Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Top 13: One fund manager's favorite investments today

    Manager Barry James attributes his fund's success to patience, a willingness to buy unloved companies, and the discipline to sell laggards. Here's a look at what he likes now.
  • How to avoid impulse purchases when investing

    When there are big swings in the stock market, many investors rush out to buy new funds. While it may seem like a good defensive play, impulse purchases often lead to buyers' remorse.
  • Where investors can find gains now

    Developments loom that could fuel further market gyrations, from signs of economic weakness and uncertainty about interest rates to the election. Where do long-term investors turn now?
  • Top dividend funds for retirees

    In good markets, and especially in bad ones, stock dividends play a large role in overall returns. For investors seeking income, these dividend funds are worth considering.

Stocks

  • Dividend stocks yielding 5% or more

    High yields may be a sign of trouble for some companies, but these six stocks are on solid financial footing to maintain dividends and to potentially expand profits over the long run.
  • 8 foreign stocks yielding up to 4.7%

    If you're looking abroad for income, these eight foreign companies — all with U.S.-traded shares — are worth considering. But there are a few things you need to watch out for.
  • Investing in the U.S. — with a global twist

    Investors seeking true diversification will want to invest in non-U.S. markets, but those who get queasy about seeking out positions around the world can get diversification through the shares of multinational U.S.-listed companies.
  • Top 13: One fund manager's favorite investments today

    Manager Barry James attributes his fund's success to patience, a willingness to buy unloved companies, and the discipline to sell laggards. Here's a look at what he likes now.

Bonds

Investing Strategies