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Investing Ideas

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

Mutual Funds & ETFs

  • Why municipal bonds are still a good buy

    Municipal bond prices have run up so much that there's little room for further gains, but they still provide diversification and tax benefits. Intermediate-term bonds may offer better yields with less interest rate risk.
  • Shopping for ETFs? Read the fine print

    Differences in the way indexes are weighted will make similar-looking funds diverge.
  • Growth pulls ahead of value

    After running neck and neck over the past several years, U.S. growth company stock funds have surged ahead of value funds. But those results don't seem to be drawing in investors.
  • Be ready for the next downturn

    While the bull market has gone strong for six years now, a downturn or correction is inevitable. To avoid doing the wrong thing when the market heads lower, you should make a plan of action now.

Stocks

  • How to stay calm in a volatile market

    Volatility is back, posing perhaps the biggest challenge that stock investors have faced in this six-year bull run. Here are four ways investors get tripped up in a volatile market and how to avoid them.
  • Retailers with a cult following

    If you 'buy what you know,' every mall and shopping district is dotted with opportunity, especially when the best retailers develop loyal customers who are willing to pay premium prices.
  • 5 stocks for rising dividends

    What's the key takeaway from 2015 so far? Ignore dividend stocks at your peril. But if you're looking for growing payouts in your portfolio, consider these five stocks.
  • 6 stocks for an aging bull market

    As the bull market hangs on, it's gotten harder to find bargains. But these six industry-leading companies look reasonably priced and are returning capital to shareholders.

Bonds

  • Treasury market's woes don't doom stocks

    While it's tempting to see signs of doom in the recent spike in government-bond yields, investors would be better off seeing it for what it is — a sudden shift that has yet to be felt outside the Treasury market.
  • What every investor should do right now

    With both stock and bond prices still near historical highs, now is a great time to do three things to ensure your portfolio will behave the way you want no matter what.
  • Why municipal bonds are still a good buy

    Municipal bond prices have run up so much that there's little room for further gains, but they still provide diversification and tax benefits. Intermediate-term bonds may offer better yields with less interest rate risk.
  • Investors growing wary of emerging-market bonds

    Investors are wary of the impact that a stronger dollar and a Federal Reserve rate hike may have on emerging-market economies and their companies' ability to service their dollar-denominated debt.

Investing Strategies

  • Setting realistic expectations for your investments

    Given today's low interest rates and relatively lofty stock valuations, the consensus among investment pros is that we're in for an extended period of low returns.
  • What every investor should do right now

    With both stock and bond prices still near historical highs, now is a great time to do three things to ensure your portfolio will behave the way you want no matter what.
  • What to do in a pricey stock market

    There's plenty to be nervous about in the U.S. stocks market, and lackluster returns — not a stock bubble — may top the list. What's an investor to do? Focus on these three strategies.
  • A better way to invest in May

    Sell in May and go away? Instead, consider these stock-market sectors that can to hold their own during the summer doldrums.
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