Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The rich really are different — at least in the way they save and invest. Some of their ideas might be worth copying.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:31 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Studies show that women often make better investors than men, even in hedge funds.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:51 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal regulators have given final approval to the Volcker Rule, intended to reduce risky activity by banks.

Saturday, May 04, 2013 6:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The new bidders at tax lien auctions are seeking big returns.

Friday, September 30, 2011 3:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The chief investment officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System spoke to Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. Joe Dear, Calpers’ CIO, says meeting their target return this year will be tough. Over the long-term, Dear said in the Bloomberg story, “Calpers chief says 7.75 percent return (is) tough to meet,” the returns of the largest

Sunday, September 11, 2011 9:32 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It’s not easy these days to hold the line on equity investing with all the volatility we’ve seen in the stock market this year. The wealthy are responding by allocating more of their portfolio to hedge funds, according to a survey by advisory firm Rothstein Kass, which reported that nearly 90 percent of the 151

Friday, May 06, 2011 2:35 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Alternative investments are all the rage among heavyweight investors. U.S. pension funds are boosting their allocations to hedge funds, according to a recent article on ai-CIO.com, a website that tracks news of interest to chief investment officers of pension funds, endowments and foundations. These guys are the so-called “smart money.” Individual investors can learn a

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:49 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Hedge funds, the lightly-regulated investments open to those who can meet the high price of entry, appear to be surging in popularity again. The third quarter of 2010 saw the largest-ever quarterly increase of $149 billion in assets, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR), which tracks and analyzes the funds. Globally, assets grew to $1.917

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Hedge funds are so 2000s. The exclusive investments of the rich and richer may be on their way out; in their place institutional investors and investment advisors are buying alternative mutual funds and ETFs. A survey by the investment research company Morningstar, and Barron’s, the investment magazine, found that the liquidity and transparency of mutual