Investing Ideas

Recently featured stock, bond and fund articles, selected by our financial news editors

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Thinking small for a consumer rebound

    Consumer discretionary shares tend to do well when the economy recovers. The sector has seen some big shifts, though, which could make smaller stocks more attractive.
  • Finding overlooked opportunities in midcaps

    With mega-cap tech stocks crowding the spotlight, mid-cap shares have not been getting attention they may deserve. Here are a few things for investors to keep in mind.
  • 21 stocks to watch in 2021

    One of the biggest investing themes this year will be the recovery. These 21 names could all show gains as the economy bounces back from the pandemic.
  • 7 funds for a new approach to bonds

    Bond yields are near all-time lows, so investors may want to rethink their strategy and consider medium- and short-term index funds. Here are seven candidates to consider.

Stocks

  • On the hunt for profit and dividend growth

    Income seekers don’t always have to sacrifice steady earnings growth for rising payouts. These six dividend-paying stocks could reward investors on both fronts.
  • 7 value stocks to consider for 2021

    A resurgence in the value sector may be setting the stage for greater growth this year. These seven names may look like bargains based on their projected profits.
  • 10 stocks that may have potential for 2021

    With markets hovering around record highs, this could be the year that value investors get their moment. Many of these 10 names could be bargains for your portfolio.
  • Thinking small for a consumer rebound

    Consumer discretionary shares tend to do well when the economy recovers. The sector has seen some big shifts, though, which could make smaller stocks more attractive.

Bonds

  • 7 funds for a new approach to bonds

    Bond yields are near all-time lows, so investors may want to rethink their strategy and consider medium- and short-term index funds. Here are seven candidates to consider.
  • What bonds are saying about inflation

    The fixed-income markets point to higher inflation expectations. But some bond strategists say a rebound is not a great cause for concern. Here’s why.
  • Building a bond ladder with ETFs

    With rates so low, fixed-income investors have to get more creative. Exchange-traded funds can give a new twist to the old-school technique of bond laddering.
  • Why bonds may deliver next year

    The Fed has a message for the markets: Expect more of the same. That was good for bonds in 2020, and it may bode well for more positive returns in the coming year.

Investing Strategies

  • On the hunt for profit and dividend growth

    Income seekers don’t always have to sacrifice steady earnings growth for rising payouts. These six dividend-paying stocks could reward investors on both fronts.
  • 7 value stocks to consider for 2021

    A resurgence in the value sector may be setting the stage for greater growth this year. These seven names may look like bargains based on their projected profits.
  • 10 stocks that may have potential for 2021

    With markets hovering around record highs, this could be the year that value investors get their moment. Many of these 10 names could be bargains for your portfolio.
  • Thinking small for a consumer rebound

    Consumer discretionary shares tend to do well when the economy recovers. The sector has seen some big shifts, though, which could make smaller stocks more attractive.