Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • How to look at the defense sector now

    Defense stocks tend to jump at the outset of heightened global tensions, but whether or not they’re worth buying right now deserves some careful thought.
  • What to do when your ETF goes under

    With more than 2,000 ETFs on the market, it’s no wonder that the industry culls its ranks from time to time. If one of your funds is facing liquidation, here’s how to handle it.
  • 5 energy ETFs to look at now

    Investors are taking a fresh look at energy shares as rising global tensions lift the price of oil. Here are five ETFs to carefully consider in this new environment.
  • Biotech ETFs that could stand out

    Biotech stocks ended last year on a high note, and with the right factors in place, this trio of ETFs that focus on various parts of the sector could carry the gains into 2020.

Stocks

  • What to look out for this earnings season

    Corporate America kicks off its latest round of quarterly results this week, and investors are hoping for profit growth. Here are the four big areas they’re likely to focus on.
  • This could be a good year for dividends

    American companies rewarded investors with almost half a trillion dollars in dividend payments last year. One analyst sees a double-digit growth rate for 2020.
  • 7 simple investing resolutions

    If you're looking to start fresh in the new year, these seven resolutions can guide your investing strategy in the right direction needed to make clear choices.
  • How to look at the defense sector now

    Defense stocks tend to jump at the outset of heightened global tensions, but whether or not they’re worth buying right now deserves some careful thought.

Bonds

  • What to do when your ETF goes under

    With more than 2,000 ETFs on the market, it’s no wonder that the industry culls its ranks from time to time. If one of your funds is facing liquidation, here’s how to handle it.
  • Balancing risk with bonds

    With global tensions rising, Christian Nolting of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management says investors can buffer their portfolios with the right fixed-income investments.
  • Consider these high-yield stocks

    Steady sources of income can add security to your portfolio. These 10 S&P 500 stocks come with yields of 6% or more with dividends that may be expected to stay strong.
  • High-yield ETFs for value seekers

    Income shares are hot right now, which makes them expensive. If you’re looking for yield at a more reasonable price, you may want to consider these seven ETFs.

Investing Strategies

  • Appeal of indexed universal life worries insurance regulators

    Indexed universal life is one of the insurance industry's hottest products, but regulators worry insurers are underplaying the dangers of a product tied to the performance of the U.S. stock market.
  • 7 simple investing resolutions

    If you're looking to start fresh in the new year, these seven resolutions can guide your investing strategy in the right direction needed to make clear choices.
  • U.S. markets may still be the best choice

    Diversification is essential to any portfolio, but as U.S. stocks continue to outpace global markets, you may want to let a little ‘home bias’ influence your investing strategy.
  • Balancing risk with bonds

    With global tensions rising, Christian Nolting of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management says investors can buffer their portfolios with the right fixed-income investments.