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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Gold hovered close to its lowest in nearly six years on Thursday, as U.S. economic data reinforced market expectations of a Fed hike this year.
Oil headed higher on Thursday on the back of a build in U.S. inventories, but gains were limited in light trading due to the Thanksgiving in the U.S.
One strategist says crude is set to retake all of its losses — and then some.
NEW YORK— Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky. So if you're deciding whether to invest in stocks, bonds or something else, remember that you could leave some of it in cash. So says Matt Freund, chief investment officer of USAA's mutual funds.
NEW YORK, Nov 19- Stock funds posted $2.2 billion in outflows during the week that ended Nov. 18, Lipper data showed Thursday, marking a second consecutive week of skittishness by mutual fund investors. Positive flows into ETFs overall- $1.0 billion into stocks and $1.4 billion into bonds- were outweighed by strong mutual fund withdrawals as the spotlight focused...
U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS POST $820 MLN OUTFLOWS; BOND ETFS ATTRACT $1.2 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.