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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Rising tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East will continue to feed gold demand, but gold bears warn of the downside risks.
Brent held above $107, with worries over geopolitical tension balanced by expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles.
Gold eased on Tuesday as Asian shares gained strength but the metal continued to stay above $1,300 an ounce.
July 21- The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors.
Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $10.22 billion to $2.57 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $1.42 billion to $893.46 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.
NEW YORK, July 17- Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $4.3 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 16, marking their biggest inflows in four weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock exchange-traded funds attracted all of new cash with inflows of $4.4 billion, while stock mutual funds posted $70.5 million in outflows.
"Investors are going to get burned on this stock," Michael Pachter says of Netflix.
Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" lays out three ways to play the increasing geopolitical tensions out of Russia and Ukraine.
Bill Ackman said Pershing Square's presentation of a Herbalife investigation will "expose incredible fraud."