Now, as the economy hums along and the market rises, is a good time to guard your portfolio against the volatility that can strike at any time.
Geopolitical shocks are affecting gold prices. If you want to invest in the safe-haven metal, you have a range of options to choose from.
Looking for more yield from stock investments? Look for companies in a host of industries—from utilities to telecom—that are not overvalued.
Home sales are surging, and summer is a big season for real estate deals. Here are eight mistakes first-time homebuyers need to avoid.
Rising interest rates and the creditworthiness of bond issuers are just two ways the most benign securities can pack a punch.
Retail stocks have been underperformers in 2014. Now it's time to invest in companies targeting growth niches that are set to rebound.
Actively managed large-cap mutual funds continue to come up short in their long-running battle against the S&P 500 index.
The $18 billion in green bonds this year compares with $10.9 billion in 2013, but with the growth come significant growing pains.
Real estate investment trusts are handily beating the S&P 500 this year, and there are five big trends that should continue to favor REITs.
The shift to passively-managed index funds keeps growing even though U.S. active equity funds have outperformed them. Higher fees may be the cause.
With the right investment strategy, you can go on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure to exotic places like the Galapagos Islands or Machu Picchu, Peru.
A herd mentality has investors focused only on top-performing mega-sized mutual funds and ETFs. Believe it or not, that's not always a good thing.
The Oracle sees good value in Canadian oil-and-gas companies with long-life reserves. The sector is now trading at historic low multiples.
The HFT controversy should become the biggest insider trading case ever pursued by SEC, said investor advocate and former SEC lawyer Mercer Bullard.
Investors' increasing global exposure is making currency volatility a key concern. There are strategies to hedge against swings and protect gains.
Almost half of Americans still believe a savings account is a better way to save for college than a 529 plan, and that's a costly misconception.
Chinese IPOs are lining up to list on U.S. exchanges. Forget the hype, check to be sure the companies are not involved in related-party transactions.
Today BRIC and EMEA funds typically have 15 percent to 25 percent of their portfolios invested in Russia. Are you a global investor at risk?
While some investors are still worried that commodity prices will continue to fall, others are jumping in.
These illiquid investments have been popular long-term plays for institutions and are now available to the little guy. But they come with risks.
A fixed-income strategy is key for investors who are retired or are approaching retirement. This special report details the range of tools and strategies used to manage a fixed income portfolio.
The nexus of technology -- cloud, social, mobile and data -- are transforming user behaviors and creating new businesses.
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Going back to school in retirement can help you pick up new skills and new friends. Here's how to do it without breaking the bank.
Comcast expects Disney will let go of its 39 percent stake, giving CEO Brian Roberts complete ownership of the TV distributor and owner of content, according to people familiar with the matter.
The idea of investing in the next tech giant while it's still in its early stages is an attractive one — and it could cost you your life savings if you don't do it right. Here's what you should know about private offerings.