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 steadied not far from a 5-1/2-year low after comments from a Fed official backed investor expectations of a rate hike as early as next month.
US crude futures inched up as data showed that US crude stocks fell last week, but crude's rebound from multi-month lows is seen as unlikely to hold.
Oil market fundamentals are very bearish, and crude could take a temporary dive into the $30s per barrel in the next several months, analysts say.
Aug 4- Forget Milwaukee and Brooklyn- Lagos and Dar es Salaam are the new brewery hot spots, according to U.S. mutual fund managers as they tap Africa's emerging beer companies in pursuit of long-term returns on investment. Africa is expected to see the largest increase in the legal drinking age population by 2018, while in western Europe and North America, the...
Pimco's new chief investment officer may be starting to show signs of modest success, but it is a long road back.
NEW YORK— Yes, your mutual fund may own some Greek stocks. Athens burst back into the spotlight Monday after its main stock index plunged 16 percent. That's why investors are more worried about the effects that Greece's debt problems will have on the rest of Europe than about Greece itself.