Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:18 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The typical retail investor is better off investing in index funds or a well-diversified portfolio of individual stocks than trying to beat the market.

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:24 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t hard. The easiest way to invest for the long-term, with index funds, is also the most rewarding, as indexes beat most active funds hands down.

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.

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?

Thursday, May 08, 2014 5:12 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If investing is giving you a headache, you may be doing it wrong.

Friday, May 02, 2014 2:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Actively managed mutual funds often fail to beat benchmarks. New research shows that the more mutual funds there are, the harder it is to beat indexes.

Monday, March 17, 2014 11:38 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Fees and expenses eat away at your earnings. Cost-effective investing will improve your returns.

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.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Forget the flashy actively managed funds. For retirement, the Obamas use index funds.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In 2008, Warren Buffett bet that an index fund would beat a fund of hedge funds over a ten-year period. Right now, he’s winning.

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