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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Greece is in full on crisis mode. So why aren't investors flocking to the safe haven of gold? "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly explains.
U.S. crude broke below its two-month trading band as progress in Iranian nuclear talks and a surprise supply build weighed on futures.
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CHICAGO— Is it worth it to pay a stock picker when index mutual funds are so cheap? It was against that backdrop that several high-profile stock pickers made their case at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago this week. "Active management has lost its voice a little bit, and we want people to remember what it's about," said Rob Lovelace, president of...
NEW YORK, June 26- The prospect of Greece defaulting on its debt has long been viewed as the recipe for a global stock market disaster. Brian Burrell, co-portfolio manager of the $11.5 billion Thornburg International Value fund, increased the percentage of European stocks such as French materials maker Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and French construction...
"Fast Money" traders gave some stocks to buy in the social media and Internet sector in the second half of the year.
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
Lamar Villere, portfolio manager at the Villere Balanced Fund, gave CNBC his top small-cap picks for investors wary of global economic uncertainty.