Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Leaning toward U.S. equities

    Marija Veitmane, senior multi-asset strategist at State Street, believes that the U.S. consumer is still strong, which provides solid support for continuing to invest in U.S. stocks.
  • Q2 earnings will test the market rally

    It’s earnings season again, and U.S. companies could report their biggest profit contractions in a while. Even more important will be what they have to say about future results.
  • What you should know about bond ETFs

    Investors who are worried about the global economy are pouring money into bond funds. The reason may be simple, but the market for the ETFs is not. Here’s how to navigate it.
  • The furor over buybacks may be misguided

    Critics of share repurchase programs say they benefit only wealthy shareholders, but a closer look may show the practice has a long history of keeping management in check.

Stocks

  • Leaning toward U.S. equities

    Marija Veitmane, senior multi-asset strategist at State Street, believes that the U.S. consumer is still strong, which provides solid support for continuing to invest in U.S. stocks.
  • Preferred stocks: 8 proven performers

    There are four main types of preferred stock. Here's a look at eight noteworthy picks in each category.
  • Q2 earnings will test the market rally

    It’s earnings season again, and U.S. companies could report their biggest profit contractions in a while. Even more important will be what they have to say about future results.
  • Whether or not it’s time to de-risk

    With stocks making double-digit gains already this year, the potential for further growth may be diminishing. Investors may want to get more defensive, but also allow for growth.

Bonds

  • What the bond market signals about the global economy

    Mark McCormick, global head of FX strategy at TD Securities, discusses the global economy, central banks and his thoughts on whether investors are overly bullish on bonds.
  • What you should know about bond ETFs

    Investors who are worried about the global economy are pouring money into bond funds. The reason may be simple, but the market for the ETFs is not. Here’s how to navigate it.
  • Why bonds could catch up with stocks

    With stocks going up and bond yields falling, Jurrien Timmer of Fidelity Investments says the current environment is conducive to the two securities realigning again.
  • Dow stocks with higher yields

    Every stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rewards investors with a dividend, but some more than others. These 10 names all have yields above 3%.

Investing Strategies