Companies sitting on piles of cash are being pressured to use it, so expect jumps in capital spending, dividends and stock buybacks. Here’s how to get in on the action.
Though slowed by the recession, these US cities have flourished by fostering innovations that put Americans to work and keep the nation ahead of the competition.
PepsiCo, Nestlé and other giants are making long-term moves toward foods in which nutrition has been juiced up. Here are 3 ways to play the trend.
The stable of low-cost index funds now controls more assets than the home of the once-giant Magellan fund. Are investors giving up on skilled stock pickers for good?
The Fed seems set on a course that leads to inflation and a devalued currency, yet investors worry about the price of gold. Most don’t own enough to be hurt by it — or enough to protect themselves from a currency disaster.
Oil production is going gangbusters in the shale fields of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan, Canada. Here’s why — and how investors can do a little wildcatting, too.
Small-company stocks look ready take the lead in the market as merger activity picks up. Play the field with funds — or consider these 3 promising picks.
For contrarians, low-rated mutual funds are a good place to look for buying opportunities. Here are 5 out-of-favor funds worth considering.
Fed up with banks or spurned by them, millions of customers are turning to prepaid plastic that works like an ATM card. Two young companies could emerge as giants in this space.
A diverse collection of safe, income-producing strategies can help you get the most out of your nest egg, and increase the likelihood of a comfortable retirement.
Sure, the US elections could lead to political gridlock in Washington, but the vote that could most affect your portfolio hasn’t even been scheduled yet.
The Fed is weighing how to push more money into the economy, and, given the central bank’s record, that’s bad news for the dollar. Gold, anyone?
The most malleable of metals has been a repository of value and a symbol of wealth for thousands of years. That doesn’t mean investors understand it.