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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Brent crude rose above $97 as China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, brightening the demand outlook.
Gold stuck near its lowest, hurt by fund outflows as investors adjust positions on concerns of higher U.S. interest rates and strength in the dollar.
Plans by top iron ore miners to knock out high-cost rivals with a flood of cheap ore have had some success, but are meeting resistance in China.
Workplace diversity mutual funds and ETFs strive to make the case that diversity excels in stock performance.
Bonds may be out of favor, but experts say emerging markets fixed income still offers plenty of value.
Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago investing researcher, once again warned investors against the lure of active management.
There's no reason to own gold in U.S. dollar terms, commodities trader Dennis Gartman said Monday.
Here's what investors need to watch as high-flying momentum names sold off, the "Fast Money" traders say.
Fortress Investment Group executive Gareth Henry thinks Brazil is the best place to invest in over the next year.