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 tech giant's earnings and outlook beat analysts' expectations. Shares jumped more than 10 percent after-hours.
Target cuts its full-year profit forecast while turning in a weak first quarter with disappointing sales.
Lowe's reported earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, sending shares lower in pre-market trading.
As Treasury yields have surged in the month of May, just how much have bond investors lost?
Gold bounced back as the dollar fell, and markets reacted to suggestions the Fed may taper its stimulus.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Hewlett-Packard was sharply higher after hours, and what the Street expects in Dollar Tree and Sears' earnings data.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge says that the U.S. dollar will be the trade of the year.
Dennis Gartman, founder and editor of The Gartman Letter, says tapering is still up for debate following Bernanke's Congress address and adds that as the underlying economy gets stronger, capital will come out of the equity market.
Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the currency markets in the wake of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's latest comments.
WASHINGTON, May 20- In a case involving whistleblowers at Fidelity Investments, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether mutual fund employees are subject to the same whistleblower protections as workers at publicly traded companies.
Alexandra Lebenthal, President and CEO of Lebenthal & Co, provides a strategy for investors to bank profits when the Fed begins winding down its bond-buying policies.
High fees plus poor performance: The formula is pretty easy to determine what makes a bad mutual fund.
U.S. bond yields on the benchmark 10-year note rose above the key two percent level, the highest level in two months.
Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Fed may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.
Japanese investors sold 804.4 billion yen ($7.8 billion) worth of foreign bonds last week.