The recent market bearishness has knocked down stock prices, and now many of the companies coveted by value investors are suddenly affordable.
For many retirees, reeling in a check that’s reliable and sufficiently large to pay the bills is beginning to seem like an impossible dream. Here’s a playbook for today’s reality.
A market like this one is difficult enough without accidentally adding risk to your portfolio. But a little knowledge and perspective can help you stay calm and avoid big blunders.
In rough times, the usual advice for everyday investors is to stick to your plan and avoid rash moves. But that’s not easy to do. These strategies may help.
While relatively new to money management, these managers are among the top performers in their respective mutual fund categories.
A quartet of money managers who trounced the market during the crash and recovery explain how they did it, and where they see opportunity today.
A surge in gold and silver prices has more people looking to invest a portion of their retirement savings in precious metals. Here’s how it can be done.
Stakes in newly public online companies — and those still planning IPOs — add risk to a portfolio, but the possibility of quick growth makes the lofty valuations more palatable.
The rush to offer new ways for investors to chase market gains has splintered the ETF industry, producing a growing number of funds that may be too small to prosper.
Wall Street offers ways to insure your nest egg — for a price. Are any of them worth the money? And is it possible to do it yourself?
Staid old savings bonds have a brand-new appeal for investors weary of distressingly low interest rates. Here’s why you might want to give them a second look.
Companies that beat expectations on sales, exceed profit estimates and also raise guidance for future performance are the market’s superstars.
Financial advisers cite several reasons for a renewed urge to own precious metals and other alternatives to stocks and bonds. But they warn that these assets carry expenses and risks.
Even with its many risks and lack of transparency, the world’s No. 2 economy is too big and growing too quickly to ignore. Here’s how investors can ease their way into the Chinese market.
These tradable bundles have real virtues, as many investors have learned. But if you think they’re all ideal for tax purposes, you’re buying into a major myth.
Retail investors increasingly are trading foreign currencies. But mutual funds like those run by Axel Merk offer another international option.
In theory, investors in exchange-traded funds and notes shouldn’t care about brands. So how do these companies continue to beat a bevy of competitors?
Data that now must be disclosed by the biggest foreign-exchange brokerages show that the majority of retail customers lost money in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Chicken wings, used cars and boarder duds? Investors trying to catch consumer trends might consider investing in these three companies.
Investors who stayed away from the market as stocks rebounded from their ’09 lows might prefer to ease back in with some blue-chip names.