Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Stocks

  • 13 tech stocks worth considering

    Investing in technology can be a bit risky, but tech stocks have outperformed the wider market in recent years. The following 13 companies may have the potential to cash in on the future.
  • Stock pickers: Why you may want to consider these names now

    While stocks have been up nearly across the board, that doesn't mean you can just buy anything. Stock-picking still matters. These stocks have momentum and the potential for long-term performance.
  • Bank stocks that may gain from rising rates

    How much upside is left in financial stocks? Even after a Federal Reserve rate increase, there may still be room for these financial stocks to rise. Here are six you may want to consider.
  • Outlook for corporate profit growth dims

    While U.S. stocks are trading near record highs, the outlook for growth in corporate profits is dimming. As analysts pare back on expectations, stocks are looking more expensive.

Bonds

  • How to pick bonds for your portfolio now

    It's getting ever tougher for bond investors to pick their spots as the Federal Reserve readies its next rate hike. Some top bond fund managers share their strategies for these tricky times.
  • The number that really matters for investors

    The U.S. stock markets have been hitting round numbers lately, like 21,000 for the Dow and 2,400 on the S&P 500, but the number that really matters for investors could be the yield on the 10-year Treasury.
  • The case for investing in bonds now

    The bond market is likely to suffer if interest rates keep rising but stocks look pricey and carry more risk. What should an investor do?
  • Protect your bond holdings against higher rates

    Retirees need to guard their bond holdings against higher rates and inflation while squeaking out a decent yield — a tall order when many parts of the bond market look expensive.

Investing Strategies