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.
In-depth market analysis, real-time stock market data, research and earnings from CNBC.com.
Bonds market data, news, and the latest trading info on US treasuries and government bond markets from around the world.
The latest commodity trading prices for oil, natural gas, gold, silver, wheat, corn and more on the U.S. commodities & futures market.
Currencies, Currency Markets, News and Rates on International Currency
Info on Mutual Funds, Money Market Funds, Equity Funds and Bond Funds
Corporate Company Earnings, Find Earnings Per Share and Earnings History Online
High profit margins at refineries is driving demand for crude oil, offsetting persistently robust exports from OPEC.
Gold rebounded from a four-week low as investors digested the latest twist in U.S.-North Korea tensions.
Brent prices rose on Friday after Russia's energy minister said oil producers would not immediately extend supply cuts.
NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S.-based taxable-bond funds took in $7 billion during the latest week, the largest weekly intake since July, adding to an already strong year for debt against the backdrop of a rate-hiking cycle, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have now brought in nearly $219 billion this year in the United...
NEW YORK, Sept 20- A tide of cash swept into U.S.-based taxable-bond funds for a 41st straight week, with inflows for the funds swelling to $8.7 billion, from $5.9 billion the week prior, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. Municipal bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds pulled in $908 million in the week ended Sept. 13, up from $527 million...
A new report from eVestment shows that while the biggest tech names still dominate, fund managers are shying away from smaller tech stocks.
TIAA's Brian Nick explains why the bulls are losing momentum.
Both BofAML and Fundstrat issued reports touting value stocks such as financials and a stronger U.S. dollar, a strategy known as the reflation trade.
But $780 billion is still a massively large valuation for investors to put on a company.