Ice cream melts. Snow melts. You may have seen someone melt down emotionally or even melted down yourself. Right now, markets may be melting up in a sharp, emotion-driven improvement in performance. Is this good for your portfolio?
Sustainable investing is a growing trend that will soon be the norm. Also known as impact investing, it allows investments to serve a dual purpose – provide economic return and support organizations that have responsible environmental and social policies. More investors will require that their portfolios align with their values without sacrificing performance.
Why bother investing in a hedge fund? Too many of them deliver subpar performance and they cost too much. The only reason is snob appeal.
When volatility is high, investors get scared and let emotions run their decisions. Here are a few tips to help you avoid investment mistakes and survive whatever the market sends your way.
Can you find actively managed mutual funds that persistently outperform indexes? No. That’s the Sasquatch of investing. It doesn’t exist. Still, there’s a way to find active funds to round out your portfolio – and do well by you.
After the stock market’s historic growth that began in early 2009, many believe a 10% pullback may be a healthy thing. Such a drop is not horribly painful, by historical standards, and smart investors can cushion such a fall.
What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery.
You don’t hear much about them, but closed-end funds offer a way to buy a good portfolio of securities, often for cheap. When markets fall (as they recently did and will again) CEFs can be attractive alternatives.
People’s feelings about the stock market are disturbingly fickle, as a key investor survey demonstrated during the October downturn. Trouble is, many act on their whipsawing views and make big, avoidable mistakes.
The stock rally had a major interruption recently. The week ending Oct. 17 saw wild movements in stock prices. Is such volatility normal? Yes. Get used to it, because the market has changed and now emphasizes more speed.