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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • 9 mutual funds for volatile markets

    If the thought of a stock market correction causes you to panic, cushion your portfolio with funds that keep you on track but offer a steadier ride. These nine funds that can help you do just that.
  • The smart way to invest in REITs now

    Interest rates may soon rise, but that's no reason to run away from real estate investment trusts. Instead, hold on to REITs as a source of moderate income and portfolio diversification.
  • Investments for a low-yield world

    While the rest of 2015 may not see bond yields at the level they have been so far, there's still room for modest returns.
  • How risky are commodities?

    Do commodity futures deserve their reputation for risk? Commodities remain one of the most misunderstood asset classes, but new research sheds light on how their risk compares with stocks. You might be surprised.

Stocks

  • Why the Greek crisis matters

    Greece is spiraling into a financial and political crisis that could end with it becoming the first country to crash out of the euro. While Greece's economy is relatively small, the crisis could have a very big impact.
  • Top sectors for the rest of the year

    A survey of advisers reveals the six sectors expected to lead the market for the remainder of 2015. Plus, the best stocks in each.
  • Small stocks, big growth

    In the world of small-cap investing, you don't want to overlook stocks with a good growth story -- like these five.
  • Two events that will decide where stocks go

    Investors have enjoyed 12 months of relative calm in the stock market, but that may be coming to an end with this summer's corporate earnings season and looming Federal Reserve rate hikes.

Bonds

  • Why the Greek crisis matters

    Greece is spiraling into a financial and political crisis that could end with it becoming the first country to crash out of the euro. While Greece's economy is relatively small, the crisis could have a very big impact.
  • Investments for a low-yield world

    While the rest of 2015 may not see bond yields at the level they have been so far, there's still room for modest returns.
  • After declines, muni bonds look more attractive

    Municipal bond investors have had a dreary spring, and June is on pace to bring the third month of declines on worries about rate hikes and the finances of Chicago and Puerto Rico. But there is a bright side.
  • Discounted bond funds with big yields

    These closed-end bond funds sport high yields and are selling at discounts, but investors should beware the risk of rising rates.

Investing Strategies

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