Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 04, 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.

Monday, December 01, 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.

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.

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.

Monday, June 02, 2014 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

One expression I’ve always found odd in investing is “There is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines” or some variant of that expression. Like investors are waiting on the bench for the coach to signal that it’s time to get in the market. Why I find it odd is that there are two

Monday, February 10, 2014 1:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investment comparison: the Series I savings bond vs. Treasury inflation-protected securities.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Great Recession made savers invest more conservatively, but when you buy bonds, be sure to understand what you’re getting.

Friday, January 10, 2014 12:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consider taking a core-satellite approach to investing for your 2014 investment outlook.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With the return on bonds headed downward, are annuities a good alternative for investors seeking safety?

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:40 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Some investors are opting to take on more risk as a result of dismal CD rates.

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