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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Stocks

  • How to find yield in closed-ends funds

    Fears of rising interest rates have beaten down the prices of closed-end funds, giving yield-oriented investors an opportunity to buy income-producing funds at a discount.
  • Why bank stocks are worth another look

    With deep declines in oil prices, investors have gravitated towards defensive sectors, like telecoms and utilities. But there's a case to be made for bank stocks, which may be positioned for recovery.
  • Why you shouldn't wait out the market

    Given recent market turbulence, you may be hesitant to invest in stocks. Rather than looking for the right time to jump in, focus on the right asset mix for your risk tolerance.
  • Should value investors look to Japan or stay clear?

    Japan has been seen as the world's biggest value trap. Yet, there is a decent case for value investing there.

Bonds

Investing Strategies

  • How to find yield in closed-ends funds

    Fears of rising interest rates have beaten down the prices of closed-end funds, giving yield-oriented investors an opportunity to buy income-producing funds at a discount.
  • 7 defensive stocks for a rocky economy

    Investing in "wide-moat" companies could be a prudent way to guard against an unstable economy or broad stock-market declines. These stocks offer stability and defenses to protect their profits.
  • Why you shouldn't wait out the market

    Given recent market turbulence, you may be hesitant to invest in stocks. Rather than looking for the right time to jump in, focus on the right asset mix for your risk tolerance.
  • The best investing strategy for a bear market

    Can it really make more sense to stick with the market as it heads over a cliff? History shows it's better to stay invested in equities rather than sell and try to time your return. Here's why.
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