For all the talk of a new normal, some may be wondering if it is more a matter of no normal. Do the same rules —diversification, buy and hold—and vehicles—mutual funds, single stocks—still apply? Is there a new calculus, physics to the world of investing?
Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.
A midterm election yielding a GOP Congress to offset a Democratic president, seasonal factors and stocks' status as a "humiliated asset class" should combine to power a sizable rally in the coming months.
Smart investors need to look at savvy investment alternatives, from junk bonds to short selling to commodities, say three financial advisors.
Small-cap stocks usually lead the economy out of recessions and this one has been no exception, but market leadership looks ready to turn.
Buffeted by markets made more efficient by high frequency traders, high stock correlation, and an increasing focus on costs, actively managed mutual funds have failed to earn their high management fees and lost ground to exchange traded funds, ETFs, and index funds.
After a year and a half of stock market gains, you might be feeling a little better about your 401(k). Once shattered, it may now only be battered. But in the high-speed, global market of today, both the options and challenges in managing your portfolio are greater than ever.
Retirement and investment accounts may have the same purpose, but you'll need to manage them very differently to get the most out of your money.
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Gold settled nearly 1 percent lower on Friday, logging a third straight weekly drop, as the dollar rallied.
U.S. crude notched its fourth daily decline on continued concerns about ample supply at a time of weak data and fragile demand.
Ahead of a massive day for tech stocks, Louise Yamada makes the case that tech's bull run will continue.
Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago investing researcher, once again warned investors against the lure of active management.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Investors in U.S.-based funds added a net $6.7 billion into stock funds in the week ended Sept. 17, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock mutual funds attracted $646 million of that money, with stock exchange-traded funds drawing in $6.1 billion.
NEW YORK— To find the year's best-performing mutual funds, head east. In India, excitement surrounding a new prime minister has catapulted stocks higher, and mutual funds that focus on the country have reaped the gains. India has struggled with high inflation and a slow-moving bureaucracy that has hurt growth, analysts say.
Jim Chanos warned of risks to China's economy just as Alibaba held its record IPO.
Many hedge funds that placed orders for shares in Alibaba's initial public offering received woefully small allocations.
In Friday's Good, Bad and Ugly: The biggest IPO ever; foreign firms buy American; and a tax inversion fix.