Investing Ideas

The latest on stocks, bonds and funds, plus strategies to help manage your portfolio.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Stocks rise, but investors are still wary

    The S&P 500 index has started September on strong footing, but investor optimism may be waning in what is traditionally a weak month on Wall Street.
  • How to get through a rough September

    The end of summer is traditionally a tough time for stocks. Here’s how you may be able to manage this month and prepare yourself for a better October.
  • A more personal approach to investing

    In the age of quants and algorithms, one money manager believes the best way to find good stocks is by doing his own legwork. Here are four names that make his cut.
  • 7 ETFs for a retirement portfolio

    Mutual funds may be the traditional vehicle for building a nest egg, but ETFs can also deliver three things you need for your retirement: diversification, protection and income.

Stocks

  • Finding the right dividend stocks

    William O'Neil & Co's Randy Watts took a close look at dividend data and has some recommendations on how investors can choose the best shares for income.
  • Stocks rise, but investors are still wary

    The S&P 500 index has started September on strong footing, but investor optimism may be waning in what is traditionally a weak month on Wall Street.
  • Here's what could help small caps rebound

    Shares of smaller companies haven't fared well this year, but if the U.S. can reach a trade deal with China as interest rates bottom out, they could get some relief.
  • How much the trade war may be costing you

    With a new round of tariffs, most of the goods that come from China are now subject to import taxes. Here’s how much all those fees may affect your wallet by year end.

Bonds

  • Global bond investors focus on the U.S.

    Despite yields that keep dropping, foreign investors are looking to U.S. stocks and Treasuries as a safe haven in a world of weak growth and mediocre returns.
  • Demand for muni bonds persists

    Despite lower interest rates, Stephanie Larosiliere, senior municipal strategist at Invesco, says muni bonds still remain an attractive tax-exempt option for many investors.
  • Looking for refuge with convertible bonds

    Solid returns are getting harder to find, but one overlooked asset class could provide both appreciation and income. Here's how you can invest in convertible bonds.
  • Some investors are downplaying the inversion

    A history of U.S. periods of yield curve inversions indicates that a reprieve may be brief, before a more sustained, severe flip occurs.

Investing Strategies

  • A momentum strategy may still work

    Sticking with winning stocks has been good for investors during this bull market. As recession signals grow, it could be a viable strategy during a downturn as well.
  • Finding the right dividend stocks

    William O'Neil & Co's Randy Watts took a close look at dividend data and has some recommendations on how investors can choose the best shares for income.
  • Here's what could help small caps rebound

    Shares of smaller companies haven't fared well this year, but if the U.S. can reach a trade deal with China as interest rates bottom out, they could get some relief.
  • A mixed picture for semiconductors

    Despite a trade war and economic headwinds, shares of companies in the chip sector have outperformed this year. Where they go next is open to debate among analysts.