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

  • 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.
  • 7 stocks that could help tame volatility

    Lower risk may not mean low returns, at least in the long run. These seven names could be good for investors who want to avoid big swings and see solid performance over time.

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