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 prices inched lower early Tuesday after hitting a one-month high in the previous session.
Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday after OPEC moved to cap Nigerian oil output and Saudi Arabia pledged to limit exports next month.
Credit Suisse lowered its long-term price forecast for U.S. crude by $5 a barrel to $57.50 in 2020.
July 21- With equity indexes at all-time highs, global mutual fund and ETF investors may be choosing now as the time to reverse a long-running move into bonds and out of equities. Thats either in harmony with retail investors legendary ability to pick the top or a canny bet on global reflation. We find increasing evidence that the de-equitisation process, by which...
Cash balances held firm at 4.9 percent globally month, down only slightly from 5 percent in June. Still above the 10-year average.
BOSTON, July 18- Fidelity's bets on unicorn companies, the rare private firm or startup that grows in value to at least $1 billion, put a dent in the stellar performance of some of the company's most popular mutual funds during the first half of 2017.. Fidelity disclosed this week, for example, how content-sharing company Pinterest Inc had an outsize impact on the...
Jim Cramer rattles off his take on callers' favorite stocks, including one hotel and resort conglomerate.
Kevin O'Leary is diversifying away from the FANG stocks, partly to mitigate volatility in the back half of the year.
Jim Cramer goes over the stocks and events on his radar this week amid a tidal wave of earnings reports.