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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Stocks

  • 8 quality stocks at bear-market prices

    If 'buy low and sell high' is part of your investing vocabulary, this article could speak your language. The eight suggestions from the editors at Kiplinger aren't guarantees, or even recommendations, but rather starting points for your own research.
  • Turmoil unlikely to derail Fed's rate push

    As markets quake, investors are increasingly betting that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates this year. While the Fed may hold off at its September meeting, it still has plenty of time to start this year.
  • 9 stocks to help weather the storm

    With stocks taking a beating in recent market swings, small-company shares have borne the brunt of the pain. But one fund manager still sees potential in smaller U.S. stocks.
  • Global woes in focus at Fed's annual retreat

    As central bankers gather for the Federal Reserve's annual retreat in Wyoming, they confront a big disparity between the world's two largest economies, the U.S. and China, and their impact on emerging markets.

Bonds

  • Markets too dependent on monetary policy

    This week's global drop in all risk assets -- not just stocks but also commodities and high-yield debt-- shows the markets' unhealthy dependence on monetary policy to prop up prices.
  • As stocks fall, bonds gain

    The winners and losers on Wall Street are changing places. As global stock markets decline, bonds are gaining the upper hand. The volatility complicates matters for the Federal Reserve.
  • Another debt worry for Puerto Rico

    While Puerto Rico's first bond default in its history reverberated through the financial markets, another move by the cash-poor island may provide a clue as to where the next trouble spot lies.
  • Don't shy away from municipal bonds

    Investors shouldn't let headlines about municipal finances in Chicago and concerns about a few states scare them away from opportunities in the broader municipal bond market.

Investing Strategies

  • Lessons from a 1,000-point market plunge

    If there's one thing investors can learn from the recent stock market dive, it's not to form long-term investing plans based on short-term market losses.
  • Conquer volatility once and for all

    Stock market downturns should come as no surprise. It pays to have an investment plan that will help insulate your portfolio from market shocks. These expert tips will get you started.
  • 6 strategies for volatile markets

    Volatility is back — and the first impulse for many individual investors is to sell, or panic, or both. Here's what you should do instead, a list of six strategies to help you cope.
  • What retail investors shouldn’t do now

    Many investors fear slumping markets and slower growth in China could stifle the global economic recovery. Here are five things you should know to avoid overreacting to the bad news.
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