Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • How to play the rally in Chinese stocks

    Chinese stocks are hot again. Talk of a truce in the U.S. trade war and expanded access to higher-quality stocks are expanding opportunities. Here are a few ways to approach them with a modicum of caution.
  • A close look at community bank stocks

    If the Fed cools off on raising interest rates, the price of doing business can get cheaper for the nation's smaller banks. These three names could be attractive long-term additions to your portfolio.
  • Popular index funds for S&P 500 investors

    If you're looking for diversity and simplicity, an index fund that tracks the S&P 500 can be a staple of your portfolio. Here are five of the biggest and most well-known mutual funds and ETFs in that category.
  • Housing shares may be poised for gains

    Despite recent negative data on home prices and construction, analysts believe a less aggressive interest-rate stance from the Fed could help housing sector stocks post solid returns for 2019.

Stocks

  • Consider these kinds of REITs for your portfolio

    Of all the different sectors among real estate investment trusts, those that focus on logistics and data centers are worth a look, according to Duff & Phelps Investment Management's Duff Phelps.
  • Investor appetite for risk appears to be growing

    In a sign that investors are putting last year's market fears behind them to chase growth, new data shows that shares of companies with weaker profits are doing better than those with more reliable results.
  • How to play the rally in Chinese stocks

    Chinese stocks are hot again. Talk of a truce in the U.S. trade war and expanded access to higher-quality stocks are expanding opportunities. Here are a few ways to approach them with a modicum of caution.
  • Bargain-hunting for offshore oil drilling stocks

    In the rush to shale, offshore drilling companies have suffered a deep downturn. But there are signs of a turnaround, and a number of depressed stocks could bounce back. Here are six to consider.

Bonds

Investing Strategies

  • Avoiding the next real estate downturn

    Property investments have long been associated with wealth creation. In a recession, though, they can be risky for owners who need to sell.
  • Investor appetite for risk appears to be growing

    In a sign that investors are putting last year's market fears behind them to chase growth, new data shows that shares of companies with weaker profits are doing better than those with more reliable results.
  • Bargain-hunting for offshore oil drilling stocks

    In the rush to shale, offshore drilling companies have suffered a deep downturn. But there are signs of a turnaround, and a number of depressed stocks could bounce back. Here are six to consider.
  • The big market potential for smartwatches

    Appetite for the devices has grown beyond a fad, so now the question for smartwatch makers is how much bigger can it grow? Apple leads the market, but a number of rivals are increasing sales as well.