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"We're assuming 2009 is going to be a poor year for stocks," says one investment pro. "At the same time, we're looking at investments in high-income vehicles yielding 8, 9 and 10 percent that have nowhere near the risk of common stocks."
While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.
U.S. short-term Treasurys dipped Tuesday in thin volume as climbing stocks cut off any safe-haven bid while Americans headed to the polls to elect a new president.
The wild swings we have witnessed lately in the equity markets can be unnerving, but it is times like this that investors should take advantage of and snap up stocks on the cheap.
Investors must have a thorough knowledge of what stocks they hold, but also admit they have no idea what the future holds when trading in today's volatile markets, an investment advisor said on CNBC Thursday.
Traditional safe haven investments are back in fashion as many investors around the world flock to U.S. Treasurys (UST), the Japanese yen and even Japanese government bonds.
Given the recent financial crisis, which has caused gigantic fluctuation in financial markets around the world, now is as good a time—or bad one—as it gets to re-asses where you stand on the risk spectrum and make sure your portfolio is well-allocated.
If you are one of the many investors having trouble stomaching the big and wild swings, now may be a good time to scale back on your level of risk.
If you have a strong stomach and like a good gamble, the current volatility may be a good opportunity to put some money in play to beef up your portfolio gains in what's been a rocky year. While the pickings may seem slim, investment strategists say there are some opportunities within certain sectors, and if you are considering making broader bets, using options strategies can provide a good way to maximize gains while limiting losses.
Financial planners say the end of the year marks the perfect opportunity to revisit your asset allocation to ensure it still reflects your financial goals and tolerance for risk -- especially with many economists projecting the bear market will continue for the next six months.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose for a third straight session Monday, taking benchmark yields to one-month lows as weaker stocks ignited safe-haven bidding for lower-risk government debt.
U.S. government bond prices rose for a second session on Friday, pushing yields to one-month lows as falling energy prices and a slowing economy reduced fears of inflation.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose Thursday on perceptions that a slow economy and receding commodity prices would allow inflation to ebb and let the Federal Reserve keep interest rates unchanged until next year.
U.S. Treasury debt prices were unchanged to narrowly firmer on Wednesday after slipping briefly on news that import prices had risen more than expected in July, raising inflation concerns.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday as renewed credit worries and a weaker stock market revived investors' appetite for safe-haven government debt.
U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as another dip in crude oil prices and further stock market gains supported the idea that consumers might be able to spend enough to keep the economy from weakening further.
Short-maturity U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Friday as the safe-haven bid faded on a stock market rally driven by falling oil.
U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped sharply Thursday, adding to gains on strong demand at a $10 billion auction of 30-year government bonds. The auction was helped by recent sharp declines in energy prices that are alleviating some inflation concerns, analysts said.
U.S. government debt prices fell Wednesday as investors sold Treasurys to make room for $17 billion of new 10-year debt and unwound mortgage-related hedges after Freddie Mac unveiled steps to boost capital.
U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve held its fed funds target rate steady at 2 percent, as many bond investors had expected.