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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Oil gained on Monday after Russia said it was prepared to meet other producers to discuss the situation in the global oil market.
Gold retained gains on Monday as weak U.S. jobs data eased fears the Federal Reserve will hike rates this year.
Quarterly earnings look set to fall for the second straight quarter, according to data.
The latest ETF fund flows shows investors doing a big about-face on stocks, pouring money into US funds. Thank the Fed.
NEW YORK— Sometimes, pain hits nearly everywhere. The vast majority of mutual funds skidded to losses last quarter as worries worsened about global economic growth. Uncertainty about interest rates made markets even shakier.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- Stock mutual fund managers who tucked extra cash under their mattresses this year have fared well: Protected from the worst of the recent selloff, they have generally outperformed their competitors and now, with shares near 2015 lows, are readying a new round of buying. Managers such as Sean Gavin of the $437 million Fidelity Blue Chip Value Fund,...