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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • To hedge or not to hedge?

    To hedge or not to hedge against the dollar? That's not the only question for investors buying equities across borders. There’s also when and how. Here's why it may be better to bear with the currency swings.
  • Money is flowing into 'liquid-alt' funds

    Liquid alternative funds are showing signs of rapid growth as investors look to hedge away risk. So far, results are mixed.
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of owning individual stocks

    Owning individual stocks is risky. Consistently picking winners is difficult, if not impossible — and picking losers can be costly. If you're still inclined to take the chance, consider these guidelines.
  • A lesson about cash from 1937

    In 1937, a recovery after a deep downturn had sparked a stock-market boom and the Fed was poised to raise interest rates. Here's what we can learn going forward by looking back.

Stocks

Bonds

  • What the flatter 'yield curve' is signaling

    A decline in long-term interest rates often signals softening economic expectations. This time around, however, there's some good news in the flattening "yield curve" but also some challenges for the Federal Reserve.
  • Can the bull market go on?

    The six-year bull market in U.S. stocks should still have room to run in the year ahead, investing experts say in a survey, but the best returns may come from abroad. Here's where they see the markets heading.
  • Brace for volatility in bonds

    Bond investors may have to face a lack of liquidity. A relative scarcity of buyers and sellers can mean that any trade has an outsize impact, ratcheting up volatility in a usually placid market.
  • The bond conundrum is back

    Even though the Federal Reserve is hinting that it may start raising rates in June, bond yields have fallen. The opposite should be happening. What is this bond conundrum trying to tell us?

Investing Strategies

  • Profit from following activist investors

    When activist investors like Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman turn the heat on management, shareholders stand to benefit.
  • Are Chinese stocks too hot?

    Stocks in China have reached red-hot status just as the country's economy is cooling off. But are Chinese stocks heading into bubble territory, and what should investors do about it?
  • 5 stocks insiders love right now

    Corporate insiders sell their own company's stock for a number of reasons. But they usually buy shares for one reason: They think the stock is a bargain and has upside potential. Here are five stocks that have recently been bought by insiders.
  • 3 ways to make rebalancing easier

    Rebalancing your holdings – and, ideally, reducing the level of volatility in your savings – can be a difficult exercise. Here are three strategies that can help simplify the process.
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