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Real estate investment trusts are handily beating the S&P 500 this year, and there are five big trends that should continue to favor REITs.
The shift to passively-managed index funds keeps growing even though U.S. active equity funds have outperformed them. Higher fees may be the cause.
With the right investment strategy, you can go on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure to exotic places like the Galapagos Islands or Machu Picchu, Peru.
With higher interest rates looming, investors are about to get schooled in the difference between investing in individual bonds vs. bond funds.
A herd mentality has investors focused only on top-performing mega-sized mutual funds and ETFs. Believe it or not, that's not always a good thing.
Smart beta ETFs—meant to leapfrog index fund inefficiencies—pulled in $43 billion last year and keep growing. Are their higher fees really worth it?
The HFT controversy should become the biggest insider trading case ever pursued by SEC, said investor advocate and former SEC lawyer Mercer Bullard.
Investors' increasing global exposure is making currency volatility a key concern. There are strategies to hedge against swings and protect gains.
Almost half of Americans still believe a savings account is a better way to save for college than a 529 plan, and that's a costly misconception.
Chinese IPOs are lining up to list on U.S. exchanges. Forget the hype, check to be sure the companies are not involved in related-party transactions.
Today BRIC and EMEA funds typically have 15 percent to 25 percent of their portfolios invested in Russia. Are you a global investor at risk?
These illiquid investments have been popular long-term plays for institutions and are now available to the little guy. But they come with risks.
Investors are riding the dividend rally. But experts caution they should steer clear of high-yielding stocks sensitive to rising interest rates.
With the growing number of calls for a significant stock market pullback ahead, one area likely to start seeing investor inflows is commodities.
Investors are jumping back into the real estate market and reaping big payoffs in distressed properties, home rentals and multi-apartment dwellings.
New investment strategies are emerging as rush to stocks continues. What's hot: ETFs, blockbuster and alternative funds, and smart global plays.
The NYSE is buzzing about this metric. Is it nearing a peak? And what's the scariest part? Tom Kee from Stock Traders Daily crunches the numbers.
Emerging market equities are poised to extend gains into year-end, said Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's fund manager survey for October.
Even amid Federal Reserve stimulus short sellers have become gun-shy as the market continues to rally making bets against high-flying stocks.
For those who have forgotten the pain the market felt just two years ago, following is a list of companies who were badly hurt during summer 2011.
An era of innovation dominated by secretive corporate labs is ending. Time for you to help crowdfund the future.
Tips on the best-performing portfolio strategies and global market trends that can help you become a smarter investor.
CNBC and Institutional Investor host the 4th Annual Delivering Alpha Conference.
Earnings results for two big companies were good, but not quite great. Modest growth continues.
Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" lays out three ways to play the increasing geopolitical tensions out of Russia and Ukraine.
Jim Cramer finds the relative strength in stocks somewhat curious, given the widespread geopolitical unrest.