Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

With the exception of activist investors who take large positions in a company’s stock, what happens in the stock price doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that you own a few of its shares.

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Does the day of the week and the time of day matter when buying or selling stocks and bonds?

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

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Technical analysis may be hazardous for small investors, a new study has found.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Investors face risk when they move from cash to stocks after a market rally.

Monday, April 22, 2013 6:16 pm
By Greg Guenthner ·

Investors remain leery of the markets, so they’re buying the big, safe stocks.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 4:46 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Market timing has gotten a bad rap, with its tea-leaf reading reputation. Investors who engage in it are considered day traders for the most part, playing high-stakes games with their wealth. Done right, of course, market timing can bring in big wins. But the danger is that it’s difficult, to say the least, to predict

Friday, March 18, 2011 8:12 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

In February, a colleague here at Bankrate jokingly wrote in an e-mail, “Uh-oh, investors are getting back into equities. Does this mean the market is doomed to fall soon?” I hope not! But there’s no denying that world events have put the market through the wringer recently. Individual investors took a renewed interest in the stock