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, 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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Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Internet is good for more than porn, clever memes and recipes. It’s also full of great investing ideas and discussions.

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Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The active investor wants to go beyond benchmarking to determine if his or her active strategy actually has paid off.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:53 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Just like your bank account, your brokerage account can be hacked. What can you do if your account is hacked and how can investors stay safe online?

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Monday, November 3, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The question becomes, how often should you rebalance? It makes a difference where you hold the investments.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Actively managed funds have lost assets to index funds over the past five years. But the trend hasn’t been consistent across asset classes.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 11:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The investor policy statement should address whether you are willing to make tactical asset allocation decisions in your portfolio.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

McDonald’s returns have floundered in 2014. Are consumer tastes changing or is this a mere blip on the radar for the legendary fast food chain?

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