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 market for iron ore has been in decline since 2011, but things may be looking up for the steel-making ingredient.
If you've ever had a McDonald's burger, there is a very good chance the onions in it were supplied by Olam.
Oil prices fell to fresh April lows on Friday as slowing economic growth threatened to worsen ongoing oversupply of crude and refined products.
U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND MUTUAL FUNDS ATTRACT $2.5 BLN; TAXABLE BOND ETFS ATTRACT $353 MLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.
U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $4.8 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, AFTER POSTING $8.8 BLN OUTFLOWS THE WEEK BEFORE- LIPPER.
LONDON, July 22- The best-performing mutual funds avoided explicit directional bets on the outcome of last month's UK vote to leave the European Union, sitting out the volatility by latching on early to large, defensive, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This strategy has, so far at least, been the big winner post-referendum as UK stock markets stabilise after...
Our live blog is tracking reactions as the yen surged on Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's dovish comments at his post-meeting news conference.
Second-quarter GDP Friday may shed light on whether the U.S. economy bounced back from a first-quarter slump.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Thursday.