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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Crude edged up Tuesday as the dollar eased, but oversupply remained in focus with OPEC expected to maintain output this week.
Gold jumped nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, extending gains above a near-six-year low on short covering and as the dollar dipped.
In this week's "Trader Poll," tell us where do you see oil prices heading in the medium term?
NEW YORK, Nov 27- Investors in exchange-traded funds added nearly $7.7 billion to U.S.-based stock funds during the week ended Nov. 25, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed Friday, moderating a wave of withdrawals by mutual-fund investors from risky assets. Those investors took $4.7 billion out of stock funds and another $3.5 billion from taxable...
U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $6.1 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD, FOLLOWING $20.2 BLN OUTFLOWS THE WEEK BEFORE- LIPPER.
NEW YORK— Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky. So if you're deciding whether to invest in stocks, bonds or something else, remember that you could leave some of it in cash. So says Matt Freund, chief investment officer of USAA's mutual funds.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as Wall Street looked set to follow Asian markets higher, despite further weak Chinese factory data.
Squawk Box Live tracked market reaction to the news that China's factor sector slowed again in November and all U.K. banks passed stress tests.
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.