Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • 5 dividend funds that could offer stability

    The downturn that's resulted from the pandemic has hurt dividend stocks. But these five funds may be able to weather rough times and offer yield for income investors.
  • 7 energy ETFs to think about now

    As the world opens back up, oil prices are starting to climb. But while they're low, it may be worth your while to take a look at these seven ETFs that focus on energy.
  • Higher returns from social investing

    A new study says most funds that focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles outperformed the broader market over a 10-year span.
  • Low-fee ETFs with high dividends to consider

    Income investors may not have to spend a lot of money on funds whose holdings offer higher payouts. These seven dividend ETFs all come with lower expense ratios.

Stocks

  • Why the next quarter may be so important

    Stocks finished the first half of this year on a high note, but if the rally is to continue, a lot is riding on economic data, earnings and pandemic activity over the next three months.
  • These stocks may be ready to bounce back

    Amid the market rally, it's hard to find names that come with compelling valuations. These three stocks may be unfairly beaten down and could turn themselves around soon.
  • What Buffett’s buy means for this sector

    Berkshire Hathaway has finally made a deal, purchasing Dominion Energy’s gas pipeline network for $10 billion. For midstream energy investors, that could be a buy signal.
  • An up-and-down summer for Wall Street

    Many analysts are looking at the current state of uncertainty and expect markets to remain volatile and range-bound for some time. But you may not want to sell quite yet.

Bonds

  • Coronavirus strains muni bond market

    Shutdowns, layoffs, and business bankruptcies will cause a steep drop in tax revenues for state and local governments, making municipal bonds a far less desirable investment.
  • Why it's time to rethink bonds

    Advisors and analysts are warning that bond investors could face years of low rates. Given that, they should resist bargain-hunting and going out on the risk curve.
  • Bonds vs. stocks over the long run

    Common wisdom says stocks will outperform bonds over time, but in today's market, that may not be the case. Here's how to make sense of this role reversal.
  • 5 funds for a low-risk strategy

    Markets are going to be uncertain for some time, so it might pay to take a little risk off the table. These five funds could add some much-needed stability to your portfolio.

Investing Strategies

  • These stocks may be ready to bounce back

    Amid the market rally, it's hard to find names that come with compelling valuations. These three stocks may be unfairly beaten down and could turn themselves around soon.
  • 5 dividend funds that could offer stability

    The downturn that's resulted from the pandemic has hurt dividend stocks. But these five funds may be able to weather rough times and offer yield for income investors.
  • An up-and-down summer for Wall Street

    Many analysts are looking at the current state of uncertainty and expect markets to remain volatile and range-bound for some time. But you may not want to sell quite yet.
  • 21 stocks with recent dividend increases

    The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to cut or eliminate dividends, but these 21 names have all raised their payouts.