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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The former UN ambassador says Israel is "our anchor in the Mideast."
Against a backdrop of political chaos in the Middle East, hedge fund managers said the oil price would remain volatile and could fall as low as $30.
Gold eased as traders booked profits after a seven-day rally and as the dollar rebounded on strong U.S. data.
March 26- The first mutual fund giving mom-and-pop investors easy access to the private market for tech startups turned a year old this week, capping a year of big gains and raising the question for would-be buyers: Is this a good deal or a danger? For $2,500, anyone can buy into the $32 million SharesPost 100 Fund, and get a portfolio of roughly 20 tech companies three...
Mutual fund money is flowing into start-ups, but investors shouldn't fret about their exposure, a finance professor said.
With the median account balance under $19,000, 401(k)s are failing as a safety net. Here's what went wrong.