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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After years of calling for a correction that has yet to happen, the so-called Dr. Doom found himself under fire.
Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday after government data showed a surprisingly large drop in U.S. crude inventories.
Gold recovered as speculators locked in some profit from recent losses, but some analysts expect further weakness.
NEW YORK— Welcome to where nearly everyone is below average. It's the world where investors try to pick which mutual funds will beat the market. It sounds great in theory, but the odds of doing it successfully over the long term can be slimmer than winning a lotto prize.
NEW YORK, April 19- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, on Wednesday reported double-digit profit gains as investors plowed money into lower-cost index funds, but the company's share price slipped as revenue fell short of analysts' expectations. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said the miss was not attributable to the fees it charges for...
NEW YORK, April 19- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, on Wednesday reported double-digit profit gains as investors plowed money into lower-cost index funds, but the company saw its share price trimmed as revenue disappointed analysts' expectations. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink said the miss was not attributable to the fees it charges for...
The wholesale retailer announced Tuesday a special dividend of $7 a share.
Adena Friedman tells CNBC the Nasdaq's run was helped by the Trump administration and less uncertainty abroad.
Our live blog is tracking reaction as Trump is expected to share his tax reform plans, including a cut to corporate tax.