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Secrets of 5 successful investors

These maxims from famous investors offer more inspiration than models and formulas. Read more


ETF Investing Guide

Fee-free ETFs: What's the catch?

ETFs with no commissions sound like a good deal, but that's only one thing to consider.

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How to choose a fund

With many different styles of funds to choose from, find out the best ways to make your selection.Read more

Pay less in investing fees

Many investors tend to overemphasize returns and underemphasize investing fees.Read more

5 tips for self-directed investors

People seek expert opinions when it comes to just about anything but their investments.Read more

Sell mutual funds to buy ETFs?

If you sell your mutual funds to buy ETFs, be sure to do it for the right reasons.Read more


Sell mutual funds to buy ETFs?

American workers save and invest for decades, all in hopes of having enough money to retire one day. But when work finally ends, a new concern typically begins: making sure that nest egg does not disappear before you do....Read more

Fee-free ETFs: What's the catch?

It doesn't cost a lot to trade online, but some products are offered free of commissions. That includes some exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. Recent years have seen a proliferation of fee-free ETFs as online brokerages battle...Read more

2 savvy ETF investing strategies

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are portfolio chameleons. They have characteristics that make them well suited to long-term passive investing, just like mutual funds. ETFs also lend themselves to short-term tactical strategies...Read more

ETFs with 'smart beta' strategies

If you're looking for a hybrid between a passively managed exchanged-traded fund, or ETF, that tracks an index and an actively managed mutual fund that doesn't, you might want to consider smart beta ETFs. These ETFs are based...Read more


4 signs it's time to dump a stock

The stock market has been hovering near new highs, lifting all boats. These welcome rises also can trigger portfolio-balancing warming signs for investors, as some stocks rise while others languish. After all, the Standard...Read more

How to buy, spend, sell bitcoins

10 steps to buy, sell and spend bitcoins Previous 1 of 11 Next 10 steps to buy, sell and spend bitcoins Bitcoin is dead. Long live bitcoin. The controversial cryptocurrency, which exploded into public consciousness more than...Read more

Lessons from a bitcoin trailblazer

Bankrate diligently follows the ups and downs and developments of virtual currencies. Earlier this year, I bought some bitcoin so I could see for myself firsthand how it worked and track its movements. After having bought,...Read more

9 financial rules for women

9 financial planning rules for women Previous 1 of 11 Next 9 financial planning rules for women For both men and women, the financial planning process begins at the same point. Karin Risi, head of Vanguard Advice Services...Read more

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Bitcoin takes to YouTube with video

In the latest attempt to bring bitcoin to the masses -- or perhaps just to ruin another Billy Joel song through parody -- a bitcoin-themed spoof of "Uptown Girl" has made its way to YouTube audiences. The video, called "Bitcoin Girl," is produced by the nonprofit Moving Picture Institute and stars Naomi Brockwell, who works  ... Read more


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