Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 27, 2015 4:42 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Morningstar is reporting that the number of closed-end funds has shrunk over the past five years.

Monday, June 01, 2015 4:44 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors with actively managed portfolios should review the performance against a relative benchmark after fees and consider increasing their core holdings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is done with QE, but the European Central Bank’s foray into this economic experiment is just getting started.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors can use a trailing stop that follows the stock price higher. A trailing stop can be set either as a percent or a dollar price.

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.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

ETFs continue to gain widespread acceptance. A recent poll found that 43 percent of high net worth investors plan to buy more ETFs in the coming year.

Monday, April 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should your employer’s 401(k) plan let you invest in exchange-traded funds, or ETFs?

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:23 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Improve trade execution by using orders other than market orders when buying or selling shares.

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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Exchange-traded funds were introduced back in 1993 and have enjoyed increasing popularity ever since. Despite that popularity and accolades from the investment industry, most investors say they don’t know what ETFs are. That’s according to a recent survey by Mintel, a market research company. The survey found that only 5 percent of respondents own ETFs. Sixty-five

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