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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Analysts and market watchers say there is little chance OPEC and nonmembers will agree to cuts.
"America is pretending like we're this island," when all other major central banks are easing, Mark Grant tells CNBC.
Gold is a good bet in the long term, but the metal is due for a pullback after a run to the upside, Dennis Gartman says.
U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $1.4 BLN OUTFLOWS; STOCK ETFS POST $100 MLN OUTFLOW OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.
U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $4.1 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.
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John Paulson is readying a new fund to take advantage of the next big distressed debt play, sources tell CNBC.
Is the Fed to blame for a rough 2016? A former Fed policymaker thinks so.
It's been a challenging week for airplane maker Boeing. But CNBC's "Fast Money" traders take a long-term view on the stock.