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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Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that tensions between the U.S. and Iran posed a long-term threat to global oil supply.
Oil prices crept higher as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq.
Gold prices fell to a near one-week low on Tuesday on speculation the next Fed Chair will favor higher interest rates
PARIS, Oct 17- European Union financial regulators will conduct a large-scale study of the cost and performance of mutual funds, a top regulator said on Tuesday. Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, told a conference in Paris that the regulators would look at both passive and active funds. Maijoor said ESMA and the European...
PARIS, Oct 17- European Union financial watchdogs will conduct a large-scale study into the cost and performance of mutual funds, a top regulator said on Tuesday. Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, told a conference in Paris that regulators would look at both passive and active funds. Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the...
Gavin Baker was fired last month for allegedly sexually harassing a junior female employee.
Morgan Stanley's fixed income and equities traders navigated a tough environment better than peers.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open Tuesday, as investors turn their attention to data and earnings.
Investors, like the many businesses that have shifted their headquarters out of Catalonia, rarely like uncertainty.