010.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After the rules go into effect in 2016, it will be possible for investors to lose money in money market funds -– mainly institutional investors.

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Monday, September 1, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by state and local governments to finance capital investment and other obligations.

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