One expression I’ve always found odd in investing is “There is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines” or some variant of that expression. Like investors are waiting on the bench for the coach to signal that it’s time to get in the market. Why I find it odd is that there are two
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Consider taking a core-satellite approach to investing for your 2014 investment outlook.
There are some portfolio moves you should — and shouldn’t — make to keep tax bills low.
A new survey shows that investors are happy about stocks again, but bonds have fallen out of favor.
Ginnie Mae funds offer investors a little yield along with a government guarantee. They do come with some risks though. Learn more at Bankrate.com.
Regulators have been examining the issue of derivatives in mutual funds since March 2010 but on Wednesday of this week the SEC requested comments from the public. Derivatives are investments that are based on the value of something else. For instance, futures contracts are derivatives, the contract is worth a certain amount based on the
The Government Accountability Office took aim at two retirement planning tools during the past week. In two separate reports, it said: Beware of administrators pushing funds. Anyone who has a 401(k) should be cautious if the investment firm running the plan offers “education,” because this kind of advice could be little more than a sales