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 poor man¿s gold ¿ silver ¿ could outperform the bullion, according to Simon Mikhailovich, Co-Founder at Tocqueville Bullion Reserve. Here's why.
Gold fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, hovering near the lowest level in four weeks.
CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at three stocks to watch tomorrow, including FedEx, which reports tomorrow; Domino's, and the secret to its turnaround success; and Adobe, following its earnings beat.
John Horner, FX Strategist at Deutsche Bank says "Abenomics" will continue to help the yen weaken.
Stuart Oakley , Managing Director of Asian Currency Trading at Nomura warns that investors remain skeptical of Abe's policies and recommends that the BOJ manages volatility like the Fed does.
The dollar drifted lower against the yen in Asia on Wednesday.
It is difficult to turn a profit on bottles of bordeaux when the outlook for vintages looks bleak. The FT reports.
Rarely does a bankrupt company fill Cramer with so much excitement.
June 13- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has settled civil charges accusing eight former directors of Morgan Keegan bond mutual funds of failing to police the portfolio managers they oversaw, allowing toxic mortgage assets to be overvalued prior to the financial crisis.