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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • 4 lessons from the Puerto Rico debt crisis

    Before writing off Puerto Rico's debt problems as unimportant to your portfolio, it's time to take another look at your municipal bond funds. Start with these four crucial lessons for all bond investors.
  • 5 model portfolios for ETF investing

    With at least 1,500 to choose from, buying ETFs may seem daunting. To help you decide, Kiplinger has selected their top 20 -- and created sample portfolios for all risk appetites.
  • Top 20 ETFs picks

    A listing of Kiplinger's 20 favorite exchange-traded funds for every investor.
  • Investors follow their conscience

    Socially responsible investing is a growing trend. A look at the pros and cons of the strategy, plus ways to invest.

Stocks

  • Top 10 global stocks

    To diversify your stock exposure, here are two words of advice: Go global. With U.S. stocks only accounting for 22% of the global market, going international is important. These 10 stocks can get you started
  • Stocks are no bargain

    Trying to decipher the market's longer term growth potential? New research shows the U.S. stock market is overvalued on 13 of 18 historic measures.
  • Refiners float on cheap oil

    It's been the best of times for refiners as oversupply keeps crude oil prices low and encourages drivers to fill up. But as the summer driving season winds down, there may be a yellow light ahead.
  • Outlook brightens for third quarter

    After a rather dismal first half of the year, U.S. economic growth looks poised to pick up. Easy money and rock-bottom interest rates are helping, but other factors are also at work.

Bonds

  • Don't shy away from municipal bonds

    Investors shouldn't let headlines about municipal finances in Chicago and concerns about a few states scare them away from opportunities in the broader municipal bond market.
  • 4 lessons from the Puerto Rico debt crisis

    Before writing off Puerto Rico's debt problems as unimportant to your portfolio, it's time to take another look at your municipal bond funds. Start with these four crucial lessons for all bond investors.
  • 3 ways to fix your bond mix now

    Many bond funds are expected to plummet in value when interest rates rise. However, there are still ways to protect some of your bond holdings.
  • How to spot a bubble

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said in the late 1990s that bubbles are only perceptible after the fact. But this year has already seen two very readily detectable bubbles.

Investing Strategies

  • 4 lessons from the Puerto Rico debt crisis

    Before writing off Puerto Rico's debt problems as unimportant to your portfolio, it's time to take another look at your municipal bond funds. Start with these four crucial lessons for all bond investors.
  • 5 model portfolios for ETF investing

    With at least 1,500 to choose from, buying ETFs may seem daunting. To help you decide, Kiplinger has selected their top 20 -- and created sample portfolios for all risk appetites.
  • Top 20 ETFs picks

    A listing of Kiplinger's 20 favorite exchange-traded funds for every investor.
  • 3 ways to fix your bond mix now

    Many bond funds are expected to plummet in value when interest rates rise. However, there are still ways to protect some of your bond holdings.
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