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 national average gas price is at a 10-year low, and Americans shouldn't expect to pay much more this summer, GasBuddy's CEO said.
Crude oil prices dipped on Friday, but the two-month trend upwards is seen continuing by oil expert Amrita Sen.
Goldman Sachs warned on Friday that benchmark iron ore prices could slump further due to a growing supply surplus.
U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $4.9 BLN OUTFLOW; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $81 MLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.
Research keeps piling up to show that one of the best predictors for the success of a mutual fund is if it has low fees. Whether the fund specializes in stocks, bonds or other investments, having low costs tends to lead to higher future returns. The latest piece of support comes from Russ Kinnel, director of manager research at Morningstar.
May 25- Vanguard Group, the No. 1 U.S. mutual fund company, appointed Michael Rollings as chief financial officer and head of its finance division. The Valley Forge, Pennsylvania- based company said Rollings, most recently CFO of life insurance company MassMutual Financial Group, will join Vanguard next month. Vanguard, which managed more than $3.5 trillion in...