Investing Ideas

Recently featured stock, bond and fund articles, selected by our financial news editors

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Making gold fit in your investment plan

    Whenever you hear about rising inflation, talk about gold is likely to follow, but it’s not always a sure hedge. Here’s a look at the risks and rewards of adding it your portfolio.
  • 9 funds that come with higher ratings

    If you’re looking to diversify, exchange-traded funds can cover a wide range of assets. These nine ETFs have also earned high marks from certain market researchers.
  • Using emerging markets to diversify

    A well-rounded portfolio may include assets such as international investments. These seven funds that focus on emerging markets can add diversity to your mix.
  • 21 ways to invest for a possible bubble

    Stocks’ lofty valuations have many investors asking: Are we in a bubble, and is it about to pop? Here are a number of strategies that could help you manage the current market.

Stocks

  • Investors turn to tech growth stocks

    On the heels of blockbuster earnings from major U.S. banks, investors are focused on whether an upcoming batch of earnings from major technology-related companies can sustain the season's early momentum.
  • Dividend stocks with a steady payout history

    These eight All-Star Dividend Stocks yield above 2% and have paid out steadily increasing payments for more than 50 years, with no signs of stopping.
  • 7 stocks to watch as the economy reopens

    As the recovery picks up, many investors are repositioning themselves for a change. These seven names could be poised to take advantage of a market shift.
  • 10 stocks to build income for a nest egg

    Income-generating investments have long been a staple of post-retirement living, but yields on traditional sources are at all-time lows. These 10 stocks could help fill that gap.

Bonds

  • Favoring equities over bonds

    Brian Jacobsen of Wells Fargo Asset Management says he remains ‘risk on’ and prefers equities over fixed income and within stocks, those based on a reopening trade.
  • 21 ways to invest for a possible bubble

    Stocks’ lofty valuations have many investors asking: Are we in a bubble, and is it about to pop? Here are a number of strategies that could help you manage the current market.
  • This slice of the muni market is growing

    Tax-exempt municipal bonds have long been attractive to many investors, but what about their taxable counterparts? They may have their merits as well. Here’s why.
  • Building a bond ladder with ETFs

    With rates so low, fixed-income investors have to get more creative. Exchange-traded funds can give a new twist to the old-school technique of bond laddering.

Investing Strategies

  • Making gold fit in your investment plan

    Whenever you hear about rising inflation, talk about gold is likely to follow, but it’s not always a sure hedge. Here’s a look at the risks and rewards of adding it your portfolio.
  • 9 dividend stocks that trade under $10

    Buying cheap dividend shares can pay off because you can afford to buy more. They can come with risks, though. These nine names may be among the best to watch.
  • What you might buy on the dips

    Given recent market pullbacks, National Securities chief market strategist Art Hogan says investors should think about buying small-cap and energy shares.
  • ‘Aristocrats’ with faster dividend growth

    ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ have consistently raised their payouts for 25 years or more. Some of those companies have grown them faster than others. Here are five to consider.