Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:36 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

The 3 major stock market indexes – the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite — all zoomed to record highs for Thursday’s closing bell. The last time the 3 indexes hit highs in concert was in 1999, also the last time the 17-year cicadas emerged in the Northeast. The Dow

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The 1st day of market trading in the new year saw a market sell-off that was the worst 1st day of trading since 2008.

Monday, September 28, 2015 11:15 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The end of the quarter end is interesting when portfolio managers dress up their portfolios.

Monday, August 24, 2015 12:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks crashed a little. Don’t panic. Long-term investors should stay invested in the stock market and plan for the future.

Monday, April 20, 2015 2:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When investors own a dividend-paying stock, they receive the dividend payments over time but don’t realize any capital gain yield on the stock until the position is sold.

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face two primary risks when investing — the risk of losing principal and the risk of their investments losing purchasing power over time.

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?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:08 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A sky-rocketing stock market and easy money policies: Are stocks entering bubble territory?

Monday, March 11, 2013 1:25 pm
By Greg Guenthner · Bankrate.com

To the average investor, new highs posted last week by the Dow Jones industrial average were an impossible feat.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

What’s old is new again and dividend investing is big news in 2012.

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