Andrew Osterland is a business writer, specializing in personal finance and taxes.
For investors worried about the risk of a concentrated stock position, options can reduce their exposure in a tax-efficient way.
An inversion of the yield curve — when long-term rates fall below short-term — traditionally indicates a looming recession. The newly appointed Fed Chairman is already facing criticism for increasing that risk.
Just how much of the bond landscape you want to sample is a matter of personal inclination and tolerance for risk.
With rates again trending up, it could be a bumpy ride for the REIT market going forward. It also might be a great opportunity to get into the real estate market.
In an environment where the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield can't hold 3 percent, the more than 6 percent average yield on emerging market debt is an attractive proposition.
Over the past five years, $629 billion in assets have flowed into passively managed bond funds and $206 billion has flowed into active funds.
Economic growth, rising inflation expectations and a Fed policy shift will challenge one of today's most successful investing strategies: credit risk.
Financial advisors and the Fed differ on whether inflation is set for a comeback. Here are tactics to provide investors with some valuable protection in the event of an uptick.