Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

An investor can buy a put option to protect against downside risk of a stock or stock market index investment declining in value.

Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The herd instinct is a mentality that rears its ugly head when individual decision-making goes out the window and people invest in the same way as everybody else.

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Monday, March 30, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

This bracket exercise is that it forces consumers to consider a lot of different financial planning practices rather than just looking at investments, taxes, credit and spending.

Monday, February 09, 2015 6:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors who wouldn’t dream of buying on margin in their brokerage account, decide that they will borrow against the equity in their home to invest in the market.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Read the fine print when you work with your investment professional. While they tend to be knowledgeable about taxes, there’s a disclaimer somewhere that they aren’t providing you tax advice.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Women know the power of investing, but lack some confidence.

Monday, November 03, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The question becomes, how often should you rebalance? It makes a difference where you hold the investments.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After the rules go into effect in 2016, it will be possible for investors to lose money in money market funds -– mainly institutional investors.

Monday, July 14, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Do investors have room for a speculative component in their investment portfolios?

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